What a Tease

May 4, 2010

Leslie Zemeckis’ new doc, Behind the Burly Q, is out May 7 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5. The film interviews former burlesque girls with names like Candy Cotton, Tempest Storm, and Lady Midnight (what is it, first street and first dog?)…Though these ladies tell fun stories of dating Kennedys and being on the road, much of their confessions reveal that the original burlesque scene was anything but pretty.  Still, Zemeckis’ collection of fab vintage photographs evokes a keen nostalgia for the old shows and costumes, which we’d prefer over acts like the Pussycat Dolls any day of the week…