For those in the know, there is a walk-on-the-wild side burlesque club tucked away in Hollywood called Forty Deuce: its name and style pay homage to the glamour days of New York's 42nd Street. The women are sexy, empowered, and their energy is impossible to resist. These are not the performers of modern-day clubs, but trained, professional dancers from a bygone era. In a four-part original series is directed by Zalman King ("Nine 1/2 Weeks," "Red Shoe Diaries"), enter the exclusive world of Ivan Kane and the private lives of this nightlife visionary, his wife and business partner Champagne Suzy, and his dancers - including popular headliner Carolina Cerisola - as Kane aspires to open a new club in Las Vegas' celebrated Mandalay Bay.Written by
When you watch a show like this, you do it for one reason only: the dances. You want to see these women move, give it their all, entertain, drive you crazy and do it on a groovy tune. Sadly, there isn't enough of that in the show. You see their struggles, you see glimpses of their costumes and dances, but you never hear the music played in the club, you never see a full dance. I get why: go down to the club if you want to see it. But sadly I live in Europe and it's not like I got a private jet in the backyard to fly to Hollywood or Vegas. The show's got a great vibe and soundtrack, but the editing is too fast for me. You never see any long shots and this makes it hard to get into the story. Yes, it has a great soundtrack, yes it's a great story to follow but no, you don't get what you're expecting. It feels more like an appetizer instead of the promised meal.
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