Beth B, Bunny Love (Artist)
Exposed takes us around New York’s alternative burlesque scene as director Beth B portrays eight innovative performers, masters of their trade, who celebrate their nakedness on stage. They talk about the empowerment of the body, the rejection of any kind of label and the wish for an end to sexual binarities. In the process, they transgress sexual taboos and dismantle moral, religious and sexual conventions. Using techniques from satire to comedy to parody – always provocative and sometimes downright shocking – the performers challenge established notions of normality in their own inimitable way. For a period of several years, Beth B accompanied the artists in their private lives, at rehearsals, during preparations and at the actual performances. Before and after the film Bunny Love will persorm a neo-burlesque show.
In cooperation with: Schauspielhaus Dortmund
Beth B exploded onto the New York film scene in the late 70s after receiving her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1977. During her career, Beth B has produced over thirty films within the narrative, documentary and experimental genres. Her work has been shown at the Sundance Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Berlinale, Locarno Film Festival and in galleries and museums such as MoMA, the Whitney Biennial, the Tate Modern and the Centre Pompidou. Her films have been the subject of retrospectives at London’s National Film Theatre, the Danish Film Institute, the Montreal Film Festival and Lisbon’s Nucleo Dos Cineastas Independentes. Beth B’s work challenges society’s conventions, embraces the underdog and focuses on social issues and human rights
Films by Beth B (Selection)
Exposed 2013 | Breathe In/Breathe Out 2000 | Visiting Desire 1996 | Two Small Bodies 1994 | Salvation! 1987 | Vortex 1983 | The Trap Door 1981 | The Offenders 1980
Bunny Love (Artist)
Bunny Love grew up in the sultry city of New Orleans with bourbon in her baby bottle and bump n’ grind music in her head. As a young girl she heard the call of the stage and she answered, making her way to New York City to study theater and dance. In New York she expierenced the gambit from classical theater to the avant garde, until finally discovering that what she really likes best is creating her own works for theater, film and nightclubs. Bunny Love can be seen at a multitude of burlesque venues in New York City. Her films have been screened on various Festivals.