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Quotable: Dita Von Teese Has A Way More Exciting Job Than You

“I hired trip ropers for roping lessons for my cowgirl show. I hired a bull rider to teach me how to ride my mechanical-bull lipstick. And yeah, I smoked opium the traditional way to ‘get a feel’ for my Opium Den show. Research!”

—Burlesque star Dita Von Teese on how she preps for performances [Suicide Girls] Keep reading »

A Former Exotic Dancer Inspires Military Wives Through Burlesque

Years ago, I interviewed Lily Burana, a former exotic dancer who wrote a book about her “farewell tour” dancing at strip clubs across the country. Earlier this year, I interviewed her again, about her latest book, one in which she chronicles the difficulties she experienced when her Army officer husband was deployed to Iraq. Now, the New York Times has a profile of Burana and her Operation Bombshell, which offers burlesque dancing classes to military wives. (Make sure to check out the accompanying audio slide show for a peek behind the scenes.) These aren’t classes in how to strip for your man; as Burana explains: “This is more Ava Gardner than Britney.” Instead, Army wives learn the fine art of peeling off their gloves, the “showgirl bounce,” and how to work a boa. Ultimately, says Burana, Operation Bombshell fosters camaraderie among military wives through a little sexy fun during these challenging times. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Quotable: Dita Von Teese Doesn’t Understand Why “Stripper” Has A Negative Connotation

“I don’t mind being called [a stripper] because that is what I do, but I don’t understand why there is such a taboo attached to it. Basically what I do is like an actress that has nude scenes in a movie, it’s part of the role and its part of what my show is. It’s not really any different. I think it’s just too easy for people to criticize.”

Dita Von Teese, whose not-at-all-revealing offstage outfits support this reasoning [Fox News via Cele|bitchy] Keep reading »

Anne Hathaway Gets Dirty At The Box

Anne Hathaway is the celebrity star of Lancôme’s new commercial for Magnifique perfume, but the location is the real star. The ad was filmed at The Box, New York City’s infamous cabaret. A man whispers to Anne, who goes onstage and performs a sensual scarf dance. Compared to what really goes on at The Box, Anne’s tease is tame. Keep reading »

Get Your Rocks Off: 8 Songs For Stripping

Sometimes the desire to please our partners leads us to places unforeseen. Things like trying their hobbies, tasting new foods, listening to new music are all normal fodder when venturing into compromise land. However, sometimes trying new things ventures into the bedroom, inspiring you to, um, perform in ways you wouldn’t for just anyone. To this, I say “Embrace it!” and test out these eight songs to strip to.

1. “Ooh la la” — Goldfrapp
2. “Lick” — Joi
3. “Stranglehold” — Ted Nugent
4. “Stripper” – The Soho Dolls
5. “Oops (Oh My)” — Tweet
6. “You’ve Got the Love” — The Source
7. “Glory Box” — Portishead
8. “Got to Give It Up” — Marvin Gaye

Other necessities in performing a good striptease, in addition to your iPod speakers, after the jump…
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What Strippers Should Tell Their Parents

The Pussycats Private Adult Entertainment business in Albany, NY, has closed after being evicted from its space in a mini-strip mall. Apparently, on the portion of the lease where the leasee states what operations will take place on the property, the Pussycats’ owner wrote “in-store modeling for clients.” And actually, when you think about it, that’s what stripping is: women modeling clothes, however tiny, for whatever client happens to be seated in front of them. [Albany Democrat Herald] Keep reading »

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