FOF #1294 – Show Me How You Burlesque

Nov 30, 2010 · 67691 views

Even Cher is sometimes flabbergasted by her own career.

Burlesque may not have done well in theaters on its opening weekend, but the delightfully divalicous romp through world of a fantasy burlesque theater is a hit with gay men and drag queens everywhere.

Comparisons between Burlesque and Paul Verhoeven’s camp catastrophe hit-film Showgirls are inevitable, but while Showgirls is a roller coaster of decadent madness, Burlesque is merry-go-round and your stuck on the pony that doesn’t go up or down- pleasant but not thrilling.

Sure the music is fun, and as Nomi Malone would say, “it doesn’t suck” but the film really seems like a long playing Christina Aguilera music video with Cher making a special appearance. Expect to see hoards of drag queens lip synching the movie to death in the bars for years to come.

Join us today as we talk about Cher, Christina, the new Hollywood hunk Cam Gigandet’s hot box of cookies that’ll turn anyone into a cookie monster and why Alan Cumming’s scenes in the film went straight to DVD.

We very happy that Cam Gigandet enjoys playing characters that wear very little clothing.

Anti-Gay Religious Group Watchdog Wayne Besen

And we talk to gay rights advocate Wayne Besen, founder of Truth Wins Out which keeps a close eye on the haters like the ex-gay Exodus International, whose new plan is to go after middle school children and pair them up with mentors who may have been sexual predators. What could go wrong?

Wayne gives us an update on George “Carry My Luggage” Rekers, Dr. Laura’s so called new talk show, the future of Anti-Gay iPhone apps and what was the top anti-gay news story of the year?

PLUS:

Gaga-flage: how to use a Lady Gaga CD to steal top government secrets.

Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian will die for AIDS.

And surely you can’t be serious? Comedic legend Leslie Nielsen passed away from pneumonia, he was 84.

Don’t call me shirley.


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Wagon Wheel Watusi – Striptease: A Walk On the Burlesque Side: iTunes

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  1. LaFierce says:

    Fausto! You do an amazing Cher vocal impression!

  2. ghost says:

    the southern poverty law centre killed me

  3. Andy says:

    I am still looking forward to the movie after your review but I guess I should not expect too much.

    I loved all the naked gun movies, Leslie Nielsen was truly a good comedian!

    He reminded me sometimes of the German comedy legend Loriot. Loriot became that popular that his popularity led to an adoption of a large number of phrases and inventions from the series’s sketches into German common knowledge and everyday speech.Among these are certainly the ‘yodel diploma’, the ‘stone louse’, but also sentences like “With that, you have something of your own!”

  4. whattasooner says:

    I actually thought the pacing in Burlesque was better than in Showgirls. We tried watching Showgirls a few months ago and it was just so….. eh. I had higher hopes for its campiness.

    But Burlesque? Loved Burlesque!

  5. seawall says:

    Hmm, Kim Kardashian stars as the reincarnation of Erzebet Bathory, the wicked countess who slew hundreds of virgins to bathe in their blood and maintain her beauty. I think we have the plot for All About Evil 2!

  6. Your Deven Green says:

    I’ve never seen Fausto and Cher in the same place at the same time – just saying :)

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