Temple of Boobs: An Indiana Jones Burlesque | Gorilla Tango Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Fridays. Continues through Dec. 16 2011

Where's the sleaze? Sure, cast members strip in this Geek Girls Burlesque parody of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but they're so good-humored, goofy, and, yes, geeky, about it that it doesn't always register as sexy, let alone dirty. There's little to make a man want to slip in unnoticed and scrunch down low in his seat. Still, fun compensates for the lack of depravity. Though the stripping routines can get repetitive (turn away, unbuckle bra, turn back with breasts coyly covered), they're always energetic—even dancerly. All of the leads have great stage presence and some acting chops. And "Sadie Hotkins" is an unmitigated knockout as Indiana Jones. Which is a problem, when you think about it. As much as I appreciated Hotkins's looks, I couldn't help but notice that she occupies the top rung of an anatomical hierarchy where traditional beauty equals virtue. And on the bottom rung? Well, the comic villain is played by a fat girl. —Tony Adler

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