Must-See: Sexy Empowering Burlesque Documentary “A Wink And A Smile”!

There’s no two ways about it. A Wink And A Smile is tons of fun!

This documentary is a must see! It gives an exciting peek into the modern burlesque scene through the lives of 10 women who are learning the secrets from a pro and preparing for their first show.

Watch them from start to finish as they put together their stage names, signature moves, and costumes. See ordinary women learn the bump and grind, put on pasties, false lashes, and rhinestones for the first time and explore a whole new means of self-expression. Be thoroughly entertained and learn what the neo-burlesque scene is all about.If this documentary teaches us anything, it’s that anyone can do this. Modern burlesque is accessible to everyone, fat or skinny, big boobs or small, young or old. It’s an extension of old vaudeville. A tease. A wink and a coy smile. This art form isn’t about looking perfect, it’s about flaunting your sexuality and your personality.

Interspersed with scenes of these women, we also see acts of the best burlesque professionals in the business. In this documentary, you’ll see pros like Miss Indigo Blue, The Shanghai Pearl, The Swedish Housewife, and Lily Verlaine perform their show-stoppping numbers. Their polish and style is very impressive as they perform balloon dances, fan dances, classic teases, and even acts with a modern punk-rock flair.

Burlesque is truly an art form, and one steeped in rich history. Watch this film, and you’ll no longer have any doubt of that. Hopefully you’ll fall in love with it as I have! (And maybe you’ll even get up the nerve to try out the fabulous life of lashes, glitter, pasties, and bumps and grinds yourself.)

Watch the DVD. Find it on Netflix (instant or video) or on iTunes (for purchase or rent).

Have you seen the movie? If so, what do you think? Is there another film about modern burlesque that you would also recommend? Leave a comment and let us know…

Posted on August 19, 2011, in Burlesque, Movies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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