An ivory-skinned dancer with tamale-red lips and platinum blond hair stomps her glossy patent heels on a dimly lit stage. Like a peacock in heat, she waves her giant black feather fans over her hourglass figure pouring out of a glittering mermaid cocktail dress. 280 more words
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Dita Von Teese, the leading lady of burlesque these days, may want to watch her tassels: Latinas are taking over the art of striptease.
From New York to Los Angeles, pinups decked out in their finest Swarvoski corsets and towering stilettos are strutting on stages after the 9-5 grind. 220 more words
Vargas, Elvgren, and Moran — these are just some of the many well-known men who served “cheesecake” illustrations of hourglass-shaped bombshells that teased and pleased to American men way before more explicit photos and videos took their place. 128 more words
As a dancer, singer, MC, producer, betazoid and storyteller, Magnoliah Black breaks all boundaries blending modern burlesque with performance art and activism. A proud former member of Rub, you can find her lighting up Bay Area stages with the nation’s longest running Queer Cabaret Show Red Hots Burlesque. 603 more words