About Burlesque

With international stars Christina Aguilera and Cher, Burlesque is a bawdy, bold, and exciting look at the world of nightclubs and live theatre. This dancing, playful art form has transfixed crowds since its creation on the stage in the early part of the 20th century. Combining satire, sensuality, and stagecraft, burlesque is one of the most entertaining of the dance and performance disciplines. This film elaborates on this classic form, giving a big and bold stage to the tradition of burlesque and the neo-burlesque styles that have experienced a boom in cities like Los Angeles and London in recent years. Aguilera brings her formidable talents as a singer and performer to this movie, starring as Ali, a young woman newly relocated to Los Angeles and on the lookout for new experiences. One day, she wanders into a burlesque club run by Tess, Cher's character, and is quickly swept away by the excitement and craft of the theatre. After challenging the owner several times to become a performer in the club, Ali is finally given her chance to take the stage. Can she meet up to everyone's expectations and her own? This fun movie features music performed by both Aguilera and Cher. One of Cher's solos, "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," even received a Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was written by renowned songwriter Diane Warren. The film is available on DVD and Blu-ray and the soundtrack is available on CD. Fans of Cher and Aguilera can also find autographed stills and memorabilia from the film on the market. For those who want to explore more about the world of burlesque, there are also classic artwork and images from the historical era of this art form available as well.