14. December 2010 Comments (0) Burlesque

14. December 2010 Comments (0) Burlesque

Burlesque – the Movie Review


© 2010 Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH

That was it! The movie about which I’ve read about for such a long time, the one I was speculating on in my column so much, the one which content has been fascinating to me in such different ways – and which’s story has been shown on the movie screen in so many different ways. I accuse myself to have a subjective prejudice, because I think I was one of the few people who already witnessed and organized a Burlesque Show before, after and while the show and for that reason, this movie really gave me goosebumps.


© 2010 Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH

Organizing and preparing a Burlesque show, building a family with all those freaky people, that is what adrenaline is made for – and that is what sets up this little special creative universe every time. Ummm okay…I’m not drunk..didn‘t do any drugs…but I got so much euphoria inside of me, something that might be called creative urge and it is inside of me like for all my life. The movie BURLESQUE is about those moments, too, but, of course, it has the typical Hollywood story and a happy and to it. You might think, that this might have been disturbing, but, honestly… CHER, TUCCI and AGUILERA were wonderful. In most of the scenes Christina was really authentic and I enjoyed seeing her in such a variety of sensational Burlesque costumes on stage.

The story was predictable: poor girl on her way to success.. we’ve already seen that for hundreds of times and it’s not really something new. The setting, the outfits, Christina and Cher, however, were. The movie reminded me of a mix of my almost-meeting with Dita von Teese in her amazing setting in Paris and the wonderful interview with Tempest Storm that I recently had. So, did the movie entertain me? Yes, it was electrifying me. But only because the moving pictures reminded me of so many awesome experiences. Did Christina convince me of her acting skills? Hell YES! With this I have to mention that I preferred this Hollywood production over the new Burlesque movie TOURNEE, which I also could have had seen today and for which I could give a 10 minutes interview in Amsterdam…shame on me.. and..could someone please CLONE me??!!!


© 2010 Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH
The only point of critique that I’d like to emphasize: What dumbhead brought a transvestite in the story in the press release?! Alan Cummings plays everything else than a transvestite. He is the one that puts a certain kind of reality to the movie. A Burlesque Conferencier NEEDS to be presented in a creative way. He captivates the audience with his appearance.. This is the magic of Burlesque. Unfortunately, the role of Alan Cummings is cut down too much. But it was tailor-made for him. The same can be said about the role of wonderful Stanley Tucci.. A blating queery – wonderful!

 

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