Should Burlesque Ever Be Photoshopped?

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This burlesque Photoshop video shows the lengths that are taken to edit a burlesque photoshoot. We ask: does Photoshop have a place in burlesque and does it matter?

Burlesque Photoshop Video

Burlesque Photoshop

It’s no secret that photo editing has become widely used to touch up photos. Whether it’s the latest filter effect on Instagram or the full Photoshop treatment, edited images are everywhere. Evangeline Cooper has shared this video of her skills editing a typical burlesque image. What do you think?

Burlexe and Boylexe producer Howard Wilmot spoke to Burlesque Bible about his view of the burlesque dancing industry. He said, “I love that it’s an art form that women are in total command of – coming from working in the music industry where women are told how to present themselves on all levels, burlesque is very refreshing.”

As a career that allows women to control and create their own image, be their own work of art, we wonder if photo editing has a place in burlesque. This video shows the incredible amount of work that went into the final image. It’s also common for a lot more to take place. But what effect do all these nips and tucks have? And was it really necessary to go to such lengths? She even removed every freckle.

We like to think burlesque allows women to quash the media myths. The Burlexe show shares the women’s voices who choose this career but in this day and age is bending to the sanitised media image really the new glamour?

Howard Wilmot described Burlexe to This Is Cabaret as, “an antidote to the size zero bullshit that the media likes to believe all women aspire to.” So does Photoshopping have a place or does it really matter?

We want to know what effect you think photo editing has on the modern image of womanhood and if it has place in burlesque. Share your views by commenting below or getting in touch on Twitter and Facebook.

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Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.

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