Beth B.'s documentary Exposed showcases a handful of artists who perform in modern burlesque shows. While the new-school of of this old-timey entertainment still involves a healthy dose of nudity along with comedy, many of today's practitioners bring an envelope-pushing quality to their act in order to make audiences confront their own prejudices and feelings about issues surrounding gender. The filmmakers show how many of these performances create their act, and detail the personal struggles many of them must face. … More
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Kinski is great, although the "impulsive risk-taking" that Toback wants to follow inside her, through different types of life and types of movies, isn't written believably. She's his wish-fulfillment fantasy and eventually her curiosity isn't active anymore; she is just an observer of two active, automatic and solipsistic men who are able to preternaturally mesmerize women for no reason that gets exposed on film. Toback tries to go Hitchcock, and tries to go Godard to get from Hitchcock back to Toback, and ends up with a kind of action movie by a hopelessly intellectual pervert. Excellent cinematography except for the panoramic city shots, which belong in stock footage, and which the pervert is using to bore the pants off you.More
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