Real Life Star Wars Cantina Hits Hollywood

by BILLY GRAY · March 16, 2010

    The burlesque revival might have waned recently. But as many a 50-year old virgin will tell you, Star Wars is forever. Now the Forces have combined at Hollywood's Music Box, as Devil's Playground gives the George Lucas epic the tawdry vaudeville (taudeville?) treatment.

    When you think about it, this isn't such an odd pairing. C-3PO and R2-D2 built their friendship on the sort of pansexual tension on which burlesque thrives. Princess Leia already had her gaudy, risque metal bikini. And it doesn't get much more phallic than a lightsaber.