For about the last month, an anticipatory buzz has been building around the Starz miniseries Flesh and Bone. If you’re thinking all ballet stories are the same, you’re right. There’s always the Company neophyte, the aging star, the temperamental director and his put-upon assistant. The archetypes are familiar, but I still ♥♥♥ Flesh and Bone. Some dance movies skimp on the dance and the ones that don’t often skimp on story. Flesh and Bone has every ballet company cliché: drugs, fucking, fashion, music, dancing, backstabbing, and broken toenails. It’s Black Swan + Center Stage + Showgirls. Give it a twirl.
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