“They weren’t educated, they came from terrible circumstances and they were poor,” director Leslie Zemeckis (wife of Robert) says of some of the women she interviewed for her film, Behind the Burly Q. The documentary takes a look at the history of American burlesque through interviews with the dancers, comics and crew of the era. It airs on Showtime at 8 p.m. March 31. Script sat down with Zemeckis to get the skinny on the founding mothers and fathers of the America’s burlesque movement.
Trailer for Behind the Burly Q: