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    Default Do you find burlesque to be somewhat different to generic "stripping"?

    Was just watching Britian's Got Talent auditions on YouTube (yes, what an exciting life I lead...), and there was a burlesque performer named Beatrix von Boubon.

    Anyway, having followed this show for a few years now, I was quite surprised that everyone, including the female judges, votes "yes" to this. Previously, they've had pole-dancers and just your generic stripper or whatever, and often, they female judges sit through the routine looking away, looking disgusted or whatever, and then vote no. Of course the men sit there drooling and vote yes regardless of whether it was good or not. lol.

    I was just talking to DP about how differently these women reacted to burlesque than they usually do to stripping, and then realised that I am the same... I could never in a million years dream of stripping (even if I had the body to do it) and find it cheap and nasty... despite the athleticism involved in pole dancing, the stripping part of it makes it cheap and tacky to me, and if DP came home and told me he'd been to a strip club, I'd be angry and think he's a perve with no respect for women.

    BUT... if he said, "I've just been to a burlesque show," I'd be angry that I wasn't invited along. Also, there's a few people on my FB who are into burlesque, one that is now Miss Pin-Up Qld and who runs a burlesque school in Brisbane, and I always think, "I'd really love to learn burlesque!" and keep thinking about going to her classes.

    I just see it as totally different to generic stripping, despite the fact you still end up taking your clothes off (perhaps not fully with burlesque though... normally a g-string and some pasties will at least be left on... and there's certainly no leg-spreading so everyone can see your baby-maker or anything... lol).

    I just figure that burlesque seems to be much more female-friendly, as it appears more about the tease and the sex-appeal than about how p*rnified your body is, or how far up your vaginal canal the audience can see. lol.

    Do you see it as different too? Or am I a bit off in my thinking that women respond better to burlesque than stripping in general?
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    It's far from generic stripping IMO.

    I love burlesque, it's kind of like a form of art, the dancing and singing, A very highclass form of adult entertainment IMO. And I would think most of the audiance would be completely opposite from what the local $2 peep show attracts. I think the majority of the audience(burlesque clubs) go to watch the show where as if you are going to a strip joint, your going to watch the woman, her body mainly, I don't think many men that go to strip clubs actually go to appreciate the women's preformance.

    Anyway, I guess what i'm trying to say is I share your same opinion.

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    Yeah, I see it differently. Its more flirty, clever, and seems less desperate and exploitative to me, at least when done well. Its not as disrespectful as some generic strip shows can be. And it doesn't seem as male centric. And the performers seem to have more fun!

    That's just the impression I get anyway.

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    Burlesque is strong and confident, IMO. It's an art. Self expression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell & Bug View Post
    Burlesque is strong and confident, IMO. It's an art. Self expression.
    This. More about self expression than the simple gratification of others.

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    Nope it's all the same too me.

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    Very different, as PPs have said more of an art. It's about confidence in your body & is more sexy & teasing. You don't even need to get down to underwear. It isn't about raw nudity, more about suggestion of it.

    A friend had a burlesque dancer give us a class at her hens night. Was heaps of fun!

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    Oh, totally shocked Jen!

    I'm glad I'm not alone entirely though... and I guess one thing that draws me to burlesque is the fact that it's women looking like women... it's not as common for a burlesque star to have her boobs made as gigantic as possible, for example. And bigger women can do it quite successfully too. It's more about the roleplay too... I've seen a clever one involving redhead matches and another involving tea-bags on YouTube. It's a bit cutesy and silly... not just grinding and moaning and showing as much as possible.

    I feel it's a little more glamorous and actually wonder if it's at all empowering... to have the audience on the edge of their seat because you've seduced them would be a pretty good feeling I'm sure! I've seen burlesque performers with saggier boobs and cellulite, and everyone still watches like she's the sexiest woman they've ever seen.

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    It doesn't matter how you wrap it the gift will still be the same.

    Many strippers dont take all their clothes off. Many strippers are very talented and perform beautifully. Many are sexy and classy.

    Putting the word "burlesque" infront of something does not change the out come.

    It all depends on where you go, you get what you pay for. You pay $10 to see something you will get your $10 worth.

    For the record I have nothing against either. I love nothing more then watching a confident, beautiful woman take her clothes off.
    Just don't try to pass it off as being anything else then what it really is.

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    Personally I think there are good strippers and there are generic stripper.....just as there is good burlesque dancers and bad burlesque dancers. The good can make it look good, seductive, enjoyable and sexy....the bad can make it look cheap, nasty, degrading and sad.

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