Burlesque has always had a love affair geek culture. There's something about sexy individuals dressing (and undressing) as science fiction icons that gets the pulse racing. But this month may've been the greatest scifi burlesque month ever. NSFW pics below!
Seriously, there has been so much science fictional burlesque in September, we're not sure what to do with ourselves. Including tons of performances in New York and one-offs in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Orleans. Check out the visual evidence of erotic ocular awesomeness below, on a city-by-city basis.
Check out this show that Devil's Playground put on at Bordello in L.A., called Ladies of Sci-Fi Burlesque, in which they went where very few burlesque shows have ever gone before. Including a sexy (!) Alien routine featuring Ripley, an alien, and a chestburster coming out of her stomach. And an incredibly hot Barbarella in shiny silver undies. Not to mention a ridiculously hot Maria from Metropolis, and an acrobatic Pris from Blade Runner. Oh, and Samus Aran from Metroid Prime. Basically, everything.
This New York-based troupe Epic Win Burlesque already won geeks' hearts with its Batman Show and its Ghostbusters show, both of which we've posted about before — although some way better photos of both shows are below.
But while Epic Win did keep doing both the Batman Show and the Ghostbusters show this past month, they also debuted Star Debate, in which the age-old Star Wars vs. Star Trek debate gets settled — with nudity! Check out a sexy Queen Amidala, a hot Data, an... interesting... Worf, and the best Darth Vader lapdance you'll see today. (Just pretend that's not Leia giving Vader a lapdance. It's some other girl in a Slave Leia costume.)
(And yes, the Batman Show is the one which featured the somewhat disturbing choice to portray Barbara Gordon's assault at the hands of the Joker, leaving her in a wheelchair. It's definitely a gutsy move, let's just say that. Good thing the rest of the show is unutterably sexy and playful.)
Also worth mentioning is Hotsy Totsy Burlesque, which just did a Doctor Who-themed burlesque show, featuring Nasty Canasta as the Tenth Doctor. We already featured Nasty Canasta's Tenth Doctor performance a while back, but here are some pics from this latest show:
Meanwhile, in SF, Bombshell Betty and Fromagique did an awesome Sci-Fi Burlesque show at the Elbo Room. Featuring a sexy dancing stormtrooper, a bitch fight with a robot... and a sexy Spock whose dress is apparently held together with tribbles. Just let that sink in. A Spock tribble dress.
Sadly, we weren't able to get pics of this one, but Ray Gunn from Chicago's Stage Door Johnnies did a Matrix-themed performance at Risque Soiree, which took place at the House of Blues in New Orleans, as part of the second annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival produced by Rick Delaup and Secrets in Lace. Gunn started out in a big black trenchcoat, and then he stripped down to a shiny black shirt and pants, before demonstrating "bullet time" by standing on one hand and doing other acrobatic stunts. You can view some pics of his performance here. (Down at the bottom of the first page.) And here's a video (thanks ParryLost!) of Ray Gunn's performance as Morpheus from last year: