First Burlesque Trailer Feels Like Chicago Meets Dreamgirls

By Josh Tyler 2010-08-04 22:56:37discussion comments
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The first trailer for Burleque has arrived and while it has plenty of Christina Aguilera, Cher, and Stanley Tucci there’s not nearly enough Kristen Bell. Blink and you’ll miss her as Aguilera’s cabaret rival. The trailer plays out like a cross between Dreamgirls and Chicago. It’s not bad, especially if you’re into the whole glitz and glamour song and dance thing. Personally I was hoping for something that was actually about a burlesque club, but despite the name, this is more just a movie about some crazy cabaret where girls dance and sing. Moulin Rouge came closer to capturing that feel, and it wasn't even about burlesque.

The movie stars Christina Aguilera in her first ever leading role as a small-town girl who moves to LA to make it big, and does when people hear her Christina Aguilera-sized voice. Cher appears to be the madame-like club owner and Stanley Tucci does that Stanley Tucci thing that he does so well. Check out the trailer below:


Just for fun, here's how the Encyclopedia Britannica defines a "Burlesque Show". You tell me if this is what you saw in that trailer:
Stage entertainment, developed in the United States, that came to be designed for exclusively male patronage, compounded of slapstick sketches, dirty jokes, chorus numbers, and solo dances usually billed as “daring,” or “sensational,” in their female nudity.

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