Jan 12, 2010
Burlesque is such an interesting art form. Those costumes and the whole fun - ness of it. So I borrowed A Wink and a Smile thinking I could enjoy the dancing and costumes and the boy could enjoy the scantily clad ladies. (There just rose my google searches!)
Unfortunately, I failed to realize that the documentary is primarily about a school for beginner burlesque dancers. And so the majority of the film is women talking about how empowering it is and crying over nerves and dealing with body issues. There's some great snippets of established performers, but mostly there's lots of angst and crying. Bleh. I give it a 2.