Run Time: 86 minutes
To neo-burlesque pioneer Julie Atlas Muz, it takes three things to be a performer: “You need to get a costume; you need to get a gimmick; and then you need to just get up onstage and have the balls to do it.” Such creative chutzpah is on display throughout GETTING NAKED, a behind-the-scenes documentary focused on New York City’s bold and diverse burlesque community. The film profiles several hard-working performers, all of whom have fascinating stories to share. There’s unassuming Hazel Honeysuckle, an ambitious newcomer striving to improve her craft and earn respect; Minnie Tonka (a.k.a. one half of veteran act The Schlep Sisters), who is forced to balance her love of burlesque with health and financial issues; and tough Gal Friday, a striking dancer yearning to push the boundaries of her persona. GETTING NAKED underscores burlesque’s artistry and rich history, while painting a realistic picture about the grit and glamour involved with performing. —A.Z.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, April 06, 2018 at 8:45 PM
Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 11:25 AM
Neighborhood Screening @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 7:45 PM
Ad Hoc Docs Competition
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James Lester is a native New Yorker. His work as a producer and editor has been featured on networks such as HBO, AMC, PBS, NBC, and Sundance Channel. Before working in film and television, Lester studied piano and composition.
GETTING NAKED: A BURLESQUE STORY (2017)
James Lester, Frank Hall Green, Chandra C. Silver, Susan Wrubel
James Lester, JWJ Ferguson, Mitch Blummer
Emmanuel Nomikos, James Lester, Meg Reticker
Gal Friday, Hazel Honeysuckle, Minnie Tonka, Darlinda Just Darlinda