Tag: showgirls

ICYMI Monday: Cookin’ Up With Joan Crawford and A Whole Lotta Leg

Taste of Cinema has a list of Overlooked Movies from the ’70s – bestill our beating hearts! And it’s always nice to see The Friends of Eddie Coyle get it’s due props. Nathan Rabin takes a moment at The Dissolve to examine what a performer’s legacy should be comprised of, warts and all. Legs, legs,...

Crazy Horse: Consistency in the Nude

 Our viewing of Frederick Wiseman’s 2011 documentary about the historic French nude revue at the Crazy Horse de Paris made us curious to see how the show has evolved since it’s debut in the early 1950s. Under the guidance of Alain Bernadin from 1951 until his death in 1994, the Crazy Horse show has been...

Showgirls: Desire, Wonder, and Worship

The showgirl is a creature that occupies a strange place in the pop cultural landscape. Dancing naked and yet a million miles away from a stripper. Blatently erotic, but not pornographic. Dating back to the late 1800s, the showgirl emerged in Paris in clubs like Le Moulin Rouge and The Lido. She was imported to...