Tag: Boylesque

Come out and support The Center

Friends! We are just days away from our inaugural 2018 show, Bananas vs. Cherries at Drom!

As you know, part of our mission is to raise money for charity and this show is no exception. We are excited to announce that all the proceeds from our intermission raffle on Saturday will go to The Center.

In their own words:

The Center has been a home and resource hub for the LGBTQ community, NYC residents and visitors since our founding in 1983. We provide a place to connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate the vibrancy and growth of the LGBTQ community. Offering health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, parenthood and family support services, The Center strives to provide a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are.

Visit The Center to find out more—we’re open 365 days a year!

So come out and join us, because not only will you see a great show, you will be supporting an important, LOCAL organization. #burlesqueforacause

See you at Drom!

xoxo,
LFF

 

Bananas vs. Cherries

Doors open at 7 PM, Show at 7:30.

Drom, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, 212-777-1157Tickets: Early Bird $15 (until 2/23); $20/advance; $25/door; $30 VIP. Closest subway is the F at 2nd AvenueDrom is also walkable from the 6 (Astor Place) and R, W (8th St – NYU).

Making the ’90s Magically Delicious: Lucky Charming

Making the ’90s Magically Delicious: Lucky Charming

FB: Lucky Charming Boylesk
IG: mrluckycharming
Twitter: @MrLuckyCharming

Friends!

We are just four days away from the Boston incarnation of Decadent: 100 Years of Burlesque and we have one more new performer to introduce you to. Meet Lucky Charming, the boy-band aficionado who will rock your body right.

After finding his roots in New York City, Lucky Charming​ ​recently relocated to Boston, where he joined forces​ ​with the local all­-male troupe, Sirlesque. He is also a proud​ ​member of the White Elephant Burlesque Society, and a​ ​four­​-​time GLAM Award nominee for Best Burlesque among NYC’s gay nightlife.

1. What is your favorite thing about the 1990s?
Absolutely, positively the music. I heard recently on a (very non-scientific) podcast that the music you experience when you are 13 years old will always feel like the best era of music. To this day, I am still a sucker for ’90s boy-bands. And I didn’t appreciate them so much in their prime, but the alternative rock bands of that era also hold a very special place for me.

Honorable mention: Disney Afternoon.

Photo: Rex Lott

2. If you could have drinks/dinner with any person from that era, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
It would have to be one of the Backstreet Boys, although I’m not entirely sure which one. A.J. would undoubtedly have the most interesting stories to tell, but Howie has always been the quiet one and I’m certain he’s seen some shit.

3. Is there anyone from today you think embodies the idea of the 90s?
There are so many iconic artists and personalities from the ’90s that are still around and kickin’. Some are continuing to milk their popularity from 20 years ago (like the New Kids on the Block), some have managed to be genuinely successful this entire time (Britney Spears), and some have completely reinvented themselves and re-emerged from the ashes of their former career (former MTV VJ Dave Holmes). I applaud and bow to members of each one of these camps.

Come see Lucky and the rest of our magical lineup on October 7 at The Rockwell, 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144. Doors open at 9:30. A portion of proceeds will benefit The Hispanic Federation to help with hurricane and earthquake relief.

Minx and Mingle (and everything in between)

minxposterWhether you like your entertainment straight up or with a twist, this ribald romp featuring ladies, gents, and a drag queen will rock your socks off! Hosted by Jule Brittannia and starring: Twinky Boots, Castor Bollocks, Munroe Lily, Johnny Panic, Jack Barrow, Ruby Mechant, Unsung Hera, Allegra Spread, Silky Bliss and Trinity Starlight.
There will be a minimum of $15 CASH ONLY between food & drinks.

Unleashed Photos!

Unleashed Photos!

Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday, February 18 for Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties! We had a great debut at the Metropolitan Room and raised over $300 for Pilots to the Rescue! (Exact amount to be posted soon.) In case you missed it, here are some photos.

Performers to the Rescue: Hellz Kitten

Performers to the Rescue: Hellz Kitten

Hellz Kitten

Web: hellzkitten.com
Instagram: hellzkittennyc

With a name like Hellz Kitten, is there any doubt this LFF co-founder and producer is an animal lover?

Hellz is owned by Snoop, a 14-year-old black cat with a well-developed diva muscle. Hellz took Snoop in when the feisty feline’s first family couldn’t keep her, all the way back in 2002, and the two have been happily sharing glitter ever since.

Yaaassss Queen

Snoop spends her days sleeping in the sunshine, stalking birds on the fire escape and posting pics to her Instagram account, hamilsnoop. Snoop is tolerant of the fact her mom is producing a show to benefit rescue dogs, but just barely. Then again, Snoop is kind of a bitch, so who cares what she thinks.

Come to Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties at the Met Room on February 18 and see for yourself what a fantastic night it’s going to be – all to benefit Pilots to the Rescue. Burlesque, boylesque, magic, sideshow and singing – it’ll be a night even cat-lovers can get behind.

TICKETS

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Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.

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Kicking Back with Twinky Boots

Kicking Back with Twinky Boots

Twinky Boots

Social Media/website:
Twitter: @twinkyboots
Instagram:
@twinkyboots

It’s always a pleasure to share the stage with Twinky Boots, one of the super hot performers from NYC’s Bad Apple Boylesque. A self-described “love child of Broadway producer/choreographer Jerry Mitchell and Bad Apple Boylesque co-founders Apollo Dioni and Don Chipotle,” Twinky got his first taste of burlesque as a performer with Broadway Bares, an annual charity event to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Read more about Twinky here and here.

Twinky joins us at the Met Room on February 18 for Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties, and has promised a performance replete with pilots and puppies.

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Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.

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On Broadway

On Broadway

Okay, we’re not heading for the Great White Way just yet, but we WERE listed on Broadway World’s website. That’s pretty exciting, no?

Our next show, on Feb. 18, will benefit Pilots to the Rescue, an org that saves pets from euthanasia.

This will be a fun night, because not only will you get to see the sexy and sassy burlesque and boylesque you’re used to, but we will also have singers, glass eaters and a sword swallower (not a euphemism!). It’s going to be the best night ever!

So hurry and buy tickets now because space is limited.

Yay! We can’t wait to see you on the 18th!

xoxo

Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.

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Fright Night

Fright Night

Are your palms getting a little sweaty? Is your heart pounding? Do you feel a sense of unease you can’t explain?

You’re not imagining it.

Here’s a taste of what La Fête Fatale has in store for you.

Don’t miss it! 10.29.16

octstdHosted by Hubby L’amour, La Fête Fatale stars Italian sensation Bianca Nevius, boylesquer Matt Knifeupstate New York favorite Chardonnay LaTease and some new and old favorites. This foxy fête will scare the pants off you!

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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!