Burlesque Films

Our latest burlesque videos series is coming very soon!  Slide through our behind-the-scenes pics and get all the deets.

The Burlexe Burlesque Films

At the heart of Burlexe are a series of stories, written by artistic director Howard Wilmot about the lives of women in burlesque… Or the herstory of showgirls if you prefer.

They’re inspired by the amazing stories of the pioneering burlesque performers who’ve championed the art form. Now, we want to bring them to a wider audience in a new way.

In February and March 2015 we created our very own Burlexe burlesque films in what (hopefully) feels like a fresh and unique way.

The films we’ve made are snapshots designed to fit into our new ‘snackable content’ culture. We will be releasing them bit by bit on our Films page and on social media. We hope you enjoy our digital take on the fabulous and fascinating world of burlesque and showgirls.

The Burlexe Cast

We’re thrilled to be able to work with our original cast members and burlesque performers.

Our burlesque shows featured fantastic actresses, who we’ve reunited with here, including Chloe Ewart, Dympna Messenger and Gillian MacGregor. What’s more, we’re thrilled to have discovered the new (and hilarious) talent that is Emma Fisher.

The Burlexe Burlesque Cast

We’ve also teamed up with Fancy Chance, Ginger Blush and Miss Glory Pearl, all of whom starred in our original shows. They are flying the flag for the real-world burlesque scene, past and present.

The Burlexe burlesque films were created over two days in February and March this year. They were shot in central London and ably assisted by Neil Charlwood (film and editing).

Makeup from Alexa Dellarosa and Sue Michael via Novel Beings; photography by James Miller; styling by Holly Symmons and social media magic by Serena Doherty. And with a huge thanks to Alex Sanz!

Watch our videos on YouTube and stay tuned for our upcoming burlesque films.

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