Star Wars burlesque exists in this scattered places on this big blue marble we live on, but this video reel by the Jaded Vanities burlesque troupe makes an excellent case for this form of interpretative dancing gaining national arts funding. And yes, that case is predicated mostly on Sand Person erotica.

If you're in the Sydney area this week, the show — "The Empire Strips Back" — is being performed at The Vanguard from Wednesday, November 23 to Sunday, November 27.

[Via The Age]