The Velvet Hammer Burlesque (2004)

The Velvet Hammer Burlesque
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 24mins.
Genres Documentary, Interview
Keywords behind the scenes, performance
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Augusta Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Augusta Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Augusta Producer n/a 3 3000001
Augusta Director n/a 2 2000001
Don Spiro Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Augusta Editor n/a 172 7000001
Anthony Sunseri Original Music Music 120838 8000004
Kristian Hoffman Original Music Music 120838 8000003
Eban Schletter Original Music Music 120838 8000002
The Millionaire Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Linda Martini Actor n/a 1 1000012
Kate Valentine Actor n/a 1 1000011
Hope Urban Actor n/a 1 1000005
Halle Pickering Actor n/a 1 1000004
Rita D'Albert Actor n/a 1 1000003
Michelle Carr Actor n/a 1 1000002
Pleasant Gehman Actor n/a 1 1000006
Selene Luna Actor n/a 1 1000007
Dionne Barens Actor n/a 1 1000010
Melissa Duke Actor n/a 1 1000009
Annie Sperling Actor n/a 1 1000008
Teri Geary Actor n/a 1 1000001
For three years, filmmaker Augusta faithfully followed The Velvet Hammer Burlesque troupe from city to city, documenting sold-out performances, auditions, and rehearsals. Highlights include the dancers as they transform from sweat suit-clad chorines into sequined burlesque queens, as the San Diego Vice Squad check the girls' costumes for 'decency', to Kitten De Ville capturing the title of Miss Exotic World 2002. With live footage, candid interviews with the cast and recreated vignettes that recall the hey-day of burlesque, the documentary literally undresses a uniquely cultural phenomenon, the American folk art known as Burlesque, capturing the very essence of The Velvet Hammer.