A world famous burlesque dancer says she is ‘incredibly excited’ to feature in the debut movie by comic book legend Alan Moore.
Khandie Khisses, of Aylesbury, appears as a dancer in short film Jimmy’s End, which was released on the internet this week.
Moore’s stories have been turned into countless Hollywood films including Watchmen, V For Vendetta and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
The writer has famously criticised every big screen adaption of his work and Jimmy’s End is his first movie script.
The burlesque-inspired 30-minute film was shot over three days in August.
All the action takes place in Moore’s hometown of Northampton at the St James’s End working mens club.
It stars actor Darrell D’Silva as James, who is described as ‘trying to lose himself’ when he walks through the doors of the back street club late one night.
Khandie, real name Emma Rees, appears in a number of scenes dressed in burlesque attire and can be heard laughing. Her character is called Beryl.
She said: “It’s a bit different. It’s a bit David Lynch and you have to watch the film to pick up on the subtlety. You have to pay close attention and each person seems to discover different things.”
She describes Moore as ‘infinitely cool’, saying: “Nothing phases him and he speaks really calmly. He was lovely.”
It is hoped Jimmy’s End will eventually become part of a feature film.
Since it was released at www.jimmysend.com Khandie has been contacted by a number of agents looking to represent her in the movie business.
She is considering a number of potential film projects, but stresses they are still in the very early stages.
Khandie has performed for tens of thousands of people in countries from Australia to Germany, starred in shows in Paris, and is consistently voted in the world’s burlesque top 30 through an annual survey of 20,000 enthusiasts.
Her routines have included being dressed in Victorian-style burlesque costumes and in a gorilla costume – a play on the concept that ‘beauty killed the beast’
She also had a special mermaid’s costume created for her, along with breathing apparatus, so she can perform underwater.
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