Month: February 2016

A Little Sketchy

A Little Sketchy

Saturday, February 13 was a cold night in New York City, but these lovelies left the Triad audience sizzling. We had a great turnout for our second show, Love Me If You Dare, including a special guest: Artist Eric Ortiz*, who was kind enough to take brush to paper and whip up a few sketches of our sassy performers.

If you’re interested in purchasing any artwork (you are interested, aren’t you??), contact Ruby Mechant at rubymechant@gmail.com or  Eric at ericortiz@studiocygnatura.com. You can also tweet Eric at @studiocygnatura.

If you missed the show (shame on you!), you can see videos here. Be sure to follow us on YouTube so you’ll never miss a moment.

And stay tuned for news of upcoming shows on April 16 and June 18. Exciting times ahead! 

Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon!

xoxo,
HK

 

Hellz Corner: Q&A with Vixen Valentine

Hellz Corner: Q&A with Vixen Valentine

LFF_Feb16_VixenValentine’s Day is almost upon us, so let’s get up close and personal with the appropriately named Vixen Valentine. Vixen will be performing with us Saturday at The Triad. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Hurry, they are going fast!

Name: Vixen Valentine

Social Media/Website:
www.seattlelatenight.com

How long have you been burlesquing?
If we are counting the times I would ransack my mothers makeup, spray every bottle of her perfume on myself, then run around the house in her high heels, the answer is: since I was a little girl. If we are just counting when I started performing burlesque on stage, since 2010.

What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
I have a background in Women’s Studies and Theater and with burlesque I can play in this realm of gender, sexuality, parody, and satire. It is the perfect blend of my educational background with my love of performing.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I travel a lot to perform and teach so I am constantly reading as I wait to board a plane or while I’m on a train. When I am not on the road I am creating new routines or working on a project.

Who is your dream Valentine?
Now that would be telling and I can’t give away all of my secrets.

Make Vixen your Valentine this Saturday at our show Love Me If You Dare. Doors open at 9 PM.

LFF_Feb16_Triad_update (4)Love me if you Dare. At the Triad THIS SATURDAY, 9 PM. Hosted byJule Brittannia.  Featuring: Pandora and Candy Applebottom. Special Guests: Freaky Candy and Vixen Valentine. With: Molly Manhattan, Ruby Mechant, Spicy L’amour, Munroe Lilly, Jack of Hearts, Luna Rapture, Silky Bliss, Shimmy LeCoeur and Hellz Kitten. And more! Don’t miss out!

Thursday Tease: Twinky Boots

Thursday Tease: Twinky Boots

T-minus 36 hours until the long weekend of Lincoln, love and lust. Take two to toast the #ThursdayTease, a titillation alliteration as LFF talks it up with Twinky Boots, a tasty delight making his boylesque debut Saturday night.

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Photo Credit: @robertoaraujophotography

Name: Twinky Boots

Social Media:
IG:@twinkyboots
Twitter: @twinkyboots – launching soon!

How did you start in boylesque?
I started in Burlesque/Boylesque through Jerry Mitchell and his charity event Broadway Bares which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. I stumbled across the @BCEFA event on YouTube when I was still in college and was immediately drawn to this sexy event that wasn’t raunchy but still seemed taboo for a kid raised in central Kentucky. When I moved to the city one of my goals was to be involved in the show whatever way possible. I started go-go dancing and eventually became involved in a full scale strip number for their 25th anniversary.

Why Badapple Boylesque?
I went to one of their shows, and after the first number my date turned to me and said “you should be doing that.” I took that in for a moment, and then said “Yes I should, and I will.” I reached out to Bad Apple Boylesque the next day, and was drafting my first number by the end of the week. I’m the newest member of the troupe, and the group has been incredibly welcoming.

Tell us about your boylesque name.
Sloppi Chulo, one of the members of Bad Apple Burlesque helped collaborate on my name. I wanted something quirky that pointed to my connection to theatre and defined how I’ve never seemed to grow out of being a twink.

twinkyb_How do you define badass?
Having the strength of character to put yourself out there even if it could be a total failure. Making the effort to try, that’s badass!

Best advice since you started performing.
Don’t try to focus on too many ideas at once for your numbers. Focus on one, polish it to your liking, and then you can start on another.

What do you do when you are not boylesquing?
I’m relatively normal when I’m not onstage. I watch a LOT of movies, read a lot of books, take dance class, try to date, work one of my other performance jobs (backup dancing for drag queens like Miss Fame, Katya, Ginger Minj, Sherri Vine and Pandora Boxx).

Your favorite Valentine?
I’m going to answer this like you asked my favorite Valentine treat, haha, because I have a sweet tooth and LOVE cookies. But in all honesty I also kind of miss those Valentine cards you had to give out in elementary school. If they made them for adults I would want Kristen Wiig ones that say things like “I’m so…freaking excited you’re my Valentine!” or “Happy Valentine’s Day, you’re APPROVED!” Someone needs to get on that.

What’s next for Twinky Boots?
First up is my Boylesque debut with Bad Apple Boylesque this Saturday, February 13 at 7 PM at The Triad NYC. If that all goes well, then you’ll be seeing more of me at Bad Apple Boylesque in their monthly series at The Triad.

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Love Me If You Dare kicks off at 9PM on Saturday, but why not head to The Triad a little early for a boylesque appetizer with Twinky and the rest of the Bad Apples? Two hot shows on a cold night!

Hellz Corner: Q&A with Molly Manhattan

Hellz Corner: Q&A with Molly Manhattan

mollybystrikerIt’s almost Saturday which also means it’s almost showtime! One of the performers joining us this weekend is Molly Manhattan, who will draw you into her circle and take you for a spin.

Social Media/Website:
www.thehoopmovement.com

How long have you been burlesquing?
In my brain, several years.
In actuality, about two months!

What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
The seductive circle also known as the hula hoop led me here. I’ve always loved the glamorous costuming and creativity of burlesque, so fusing that with my passion for hoop dance has been a fun exploration.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I perform with the hoop, I teach hoop dance, I rally the NYC hoop community for special events like the New York Dance Parade, I waltz through parties looking fabulous, and I daydream about being a mermaid. In my nine-to-five life, I am a sex educator.

Who is your dream Valentine?
Peter Griffin. Just kidding! A hilarious, irreverent man like Russell Brand or Joe Rogan are my kind of dreamboats.

Come see Molly THIS SATURDAY at The Triad. Tickets are still available but selling out fast!

xoxo,
HK

LFF_Feb16_Triad_update (4)Love me if you Dare. At the Triad THIS SATURDAY, 9 PM. Hosted byJule Brittannia.  Featuring: Pandora and Candy Applebottom. Special Guests: Freaky Candy and Vixen Valentine. With: Molly Manhattan, Ruby Mechant, Spicy L’amour, Munroe Lilly, Jack of Hearts, Luna Rapture, Silky Bliss, Shimmy LeCoeur and Hellz Kitten. And more! Don’t miss out!

Hellz Corner: Seven Sins To Commit Before Midnight

Hellz Corner: Seven Sins To Commit Before Midnight

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Don’t throw your life away like so many beads on a NOLA tree.

Today is Mardi Gras, the culmination of Carnival season, which means it’s your last chance to indulge your most decadent desires before that buzzkill Lent shows up to ruin the party.  A true miscreant would have been working on this since early January, but for the rest of you, time’s a’ticking. If you want to make sure you’ve gotten all the debauchery out of your system, you’d better commit ALL the deadly sins before the day is over.

Are you afraid this is too lofty a goal for a high-minded, law-abiding citizen like yourself? Well, fear not. Les Femmes Fatales have prepared this handy guide for you.

Envy: Your friends have romantic plans for Valentine’s weekend, but they don’t include you. You could be envious, which isn’t a bad start, but why not turn the tables by buying tickets to our Saturday night show, Love Me If You Dare. By doing so, you will become the envy of those schmoopy friends and of course, your entire social circle. Spread the sin around. Envy for everyone!

Gluttony: They don’t call it “Fat Tuesday” for nothing. Screw that gluten-free diet, today’s the day to order an appetizer, entrée AND dessert for all three meals. And we have the perfect dessert for you: candy. Not just one kind, but two: Freaky Candy and Candy Applebottom. Freaky or Sweet, these lovely ladies will satisfy your cravings this Saturday night. Why have one dessert when you can have two? Buy your tickets today to get both. It is Fat Tuesday, after all.

Greed: You could continue hoarding candy or you could kick it up a notch. Don’t just buy one ticket to Love Me If You Dare, buy at least five. Or even better – why not buy out the whole house? How awesome would it be to spread out with your closest friends and watch the show in comfort away from the riff-raff? Think of all the personal attention you’ll get, not to mention all the extra alcohol.

Lust: This one seems pretty obvious. Do I really need to point to our gallery of foxy fearless femmes (and some hommes)? Click this link and prepare to be titillated.

Pride: Now that you’ve bought tickets to the most awesome show ever, it’s time to tell the world. Post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Hell, put it on LinkedIn. Your boss and prospective future employers need to know how freaking cool you are.

Sloth: Okay, so you’ve been through the wringer today. You’ve made all your friends jealous, you’ve pigged out on candy, you’ve swooned over our sexy sirens, now you’re exhausted. It’s okay. Lie on the couch and relax. Put on Netflix. And when you get bored with Making a Murderer, head to our YouTube channel and watch les femmes in action. Prime your pump for Saturday night. But don’t prime it too hard. You need a rest.

Wrath: It’s entirely possible you are angry at this blatant attempt to make you buy tickets to Love Me If You Dare, in which case, our work is done. If not, think for one minute how mad you will be if all your friends go to the show and you don’t. The FOMO struggle is real, y’all. Need I say more?

So there you have it. As of this writing, you have approximately eight more hours (east coast time) until midnight. Get sinning!

xoxo,
HK

LFF_Feb16_Triad_update (4)Love me if you Dare. At the Triad THIS SATURDAY, 9 PM. Hosted by Jule Brittannia.  Featuring: Pandora and Candy Applebottom. Special Guests: Freaky Candy and Vixen Valentine. With: Molly Manhattan, Ruby Mechant, Spicy L’amour, Munroe Lilly, Jack of Hearts, Luna Rapture, Silky Bliss, Shimmy LeCoeur and Hellz Kitten. And more! Don’t miss out!

Tickets: TriadNYC.com

Hellz Corner: Q&A with Candy Applebottom

Hellz Corner: Q&A with Candy Applebottom

IMG_0140Hello Lovers,

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, which means there is less than a week until our Valentine’s show, Love Me If You Dare. Whether you’re waiting for kick-off, or just waiting for us to kick off our clothes, why not pull up a chair and get to know one of our favorite foxy football fans, Candy Applebottom.

Name: Candy Applebottom

 

Social Media/Website:
IG: Candyapplebottom77
FB: Candy Applebottom
Twitter: @candyappleB

 

How long have you been burlesquing?
More than six blissful glitter years…but according to recovered VHS family videos, I’ve been documented lifting my dresses since I was four.

What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
Burlesque allows me to be me. I would steal the concept from Scarlett James, that burlesque allows you to play any character and live out every fantasy your heart desires. I would take it even further and say it’s a platform for acceptance of oneself, true self-love expressed on stage or in your private space. You in your purest form. It takes courage, confidence and a willingness to share what makes you most vulnerable. I love watching all the performers glow on stage, whether it’s a first-timer or the daily showstoppers. Stories and emotions unfold and beauty comes in every form. Burlesque is my happy space.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I love trying out all types of dance classes (which inspire future numbers), exploring new places (I’m an avid scuba diver), and spending downtime pussy power hours cuddling with my two favorite felines, Bagel and Jojo. And during football season, you can find me every weekend at Daddy-O’s cheering on my Steelers!

Who is your dream Valentine?
Channing Tatum, please.

Candy is one of the badass beauties set to warm up your weekend next Saturday at The Triad. Hurry and get your tickets before they sell out!

xoxo,
Hellz Kitten

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Hellz Corner: Q&A with Freaky Candy

Hellz Corner: Q&A with Freaky Candy

 

Freaky_Candy_pic by Marco FelixOur sexy Valentine’s weekend show Love Me If You Dare is almost here. We don’t want to give away ALL our secrets, but here is a sneak peek of one of the badass burlesquers you will see next Saturday. Italy’s bellissima bombshell, Freaky Candy.

Name: Freaky Candy

Social Media/Website:
Site: freakycandyburlesque.com
FB: freakycandycirqueburlesque

 

How long have you been burlesquing? Four years

What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
I have always been curious about burlesque, but I didn’t look for information because I was sure I would lose my mind for it… I could just feel it! During my honeymoon, on our way to Bangkok I decided to watch the movie Burlesque. I know that this movie doesn’t show the reality of burlesque, but in that moment I was fascinated and enchanted by the sparkling costumes and the magic of the stage. We were landing just as the movie finished and I looked at my husband and said, “When we get back home, I will do this.” That is how it started for me.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I work as a receptionist in a 50s/60s-style Party Hostel in Rimini, Italy.

Who is your dream Valentine?
My dream Valentine is in Italy: my husband Alberto. But if I could choose a second Valentine, it would be my audience!

Come see Freaky and a host of hotties at The Triad on Saturday, February 13. Tickets available here.

We can’t wait to see you!

xoxo,
Hellz Kitten

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Sexy Quiz: What’s Your Super Bowl 50 Love Style?

Sexy Quiz: What’s Your Super Bowl 50 Love Style?

What’s Your Super Bowl 50 Love Style?

The big game is almost here. Carolina vs. Denver. Cam Newton vs. Peyton Manning. Who will prevail? We’ll leave that to the sports fans, because we are concerned about only one thing: When it comes to passion, are you a Bronco or a Panther?

Wild and Unbridled – Bronco

You are ready to mount your lover and take them on a wild ride, bucking and kicking all the way.

Elegant and Sexy – Panther

Sleek and mysterious, you prefer to lure your lovers into a false sense of security, then pounce on them from above.

What makes a perfect first date?

An ice cold martini and some smoldering jazz

A hot night in da club

Netflix and chill

Pornhub and chill

Pick a car

BMW Z4 Roadster

Cadillac Escalade

Ford F-150

Whatever my Uber guy is driving

Pick a vacation

Skiing in Vail

Ayahuasca ceremony in Peru

Spring Break in Cabo

Carnival in Rio

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Pick a snack

Pork Rinds

Pot brownies

Beef jerky

Boiled Peanuts

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Pick a sport

Baseball

Soccer

NASCAR

Duh, football

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