Beth B. takes us into the 21st century underground, revealing a secret world where cutting-edge performers are taking hold of a taboo art form: burlesque. Exposed, co-produced by NYWIFT member Sandra Schulberg, has been lauded by Jeanette Catsoulis (The New York Times) and many other critics.
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Exposed is satire. It's parody. It's a populist blend of art and entertainment that gives new meaning to the word "transgression." Featuring performances by Rose Wood, Julie Atlas Muz, Mat Fraser, Dirty Martini, Bunny Love, Bambi the Mermaid, World Famous *Bob* & Tigger, these artists use their nakedness to transport beyond the last sexual and social taboos.
Combining physical comedy and politics with a "fly-on-the-wall" camera method spanning several years, Exposed takes us through rehearsals, private struggles and triumphs and an extraordinary world that pushes us to examine our inhibitions. Ancient moral, religious and sexual shibboleths are seen from new perspectives, and a new generation of the cultural avant-garde comes to light. Besides being funny and moving, this film is a strong statement about human rights, LGBT equality, rights of the disabled and freedom of expression.
Exposed is "likely to blow the cobwebs off any preconceptions viewers may have about gender, sexuality, empowerment and the body." — TIME Magazine
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Mar. 25, 2014