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Dita Von Teese: "In My Sexual Fantasies, Things Are Not Politically Correct"

Anyone that has spent more than few nights carousing Fort Lauderdale's retro-centric bars has undoubtedly encountered one of the area's many burlesque troupes. In 2014, the style of striptease popularized in the '40s is hotter than ever. For that (and the barrage of secondhand glitter you may experience at a show), you can thank model, actress, designer, and most importantly, burlesque star Dita Von Teese.

Von Teese was at the forefront of the neo-burlesque movement in the early '90s and has since developed into the form's greatest champion, conservationist, and performer. The curvaceous brunette idealizes the glamour and panache of burlesque. She appears like an actualization of a Vargas painting or the nose art of a B-52. Von Teese has earned the adoration of fans the world over and will be bringing her critically lauded variety show, Strip Strip Hooray, to Revolution on April 10 and 11.

New Times spoke with the charming Von Teese about everything from originality in burlesque to what defines feminism in her line of work.

See also: Hurly Burly Burlesque Is Hairy Men in Thongs (Video)

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