As Covid-19 continues, we can still update our lingerie style choices from home. Fashion Inspiration can come from anywhere, especially films. So, while you’re stuck at home working, watching the kids, or working on self-care, below are a few films where lingerie and female empowerment take center stage:
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Inspired by the true story of one of America’s most famous pin-up stars. Bettie Page is an innocent girl who moves to the big apple to start a career as an actress/model after having several traumatic life experiences. She soon becomes a pin up and fetish model. A career which brings her fame, controversy and black lingerie.
Ali Rose (Christina Aguilera) is a down on her-luck girl with dreams of making it in showbiz. Leaving her lousy bar job behind, she moves to Los Angeles, finding work in a burlesque club run by manager Tess (Cher). Although at first rejected at a performance audition, she works as a waitress and eventually moves up the ladder to become the club’s newest star. However, the world of burlesque is not as glamorous as it seems. Along the way, Ali Rose finds romance, fame, and danger in this modern showgirl classic.
Patience Phillips is a cowardly woman who lives life day to day. After discovering a secret about the cosmetics company she works for by mistake, she is killed and left for dead. However, she receives a visit from a mysterious cat and is bitten, gaining feline powers. Becoming a vigilante, Patience discovers romance, danger, her own sexual power, and leather bustiers.
Destiny is a stripper working toward a better life. She meets and becomes friends with Ramona, a popular stripper at the club where the two women work. The two women work as a team, scamming clientele out of their money. However, the 2007-2008 crisis hits, and the strip club scene changes drastically. The two friends join forces with other strippers to target rich men for all the money they’re worth. All goes well, until the clients begin looking for their money and the FBI catches on!
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
In 1900’s France, writer Christian finds work at the Moulin Rouge. He soon meets and falls in love with Satine, the star of the show, breaking the rules of falling in love on the job. However, Satine is promised to another, and hides her own deadly secret. Filled with lush settings and beautiful costumes, this beloved film is a lingerie inspiration to anyone.