- Boston staged a Burlesque Marathon- 8 hours of burlesque to give folks a taste of the real burlesque community on the eve of the movie opening.
- The brilliant
San FranciscoLos Angeles performer and producer Sparkly DevilPenny Starr Jr [whoops, Sparkly just reposted it- Penny thunk it up!] suggested using the Twitter hash-tag #Burlesque on the day of the movie premiere, to post about our shows, people in the community etc. so when folks look up burlesque on Twitter, they'll find us.
- Lots of folks are planning on flyering movie attendees to let them know that burlesque exists in their community, not just on the movie screen.
It is important to note that despite the filmmakers claims that they shied away from the nudity so they wouldn't get an R rating, it is very possible to correctly represent burlesque and not offend the censors, even on television. This season of Castle had a great burlesque episode with accurate costumes and dancing, the only innacuracy was the spacious gorgeous New York burlesque club. Though maybe we'll be getting that next year with the reopening of the Slipper Room?