The History of My Briefs

I was driving to rehearsal yesterday and the thought occurred to me that this is my 14th year producing a Valentine’s event in Chicago. That got my thinking about the progression of my career, and then naturally, I began thinking about the progression of my under things. Let me explain…

When I began burlesque, I wore full panties! WHAT! Yes, my booty was shy back then. I even wore nude tights AND fishnets over those. Nothing was moving back there. I was encased in spandex just like the lovely Beyonce at the Superbowl. Slowly, I began to realize what was happening behind me and that people enjoyed it.

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After a year or so, I removed the tights and wore a thong. Now, a thong is different from a g-string. There is more material in the back and on the sides. It was a modest improvement.

And then, I graduated to the g-string. You can recognize the g-string because it is literally a string that keeps things in a PG-13 place.

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I then thought that the string was just TOO MUCH material. We must cut those off! This leads me to my first ever…pusty.

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I first wore the pusty on stage at the Burlesque Hall of Fame where I did a tribute dance to Sally Rand. No one was wearing these at the time. It was a scandal! Everyone wanted to know how I made it or where I got it, but my lips were sealed! I wanted to keep this little costume innovation for myself for a little while. But now, you can see pusties all over the burlesque stages. Ah, you’re welcome!

I had to keep pushing the envelope in underwear innovation. That led me to these, that I wear in my Led Zepplin act. So. Filthy.

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And, further still I go. I just make outlines where the underwear should be but not actually connecting those lines with fabric. It’s just a hint, a whisper of a panty.

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This brings me to Le Nu. There are no strings. There are no panty innovations (well, there might be one  but I’m not going to talk about that yet. It’s still in R&D.) It has taken me 14 years to remove my underwear. This might be the longest striptease on record!

Join me for this decadent experience this weekend. You’ve earned it! Tickets

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Valentine’s Day Triple Treat!

Happy Valentine’s Day Chicago! I have 3 shows this weekend. Wow!

SHOWCASE-NGR-LOVEHURTSThere are 2 shows on Friday, the 13th. The first is Naked Girls Reading: Love Hurts! This show is at 7pm at the Everleigh Social Club and is BYOB. Reserve your spot now and start your weekend off right!

Later that night, I’ll be dancing in BIG SEXY SHOW at City Winery at 11:30pm. This is our biggest show of the year and it certainly lives up to the name BIG and SEXY! VIP and GA tickets are available.

 

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If you’re waiting for the actual day of Valentine’s, I’ve got a show then too! February 14th at City Winery at 11:30pm. The VIP tix for this show are already sold out but GA tix are still available. Don’t be left out in the cold! Get your tix now!

Hope to see you at one of these 3 shows this weekend!

VALENTINE BURLESQUE

BIGSEXYSHOW-POSTER2015-SMSpend your Valentine’s Weekend with me at Big SEXY Show at City Winery on February 13th and 14th.

Big SEXY Show brings together world class burlesque, music and variety for a show that will make your special date hotter than you can imagine. For 12 years, I’ve provided the sexiest shows in Chicago for Valentine’s Day. This year’s show will feature world class talent like the World Famous Chicago Starlets (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2010), Mongolian Strongman Tulga, vintage vaudevillian antics by Sammy the Tramp, acrobatics by Gruff and Tumble and is hosted by New York’s own Bastard Keith. Of course, I’ll be there as well and look forward to performing one of my really over-the-top “big show” acts for you!

CITY WINERY – FEB 13 & 14 – 11:30pm (Doors at 11pm) – VIP TICKETS INCLUDE PREFERRED SEATING AND A PRESHOW PARTY WITH THE CAST AT THE EVERLEIGH SOCIAL CLUB (from 9-10pm)

TICKETS:

FEB 13 – VIP ($60)
FEB 13 – General Admission ($30)

FEB 14 – VIP ($60)
FEB 14 – General Admission ($30)

BIG SEXY SHOW – Feb 14 and 15

It’s happening this weekend! BIG SEXY SHOW!!!

BigSexyShow-Poster2014-smBig SEXY Show combines modern burlesque, music and variety acts in a show that will surely make your Valentine’s Date special. Chicago’s “hottest night of winter” features the World Famous Chicago Starlets (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2010), Russell Bruner (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2012 & 2013) and me(Burlesque Hall of Fame 2005)! All hosted by the venerable talents of New York’s own Bastard Keith.

City Winery is a great, intimate venue.  Seating is very limited and this show will likely sell out so get your tickets early.

Many thanks to our sponsors Fancy Feather and Studio L’amour!

TICKET OPTIONS:

FEBRUARY 14TH – 11:30PM

FEBRUARY 15TH – 11:30PM