The first images of both Christina Aguilera and Cher in Steven Antin’s musical drama Burlesque are online today, and they certainly capture the spirit of a burlesque show (read: serious lack of clothing). For Aguilera, this will be a coming out party in the world of film — her first feature film role. But she’s not alone. She will star alongside Cher, Stanley Tucci, Eric Dane and Cam Gigandet. For the pop princess, things certainly could be worse. They couldn’t, however, be much sexier.

“It’s sexy, it’s sensual,” she told USA Today, who broke the first photo. “The whole idea of burlesque has always intrigued me. The art of the tease, the dance, beautiful women — need I say more?”

Aguilera will play Ali Rose in the film, a young girl who travels to LA hoping to make it big, only to find herself at a burlesque club. Of the journey, Aguilera had this to say: “It wasn’t just a girl who comes to L.A. and makes it big. It was a girl who had suffered and felt pain, been in seven foster homes. She doesn’t let her past make her a victim. And that to me was so appealing.”

Girl suffers through pain and overcomes her awful childhood by dancing with limited amount of clothing. Yeah, that feels new. But new or not, Burlesque certainly appears to have a bit of style. Along with the photos, I would encourage you to check out the piece on director Steven Antin over at USA Today. Is this movie an early Oscar contender? It’s difficult to be sure this early in the game. It one to watch, however.

Photos are below. Burlesque is due in theaters on November 24, 2010.


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