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peep show

A term for an exhibition of pictures viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass.

While the term originally referred to a type of entertainment provided by wandering showmen, it now refers to a sex show or pornographic film viewed through a slot.
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As garishly lit as a peep-show arcade, ``The Vampires' Picnic'' is swamped with frenzied, furtive humor.
To see the images projected inside - which ranged from slow-motion, underwater shots of a woman moving through a seascape to a woman performing an elaborate striptease - required entering these miniature peep-show booths by poking one's head through the openings underneath.
Her peep-show style is becoming a bore - she should change her name to Drew Bares More
Incapable of containment, her work spills from every (sexual) frame, sweeping the viewer along in a stream of visual ribaldry and Rabelaisian irreverence with a narrative that stages a showdown between peep-show scatology and bawdy good humor.