SHOWGALS is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Tight & Nerdy, the world’s first burlesque troupe devoted to “Weird Al” Yankovic.
As we follow this group of Weird Al super-fans on what just might be their final tour, we learn that Tight & Nerdy's "Al-Stravaganza" is more than just a comedy show - It's a story of finding your place in a chaotic world and redefining what it means to 'belong.'
With themes of female empowerment, gender inequality and body positivity, this is a film aimed squarely at those of us who have ever felt powerless, lonely or bullied simply because we are unable to hide that we‘re different. And it's all wrapped up in big personalities, over-the-top costumes, and unforgettable performances set to some of Weird Al’s most amazing tunes.
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Since we don't have a trailer (you know, because we don't have a movie yet) we'd like to show you the sizzle reel (essentially a proof of concept) that we used to pitch this around town - featuring an awesome version of "Perform This Way" by Summer Woods!
Mistress Marla Spankx, Pearl E. Gates, Odessa Lil, Pickles Kintaro
Co-Director Jonathan spewed forth this gem on a bonus episode of The Beer'd Al Podcast. Co-Director Jeff was entertained, as was host Lauren. Or she was drunk. We aren't sure.