Last night Burlesque had its LA première but rather than talking about the film, all anyone could talk about was the slightly bizarre choice of clothes worn by the stars on the red carpet.
Burlesque stars newly single Christina Aguilera and the legendary Cher. Christina chose to wear a rather demure full length green dress, whereas Cher went for something altogether far more revealing – a low cut, short black dress with fish nets.
The films tells the story of Ali Rose, played by Christina, who is a girl from a small town, who comes to LA in order to make all her dreams come true. She gets a job in The Burlesque Lounge, as a watiress where Tess (Cher) is the proprietor and head-line act.
Ali is drawn to the world of burlesque, with the help of a dancer colleague Georgia, played by Julianne Hough, sister of Derek who is close friends with old Chezza Cole.
It is written and directed by Steve Antin. Christina sings 8/10 songs on the soundtrack and Cher does the other two. Christina and Cher grew close during filming, Christina had this to say about their relationship:
” She gave me so much advice, both personally and professionally,
” She didn’t even have to open her mouth. She is just such an incredible presence and person.
“Been there and done everything before any of us came along. I admire and respect that truly.”
Awwww. So, will it be any good? The music should be good, at least.
Burlesque is released on Novemeber 24th.