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Monday, March 23, 2009

Dita Von Teese on Pussycat Dolls Pseudo-Burlesque

pussycat dollsDITA Von Teese was glad when the Pussycat Dolls stopped performing as a burlesque act and became a pop group instead.

The burlesque star and former wife of Marilyn Manson said that the Don't Cha hit-makers, led by Nicole Scherzinger, sanitized the dance form.

She said: "It's really great they decided to become a pop group and they've left the pseudo-burlesque alone.

"It drives me crazy when groups like the Pussycat Dolls try to sanitize and take away the sexual and nudity aspects of burlesque."

She added: "I'm sorry, but if you're not up there taking your clothes off and dancing around in pasties and a G-string, it's not burlesque.

"It can be cabaret, or it can be cute and funny and retro-showgirly, but it's not burlesque.

"They were strippers, and that's the way it was."

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