burlesque star

sincitybar-deactivated20170530  asked:

I saw the Star Wars Burlesque on Friday! It was a great show. However, I was pretty disturbed that some of the women didn't shave their armpits. The R2-D2 was the hottest woman in the performance, but had armpits like a man. There should have been a warning of some kind!

Thank you for your kind words about our production.

Our theatre company is all about encouraging people to look how they want, and interpret what beauty means to them. Our audiences are hopefully empowered by seeing a huge variety of body types, genders, and beauty standards in our burlesque shows. 

No one had armpits ‘like a man’; they had armpits they wanted. Some people shaved their armpits. Lots of people in the cast didn’t, or didn’t shave anything! That isn’t manly. That’s existing in a natural state.

Here’s your warning: the men, women, and non-binary people on our stages are not products for you to ogle, they are not there to conform to your standards of beauty, and they are not there to give you a boner. It’s 2017; if a little armpit hair ‘disturbs’ you, you must have a very stressful life.

All I’m hearing here is that you had your status quo challenged. I hope you become more comfortable with that in future.

Last night I did a number as Jabba the Hut! I decided to do this because I knew being in a Star Wars show, some asshat was bound to make the comparison, so I claimed that shit.

“You’re fat!” they say.

“Fuck yeah I am, let’s party!” is my reply.

When you own it, you have the power.

Thanks to my boo @marleyteenie for being my Leia. ❤️

▼ Kaisoo Fanfic

Title: Mein Herr

Author: adtoyks

Pairing: kyungsoo/kai

Rating: nc-17

Genre: historical!au, supernatural, vampire!au, smut

Length: one-shot (7.3k)

Description: A chance encounter between the most famous Burlesque star of the late 1800s and his biggest admirer, in the quiet of a cold Berlin night, could bring about risks far grater than either of them had expected.

This is awesome!! - Admin Bia

Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Louise, play the vaudeville circuit around the United States in the early 1920s. Rose, the archetype of a stage mother, is aggressive and domineering, pushing her children to perform. While June is an extroverted, talented child star, the older girl, Louise, is shy. The kiddie act has one song, “Let Me Entertain You”, that they sing over and over again, with June always as the centerpiece and Louise often as one of the “boys” (“Requiem For Evita”). Rose has big dreams for the girls but encounters setbacks, as she tells her father (“Oh, What a Circus”). When Rose meets a former agent, Herbie, she persuades him to become their manager using her seductive and feminine wiles (“On This Night of A Thousand Stars”). The girls grow up, and June, now billed as Dainty June, and her act have a chance to perform for Mr. Goldstone (“Eva and Magoldstone”). Meanwhile, Louise celebrates her birthday alone and asks her birthday present, a lamb, just how old she is this year (“Buenos Aires”). After Rose rejects Herbie’s marriage proposal, he considers leaving, but she asserts that he could never get away from her (“Goodnight and Thank You”). Now billed as “Dainty June and Her Farmboys”, the act finally performs on the Orpheum Circuit (“The Art of the Possible”). June is soon offered a place at a Performing Arts school after an audition. However, Rose turns this down, refusing to break up the act. Louise and June fantasize what life would be like if Rose were married and finished with show business (“I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You”). A few months later, still on the road from show to show, Tulsa, one of the boys from the act, confides in Louise that he has been working on his own act (“Another Suitcase In Another Hall”), and Louise fantasizes that she and he could do the act together. Shortly after, June is missing, and in a note, she explains that she has grown sick of her mother and the endless tour and has eloped with Jerry, and they will do a new act. Rose is hurt, but then optimistically vows that she will make Louise a star, proclaiming “A New Argentina”.

Louise is now a young woman, and Rose has built a pale imitation of the Dainty June act for her. Using all girls, Rose and Herbie try valiantly to sell “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” to a fading vaudeville industry. However, they are still together (“High Flying Adored”). With no vaudeville venues left, Louise and her second-rate act wind up accidentally booked at a burlesque house in Wichita, Kansas, as a means to deter police raids. Rose is anguished, as she sees what a booking in burlesque means to her dreams of success, but Louise persuades her that two weeks’ pay for the new act is better than unemployment. As they are introduced to Louise, three of the strippers on the bill advise her on what it takes to be a successful stripper, a “gimmick,” something that “makes your strip special” (“Rainbow High”). Backstage, Rose proposes marriage to Herbie. He asks her to break up the act and let Louise have a normal life, and she reluctantly accepts, agreeing to marry the day after their show closes. On the last day of the booking, the star stripper in the burlesque show is arrested for solicitation. Desperate, Rose cannot resist the urge to give Louise another nudge toward stardom, and she volunteers Louise to do the strip tease as a last-minute replacement. Disgusted at Rose’s blind ambition for her daughter, Herbie walks out on Rose forever (”And The Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)”). Although reluctant, Louise wants to please her mother and she goes on, assured by Rose that she needn’t actually strip, but simply walk elegantly and tease by dropping a single shoulder strap. Shy and hesitant, she sings a titillating version of the old kiddie act song, “Let Me Entertain You”. She removes only her glove, but she speaks directly to her ‘audience’, which becomes her “gimmick” (“Waltz For Eva and Che”).

In the months that follow Louise becomes secure, always following her mother’s advice to “Make 'em beg for more, and then don’t give it to them!” The song becomes brasher and brassier, and more and more articles of clothing come off. Ultimately, Louise becomes a major burlesque star and does not need her mother any longer. After a bitter argument between Rose and Louise, who has become the sophisticated “Gypsy Rose Lee,” Rose realizes Herbie and June are both gone, and now Louise is lost to her as well. Rose, feeling sad, useless and bitter, asks “Why did I do it? What did it get me?” (“Lament”). All of Rose’s unrequited dreams of her own stardom and her personal demons surface. She fantasizes about her own lit-up runway and cheering audience, but finally admits “I did it for me.” After her admission to Louise, Mother and daughter tentatively step toward reconciliation in the end.