In news that will shock and appall connoisseurs of fine cinema the world over, Cher has labelled Burlesque a “horrible” movie. Consider my heart broken. The Golden Globe-nominated story of a pretty young thing (played by acting great Christina Aguilera) making it in the cutthroat world of erotic dancing was a moderate box office hit in 2010 and has since become something of a cult classic.
But the 67-year-old sex symbol didn’t hold back when asked about the film in a recent interview. “It could have been a much better film,” she admitted. “It was always sad that it was not a good film.” The reason for its apparent shortcomings? Cher pins the blame on Steve Antin, calling him a ”really terrible director”. She also believes her character was one-dimensional. “In Burlesque, which was horrible, I had no love interest,” she complains.
“Had it been shorter, it would have squeaked by and been a really good popcorn movie,” is the legendary diva’s final verdict. Cher’s entitled to her opinion but I’ve watched Burlesque a dozen times and keep going back for more. She is right about one thing. Where was her love interest? Tess was way too sexy to be single!
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[Via The Guardian].