“People think burlesque shows are rooted in some overtly sexual striptease with G-strings and pasties,”director Steve Antin tells USA Today about what he wants to show with the film.
“But originally it was parody entertainment meant for the middle classes that was provocative, funny and always based in comedy. That’s not to say the movie isn’t really sexy. But it’s PG-13 sexy.”Stanley Tucci stars as Sean and Cher stars as Tess in Burlesque Here is more information about the film’s plot
Aguilera’s Ali runs away from Iowa in search of fame and ends up waitressing at The Burlesque Lounge on the Sunset Strip. But not for long. “Christina really takes it all off in terms of makeup and hair for a lot of the movie,” says director/writer Steven Antin. “She looks like a girl right off the farm.” That is until Kristen Bell’s headliner, Nikki, shows up tipsy one night and Ali must fill in. Ali helps turn what once was a lip-sync club into a singing-and-dancing revue after she displays her vocal fireworks onstage in numbers like But I’m a Good Girl. Cher is Tess, owner of a retro club who has a modern-day problem: She can’t make the payments on her over-mortgaged property. Together, Ali and Tess manage to transform the Burlesque Lounge into a success. Stanley Tucci is Sean, the lounge’s stage manager, a go-to guy for the gals and best friend to Tess.Burlesque is scheduled to hit theaters on November 24th 2010.