In the beginning, when asked why was I wanted to do burlesque, my answer was simple: I want to take off my clothes.
In less than a month, I will be stepping onto a freshly minted stage, (complete with a past that would give any historian an intellectual hard-on) and in front of friends, family, and strangers, to effectively take it off. [Editor’s note: Some stuff behind the cut not appropriate for all audiences, like your boss.]
Let’s be honest about why we are all here. We want pasties. (NSFW pics under the cut for, you know, pasties and boobies with pasties.)
Oh damn y’all, I need a costume. [Editor’s note: some images may be slightly NSFW, depending on where your particular W is.]
Go with me out on a limb here: if you want to really wow them on stage as a burlesque performer, it’s best to go with the advice of the original queens. Drag queens.
Off the top of your head, what’s the most important thing a burlesque performer needs to have? It’s hard to narrow down. Costumes, makeup, a routine, music, eyelashes that don’t rip your skin off, pasties that don’t fall off, and always, always more of everything.
What’s in a name? Well, if burlesque proves anything, it’s that stage names are intended to evoke everything about the type of performer you are.
What does it mean when the best dance partner you ever had was a chair?
I’m gripping my hands tightly on a twenty-inch plastic fan, its feathers stretching out towards the ceiling as if praising Jesus, Mary, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Damn, I think. I thought these would be lighter.
Consider me surprised, but I seem to have a knack for nipple tassels. Thank god, because when you are surrounded by women who professionally dance for a living, there’s something about the fact that you: 1) have never taken a dance class in your life and 2) have about as much rhythm as a transistor […]
“It’s… a means to introduce women who are shy about their bodies to enjoy the power of playful and/or confrontational exhibitionism, as well as creativity and self- expression through self-initiated performance.” ““ Jo Boobs Whedon [Slightly NSFW pictures after the cut.]