While I was in Boston I had the chance to catch Burlesque, the new movie with Cher and Christina Aguilera.
As a big musicals fan, I loved this movie! My friend described it as a combination of Coyote Ugly and Chicago. Cher and Christina both sing their faces off and the soundtrack is super catchy. I particularly enjoyed the song that samples Marilyn Manson’s Beautiful People and Cher’s You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me.
Think the costume designer used Dita Von Teese’s Burlesque sourcebook as his main inspiration for the look of the movie. To me, a bunch of the costumes seemed to be lifted right out of her wardrobe, just tweeked a little for Christina. That’s not to say they were bad, anything inspired by the delectable Dita is of course going to be wonderful.
I was glad that they kept the notion that Burlesque is not about being naked – it’s about the illusion of nakedness. I was concerned they would miss it out, but they didn’t.
Overall a very entertaining movie, great musical scenes and some awesome actors in here – go see it!