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"Getting Naked" tells the story of current-day burlesque in New York City through the on and off-stage lives of several performers.
"Getting Naked" tells the story of current-day burlesque in New York City through the on and off-stage lives of several performers.
379 backers pledged $44,636 to help bring this project to life.

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"Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story" is a feature documentary on the current burlesque revival in New York City. It follows five inspiring performers both on and off-stage, each of whom chose to break free from lives of constraint to lives of liberation. Whether it was a drone existence in a dead end job, or a near-death experience in Hurricane Katrina, these brave women all found burlesque and never looked back.

Gal Friday
Gal Friday

As one dancer in the film says, "When I do burlesque I can be sexy, I can be ugly, I can be gorgeous, stupid or funny. I can be anything I want to be when I get on stage, and it's magical."

Hazel Honeysuckle
Hazel Honeysuckle

After 4 years of documenting these dancers, both on-stage and in their most intimate relationships, principal photography is complete. Now we need funds for post-production: editing, archival, music, color-correction and audio mixing.

We have a stellar post-production team waiting in the wings, but we cannot move forward without funding.

That's where YOU come in. Help us cross the finish line to complete a film that will not only titillate, but will challenge our views of beauty and nudity.

See what The Huffington Post is saying about GETTING NAKED: A BURLESQUE STORY 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-burlesque-documentary-shows-just-how-powerful-getting-naked-can-be_561fe2a0e4b050c6c4a4b532?bc0x80k9

Perle Noire
Perle Noire

Here's another article from The Huffington Post featuring director James Lester and Getting Naked performer, Perle Noire:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eliza-sankargorton/burlesque-is-back-and-here-is-what-you-need-to-know-about-it_b_7176112.html

Darlinda Just Darlinda
Darlinda Just Darlinda

"Getting Naked" has the honor and privilege to have the support and labor of countless talented performers & crew and some incredible organizations. We have a really special film here, ready to be born. We are thrilled to have your support!

Watch our 30-second trailer on YouTube:

For more information on Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story go to our website: gettingnakedthemovie.com

Minnie Tonka, photo by Clint Hild
Minnie Tonka, photo by Clint Hild
Backstage with Jezebel Express
Backstage with Jezebel Express
Gal Friday, photo by Don Spiro
Gal Friday, photo by Don Spiro

Risks and challenges

While all filmmaking comes with risks, I am happy to say we have captured the vast majority of the footage needed to complete "Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story."

Now we move into post-production. As an editor in film and broadcast television for ten years, I can assure you this film will be completed with the best "post" team at the highest quality!

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    THE HIGH FIVE

    You'll get a HIGH FIVE when you see James, Frank, or Kristin in person, our GRATITUDE, and we'll include your name on our website's supporters page.

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    At $25, this donation is just right.

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    THE BENCHMARK

    Enjoy a ridiculously entertaining night at the Slipper Room Show: Glitter Gutter. You'll receive two tickets on us!

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    THE COLLECTOR

    You'll get a LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY of the completed film*, our GRATITUDE, a HIGH FIVE, a SHOUT OUT, and your name on our website's supporters page.

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    THE CRITERION

    At this donation level, we will include your name in a personal thank you CREDIT at the end of the film. You will also receive a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the completed film*, our GRATITUDE, a HIGH FIVE, a SHOUT OUT, and your name on our website's supporters page.

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    THE VIP

    Curious about burlesque? Join Gal Friday, Darlinda Just Darlinda, or Minnie Tonka for a workshop. Learn how to shake what your momma gave ya!

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    THE TASSEL TWIRLER

    You can own a dazzling set of custom PASTIES and a bedazzled G-STRING made by Miss Minnie Tonka!

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    THE HOT DATE

    Let us reserve a table for two and an evening of burlesque at the elegant Duane Park. Hot dancers and cool Jazz accompany the 3-course dinner.

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    THE PRODUCER

    Host your very own private BURLESQUE SHOW featuring NYC's best of the best, including PERFORMERS FROM THE SHOW. To be held in a New York venue with host and DJ.

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    THE ROAD WARRIOR

    You'll get a personal SCREENING OF THE FILM for you and an audience, followed by an IN-PERSON Q&A with director James Lester (Additional fees may apply according to venue and location).

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    THE EXECUTIVE

    Whoa! Support like this calls for an Executive Producer CREDIT, a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the completed film*, our GRATITUDE, a HIGH FIVE, and a SHOUT OUT.

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