PEELER’S PLAYHOUSE ROUND2!

This Saturday!

In conjunction with Junction City Music Hall, I present you a second round of PEELER’S PLAYHOUSE! With 6 sizzling performers and sexy surf set by Luau or Die, all for ONLY $10 COVER!

On the bill is yours truly plus a roster of bad girls ready to turn up the heat and shimmy the west end hard!

*Great Canadian Burlesque & Skin Tight Outta Sight staple Tanya Cheex!
*The passionately alluring Laura Desiree!
*Harlette Bunny Angora in a sultry solo!
*Plus the sensual Esther De Ville and ample-assetted Trixi Jones!
 
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Bad Girls of History

This Saturday at Club 120, Scarlett Laflamme (Bomshell Burlesque) is bringing the 2nd installment of her “Bad Girls of History” show. The cast is a real cool mix of performers, one of the most diverse I’ve been a part of in a while! Many ladies will be performing acts inspired by women they share a heritage with, or are inspired by.

I will be portraying the gal with the worst reputation in Versailles: Marie Antoinette. This is maybe the 4th version of this act, which I originally conceived for specific request for Miss Mitzy Cream’s Roadshow tour 4 years ago.

ImageMarie Antoinette’s scandalous legacy has lasted and touched popular culture for nearly 250 years. Although the quote is innacurate, her famous line of “let them eat cake” still resonates and is parodied today. There are many interesting facets to her life of infamy, but I am particularly intrigued by her sex life, and the way it weaved throughout her political life with fact and fiction being made difficult to separate.

The bizarre 7 year limbo between her marriage to Louis XVI and it’s consumation caused much speculation and tittering in court, but even after the royal couple began a sexual relationship, it was rumoured to lack passion. Later in life, the paternity of the King’s heirs were even contested as a result of the assumption that the King was incapable of satisfying the frivolous young Queen. In 1774, King Louis gifted Marie Antoinette with the Petit Trianon, a chateau located within the grounds of Versailles, to use as her own fortress of solitude. Marie visited the Petit Trianon not only to escape the formality and immense pressures of court life, and to shake off the burden of her royal responsibilities. None were permitted to enter the property without the Queen’s express permission (not even her husband). Such exclusivity alienated the court nobility, which she did very willingly, and only the queen’s “inner circle” were invited.
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The favourtism displayed towards the Queen’s confidantes, coupled with the public’s desire to undermine the image of the monarchy, were often outlined in slanderous and sometimes pornographic pamphlets called libelles. In 1975, after the birth of the King’s nephew (with the royal couple still without a son) these pamphlets were relentless and mocking, commonly centered on the king’s impotence and regularly depicted the queen’s searching for sexual relief elsewhere, with men and women alike, particularly the Princess de Lamballe, with whom she shared an intimate friendship. During the Revolution, sexual allegations of this sort (from incest to orchestrating orgies) were used to justify her execution.Ultimately, none of the charges of sexual depravity has any credible evidentiary support.
Marie Antoinette was simply an easy target for rumor and criticism, however it is easy to fantasize about the ways in which the Queen would relieve the lust produced by a lack of spark in her maritial bed. That’s what I’m hoping to convey! So history buffs, feminists and fans of the debauchee female take note, and come party with us!
SATURDAY APRIL 12
CLUB 120
$12 + SERVICE CHARGES

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The GCTease Burlesque Brunch is back!

I’m pleased to announce that a show that is near and dear to my heart, Toronto’s “Great Canadian Tease” burlesque brunch is back, with a new venue, new format and plenty of sexy!

We are soft-launching the return of the brunch, which took a hiatus in November and December at GIRLESQUE this weekend for a one-off special at ROUND venue, then continuing our regularly scheduled monthly brunches with a kick-off on February 23rd at the Libertine!

Catch us there!

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Missy/Ink Burlesque Spookies and Pageant Recap

The third installment of the “Dolly trying new things” series was especially nerve-racking: HOSTING. Yes, I recently popped my Femme-Cee cherry, hosting not only burlesque, but also a pageant! Missy/Ink Magazine entrusted me to be the mistress of ceremonies at their first ever Pin Up Pageant and “Burlesque Spookies” Halloween show.

 Larissa from Blonde Moxie Makeup, who was on the judges panel, helped professionally make up my face for the occaision, and I wore a Patricia Field wig, which I’d purchased especially to wear that evening.

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I took a quick second to snap a selfie backstage!

 

With 15 gorgeous and talented pageant contestants and 6 burlesque beauts, there was much to be said. GCB’s resident host, Wolfman, gave me some pointers ahead of time, and I adopted a touch of his rhyming scheme for some of the burlesque girls. The challenge with this show was mainly during the pin-up pageant portion, where I felt it neccesary to both be encouraging and positive with the contestants without seeming to favour any one girl. I think in future any hosting I do will be a bit smoother if I can do it off-the-cuff style, but with everyone’s image and introductions being so important, I opted this time to stick to my prepared notes.

 The most fun part of the pageant portion was the question round, where I got to interview the top 3 pageant contestants; Pastel Supernova, Laura Desiree and Corey Major. Seeing the girls parade and perform their talents was great, but hearing them all answer surprise questions with grace was amazing. I really appreciate that they were all so eloquent (if the roles were reversed I guarantee I would stammer through like a bafoon!) Trombone player Corey Major took home the evening’s big title, I can’t wait to see her spread in Missy/Ink’s first print issue coming out early 2014.

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Laura Desiree, Corey Major, Pastel Supernova
Photo cred: Altovenue

On the other end of the show, the burlesque girls really did an amazing job ringing in the Halloween season touching on themes from ghosts to trick-or-treating to plague doctors. It was the perfect mix of sexy with a dash of humour and horror, and was a huge honour for me to present.

Stay tuned to Missy Ink & Photolena‘s facebook page  for more photos and coverage of the event!

Congrats to all the ladies, I can’t wait to see and work with you all again soon

xox