Dita Von Teese’s Opium Den: Consuming Problematic Media

My partner recently surprised me with tickets to see Dita Von Teese’s Burlesque: Strip, Strip, Hooray!, purported to be a revue of high production-value, best-of-the-best burlesque performed by Dita and a cast of striptease superstars. Though I’d never seen Dita in person before, many of the supporting cast were performers I had seen in the past (and some I’d even performed with), and I could confirm that the show would be epic. As a burlesque performer myself, the chance to see so many talented artists in one night was just as exciting for its educational value as for its...

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