TEN WOMEN - ONE STAGE - ZERO INHIBITIONS
An intoxicating mix of private thoughts and public behavior, A Wink and a Smile exposes more than the human body by putting gender, power, sexuality and social identity under the glittery spotlight, as it follows the lives of ten "ordinary" women who do something extraordinary – learn the art of burlesque dancing and striptease.
Through their adventures, we see how a homemaker, a reporter, a doctor, an opera singer, a taxidermist and a college student, join the American cultural revival of burlesque, as it moves from fringe fascination to mainstream obsession, engaging a world where performance art and showgirl spectacle, music, theater and sensuality crash into over-the-top glamour - a world where many want to go, but very few dare.
What the Press is saying:
"A quest for sexy self-discovery."- The New York Times
"Electrifying! Artful and subversive." - Los Angeles Times
"Highly entertaining and eye-opening! An old-fashioned post-modern hoot!" -
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