“Glamour is about creating illusion. I’m clearly all for the illusion, partially because I also love to strip it all away at times and reveal my vulnerability to those I want to. It’s not about hiding.”
The Chinese have invented just about everything, including the strip tease, says the Pekinese film star, Li Ling Ai.
Li Ling Ai, a visitor here, said in an interview that just as the Chinese invented gunpowder, but used it for firecrackers instead of weapons, they invented the strip tease — “but as an art instead of vulgar entertainment.”
“The essence of Chinese art is illusion. The Chinese strip dancer combines suggestion with extreme delicacy. She removes her clothing layer by layer, intriguingly, but never reaches the final shock of complete nudity. She ends her dance — artistically — in black lace underwear.