I am however, highlighting the bellydancing in this movie. There is a scene in the movie where there is an absolutely beautiful girl in a bellydance costume supposedly bellydancing. Well, she aint. Now I'm all about artistic interpretation but come on, you gotta draw the line somewhere, no? Call it what it is. Turns out the dancer in the movie is Tracy Phillips an actress/dancer/choreographer with her strong suit in burlesque dancing. Burlesque when done right can be quite a show and I'm sure Ms. Phillips is amazing at it. In fact I can tell she is because there is a lot of burlesque in her so called "bellydance scene". Well I'm just getting up on my soap box to say that it's not bellydance -- in case any of you were wondering. In bellydancing, you don't lie on the floor and in a skirt do leg raises. You just don't.
If you want to see the dancing I'm talking about for yourself watch the video added on this post.
I suppose I was the silly one for even hoping for real bellydancing in a big hollywood movie.
Remember I said this was a true story? If you're curious like me, here is a link to an interview with the woman who was the real bellydancer in this situation, her name is Carol Shannon.
I'd love to hear and read your thoughts on this! Let me know what you think.