Ep. 12 DITA VON TEESE
Release Date: 06/15/2018
"Only mediocrity is safe from ridicule. Dare to be different".
She's "The Queen of Burlesque", an American vedette, burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur, singer and actress. She's a 'glamour evangelist' and repopularized burlesque performance after creating a persona modeled on Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Page. She has no problem with being "objectified" and challenges the misconception that "it's what's on the inside that counts". With Dita, it's very much what's on the outside that counts.
It's a perspective I really struggled to understand until I looked deeper into her ten words. This show is as much a personal journey into my understanding of what makes her tick, as much as it is a show about a truly remarkable, unique and complex woman.
Is packaging everything? Is she real? Fake? Or does the self-created persona she loves so deeply really have a deeper purpose?
Let's find out...