Satan’s Angel: Queen of the Fire Tassels
Directed by Joshua Dragotta (USA, 2012, 72') ANTEPRIMA NAZIONALE
Saturday 3rd November
Cinema Lumière, via Azzo Gardino 65/a
Satan's Angel is a legend among burlesque dancers. Her legacy is filled with San Francisco counter culture, Las Vegas stage door Johnnies, and a sexuality she refused to closet. Angel has amassed four decades worth of fascinating, colorful, and riveting stories as she's traveled the globe performing the art of burlesque. This unique film documents her love for the craft and preservation of burlesque as well as her love for her life partner Vic.
Lesbian burlesque star Satan's Angel has been setting nightclubs ablaze with her legendary flaming tassel act from the early '60s to today. Now 68, Angel Walkerrecounts her childhood, affairs with movie stars and battles with addiction. Both a raucous look at the history of burlesque (featuring legends like Dixie Evans and Kitten Natividad) and a tender tale of love between Angel and her devoted girlfriend Vic, you won't want to miss a moment of Satan's Angel's sexy life story.