Dita Von Teese reveals some interesting tidbits to Black Book. Here's a little sample:
- "But when sexuality, style, humor and playfulness all come together, along with a bit of innocence, well, that’s when a burlesque show becomes great."
- "You always have that double-edged sword. You’re like, Well, I feel empowered because I’m independent and no men in my personal life can tell me what to do. ... But then there’s the other side of things: Am I using my body? ... But I think that if I were Nicole Kidman, and I were in a movie, and they were negotiating over my body parts—what my tits are worth, what my ass is worth, how much extra money that’s going to get me — how is that any different?"
-"I’m not really concerned by the competition, because I’ve already moved on to the next thing by the time they think they’ve caught up to me."
The burlesque star is also included in the magazine's Style Gallery.
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