Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story (USA, 1 hour 26 min)

Directed by: James Lester

Cast: Hazel Honeysuckle, Gal Friday, Minnie Tonka, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Perle Noire, Jezebel Express, Julie Atlas Muz, James Habacker

Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story peels back the curtain to reveal the sexy subculture of the neo-burlesque scene in New York City. This verite documentary intimately follows four performers, each of whom has discovered a newfound identity and belonging in a world of bawdy comedy and striptease. However, they find all that glitters is not necessarily gold, as this liberating community does not insulate from the harsh realities of sexism, illness, and existential crisis. "Getting Naked" explores what it means to be an artist, an entertainer, and a woman in the toughest city on Earth.