Monday, July 16, 2007
All the News That's Fit To Strip
Apparently writer Duane Adler is working on a dance trifecta. After bringing us Save the Last Dance and Step Up he scores his hat trick with Make It Happen, a film about a small-town girl who moves to Chicago with dreams of entering the Chicago School of Dance but winds up shimmying through a burlesque club. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who most recently starred in Live Free or Die Hard, told Trailer Park:
"I feel like a lot of the dance movies that have come out in the last 10 years, not all, but some of them have been airy, sweet and simple. I’m just hoping to bring a more realistic edge to the character and show the more real-life…things that happen when you’re trying to become a dancer ... I just want to show the less sweet side to it even though it will be a classic dance movie, a feel good girl movie. But I think we give it a little more interesting edge to it as well. It’s a challenge I’m taking on and I’ll see whether I can run with it."
Winstead, by the way, is No. 92 on Maxim's Hot List.
In other news:
According to the Daily Briefing Ohio Dem Chair Chris Redfern called off a meeting because Dems were "distracted" by a local "spat" involving flashing strippers on a golf course.
Are striptease-inspired classes "a healthy reawakening of the seductress innate in every female" OR "further evidence of the ... 'stripperization' of American girls and women."
Broadway's Legally Blonde director and choreogrpaher Jerry Mitchell's career "took a major turn when he performed a striptease at the gay bar Splash for the AIDS charity Broadway Cares."
A Vermont town "famous for its strip-and-let-strip attitude" is considering banning public nudity.
Learn how to make a corset-style t-shirt.
Forget Britney and Top 40 sounds, burlesque rocks out to punk.
Fleshbot fills us in on good news for Scottsdale City residents and bad news for Vegas.
Missy Malone, one of Scotland's top burlesque dancers, is all about "secrets and teasing."
The world's best candy bars? Try this Candy Barr.