In fact, photos shot decades before are much more erotic than the hardcore sold these days. End of Burlesque By the s , nudity was commonplace in theatres and burlesque reached its demise. Many of the beautiful strip stars will get you aroused like never before! American Burlesque From 20th-century American style of burlesque was focusing on legs, breasts and overall female nudity with frequent appearances of exotic dancers in "cooch" dances. These erotic entertainments were given in cabarets, clubs, theatres and music halls.