(recorded 2-3-2018) WEBurlesque's Viktor Devonne sits down for a cozy brunch with bubbles with The Brick House of Burlesque herself, Falana Fox.
Falana gets personal with her backstory with a little Behind the Music moment of her time as an almost-Mary J Blige in the 90s, plus we both delve into flipping tables; pink walkie talkies; The Muppets; Colorforms; growing up a Jehovah's Witness, leaving the church, faith; professional acting, back-up singing, checking the contract; Titus Walker; Classical Theater of Harlem; Lady Capulet; Street Court; kismet in a Sephora; Lola Falana; the Three Little Foxes?; Ireland at age 10; Paris in December; wine and bread at IKEA; Seward Alaska; tagline -- The One You'll Never Forget; improvising; the moment before - the moment after; Janet Jackson and the Super Bowl; Adam Barta; Sarah Baartman, the Hottentot Venus; exoticizing African culture; Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus; acting black; cultural appropriation and entitlement; the best actor for the job; the fuckery of it all; Ladyqueen, and introducing Billie Daze.
shout-outs include: Delysia La Chatte, Magdalena Fox, Ivory Fox, Jo Boobs, Jezebel Express, Perle Noire, Anja Keister, Clara Coquette, Sake Fevah, Lillian Bustle, Tigger, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Poison Ivory, Ula Uberbusen, and Crimson Kitty
Falana Fox is an entertainer living in Jersey City. You can see her her regularly with LadyQueen, White Elephant Burlesque, and in various productions on both sides of the Holland Tunnel. She was nominated for The Sweetheart in 2018's Silver Tusk Awards, and will be appearing in the February 14th Valentine's Day show.
intro and outro music: "On a 45" by This Way to the Egress (used w/ permission) ... interlude music: "Poppers and Prosecco" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) ... Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License ... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
WEBurlesque, recorded 1/30/2018 in NYC, with Viktor Devonne and Anja Keister of D20 Burlesque
Anja and Viktor discuss her recent Geek of All Media distinction; how to maneuver in neoburlesque that contains intellectual property; mysterious men in suits with notepads who come to shows; problematic fandoms; how to solve a problem like HP Lovecraft; Anja Keister's Background in Music and her Sewer Stock festivals; hosting burlesque shows; content warnings; starting a burlesque show with a tribute to the Handmaid's Tale; producing shows, performing at conventions; how nerdlesque is (and has been) seen in the larger realm of burlesque; wolf howling at GenCon; making Dolores Umbridge kinky; young adult literature; plus a lightning round of the fandoms Anja digs and does not dig.
shout-outs include: Nyx Nocturne, Maki Roll, Foxy Vermouth, Fem Appeal, Dangrrr Doll
Anja Keister is an entertainer living in New York City. You can see her production D20 Burlesque monthly at Parkside Lounge (see d20burlesque.com for dates), and she will be part of the 4th annual Nerdlesque Festival at Coney Island this year. She won Geek of All Media in 2018's Silver Tusk Awards (having won Backstage Mom in 2017), and was noted by the New York Times as "NYC's sexiest nerd."
Anja is scheduled to appear with White Elephant Burlesque every week in the month of March 2018, including March 7th, where she will host the show.
intro and outro music: "On a 45" by This Way to the Egress (used w/ permission) ... interlude music: "Deuces" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
WEBurlesque, recorded 1/28/18 in NYC, with Viktor Devonne and Lewd Alfred Douglas
We talk immersive theatre, consent, Uncle Monty's Mollyhouse, Reclaiming Our History, working in queer spaces, sexuality and gender, high school, surgery, America Horror Story, Mat Fraser, playing Daphne Moon, star-crossed lovers, queer-coded villains, digital art, and clearing away the barricades.
Lewd Alfred Douglas is an entertainer living in New York City. He is a primary collaborator with Dr. Sketchy's NYC, the queer comic Bash Back, and White Elephant Burlesque.
intro and outro music: "On a 45" by This Way to the Egress (used w/ permission) ... interlude music: "Backbay Lounge" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
In the first episode of WEBurlesque, Viktor and Lillian discuss performing and creativity; "fat burlesque," travel, and some of their inspirations.
Intro and Outro Music: "On A 45" by This Way to the Egress - used with permission. Interlude Music: "Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod - royalty free music
everything else (c) White Elephant Burlesque Corp