12 Retro (-themed) Movies Available on Netflix NOW!

At the moment, the weather behind the window makes me dream of nothing else than cuddling under a blanket and watching a movie. Since Netlix is available in Poland for two months now, I decided to prepare a little list of retro movies for you (and me) to watch.

International readers, take note that I live in Poland and having Netflix is a very new thing for us. Also, the selection of titles I will be writing about is definitely available in Poland, I do not know about other countries (although if you know, drop me a line in the comments!)

If English is not your first language, all of these movies have English subtitles available. Sadly, none of them have Polish subtitles. However, as a person with MA in English, I encourage you to give English subtitles a try, I find I’ve learnt most from exactly this type of activity.

A Night At The Opera

Netflix: A Night at the Opera | The Marx Brothers wreak opera house havoc in the film that contains one of the guys' most popular comedy bits ever: the crowded stateroom scene.

The Marx Brothers wreak opera house havoc in the film that contains one of the guys’ most popular comedy bits ever: the crowded stateroom scene.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Netflix: A Streetcar Named Desire | After losing the family plantation to creditors, aging Southern belle Blanche DuBois travels to New Orleans seeking solace in her sister, Stella.

After losing the family plantation to creditors, aging Southern belle Blanche Dubois travels to New Orleans seeking solace in her sister, Stella.

Casablanca

Netflix: Casablanca | American expat Rick Blaine runs a Moroccan nightclub during World War II and contends with his ex, who walks back into his life.

American expat Rick Blaine runs a Moroccan nightclub during World War II and contends with his ex, who walks back into his life.

Chinatown

Netflix: Chinatown | With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J. Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks.

With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J.Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks.

Gangster Squad

Netflix: Gangster Squad | When notorious East Coast mob boss Mickey Cohen looks to set up his operations in L.A., it's up to a group of hard-nosed LAPD cops to take him down.

When notorious East Coast mob boss Mickey Cohen looks to set up his operations in L.A., it’s up to a group of hard-nosed LAPD cops to take him down.

Gone With The Wind

Netflix: Gone with the Wind | Self-absorbed, headstrong Southern Belle Scarlett O'Hara meets her match in Rhett Butler just as the Civil War breaks out.

Self-absorbed, headstrong Southern Belle Scarlett O’Hara meets her match in Rhett Butler just as the Civil War breaks out.

L.A. Confidential

Netflix: L.A. Confidential | Three wildly different cops form an uneasy alliance to ferret out police corruption in this Oscar-winning whodunit set in 1950s Los Angeles.

Three wildly different cops form an uneasy alliance to ferret out police corruption in this Oscar-winning whodunit set in 1950s Los Angeles.

Roman Holiday

Netflix: Roman Holiday | Audrey Hepburn stars as a stifled princess who slips away from her guardians and is taken under the wing of a tabloid reporter looking for a scoop.

Audrey Hepburn stars as a stifled princess who slips away from her guards and is taken under the wing of a tabloid reporter looking for a scoop.

Sin City

Netflix: Sin City | In these intertwined tales, an ex-con avenges a hooker's death, a gumshoe gets mixed up with dangerous vixens, and a cop saves a dancer from a rapist.

In these intertwined tales, an ex-con avenges a hooker’s death, a gumshoe gets mixed up with dangerous vixens, and a cop saves a dancer from a rapist.

Sunset Boulevard

Netflix: Sunset Boulevard | When a struggling screenwriter stumbles upon the crumbling mansion of washed-up actress Norma Desmond, she persuades him to help her mount a comeback.

When a struggling screenwriter stumbles upon the crumbling mansion of a washed-up actress Norma Desmond, she persuades him to help her mount a comeback.

The Great Gatsby

Netflix: The Great Gatsby | Fascinated by the mysterious and affluent Jay Gatsby, his neighbor Nick Carraway bears witness to the man's obsessive love and spiral into tragedy.

Fascinated by the mysterious and affluent Jay Gatsby, his neighbour Nick Carraway bears witness to the man’s obsessive love and spiral into tragedy.

The Maltese Falcon

Netflix: The Maltese Falcon | Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly seeking protection from a man named Thursby.

Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly seeking protection from a man named Thursby.

So, did you like this little list of retro movies? Would you like me to review some of them before you decide to watch them? Let me know in the comments!

All images and descriptions taken from Netflix.

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar! THE ROMANS ARE COMING! ‘Epic’ is a term too often used nowadays but few could argue that Hail Caesar! currently in the final days of shooting at Capitol Pictures, is undeserving of this epithet, writes Thora Thacker.[[MORE]]“An army of technicians and actors, and top notch artistic people are working hard to bring to the screen our biggest release of the year,” explains Capitol’s Eddie Mannix.  “Hail, Caesar! is a prestige picture with one of the biggest stars in the world: Baird Whitlock.”Few movies take up not one but TWO stages on a studio lot, but then Hail Caesar! is no ordinary movie: it’s the most expensive picture Capitol has ever made. It looks - for now at least - as though the greatest story ever told is in safe hands.

This past weekend my friend and I had “strictly entertainment” plans for weekend, so of course our schedule had to include a visit to the cinema. After a brief examination of the available titles, we decided to give the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! a go.

The movie is a light, colorful tribute to the 1950s movies and studios who made them. It is essentially a day in life of Capital Studios’ head of physical production, Eddie Mannix. Mannix’s job means he’s a solver of all studio problems. Movie stars of course create lots of problems so the hours worked by our hero are late. We are walked through a series of cameos with hilarious members of the film industry. And the real movie’s cast includes some impressive names! Just to name a few: George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill and of course Josh Brolin as the legendary Hollywood fixer, Eddie Mannix. What Hail, Caesar! turns out to be is a movie about making movies. But not in a very intellectual way. In a fun, parodic kind of way.

Fun (and it’s good fun!) is made of Christianity, Communism, gays (albeit subtly), cowboy movies, and generally the movie industry as a whole. It’s a pastiche, but it’s made with a lot of affection for the source material.

Stylistically the movie is gorgeous. The costumes are beautiful, the colors are warm and everything looks pretty in technicolor.

I cannot help but feel a bit disappointed about the underused cast. Scarlett Johansson’s character definitely deserved more than two scenes! So did Channing Tatum (who is working hard to prove his comedic chops). The plot clearly isn’t the most important element of this movie. What makes it watchable is the Coen brothers’ clear love of their craft and the fun everyone seems to be having on-screen. I highly encourage it to everyone who needs some light entertainment and likes a good laugh.

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

All images are from the movie’s official site which you can reach here.

4 Things

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Some time ago Jessica from ChronicallyVintage posted a fun tag post with 4 answers to different questions about herself. I rarely post stuff about myself on this blog but it’s my birthday this week so I thought it’d be fun to do  something more personal in between the more substantive posts 🙂 I’m not going to post yet another wishlist, because how many of these can a gal have, right? (although *hint hint*, you know, you can still check out my previous ones)

If you feel like doing it, I encourage you to do so, it’s fun!

4 Places I’ve Lived

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  • my mom’s flat
  • a shared flat in Warsaw for a year
  • student campus in Crewe, UK
  • my friends’ flats (well, that one’s a stretch, but there was a time when I had emergency keys and frequently house/cat-sitted for no less than three different groups of friends)

4 Jobs I’ve Had

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  • movie theatre employee
  • translator/interpreter
  • office clerk
  • English tutor

4 Things I Don’t Eat

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  • seafood
  • dairy (except cheese sometime, because life without cheese would be pointless!)
  • bananas
  • cauliflower

4 of My Favourite Foods

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  • lemon sorbet
  • strawberries
  • sushi
  • jasmine green tea

4 Films I’ve Watched More Than Once

(more like 4 films I’m too embarassed to admit how many times I’ve watched…)

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  • Casablanca
  • Singin’ In The Rain
  • Amadeus
  • Cabaret

4 TV Shows I Watch

  • Marvel’s Agent Carter
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Hannibal

4 Things I’m Looking Forward To This Year

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  • recording music
  • learning how to take photos
  • making an act I’ve been dreaming about for a year now
  • spring (I’m always looking forward to spring, especially that moment when lilies of the valley are in bloom)

4 Things I Can’t Live Without

  • coffee
  • Internet
  • the color red
  • hugs

4 Celebrity Crushes

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  • Alan Cumming
  • Eva Green
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Vivien Leigh

4 Pet Peeves

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  • spelling mistakes
  • cute clothes not designed for busty girls #bustygirlproblems
  • warm toilet seats
  • the color beige

4 Things I Wish I Could Do

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  • play piano and sing at the same time
  • do my hair like Mama Q
  • a split
  • speak another foreign language fluently (preferably French)

4 Subjects I Studied At School

(that means university, right? or at school in general? I’m going to assume the latter and pick the most interesting stuff)

  • Golden Age Hollywood Cinema
  • eurhythmics (SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIIIIS)
  • 20th Century Art
  • English (since age 4)

4 Things Near Me Right Now

  • coffee
  • my phone
  • a notebook for all my burlesque and blog ideas
  • perfume

Favourite Quotes of My Vintage Idols

I think everyone needs a little inspiration from time to time. I definitely need it, especially on Mondays, which is why for quite some time now I’ve been posting inspirational quotes tagged #motivationmonday on my fanpage.

I also look for inspiration in the people I admire. Personally, I find that even decades ago the women who are my idols today had some wise things to say. Their quotes remind me to stay focused on making my dreams come true and on being kind to myself. And since I’m a big believer in karma, today I want to share these inspirations with you!

What about you, do you have your favourite quotes that you like to come back to?

Mae West quotes

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. (Mae West)

Audrey Hepburn quote

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years. (Audrey Hepburn)

Eartha Kitt quotes

It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit. (Eartha Kitt)

Marilyn Monroe quote

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. (Marilyn Monroe)

The last quote is by a contemporary star, but hey, very vintage-inspired!

Dita Von Teese quote

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches. (Dita Von Teese)

New Year – New Beginnings!

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You guys! In the beginning of this year I set myself a number of goals that I listed on my facebook:

  1. record some acts (possibly all of them, because I’m never happy about the videos I have)
  2. do some new acts (planning on two)
  3. fluff up my new burlesque website and buy own domain (like a pro)
  4. go abroad to a festival/competition
  5. record music & put it online
  6. prepare a workshop
  7. keep having fun doing what I love and loving what I do!

I am so proud to announce that I’ve officially fulfilled one of my goals (and time will tell whether I will fulfill another ^^). WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG AND PAGE! It took a lot of time for me to set it up all by myself but I am so happy with the result! I am still learning everything on the go, so expect me tweaking with stuff in here.

I have so many plans for this space! I really want to develop the “lifestyle” part of this blog, so in the near future you can expect the following:

  • make up reviews
  • make up tutorials
  • retro-themed book reviews
  • fashion posts (I will actually try and take pictures of what I’m wearing)
  • as usual, event reports
  • more TV & film reviews
  • scenes from a life of a burlesque performer/producer

This change is really important to me, as a lot of things are hapenning right now both in my personal and professional life. It truly is “new year – new beginnings” for me, but I’m so excited about it! Is there anything you would like to see here? If you do, let me know!

January Sale – roundup

January sales are going to be the death of me. In the midst of New Year’s resolutions to keep my budget reasonable I am flooded by pretty dresses on sale. I seriously regret not being a graduate because I would have SO MANY GOOD OPTIONS for my prom. So suffer with me as I share with you a few of my favourites!

Rules: No more than 50$ for a piece. Must be available in various sizes.

You can click through for the link to product (no affiliate links = I don’t profit from this because I’m not that kind of fancy blogger. YET.)

Unique Vintage

Unique Vintage 1950s Style Black & Ivory Bombshell Stretch Wiggle Dress

1950s Style Black & Ivory Bombshell Stretch Wiggle Dress

Iconic by UV 1930s Style Ivory Floral Chiffon Ziegfeld Gown

Iconic by UV 1930s Style Ivory Floral Chiffon Ziegfeld Gown

Silver Speakeasy Tiered Fringe Flapper Dress

Iconic by UV Silver Speakesy Tiered Fringe Flapper Dress

Top Vintage

Collectif Clothing 50s Patricia Woodland Bloom Blouse in Black

Lindy Bop

‘Madison’ Glamorous 50’s Peach Vintage Style Prom Party Cocktail Dress

‘Vampira’ Leopart Print Velvet Wiggle Dress

‘Myrtle’ Midnight Blue Halter Neck Swing Dress

 

What Katie Did

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What Katie Did Cabaret Torsolette

How to build your beauty empire – Dita Von Teese’s “Your Beauty Mark”

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Dita Von Teese is a smart woman. People tend not to think about that. Media tend not to think about that, because in true media fashion, whenever a woman does something, they mostly care about the way she looks while doing it.

NOTE: Burlesque is not only about the visual, but the visual is an important part of the show, which I am so happy she talks about in her book.

Dita is perfectly aware that out of all the things she does, most attention is paid to the way she dresses, the way she does her makeup and hair. She has made it her strength and she built a huge portion of her business around it. Think about it – over the years apart from strutting her stuff onstage, Dita was the face of brands such as M.A.C., Cointreau and Perrier, she had her own line of cosmetics, lingerie (there was also a cooperation with Wonderbra if memory serves), stockings (Secrets in Lace), clothes (line of dresses, a cardigan), gloves, sunglasses, perfume, nail kits, and, you know, authored other books (Burlesque/Fetish and the Art of Teese, Dita: Stripteese).

I may have forgotten about something, but this just goes to show how hard-working that woman is!

Now, Dita capitalizes on all the attention around the way she looks, creating a huge book, all about the work she put into transforming herself from Heather Sweet to Dita Von Teese. And spoiler alert: it’s a lot of work.

Dita Von Teese "Your Beauty Mark"

I think the subtitle of the book should be “Ultimate Guide to Dita’s Glamour” because in its majority it’s about Dita Von Teese’s specific look. Make no mistake – this is not a guide to general vintage-inspired look. It’s a guide to her look. You can read how to take care of your body like Dita, how to excercise like Dita, how to do your makeup like Dita, how to do your hair like Dita, etc. etc. If you’re a fan of her particular style, this book should definitely be on your must-read list. And even if you’re not, it’s still, well, inspiring.

Dita Von Teese "Your Beauty Mark"

The book is very much about how to look like Dita, but you can learn other things if you read between the lines. Between the beauty routines there is a tale about unapologetically sticking to the image of yourself that is in your head. It’s reinforced by short interviews with Dita’s friends and collaborators such as Ali Mahdavi, Douglas Little, Gregory Arlt, Sutan Amrull, Catherine Baba, Angelique Noire, Danilo Dixon, Betony Vernon, Suzanne von Aichinger, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Jason Fox. I like these bits – they talk about what glamour means to them and how to incorporate little and big bits of it into your daily life.

Dita Von Teese "Your Beauty Mark"

There is power in transformation, in creating a look for yourself and sticking with it. While reading the book, I was reminded of the countless situations when my corporate day job colleagues noted on my stiletto nails or my preference for strong colors and figure-hugging designs. In this environment, I tend to stand out. And as a showgirl, I like to stand out. I like to be the girl with huge fantastic cleavage, the girl with the highest heels you will see, with red or pink lipstick and claws that could cut you. It’s inspiring for me to read a book by a glamorous eccentric who makes no excuses and no compromises about her look. This is what she likes and she will stick with it. You won’t catch her without her signature red lipstick. So if she can do it, so can I, just the way I want to. And so can you!

Buy your copy of “Your Beauty Mark” here! (affiliate link)

Party like a flapper!

 

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While window-shopping before Christmas, I had a reflection. In mainstream fashion, it seems that New Year’s Eve is the only occasion when wearing sequins is à la mode.

Personally I like to add a little sparkle to all my outfits (and end up unintentionally doing so more often than not… kids, glitter is impossible to get rid of).

The end of the year seems the perfect occasion to go a little decadent – and what’s more decadent than a Great Gatsby-inspired, 1920s-themed outfit? Here you have some inspiration to help you channel your inner flapper:

Rule 1. Show those legs!
Rule 2. Loose waist hides the post-Christmas happy belly (not that it needs to be hidden!)
Rule 3. Make it sparkle!
Rule 4. Sensible heels mean you can dance all night!
Rule 5. Reuse Christmas tree decorations for a fun outfit!

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  1. 1920s Style Paprika & Gold Seven Voyages Beaded Reproduction Flapper Dress, Unique Vintage
  2. 1920s Style Black & Silver Deco Beaded Forster Flapper Dress, Unique Vintage
  3. 1920s Style Blush Geometric Sequin Deco Beaded Flapper Dress, Unique Vintage
  4. Black and Gold Gatsby Art Deco Style Evening Clutch Bag, Vintage Peppercorn, Etsy (basically you need a clutch which is a) sparkly, b) tasseled or c) both)
  5. Ruby Shoo 20s Belle Pumps in Platinum, Top Vintage (these are going to my personal wishlist, too!)
  6. Long Pearl Effect Rope Necklace, Claire’s (hint: you can use faux pearl bead Christmas tree garlands – I do!)
  7. Turban, Partybox (other colors also available but isn’t this silver amazing?!)
  8. 1920s vintage inspired wedding flapper headband, Gatsby Lady, Etsy
  9. Charleston Art Deco Headdress N83, Star Crossed Beauty, Etsy

 

Need some music for your stylish party? Why of course I have some suggestions!

And remember, have fun!

Quick Christmas Wishlist!

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Christmas is right around the corner, so I thought I’d create a quick wishlist (although I’ve already treated myself to two early presents* – everyone knows the best presents are the ones we give ourselves!)

Greta Vintage Store – Burlesque Garter Belt

Why? Several reasons… but mostly why not!

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A ticket to Dita’s Crazy Show at Crazy Horse Paris

What a dream trip it would be! Plus a chance to meet my Parisian showgirl friends!

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Besame Cosmetics Lipstick 

In any colour really… although Noir Red sounds just like the shade for me 🙂

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Rago Open Bottom Girdle 9357

In black, obviously. Worn as a costume rather than underwear, obviously.

Rago Shapewear

A high heel chair

…I’m not even going to try and justify that. I’d pick a different colour scheme though. Maybe something red and black, to fit the rest of the gifts 😀

 

* If you’re curious, this is what I gave myself:

Dita Von Teese “Your Beauty Mark”

Dita Von Teese

Rebel Madness Pure Red Underbust Corset (that just begs for some bedazzling! ^^)

Rebel Madness

(all  product photos taken from original sites, none belong to me and everything was for informational purpose only)

Difficult words to use when talking about why burlesque is, despite the appearances, an intellectual activity (or at least it can be)

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Dedicated to my mom.

Gender

Cultural and social identity associated to one’s biological sex. An object of fear and misuderstanding among heavily Catholic communities. Gender is understood as a sum of personality traits, behaviors, social roles and stereotypes understood as belonging to a given biological sex but not directly resulting from it. Contrary to what one might hear in a Polish church, gender is not endorsing any specific rules or behaviors (especially sexual ones). Gender studies make us wonder why we think of something as feminine or masculine and what are the social consequences of such thinking for us and others.

Camp

Not the summer one and not Kamp! (an excellent music band). Camp is a kind of hipster aesthetic. Something is cool precisely because it’s kitch. Ironically cool. The notion of camp appeared at the times of counter-culture of the 1960s. Accoording to Susan Sontag, who in 1964 published an essay Notes on Camp, the essence of this convention is conscious preferences to that which is clearly artificial, exaggerated. Kitsch may be unconscious, but camp is always premeditated.

Camp is art that proposes itself seriously, but cannot be taken altogether seriously because it is “too much.”

What art is camp? Ballet. Fashion (haute couture!). Glam rock. Drag. And of course burlesque!

Normativity

In the context of burlesque we talk about normative and non-normative body. Normative body is the mainstream body. The one you see on TV, the Internet, on the covers of magazines. The body you think „normal” of in your cultural-social context. Non-normative body is any body that does not fit your standard. Talking about body normativity makes us wonder, what kind of bodies we consider “normal” and what kind of bodies are unusual and deviating from “the norm”.

Performativity

The concept of gender perfomativity appear in Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble. Gender performativity means the the way of contructing one’s gender through play and repetition. Performativeness is then a concept turning our attention to the artificiality of activities highlighting our gender affinity. Such activity is, for example, make up or wearing a particular kind of clothing. It can be talking in a certain way. It can be correcting someone’s behavior as “unbecoming” of a person of specific gender. Gender performativity (like majority of “normsl”) is most evident when it is opposed, e.g. in drag show. Drag culture (here understood as performing as someone of a different gender than one’s own) has a long and rich tradition in theatre, pantomime, opera, later of course in the cinema, TV and contemporary music. Drag queens and kings are people specializing in performances where the idea is to show gender in an exaggerated, comical way.

Interesting fact: I studied American literaturę and I had a course titled „Literature – psychoanalysis – feminism” where we also discussed Butler. The conclusion of this class was „Every gender performance is a bit drag” 

I must admit that this is one of the reasons I like to say I’m a burlesque “performer” – because burlesque for me is a performance.

Subversion

In the considered context (which is gender vs. sex), subversion is behavior or attitude negating the normative opinion on sex, gender or sexuality. Subversive behaviors denounce and undermine gender mechanisms and gender-related stereotypes; they deconstruct established bipolar divisions, androcentrism and heteronormativity (this I will not explain, check it out yourselves). This can be done in two ways – by taking behaviour of gender other than one’s „own” or by exaggerating behavior associated with one’s gender. You can also change the context of a specific behavior or stereotype, e.g. by taking a heteronormative song, film, tradition and embedding it in a queer context.

Third-wave feminism

If the first wave of feminism dealt with the position of women in the legal and educational context (the right to education, the right to vote, the right to own property) and the second in the professional and sexual context (gender equality at work, the right to contraception and abortion), then the third wave of feminism focuses on the importance of such factors as race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economic position in women’s empowerment. The emphasis is put not only on fighting against gender-based violence, fighting for reproductive rights, but also linguistic violence, supporting motherhood, and finally freedom of expression of womanhood. So in a nutshell – a woman does not have to give up make up and high heels to call herself a feminist. She can be a wife and a mother, she can be single, she can work in a corporation, she lead a household and still be a feminist. In the context of burlesque? She can show her body onstage and still be a feminist. She can make her act a performance using camp, using stereotypes associated with what a woman does and how a woman looks and make it a personal manifesto. Or she can just have fun and enjoy her body and her sexuality. And still be a feminist.

“Neo-burlesque performers, like strippers in nightclubs, play out fantasies about a woman, but we should note a significant shift happening in neo-burlesque scene. Firstly, performers working on an act go back to their own fantasis, seek their own alternative femininity. Secondly, these ideas constitute in an audience a kind of meta-fantasy of a self-confident woman who fully accepts her own body and is not ashamed of her sexuality, in other words, is not ashamed to desire and to be desired”

 

(Agata Łuksza, “Corsets, stockings, pasties. Femininity in neo-burlesque”, Tematy z Szewskiej 1(11)/2014, Wrocław)*

*translation mine