August 05, 2010 02:16:49 GMT
A small-town girl vows to perform on the stage of The Burlesque Lounge one day, but it is not easy to convince people that she is qualified enough.
A day after a teaser trailer for "Burlesque" was released, the full trailer has been premiered. It follows Christina Aguilera's Ali who moves to Los Angeles and then lands a job as a cocktail waitress in The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater headlined by Cher's Tess.
Vowing that she will perform on the stage of The Burlesque Lounge one day, Ali tries to convince everyone that she has the required quality but nobody wants to believe her. That's all until she insists auditioning in front of Tess and Stanley Tucci's Sean, a sharp-witted stage manager.
Ali's spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur, played by Eric Dane, arrives with an enticing proposal. In the meantime, she builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician.
"People think burlesque shows are rooted in some overtly sexual striptease with G-strings and pasties. But originally it was parody entertainment meant for the middle classes that was provocative, funny and always based in comedy. That's not to say the movie isn't really sexy. But it's PG-13 sexy," director Steve Antin told USA Today how his film will be. The drama musical will hit U.S. theaters on November 24.