A while back, someone told me they firmly believed that stripteasing was an art form. not sure, I quite agree, as I always viewed it as playful banter for lovers in the bedroom, or something you'd see at certain clubs. lol. however, i just thought i'd get your take on it.
A movie man, have you ever seen the original Gypsy, with Natalie Wood? There's a scene where the strippers explain about the art. I'll see if I can hunt it up for you. I worked as a bar maid in a club, and yes it is an art.
lol. it looks campy. although the style of that one scene you showed me seems to have the same comedic flair as "singin in the rain." thanks for telling me about it faybe. i love watching old movies, so i'll definitely be sure to check it out next time i rent out a video.
classic flick, nice video find. natalie wood was stunning in it and it was a scathing yet oddly sympathetic commentary about stage mothers. wasn't rosalind russell the mother in the filmed version? I think on broadway it was ethel merman.
thx, thought so. I'm actually a sincere Ethel Merman fan. I loved her in "Annie Get Your Gun" from the soundtrack but the only movie version I could find was the one with Betty Hutton. That was good too, but Ethel had the sweetest voice.
I feel a hub coming on! Yeah, Mama Rose was written for Ethel Merman, in the Musical, and had no resemblance to their real life mother... Who later ran a Lesbian Boarding House? YEAH. Okay I have research.
Based on the content of another current thread here on premature attention spans.... I really don't think it would be advisible to openly discuss Stripping with those who have a tendency to get too excited
For the girls that are fortunate enough to work in what I would say are classier clubs then yes, they have to perform to give the visual of a fantasy in order to make their tips. It's not just about dancing around the stage half off your rocker so you can get the courage to take your top off.
I agree that, it can be, but is not necessarily always. Its tough since "art" and the definition of "art" is totally subjective. I, personally, consider burlesque a legitimate art form, and dance style. Some stripping falls into this type of category, and some is just about getting clothes off to get a... um... rise out of patrons (not to mention getting their money out of their wallet.)
So, I guess, I would say that stripping can be an art, if performed "artfully." Or, it can just be quite literally, stripping.
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