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Disney's acquisition of all things Star Wars has some fans in a lather at the prospect of new films set in the Lucasverse. Here at Vulture South, The Reg's Australian outpost, some are in a lather for an entirely different reason, namely the return of the revue Star Wars Burlesque: The Empire Strips Back. The show's creator …


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  1. Thorne


    C3PO with boobs is just sad.....

    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: Sad

      May I ask Why? The original artwork for New Hope had a very feminine C3PO. So nothing particularly offensive about that.

      Otherwise, the dancing (both in terms of choreography and execution) is pretty lousy. It is a burlesque all right - but a burlesque from the worst days of this genre when adding a few t*ts and some stripping was supposed to make anything funny. Definitely not burlesque at this level: (by the way, Google sticks MSFT sufrace advert to this video at least for me which is hilarious in itself).

      1. Vehlin

        Re: Sad

        It's still better than The Phantom Menace however.

        1. ukgnome Silver badge

          Re: Sad

          I read that as phantom menstrate

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Sad

        "when adding a few t*ts and some stripping ..."

        That's a bad thing?!!?!!!??!

        1. Darryl

          Re: Sad

          "when adding a few t*ts and some stripping ..."

          That's a bad thing?!!?!!!??!

          Would've helped The Phantom Menace...

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Sad

            Quote: "Would've helped The Phantom Menace..."

            Helped it by making it more tolerable - yes. IMHO it would taken a whole mountain of t*ts to do so, but ... yes... it is possible... Jar Jar Binks head appearing from under a mountain of t*ts and... Not particularly appetizing but probably more watchable. Once...

            Making it funnier however - not so much. Even good Burlesque is not particularly funny (unless you are seriously hammered). Just watch Cabaret for a good example.

      3. Killraven

        Re: Sad

        I have to disagree. This is striptease without the stripping, and a pretty pathetic attempt at teasing as well. Nothing but a bit of writhing around to less than mediocre soundtrack and lightshow. Burlesque, at least, has an element of art and entertainment (remember, burlesque also featured stand-up comedy and other non-stripping acts).

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This thread is useless...

    Without pics ! Although I'll let the Thorne option pass me by.

    1. Thorne

      Re: This thread is useless...

      Why do you need pics when the story came with video

      Mrs Fett is pretty flexible

  3. Mondo the Magnificent

    I had no idea..

    ..that Wookies had tails... or boobies....

  4. Ketlan


    Just mental.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Yeah, about the only memorable "kick-off"

      Never before have I seen the day-long flight to Oz from here as a good thing but now it seems like a cordon sanitaire

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The obvious comment...

    ...May the force be with you!

    Sorry, couldn't resist!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Copy editor here...

      "May the farce be with you"

  6. LaeMing Silver badge

    Definitely an alternate universe.

    Where there is presumably only one man in the entire galaxy.

    1. LaeMing Silver badge

      Hmmm. Now I think of it.

      Yes, they should have got some beefcake to play 'Prince Liam' amongst all the women.

      That would be parody!

  7. frank ly Silver badge

    A travesty

    That Wookieerotica magazine doesn't have any wookies in it. False advertising? (I'm glad I saw it via El Reg instead of ordering a copy in good faith.)

  8. Best Before:

    Bobba Fett...

    Will never look the same to me again!

    Have to agree with one of the posters above it's a fairly sub-standard burlesque show..

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Aren't you a little pert for a Stormtrooper?


    1. Intractable Potsherd Silver badge
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      Re: Aren't you a little pert for a Stormtrooper?

      Very good!!! The only thing worthwhile about the whole show :-)

  10. Matt Bryant Silver badge

    Is nothing sacred?

    Think of the children, etc, etc. Of course, the more jaded might wonder if Carrie Fisher's outing in the gold bikini wasn't an effort to sex-up the franchise.

  11. Efros

    Restraining Order

    A pound to a pinch of shit that Disney will slap a restraining order on this. Looking at it, they probably should, just as a service to taste.

  12. Avatar of They
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    I like it

    Darth vader with that body in skin tight PVC outfit, can't see a problem personally.

    Anyway, where can I get one of those light sabers...

  13. Def Silver badge


    Not Safe For Work - because you'll never live down the shame if your colleagues catch you watching something that dire.

    1. Aaron Em

      Re: Presumably

      No kidding! Less gimmick, more practice next time


  14. Arachnoid
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    The dark side never appealed to me before but now..... where do I sign!

  15. Simon Cresswell

    Is that a lightsaber in your pocket...

    ...well you know the rest.

    Sorry. So very sorry.

  16. Godwhacker


    Depends if you've got the authority to decide where your desk is, darling. Also, is this news?

  17. Prof Denzil Dexter

    Waste of time!

    Just sent people out on errands to watch this. not worth the effort.

    Still, coffee is on its way :D

  18. TheOtherHobbes

    Will there be

    a Disney version?

  19. Bob Sanders
    Paris Hilton

    Would JarJar be called JugJug?

    Play(boy)mobil version might be needed.

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Where is R2D2?

    Where is R2D2? i bet that tuskan raider has restrained him.

  21. Richard Scratcher


    That's no moon!

  22. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @ Richard Scratcher

    ( o )( o ) <===== Like this you mean.

    (El Reg - Insert Jub covers above.

    1. BorkedAgain


      ...I think Mr Scratcher had it right first time. Mind you, what you had was no moon either...

  23. Spoddyhalfwit

    I've always fancied a trip down wookey hole

  24. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh so many

    C3PO with boobs? Logical progression if Anakin Skywalker had kept working on C3PO until his teens.

    There's a "Han shot first" joke in there somewhere.

    These are the droids I'm looking for!

  25. Bigpatc
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    I'm ready to give in to the Dark Side

    That Darth PVC has an open invitation to check out my LightSaber(tm)...

  26. Arachnoid
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    Who needs a Death Star to subdue the rebellion with troopers looking like that

  27. Cliff

    Coming next...

    Thelma and Louise Burlesque Show

    Pointless crossover gimmicks poison innovation

  28. Field Marshal Von Krakenfart

    Stormtrooper cup size????

    Is it R2D2?

  29. Fibbles

    Sorely tempted to get my other half a gold bikini for Christmas. If she finds out it's from Star Wars though I may not survive the winter...

    Also, el reg posts a saucy Star Wars vid to make Monday a little more bearable and you lot complain that it isn't cannon? Who are you people and what have you done with the usual commentards?

  30. chris lively
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    Maybe, a group that has decent dancing skills would be interested to take up the concept. Either the editing on the preview was crap or they just didn't have anything to work with.

  31. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    SHould have been LESS suitable for work.

    Apart from that, I thought it was fun.

  32. Marketing Hack Silver badge

    Are they going to bring in Mistress Yoda for some midget action?

    OK, I'll go to my corner now....

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  34. Charybdis

    This show was brilliant

    I saw the show on May the 4th 2012 (which was awesome), so am very happy it will be returning.

    The Batman Follies show has also already toured , but the Star Wars show was significantly better


    And as cliched as it is, the Slave Leia performance was spectacular....For the record, that woman writhes like a snake on stage, and has the most amazing...err...eyes.....


  35. Richard 15


    The ladies are cute, the costumes are nice, but the dancing sub-par and the music sucks bantha crap.

  36. fawlty

    Ye Gods...

    What next? Mondays are getting worse.

  37. TimChuma
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    Saw this earlier in the year, was great.

    $75 a pop and they managed to sell out two nights at the 1000 seat Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne. Plus other dates in Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide. It is not the first time the show has run either. I liked the part where all three levels of the theatre yelled out "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

    Lots of gender re-assignment due to the sausage party of the Star Wars universe. Two Leia routines and a sexy Darth Vader.

    There was some partial nudity in the show from the Imperial Guard routine with her booty dance, she was very intimidating.

    NSFW photos from the show I went to

    Not sure how this book is going to go though, a friend reckons they will be destroyed by Disney lawyers

    NSFW book preview

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