This is so true it’s not even funny
Winter is finally loosing its icy grip, which means it’s time to heat things up with one of Toronto’s best March traditions. Come celebrate the turning of the seasons as well as the best ass east of the Don River.
Helen of Tronna may be a new name, but you can expect the same kind of saucy antics at this birthday show that you’ve come to love over the past five years. Join us Sunday, 16th of March at the Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas W, just west of Dufferin) for a night of bands, bells, booze and burlesque!
Plus feats of mentalism from Mysterion the Mind-Reader
High Heels Lo Fi
Pavlov’s Dogs Handbell Ensemble
Hosted by yours truly!
Tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets. And, because I love ya so much, Tumblr, you can get an extra $3 off advance tickets by using the passcode “MITTENS” (in honour of our guests from that place what looks like a mitten).
Doors open at 8, and we’ll be kicking things off at 9. Come buy me a drink and see what happens!
*Photo by Photolena
You guys!!! Look where I’m gonna be very soon! Toronto people, please come see us. And then I can be know as an international burlesque star.
Lolo Brow bites back against accusations that burlesque is not feminist.
Burlesque is liberating precisely because we could take our clothes off NOT as mere sexual mannequins for the income and titillation of men. We’re not so much catering to The Male Gaze as asserting ourselves that yes, women are all beautiful - and I know you like this, and you know I know you like this - but I’m going to show you only what I choose to show, not what you tell me to. Men who watch burlesque performances could only have fun if they can come to terms with their lack of control over a fully choreographed show, just like a string quartet or a Shakespearean play. Without a male audience substitute on the stage, we are no longer sex objects - we hold the only and the entire portion of power. Feminists saying we’re Not Allowed to do this, is equal to saying we can only wear A and not B, that we can only have this piece of the pie and not that one, and that is not feminism. Feminism is the support of women in choosing and fulfilling any and all roles in life.
Bella Canto and Helena Handbasket- Live Band Singing Burlesque- Lincoln Tap Room- Chicago- March 2014 #burlesquebox #burlesque
Helena Handbasket! What a great name!
Photography by Mladen Saric for Boudoir
I want cotton candy hair!
I dreamed Super Happy Funtime was opening up for a RuPaul’s Drag Race show, and it was really exciting, except I forgot to put my makeup on until 10 minutes before the show, and when I tried, it wouldn’t stick to my face, and we were performing in a WalMart parking lot, and the bus was invisible so I was really worried I’d get left behind after the show. Once the show was done, we stayed at the house of a “fan” who only had one bed for the whole cast to share, and he turned out to be a cannibal.
This is more or less a reoccurring nightmare for me, but the RuPaul stuff was new, and therefor interesting.
Zorita became well known for her unique and naughty acts, including a kinky take on a vaudeville staple - the Half and Half. Taking gender bending to new levels, she dressed one half of her body as a male groom, and the other as a female bride. Always keeping one profile to the audience, the groom and bride gradually removed each others clothing, leading to a climactic “wedding night” romp.
Although Zorita dated men, and admitted she only spent time with the ones she could use, she was a lesbian and never married. Her unrequited love was fellow performer Sherry Britton, who she pursued relentlessly to no avail
i’ll be damned if that isn’t the most amazing and original striptease i’ve ever heard of. my mind is fucking blown.
Give it to meeeeeeee
Anne Boleyn/ King Henry VIII inspired nail set