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Indie queen — geek goddesses do burlesque

by Frédéric T. Muckle April 8, 2014
Indie queen — geek goddesses do burlesque

The Suicide Girls pay tribute to pop culture in their Blackheart Burlesque show

If you wish to titillate your spring-produced, nature-driven, fertility-related desires, there is an upcoming show you do not want to miss: Suicide Girls’ Blackheart Burlesque show, set to pass through town this Sunday.

The Suicide Girls’ Blackheart Burlesque returns to a packed house in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

For those of you who have never encountered these stunning tattooed goddesses during a purposeless Internet escapade, Suicide Girls is a community of models that celebrates  alternative beauty. With their empowered attitude, these women clash wonderfully with the typical soulless Barbies that serve as beauty standards in our normative society.

These contemporary amazons, with the help of renowned choreographer Manwe Sauls-Addison, decided to come back as a burlesque troupe after a six-year hiatus. If you have been avoiding the alternative scene of the past decade or so, you may have missed the welcomed revival of the burlesque movement, now renamed neo-burlesque.

“It is all about the art of the tease, being sexy [and] having fun with [your] sexuality,” explained Missy Suicide, co-founder of Suicide Girls.

The show is choreographed by Manwe Sauls-Addison, who has worked with the likes of Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga.

Burlesque is a moment of humorous, elegant, flirtatious strip-tease during which the women performing are meant to be enjoying themselves as much as their audience is.

Now imagine this kind of show, but with rock-n-roll and electro rhythms, an electrified crowd and references to pop culture such as Kill Bill, Dr. Who and Game of Thrones, all enacted by the fringe beauties of Suicides Girls — the sum of it all is more than enticing, especially for a Sunday night.

Yet, Suicide Girls’ community and their burlesque show enthusiasts are not composed, like some people would expect, of Cro-Magnon men looking for cheap entertainment; actually it is quite the contrary.

“The girls on stage are having fun being sexy, exuding this joie de vivre and that is attractive to women. It is rare that you get to see … a women that is, not in a dirty or graphic way, having fun with her sexuality,” said Missy Suicide.

This explains why the majority of the Suicide Girls participants, and the audience of the burlesque show, are women.

The Blackheart Burlesque tour recently had a successful run in the United States and Australia, and decided to end their journey in our — still — cold and white country.

“[The Blackheart Burlesque show] is a super fun, sexy night that everybody will enjoy, [whether as] a couple or a single person, it is fun for everybody,” Missy Suicide said.  Maybe that ought to finally bring us the spring we all have been waiting for, heating up our beloved Montreal.

Suicide Girls’ Blackheart Burlesque tour will be performing on April 13 at Cabaret La Tulipe.


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