A Wink and a Smile

"Outrageous!"
Stan Hall, The Oregonian

Synopsis

An intoxicating mix of private yearnings and public spectacle, A WINK AND A SMILE exposes more than the human body by putting gender, power and sexuality under the spotlight, as it follows the lives of ten “ordinary” women who do something extraordinary – learn the art of burlesque dancing and striptease. Through their adventures, we see how a homemaker, a reporter, a doctor, an opera singer, a taxidermist and a college student join the American cultural revival of burlesque, as it moves from fringe fascination to mainstream obsession, engaging a world where performance art and showgirl spectacle, music, theater and sensuality crash into over-the-top glamour – a world where many want to go, but very few dare.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 90 min.
Year: 2008

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DIRECTED BY
Deirdre Timmons

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