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Dueling Dysney Act One Photos!

Hi friends! It’s been a while, but we’re BACK and better than ever! On Saturday, March 9, we had our first show of 2019 at Drom. Dueling Dysney was an interactive show a la Bananas vs. Cherries that pitted GOOD Disney characters against EVIL ones, and it was a blast!

Below are some snaps from Act One, which featured Luscious Lane as Tick Tock Crocodile vs. Twinky Boots as Twinker Bell (Peter Pan); Fifi Dubois as Ariel against Bombshell Betsy’s Ursula (Little Mermaid); and Hellz Kitten’s Dalmation vs. Munroe Lilly’s Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians).

Enjoy! (And click here for Act Two pics.)

Photos: Veronica Toone

Bananas vs. Cherries Act Two PHOTOS!

Welcome back from intermission. Here are some snaps from Act Two of Bananas vs. Cherries! Thanks again to EVERYONE who came out and voted and thanks to all the performers who made this one of our best shows evah! Oh yeah, and we raised $200 for The Center, thanks to all you generous raffle ticket-buyers! xoxo

Did you miss the Act One photos? Click here!

Photos: Veronica Toone

Awkward Holiday Party PHOTOS! (Part Deux)

Welcome back everyone! Here are some more photos from our Awkward Holiday Party at the Triad on Saturday. Act two in all it’s naked glory! (And, if you missed it, here are photos from act one.)

Awkward Holiday Party PHOTOS!

Awkward Holiday Party PHOTOS!

On Saturday, December 9, we threw an Awkward Holiday Party at The Triad. Our intrepid guests braved the 3-inch snowmageddon and were rewarded with a super fun evening that included naughty reindeer, naked elves, drag ballet and the placing of legos into some very intimate places. Here are some photos from act one.

Ready for act two? Click HERE. And thanks again to all the performers, our awesome audience and everyone who bought raffle tickets to support Pets for Vets. We raised over $300!

Until next time!
xoxo

Great ExPETations

As you may know, Pets for Vets is a national nonprofit that pairs shelter dogs with returning veterans to help them deal with PTSD, depression and other post-deployment issues. Here are some videos explaining more about their mission and introducing you to some of the vets and pups they’ve helped.

*sniff* Is it getting a little dusty in here? Just me? Okay, fine.

Anyway, we’d love for you come out to The Triad Saturday night for Awkward Holiday Party, where we will be raising money for the NYC-Long Island chapter of Pets for Vets. Tickets start at just $15! (LIMITED TIME OFFER! Use promo code JINGLEBALLS to save 15%!)

You can also donate to Pets for Vets NYC-LI directly via PAYPAL.

But we really hope to see you on Saturday!

Awkward Holiday Party, December 9 at The Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd Street, NY, NY, 10023, 212-362-2590. Doors at 9; Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door. 

xoxo,
LFF

Decadent Photos!

Decadent Photos!

Finally! Here are some photos from Decadent: 100 Years of Burlesque. From Dandy Dillinger’s 1920s showgirl fabulosity to Candy Applebottom’s 2010s tribute to staying connected, we traveled through time on Saturday, April 22 and never looked back. Thanks to everyone who came out to The Triad and made the voyage so fantastic.

1920s

Dandy Dillinger kicks us off with an ethereal number reminiscent of a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.

1930s

Ruby Mechant gives us some 1930s glamour with just a touch of Italian sass.

1940s

Spicy L’amour blows her bugle for the boys “over there.”

1950s

Shimmy LeCoeur shows us the devil in disguise with her tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

1960s

Hellz Kitten asks the age-old question, “will you still love me tomorrow?” with a shocking twist at the end.

1970s

Munroe Lilly loves to love us and takes another little piece of our hearts.

1980s

Luscious Lane revisits the Cold War with a “pop” of color.

1990s

Tutu Toussaint gives us montage of the best ’90s hip-hop.

2000s

Twinky Boots takes the red pill with his tribute to the Matrix.

2010s

And finally, Candy Applebottom lights up our world with her sassy futuristic moves.

Behind the scenes:

Photos: Veronica Toone

 

Fashion Flashback Friday: The 1980s

Fashion Flashback Friday: The 1980s

When you think of ’80s fashion, you probably think big, bright and bold. There was no one-size-fits-all when it came to style, although most of the clothing seems to have been one size: large. You could be preppy, yuppie, punk, hip-hop – possibly all within one outfit.

Let’s explore some of the trends that made the ’80s the ’80s.

Power Suits

Although the phrase “power suit” conjures images of douche-bros with slicked back hair (oh who are we kidding, we totally have a crush on Gordon Gekko), the power suit was also the uniform of the ’80s working woman, from Diane Keaton to Melanie Griffith (and of course actual non-fictional people).

Get me the head of Darryl Hannah

Made popular by designer Giorgio Armani, the power suit – for both men and women – featured broad shoulders and wide lapels. For men, a crisp shirt with banker stripes, suspenders and a classic silk tie completed the look. Think Gekko of course, but also Judd Nelson in St. Elmo’s Fire or Richard Gere in American Gigolo.

Judd Nelson in St. Elmo’s Fire

Richard Gere: just an American Gigolo

Women’s power suits were apparently aimed making women as sexless as possible, with giant shoulder pads and below-the-knee skirts. Add a high-necked blouse and “pussy bow” and you’re totally ready to pass yourself off as an executive and steal Harrison Ford.

Babies also make great accessories. (Diane Keaton in Baby Boom)

Working Girl Melanie Griffith before the tragic plastic surgery

Athletic Wear

“Athleisure” was a buzzword in 2016, but this trend began in the early ’80s. Track suits, made from polyester and rayon as well as velour made their way off the fields and into the mainstream.

They were also popular among swingers.

The aerobics craze, coupled with the popularity of movies like Fame and Flashdance,  made legwarmers a thing, and these colorful tubes – ideally the same color as your Forenza sweater – could be found on young women from Boston to the Bay Area.

Thanks Jane Fonda

Preppy 

Lisa Birnbach’s 1980 book The Preppy Handbook was intended to skewer the upper middle class, but instead ended up inspiring a trend.

Preppy fashion took its cues from New England prep-schools – think khakis, oxford shirts and sport coats (or blazers for women). Leisure wear included brightly colored pants with little designs and polo shirts. A popped collar was de rigueur.

Michael Bowen and Deborah Foreman show off their Valley Girl Prep

Add some pearl earrings and a little alligator (or polo player) on your breast and you’re all ready to party at Dorrian’s Red Hand.

Clothing was conservatively tailored, but came in bright colors, like pink and Kelly green. Tying a sweater around your neck was not unheard of, and if you happened to be wearing a sweater around your neck while appearing in a high school movie of the period, chances are, you’re the bad guy.

Classic ’80s villains

Punk

Punk traces its beginnings to England in the ’70s, where it was seen as “an intentional rebuttal of the perceived excess and pretension found in mainstream music.” Shorter, unkempt hair and dirty, torn t-shirts paired with jeans and a leather jacket replaced the slick, flashy styles of the disco era.

By the ’80s, Punk music had evolved in both the U.S. and UK and so did its fashion. T-shirts with political slogans and customized leather jackets or denim vests became popular.

Anarchy!

Hair was spiked, sculpted into a mohawk or cut really short.

London Punks

This dude is not fucking around

Body piercings and tattoos were in and the Doc Marten or combat boot adorned most punk feet.

Docs

Designers like Vivienne Westwood, Anna Sui and Jean-Paul Gaultier began to introduce punk elements into their lines, which brought many of the styles into the mainstream.

Vivienne Westwood (far right) and her punk-inspired designs

Hip-Hop

Hip-hop originated among African-American and Latin youth in NYC, L.A., Chicago and other inner cities, each of which contributed its own elements.

In the late ’70s, sportswear brands such as Le Coq Sportif, Kangol, Adidas and Pro-Keds attached themselves to the emerging hip hop scene. Its adherents wore brightly colored track suits, leather bomber jackets and brand name sneakers, such as Pro-Keds, Puma, Converse’s Chuck Taylor All-stars, and Adidas Superstars.

Heavy gold jewelry – chains for men and big earrings for women – became hallmarks of hip-hop fashion. Other popular accessories included bucket hats, nameplates and multiple rings. Luxury brand names like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci and logos adorned custom-designed tracksuits, jackets and mink coats, made popular in the early ’80s by Dapper Dan, a Harlem-based designer.

Run DMC

Grandmaster Flash

Salt’n’Pepa

Toward the end of the decade, styles began to incorporate traditional African influences, such as the fez, Kente cloth (a textile) hats and kufis (another type of hat). Blousey pants were famously worn by artists like MC Hammer.

Please Hammer, don’t hurt me with your enormous pants


And that wraps up our partial overview of the ’80s fashion scene. We hope you enjoyed it. If you want to learn more, check out the sites below.

retrowaste.com
liketotally80s.com
Wikipedia
complex.com
80sfashion.org

And just for fun, here are some pics of Les Femmes in all their gnarly ’80s glory.

Luscious Lane chilling circa 1986. Oversized Oxford, double socks.

Luscious Lane 1987

Luscious Lane prom pic, 1988

Hellz Kitten looking thrilled for the first day of 8th grade, 1983

Hellz Kitten made it through the year. 8th Grade grad, 1984. Sweet mullet!

Hellz Kitten prom, 1987. Her enthusiasm is overwhelming.

Ruby Mechant (right) and sister, 1986

Ruby looking adorbs in her Popeye shirt, 1983

Ruby Mechant in 1982 – already naked!

Crazy about the ’80s? Come see Decadent: 100 Years of Burlesque at The Triad on April 22.  TICKETS

**SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER** Buy one ticket, get the second at half price with promo code BOGO50 until 4/1! BUY 

A ‘Luscious’ Trip Down Memory ‘Lane’

A ‘Luscious’ Trip Down Memory ‘Lane’

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Ohmigod, it’s like, totally the ’80s already! Brush off your shoulder pads and Rubik’s Cube, crank up your boombox and let’s get to know our ’80s lady: Luscious Lane.

1. What is your favorite thing about the 1980s? 
I’m a child of the ’80s and some habits are hard to break! Everything had to match: your shoes, top, socks, scrunchie… I still catch myself doing this today, well, minus the scrunchies! I still love the music and I can count on ’80s music to turn my mood around if I need it.

2. If you could have drinks/dinner with any person from that era, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
Easy, Jake Ryan from Sixteen Candles. But only if he picks me up in his red Porsche.

Michael Schoeffling as Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles. Call us, Jake!

3. Is there anyone from today you think embodies the idea of the 1980s?
I still think Madonna embodies the ’80s. She helped shape the decade and so many teenage girls like myself, who wore fishnet tops, black rubber bracelets up their arm and wanted to roll around on gondolas in Venice.

Still got it: ’80s It Girl Madonna

Come experience (or relive) the ’80s with Luscious Lane on April 22 at The Triad. Need tickets? Click here!

**SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER** Buy one ticket, get the second at half price with promo code BOGO50 until 4/1! Totally tubular! BUY

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Super Bowl Sweepstakes – Win Tickets to a Burlesque Show

Super Bowl Sweepstakes – Win Tickets to a Burlesque Show

**Update** Congrats to Annmarie Aiello of Oak Ridge, NJ! You are a winnah! See you soon.

Hello friends! We are less than a week from Super Bowl LI, in which the New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons. Tom Brady vs. … some guy who isn’t Tom Brady?

Ok, I googled. It’s this guy. Matt Ryan.

But hi Tom!

We thought we’d celebrate by giving away some tickets.

But fear not, non-football fans. You don’t have to be a Pats fan or a Falcons fan to participate. This is food-related. Cakeballs, to be exact. Delicious Cakeballs baked by our own Luscious Lane of Auntie Liana’s.

The winner gets two tickets to one of our shows AND a sampler of the winning Cakeball. Amazing! All you have to do is vote below and you’ll be entered to win.


On Monday, we will randomly pick a winner from the corresponding winning team. For example, if you picked Peach Chardonnay, and Atlanta wins, you could be a winner!

This contest will run until midnight (ET) on game day (Sunday, Feb 5) so hurry and enter. (One entry per person, please.)

Thanks so much and we’ll see you on the gridiron. Er, Flatiron?

xoxo,
HK

About the Cakeballs:

I do declare, that Peach Chardonnay looks dee-licious!

 

 

Peach Chardonnay: Peach chardonnay cake mixed with vanilla icing, dipped in white chocolate, topped with freeze dried peach.

 

 

 

 

Hold my Dunk’s ’cause Boston Cream looks wicked pissa!

 

 

Boston Cream: Yellow cake mixed with vanilla icing, stuffed with Bavarian cream, dipped in semi-sweet chocolate, topped with yellow and white sprinkles.

 

 

 

 

Oy vey, the small print:

No Purchase necessary. One entry per person. Sweepstakes closes at midnight ET on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, from voters who picked the corresponding winning team. (For example, if you picked Peach Chardonnay, and the Atlanta Falcons win, you will be eligible to win. Likewise, if you pick Boston Cream, and New England wins you will be eligible to win.) Winner will be notified by email provided. Contest is open to U.S. residents 21 and over, who are willing to travel to NYC between now and Dec. 31, 2017 for one of LFF’s shows (tentative show dates: 2/18/17; 4/22/17; 10/21/17; 12/9/17). Winner is solely responsible for roundtrip travel to and from show, lodging and any drink and/or food minimum plus taxes incurred at show. We reserve the right to publish the winner’s name and/or social media handle, and by submitting entry you acknowledge and agree to such publication if you are the winner. No substitution, cash equivalent or transfer/assignment of prize is permitted. Value of prize up to $75.

Sweet Nutcracker! promo video

Sweet Nutcracker! promo video

Hi lovers!

In case you missed it, here’s the promo video for our December 10 show at the Triad. This show will raise money for God’s Littlest Angels, a nonprofit that supports orphans in Haiti, and feature performances by Karina Libido, Beelzababe, Ravenessa and Munroe Lilly, as well as some old LFF favorites you know and love.

 

And now that you’re sufficiently seduced, you can buy tickets HERE.

See you at Sweet Nutcracker! next weekend!

xoxo,
HK