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Behind the Burly Q (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 23 April 2010 (USA)
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An impressive number of veteran strippers are interviewed here, offering their memories. Also on hand are Lou Costello's daughter, and Alan Alda. He's introduced here as "son of Robert Alda... See full summary »

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Leslie Zemeckis

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Credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Himself (archive footage)
Alan Alda ... Himself
Joan Arline Joan Arline ... Herself - 'The Sexquire Girl'
Beverly Arlynne Beverly Arlynne ... Herself
Al Baker Jr. Al Baker Jr. ... Himself - Son of Al Baker Sr.
Nat Bodian Nat Bodian ... Himself - Historian
Ron Bottitta ... Character Voices
Maria Bradley Maria Bradley ... Herself
Sherry Britton Sherry Britton ... Herself (archive footage)
Carmela Carmela ... Herself
Walt Collins Walt Collins ... Himself - Son of Lee Stuart
Chris Costello Chris Costello ... Herself - Daughter of Lou Costello
Lou Costello ... Himself (archive footage)
Candy Cotton Candy Cotton ... Herself
Ricki Covette Ricki Covette ... Herself
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An impressive number of veteran strippers are interviewed here, offering their memories. Also on hand are Lou Costello's daughter, and Alan Alda. He's introduced here as "son of Robert Alda", and only later is it established that the senior Alda was a small-time burlesque comedian and singer. I wish that this documentary had mentioned that Robert Alda later had a more prestigious career in Hollywood films and Broadway musicals. Alan Alda offers some candid memories of his childhood as the son of a burlesque performer. Written by AnonymousB

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Not Rated

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,958, 25 April 2010

Gross USA:

$23,889

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,889
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Let me entertain you....
21 December 2012 | by UNOhwenSee all my reviews

My hats off to these women (some, sadly, since the making of the film, have left us).

Growing up in NYC, we've had always had a 'reputation' - and, part of it was of our burlesque theatres.

Thank goodness the makers of this terrific documentary were able to give these women the chance to reminisce, and film their terrific stories.

One thing I came away with from Behind The Burly Q, is how these women WERE 'women's rights' before there was such a thing.

But, it's only after this period of time, that we can look back and say something like that.

These women were NOT the 'strippers' (Ahem!) of today.

These women - who can probably talk bluer than a truck driver - are feminine, but, they're TOUGH.

They don't let ANYONE boss them around.

They had a job, and they did it.

Some of these women are still holding grudges against others, all these years later.

For the most part, these women keep up their femininity - and while age might have slowed their bodies down a bit, their minds' are revving at top speed.

If you're interested in the history of 'adult' entertainment' (and understand the difference between vaudeville & burlesque, and their off-spring - or want to), this is a great way to spend some time.

Pull up a chair, and let these mesmerising women do a few tricks, some old and then some new tricks - they're very versatile.

And if you're real good, they WILL make you feel good, they want your spirit to climb.

So let them entertain you, and you'll have a real good time.


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