Behind the Burly Q

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The golden age of burlesque is revealed through personal and intimate stories from the performers who lived through it.

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Critic Reviews for Behind The Burly Q

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  • Settles too easily for an editing formula which alternates talking heads, too cursory performance footage and montages of headlines and photographs.

    August 19, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • More than a dozen of the burlesque performers featured here have died since they were interviewed in 2006, making Zemeckis's slapdash survey definitive by default.

    August 6, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Too scattershot to present a truly coherent picture of the burlesque experience, docu nevertheless provides a privileged front-row seat to sample several of the form's most memorable practitioners.

    July 7, 2010 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

    Variety
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  • Informative and fannish burlesque doc is shapeless compared to its curvy subjects.

    July 7, 2010
  • Many of the women who speak on camera, a number of whom have since died, were doing so for the first time, and their desire to set the record straight, or at least semistraight, is palpable.

    May 7, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • At once amusing, raucous and poignant, Leslie Zemeckis' Behind the Burly Q is the most comprehensive documentary on burlesque ever made, smoothly incorporating rare vintage stills, interviews and footage.

    May 6, 2010 | Full Review…

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  • Jul 23, 2011
    Really interesting and really funny! It's awesome to see all of the old footage and pictures and hear from the people who were part of it.
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