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Wink and a Smile, A

A film by Deirdre Timmons

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An intoxicating mix of private yearnings and public spectacle, A Wink and a Smile follows ten “ordinary” women who do something extraordinary – learn the art of burlesque dancing and striptease.

As captured in this revealing and acclaimed documentary, a homemaker, a doctor, an opera singer, a taxidermist, a college student and five other women join the American revival of burlesque, where performance art and showgirl spectacle crash head-over-heels into a on-stage display of glamour and sensuality – a world where many want to go, but very few dare.

Featuring burlesque star Miss Indigo Blue.

What the Critics are Saying

"A quest for sexy self-discovery." - The New York Times

"Electrifying! Artful and subversive." - Los Angeles Times

"Highly entertaining and eye-opening! An old-fashioned post-modern hoot!" - Variety

"Colorful...outrageous performances!" - The Oregonian

" Revealing and genuinely erotic!" -

"This breathtaking doc just might be the sexy feel-good flick of the year." - Spout

"Endearingly bawdy! A window into the tantalizing world of contemporary burlesque."
- Flavorpill

"Lighthearted and humorous, but also an affirmation of the physical and emotional liberation the women realize as they explore and reveal their inner vamp and revel in their sexuality." -

Recommended Reading

Burlesque and the Art of the Teese/Fetish and the Art of the Teese by Dita von Teese

Burlesque and the New Bump-n-Grind by Michelle Baldwin

Pin-up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, & Popular Culture by Maria Elena Buszek


See details about this film's theatrical run

Miss Indigo Blue

Features and Specifications

Bonus materials:

  • Director Interview
  • Bonus Scenes
  • Burlesque Photo Gallery
  • & More!

Format: DVD
Release Year: 2009
Running Time: 90 minutes
Color: Color
Language: English

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