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Published on Jun 16, 2010
Actor and writer Rupert Everett takes a revealing and witty journey retracing the steps of one of his great heroes -- the infamous Victorian explorer and sexual whirlwind, Sir Richard Burton. Labelled 'Dirty Dick', in part for his translations of the Kama Sutra and The Arabian Nights, to others Burton was a pioneer, bringing new cultural ideas of sex and religion from the East to the West. Everett's latter-day journey takes him from Bombay's brothels to the dancing girls of Egypt, along the way taking in Turkish baths and nunneries, meeting Eunuchs and Sufis. Through these exotic social and sexual worlds Everett discovers some common ground with Burton, both as a writer and explorer of sexual and personal identity. In addition to that Everett is a brilliant guide: scholarly without being boring, witty, bitchy, enthusiastic, very handsome and funny! TV-Documentary from Channel 4, June 2008 (I DO NOT OWN ANYTHING; ALL RIGHTS RESERVED TO CHANNEL 4)