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TELL IT, SISTER! [Aug. 2nd, 2007|10:14 pm]
☆Merlot☆
"It's interesting that there's a big burlesque revival right now, but we're seeing a really commercialized version. We're not seeing the strip. I perform the strip, but a lot of the commercialized, mainstream burlesque clubs and people that are trying to bring this back don't really understand the history of it. They forget that there was a past to it, and even the big stars like Gypsy Rose Lee and Lili St. Cyr stripped down to pasties and G-strings back in the '30s and '40s and '50s. So it's really important to me to remind people that that's really what burlesque was. It wasn't about singing "Fever" and dancing around in hot pants and fishnets and calling it burlesque because there's a retro vibe to it—it was about the striptease."

Dita Von Teese
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[User Picture]From: wundergrrl
2007-08-03 05:29 am (UTC)
i love her so much. i got the penthouse she was in...so beautiful. her skin is unreal. she is hosting a series on the independent film channel (IFC) i think it is about sex in cinema. i wish i had cable!
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