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.
Name: Twinky Boots
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.
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!