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By dudler
Burlesque - a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects. The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla a joke, ridicule or mockery. [Wikipedia]

And that's what a burlesque performance is all about. Flamboyant, humorous, and often extremely silly. Perfect, in fact, for Silly Sunday. As is the performer's stage name, Betty Buttcheeks.

I'll add that there's even a level of mockery for anyone who imagines a close relationship between striptease (as currently practiced) and burlesque. There is rudity, but no nudity. Nipples remain covered, and knickers - albeit sometimes sexy and skimpy are not removed. My impression is that more women than men are in the audience, and the unspoken rule is 'dress to impress'.

This shot came from the Miss East Midlands Burlesque Competition in November last year.

Tags: Stage Fans Burlesque Portraits and people Silly Sunday Betty Buttcheeks

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31 Mar 2019 8:35AM
A wonderful mixture of moods bathed in glorious lighting.
I'm always fascinated with women's fascination for watching women in this type of environment. Smile Fascinating!

And I love the sign pointing the way to run to the bar.Wink

LotaLota 4 4 Lithuania
31 Mar 2019 8:39AM
Fun story and great photography.
leo_nid 5 12
31 Mar 2019 8:50AM
It doesn't matter what size or shape you are. Burlesque is about feeling positive about who you are, about knowing how to shake what you have and being proud of it.
- Baby Doe
p.s. good job for this shot
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2019 9:19AM
How wonderful. An interesting narrative and cracking image.

Thanks for sharing John.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2019 9:26AM
A beautifully colourful fun shot for SS
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2019 12:04PM
Frothy fun and yes we girls like seeing other beautiful women serious or taking the p---!
mac Plus
20 14 Scotland
31 Mar 2019 12:35PM
Dare I say it "well exposed"

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