The ’60s were explosive, uprooting everything from music to art to fashion to politics and taking us from the staid ’50s to the “anything goes” ’70s. Hellz Kitten is obsessed with the ’60s, so who better to represent this debaucherous decade?
Or maybe a young(ish) Marlon Brando (although he’d probably bore you death with his causes all night).
And maybe someone who could teach me how to do a cat-eye properly.
The ’50s was a transformational decade, taking us from war and depression to a more fun, forward-looking youth culture that would dominate the second half of the 20th century. Nothing illustrates that more than the rise of rock and roll. And who better to shake, rattle and roll for you than Shimmy LeCoeur?
1. What is your favorite thing about the ’50s?
My favorite thing is how the music changed and transformed a generation to rock’n’roll lovers. It was an awakening of the senses and showed just how music could change the world.
2. If you could have drinks/dinner with any person from that era, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
I’d love to have dinner with Elvis Presley and have him sing for me. Wouldn’t it be amazing g to really see how he feels about changing music and becoming the real king of rock’n’roll?
It would indeed!
It’s almost time for our sexy Halloween show, La Fête Fatale, and boy, do we have a show for you. Read on to learn more about this sassy performer who is joining us from Albany, NY. Introducing… Chardonnay LaTease!
How long have you been burlesquing?
Six wonderful, crazy years, as of October 15th.
What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
A dirty old man at a gay bar asked if I wanted to take my clothes off for money. I said yes.
A few things keep drawing me to burlesque. One is that it’s wonderful and a joy to create new ideas and stories and concepts and bring them to life. Two is I get to perform with some of my best friends who are family. I also enjoy love and support for the audience.
What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
Craft new ideas and projects.
Trick or Treat? Please elaborate.
Treat. I like my treats and they come in many forms.