Wednesday, May 18, 2011

MV: Burlesque

2010 - Burlesque

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue.


I should wash your mouth out with Jägermeister.
  • Jägermeister = Jägermeister is a German 70-proof liquer made with herbs and spices
So cool and statuesque
  • statuesque = tall and beautiful
Who does a girl have to flirt with to get from here to up there?
  • to flirt = to behave in a way that shows a sexual attraction for someone but is not meant to be taken seriously
You got that balloon payment due on the first.
  • balloon payment = a final payment that is much larger than any earlier payment made on a debt
I took the liberty of making breakfast.
  • to take the liberty of ... = you do something without asking for permission to do it.
Swarovski bustier, that's for the third number.
  • bustier = a tight piece of clothing that covers the upper part of a woman's body and that is worn by itself or under other clothes
Well, no, just the way you're gazing after her.
  • to gaze = to look at someone or something in a steady way and usually for a long time
I don't get why everyone's having a conniption.
  • conniption = {slang} behavior that shows that you are suddenly very angry, upset, etc
And then you've got some iffy qualities.
  • iffy = having many uncertain or unknown qualities or conditions : not certain
But you've never been a phony.
  • phony = (person) not honest or sincere : saying things that are meant to deceive people
I will not be upstaged by some slut!
  • upstaged = to take attention away from (someone or something else, such as another performer)
That is tragique.
  • tragique = [French] tragic = involving very sad or serious topics
Yea high.
  • Yea high = "this high"
I don't think she has a choice. She's going under.
  • to go under = to fail : to not succeed
We're gonna have to auction off everything.
  • to auction = a public sale at which things are sold to the people who offer to pay the most
I crossed the line.
  • to cross the line = to go beyond what is proper or acceptable

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