Behind the Burly Q

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  98 min.
Release Date: April 23, 2010 (limited)

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Director Leslie Zemeckis and producer Sheri Hellard traveled extensively across the country from the Bayous of post-Katrina Mississippi, to New Jersey, Florida and all points between documenting the history of burlesque. The duo tracked down and recorded dozens of interviews with little-known performers to the last of the living legends of burlesque. They spoke with relatives of many deceased stars. The men and women in this documentary opened their scrapbooks as well as their hearts, relating memories they had all but forgotten. Amongst those interviewed were former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, club owners, funny men and women, authors and historians assembled together for the first time ever to tell you just what really happened in a burlesque show. Sadly, many of the performers have since passed away, making this their last, and often times only interview. We dedicate this film to their memory."Behind the Burly Q" is the definitive history of burlesque during its heyday. Funny, shocking, unbelievable and heartbreaking, their stories will touch your hearts. Hear the performers in their own words. See the performers in action. We invite you to peek behind the curtain at the burly show.

Director: Leslie Zemeckis
Studio: First Run Features
Producer(s): Sheri Hellard
Screenplay: Leslie Zemeckis
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