FILM: Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque
Step right up and take a peak behind velvet curtains where one dancer exposes what life is really like behind the glamour and pasties. Award-winning filmmaker Gary Beeber has unveiled a candid, yet wildly entertaining documentary, Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque, giving audiences a glimpse behind the woman who isn’t afraid to take it all off for men and women everywhere. Dirty Martini, New York City’s own bump ‘n’ grind sensation, unveils a tale of struggle and survival in New York City, all while remaining half naked and true to herself. From her childhood as a ballerina in rural New Jersey, to leaving for the bright lights of Manhattan with the guidance of drag queens, viewers discover how burlesque, which would have easily led to an arrest for too much wiggle decades ago, has made a glittery comeback thanks to Martini and her closest friends.
Beyond the false lashes and corsets, Beeber exposes the real lives of the city’s naughtiest stars and how they rely on their friendship to thrive in a city where one’s 15 minutes of fame can end faster than a wink. Whether it’s overcoming rising rents or finding love, audiences will see burlesque’s finest like never before. Filled with rib tickling humor, tearful confessions, and plenty of skin, you’ll live in Martini’s pumps and cheer for more. Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque delivers both the magic and reality of an art that’s certain to stay, all while reminding New Yorkers why, like a fine cocktail, the art of tease is so irresistible.
See the New York premiere of Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque this Sunday, June 13th (8PM) at Manhattan‘s Abrons Art Center, also including a star-studded show that you won’t see anywhere else. Let Mr. Showbiz Murray Hill be your guide through sizzling live performances by Julie Atlas Muz, Jo Boobs, Bunny Love, Angie Pontani, Peekaboo Pointe, Tigger!, Kate Valentine, World Famous *BOB*, Bambi the Mermaid, and Dirty Martini herself. To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/733695.