Burlesque History – Inspired by Katie Part One

Serena Doherty June 11, 2016 Archive

The third in our series of Burlexe burlesque films is played by our new (and hilarious) talent, Emma Fisher. She shares the story of modern burlesque dancer Katie and what led to her burlesque dancing career.

Burlesque History – Inspired by Katie Part One

Burlexe is an entertainment company and online magazine with pop-up theatrical burlesque shows. At our heart is the herstory of showgirls.

We share stories inspired by burlesque legends who began the art form as well as the women shimmying the good shimmy today. Not forgetting our brother boylesque show, Boylexe.

Now we’ve been capturing our burlesque monologues in our latest series, the Burlexe burlesque films. We began inspired by Betsy Boudoir.

We then had a burlesque video introducing the monologue which begins each and every of our burlesque shows. It’s unsurprisingly influenced by our ultimate inspiration, Gypsy Rose Lee.

Our latest burlesque video is a satirical side-ways look at what people expect from modern burlesque dancers. It’s our story inspired by Katie.

The Burlexe Cast and Crew

Our new (and hilarious) talent is British actress Emma Fisher who is seen here playing Katie. She’s also dolled-up in the Boylexe t-shirt.

We’d like to say a big thank you to the lovely Neil Charlwood for his mad filming and editing skills. Alongside, our wonderful stylist, Holly Symmons, and hair and makeup magic from Sue Michael of Novel Beings.

Stay tuned for future excerpts from our burlesque shows and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also watch the story of burlesque revised by UK burlesque stars and actresses in just 70 seconds.