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Watchwomen. A burlesque tribute to the Watchmen by the Peek-A-Boo Revue (probably NSFW). [Via]
posted by homunculus (37 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm not sure whether I'm relived or disappointed that that's the only use of the "Watchmen porn" tag on Monsters and Rockets...
posted by JoanArkham at 6:03 PM on June 8, 2009


Who Watches The Watchwomen?

I don't think you want me to answer that question.
posted by Joe Beese at 6:05 PM on June 8, 2009


The animation at the beginning that exclaims "Let's nerd the fuck out!" pretty much sums that up beautifully.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:07 PM on June 8, 2009


Burlesque Dr. Manhattan is less nude than regular Dr. Manhattan? Come on, burlesque people--go big or go home.
posted by The Tensor at 6:16 PM on June 8, 2009 [6 favorites]


same as in town.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:22 PM on June 8, 2009


ummmmm...where was the blue penis...?

thanks for the link... I'll send it on to the kid and zack....
posted by HuronBob at 6:34 PM on June 8, 2009


"do you think I'd tell you my plans if I thought you could stop me? I came in my pants five minutes ago!"

Ahem.

Sorry.
posted by Artw at 6:35 PM on June 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm thinking that ain't actually Goblin's original "Suspiria". Anyone know whose cover it is?
posted by GeekAnimator at 6:39 PM on June 8, 2009


The number of Watchmen FPPs on Metafilter has surpassed the number of Harry Potter ones. Twelve since the movie adaptation was announced.

Can we just make a subsection of Metafilter for all of this comic/fantasy stuff? I'm not hatin', I'm just sayin'.
posted by inoculatedcities at 6:47 PM on June 8, 2009


uh, wow.
posted by empath at 6:50 PM on June 8, 2009


You ever look at a metafilter link, and think, man I really need to share this with someone and then realize that the only place you can think of that would appreciate it is metafilter?
posted by empath at 6:53 PM on June 8, 2009 [9 favorites]


I must be one of the few people around that finds burlesque usually to be a letdown and in turn uninteresting.
posted by P.o.B. at 7:00 PM on June 8, 2009 [4 favorites]


Dr. Manhattan needs more colloidal silver in her diet if she wants to carry the part. Also, the dancers didn't seem to be having much fun (except for la Com├ędienne, perhaps). I thought was half the draw of burlesque was that the dancers have fun performing.
posted by Decimask at 7:01 PM on June 8, 2009


Yeah, another meh here. They all seemed very stiff and wooden, I kept thinking to myself maybe this is someones friend's project? Sorry, just didn't entertain or titillate me. But, to each their own.
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist at 7:30 PM on June 8, 2009


@P.o.B. I totally agree. I think the re-emergence of burlesque is a fascinating cultural phenomenon, but find it totally uninteresting as a form of entertaining.
posted by dbarefoot at 7:30 PM on June 8, 2009


I thought was half the draw of burlesque was that the dancers have fun performing.

Really? I thought half the draw was that their boyfriends nag you and nag you until you finally relent and attend one of their shows, and sit through an hour of stripping done by girls you met once or twice at like a party or a bar or something, and then get to practice the timeless game of "how diplomatic can I be?" while trying not to Dworkin out about the whole thing in the post-show small talk.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:31 PM on June 8, 2009 [8 favorites]


That was ... surprisingly boring, given what it was. Who knew burlesque could involve so much pretentiousness and so little nakedness?
posted by jacquilynne at 7:41 PM on June 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


On one hand, this was monumentally disappointing

On the other hand, nice costumes!
posted by jtron at 7:48 PM on June 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wow, I'm pretty sure that any decent high-school film club could do better (OK maybe they'd need a little help from the drama kids).
posted by oddman at 8:18 PM on June 8, 2009


I once saw someone use the term "indie-hot." So mean, but so right. Sexuality is something you either have or you don't. You can't sort of half-assedly play at it, wink at it, or "but I'm not a stripper, ew! Those girls are gross and poor!" at it.
posted by drjimmy11 at 8:20 PM on June 8, 2009


Burlesque Dr. Manhattan is less nude than regular Dr. Manhattan?

It was crying out for a blue vagina. And yet, there was none.
posted by vibrotronica at 8:21 PM on June 8, 2009


Laughably bad music to accompany utterly disinterested performers.
posted by Scoo at 8:40 PM on June 8, 2009


This was pretty bad. I'd rather see a roller derby tribute to Watchmen.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:49 PM on June 8, 2009 [6 favorites]


I wouldn't say they were disinterested; they were probably keeping serious faces for effect. It can be hard to *not* crack up.

(and let's not get into the ol' "burlesque = fancy stripping" canard again.)
posted by divabat at 9:04 PM on June 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


That was bad. Not even funny bad. Just bad. And I am not a Watchman fan.



Just bad.
posted by paddysat at 9:14 PM on June 8, 2009


This cake has way too much cheese in it.
posted by loquacious at 9:27 PM on June 8, 2009


That was bad. Not even funny bad. Just bad.

I guess it was slightly better than 300. Maybe.

Oh, you meant the revue.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:38 PM on June 8, 2009


let's not get into the ol' "burlesque = fancy stripping" canard again.

I thought stripping was just postmodern burlesque, actually.
posted by rokusan at 10:22 PM on June 8, 2009 [4 favorites]


It's like drag, but with real ladies!
posted by Artw at 10:39 PM on June 8, 2009 [3 favorites]


Couldn't make it to the end which, considering a) It's Watchmany b) The ladeez I'm actually pretty shocked by.

I think Alan Moore's Curse On Watchmen missed its target...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:21 AM on June 9, 2009


I really expected "Dr. Manhattan" to be wearing a big old blue floppy strap on.

Did anyone else notice that in the movie he always had underwear on in the love scenes? Totally nude otherwise. I figure it was to avoid an nc-17?
posted by idiopath at 2:48 AM on June 9, 2009


The robot strippers were very nice, but I was hoping for humans.
posted by tommasz at 4:14 AM on June 9, 2009


WTF internet.... W.T.F.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 5:56 AM on June 9, 2009


MegoSteve: "...a roller derby tribute to Watchmen."

Geez, I'd never intended it as such, but my boutfit is kinda Dr. Manhattan-y. Maybe I should change my name to "Dr. ManHittin'"?
posted by nicepersonality at 6:18 AM on June 9, 2009


I guess it was slightly better than 300. Maybe.

Wait, there's a burlesque of 300? Oh, no girls?
posted by From Bklyn at 6:45 AM on June 9, 2009


Well, looks like the hipsters have discovered Rule 63. There's a whole LJ comm devoted to Rule 63 Watchmen, of course.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:10 AM on June 9, 2009


hrmmm...

The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"... and I'll look down and whisper "No."

that's just my way of saying that this vid was poo.
posted by I, Credulous at 8:40 AM on June 9, 2009


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