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Immerse yourself in an evening inspired by Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries with this burlesque-focused tribute to our favorite glamorous 1920s private detective. Continue reading

When To Take a Burlesque Break

When you’ve done something you are so very proud of that you can’t imagine it getting any better. When you spend more time on facebook worrying about who will see your work than you do making your work. When you start to see humans as spreadsheets. When festivals applications, forums, and the successes of others start to feel more important than dancing naked to your new favorite song in your living room. When The X-Files is back on television and you are very distracted. Plus, you know that comebacks are all the rage. When you start to feel like a rat on a sinking ship, knowing you will start defending … Continue reading

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Stripping Our Way To The Truth: X-Files Burlesque

This blog post is the love note I wrote for the program of The Burl-X-Files: The Truth Is Down There, a burlesque parody of The X-Files that happened on January 14-16 at Seattle’s Theatre Off Jackson. Images from Jules Doyle and Heather Schofner. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ All things return. In 2013, I did a really strange thing. I produced a burlesque show inspired by The X-Files. I was simply exorcising my fan demons, finding ways to incorporate my passion for burlesque, theater, science fiction, and participatory fandom into one naughty little package. I had wondered, “If we build it, will they come?” I honestly didn’t realize it would coincide with the 20th … Continue reading

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The Burl-X-Files Returns: The Truth Is Down There

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13 Reasons To See The Burl-X-Files: The Truth Is Down There

The Burl-X-Files: The Truth Is Down There is shaping up to be the Northwest’s largest X-Files fandom event of 2016. If you love the X-Files, if you are over 21, if you want to meet other fans like you, here are some reasons to believe. Tickets available now and going fast. • There will be 14 unique, spooky, and sexy burlesque acts inspired by the X-Files. • Mulder and Scully will do things to each other they never did on screen. However, there are unsubstantiated reports that Gillian and David have done some of these things to each other. • X-Files author Erica Fraga will be in attendance Jan 16th … Continue reading

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Bechdel Test Burlesque 2015

PRESENTED BY JO JO STILETTO, SOPHIE MALTEASE, SAILOR ST. CLAIRE & SCARLETT O’HAIRDYE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SIN DE LA ROSA BECHDEL TEST BURLESQUE http://bechdeltestbq.bpt.me/ October 9 & 10, 2015 Doors 7pm. Show 7:30 PM 21+ Only with ID $20 General Admission, $35 VIP Naked. Nerdy. Feminist. This is Bechdel Test Burlesque. The superpowered byproduct of the intersection of feminism and pop culture returns for a sequel! This year, fourteen performers join forces to build a more feminist world through smart, sexy, nerdy burlesque. Produced in association with GeekGirlCon, the country’s foremost convention celebrating the female geek, Bechdel Test Burlesque will be the geekiest, most feminist burlesque show in the history … Continue reading

Feminists In the Desert: The Road to BHOF

Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, we have fought our way here to the center of Sin City, to take back what the mainstream media has stolen from us. It is our right, our will, to represent the world as we see it: a glorious, glittering, powerful feminist utopia cobbled together from scraps of discarded fabric, seed-like rhinestone embellishments, and gritty-glitter war paint smeared across our steely eyes. Our world is fire. And LOVE. My friends, we cannot get there alone. Burlesque, at its core, is a rare self-authored entertainment realm not dominated by white, cis-gendered men. It is an art for those who dare to challenge and critique with … Continue reading

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Fanfiction THE PARTY GAME!

Playing Slash: Romance Without Boundaries from Allexa Laycock on Vimeo. Share!

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Boobs Against Humanity: Burlesque For Horrible People

http://boobsagainst.bpt.me/ Weirder than inappropriate yodeling, more fun than dropping a chandelier on your enemies and riding the rope up, and sexier than flying sex snakes, it’s “Boobs Against Humanity! A burlesque show for horrible people.” Inspired by the shockingly popular home-grown party game Cards Against Humanity, producers Scarlett O’Hairdye and Jo Jo Stiletto set out to find a cast of the strangest, funniest, confusingest, and attractivist burlesque performers ever assembled in one place! (Or, you know, just the performers who woke up half-naked in a Denny’s parking lot together.) After that auspicious beginning, the cast banded together to create acts based on ideas that sprung from one ill-conceived all-cast game … Continue reading

Seattle’s Summer of Nerdlesque

Clark Gregg, aka the actor who portrays Agent Coulson (Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), spoke to a full house at the screening of his new movie, Trust Me, at the Seattle International Film Festival. Mister Gregg told a few stories about working on his delightful new film and during one of these amusing anecdotes he mentioned a film of co-star Sam Rockwell. Upon merely uttering Galaxy Quest, the audience spontaneously squealed and applauded. It was a minor reference in his tale but he stopped. His eyes twinkled (gah, those twinkly hot-dad-hot eyes) and he backed his story up. He said Galaxy Quest again and the audience applauded again. And he proclaimed, … Continue reading

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