Interviews

Enjoy a collection of burlesque interviews, including in-depth conversations with many of our striptease titans…

Pillow Talk with Bazuka Joe: Ginger Valentine

Pillow Talk with Bazuka Joe: Ginger ValentineRead more

Hunky Stage Door Johnny Bazuka Joe has started interviewing fabulous burlesque performers and personalities he encounters on his travels to festivals and other shows, and now I can share them with you on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine! In this episode, Joe interviews Texan temptress Ginger Valentine… ) And now, enjoy this video of Ginger Valentine, […]

INTERVIEW: The Schlep Sisters – Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda. (Partnerships Series)

INTERVIEW: Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda, The Schlep Sisters. (Partnerships Series)Read more

With their tenth anniversary celebration coming up this Saturday (March 8th – see details below), it’s the perfect moment to finally interview two of the most warm, intelligent and face-achingly hilarious women I know, and document a decade of achievement in words and photos.  As The Schlep Sisters and as soloists, Minnie Tonka and Darlinda […]

Michelle L’amour and Russell Bruner Discuss Their FABULOUS New Duet [Photo and Video]

Michelle L'amour and Russell Bruner Discuss Their FABULOUS New Duet [Photo and Video]Read more

Burlesque peers and fans collectively swooned last week when the video of Michelle L’amour and Russell Bruner’s new duet, debuted at The Big Sexy Show on February 14th in Chicago, hit the internet.  And what a fascinating double act they are: asstastic burlesque superstar Michelle L’amour, known for spellbinding grace, hilarious viral videos and unrelenting […]

Pillow Talk with Bazuka Joe: Burlesque Legend Judith Stein

Pillow Talk with Bazuka Joe: Burlesque Legend Judith SteinRead more

Hunky Stage Door Johnny Bazuka Joe has started interviewing fabulous burlesque performers and personalities he encounters on his travels to festivals and other shows, and now I can share them with you on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine! In this episode, Joe interviews delightful Canadian burlesque legend Judith Stein… And now, enjoy Judith Stein’s sensational performance […]

Interview: The Rise and Rise of the Helsinki Burlesque Festival

Interview: The Rise and Rise of the Helsinki Burlesque FestivalRead more

The Helsinki Burlesque Festival, now in its seventh year, is one of the trendiest and increasingly high profile events on the burlesque calendar and attracts a steady stream of burlesque heavyweight headliners, including Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, Tigger!, Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, and burlesque legends Satan’s Angel and Isis Starr.  This year, […]

Desert Island Strips, Episode 1: Dangrrr Doll

Desert Island Strips, Episode 1: Dangrrr DollRead more

In a new series, neo genius Nasty Canasta interviews various burlesque figures and asks the following question: “If you were to be cast away on a desert island, which three striptease numbers, one burlesque performer, and single act of your own would you bring along to keep yourself sane and entertained?” The first castaway to […]

Exposed: Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser (Partnerships Series)

Exposed: Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser (Partnerships Series)Read more

As they kick off a UK tour of their hit show Beauty and the Beast, and feature in a new burlesque documentary by Beth B, EXPOSED, I continue my Partnerships Series by interviewing trailblazing, hilarious and heavy hitting power couple Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser. For the benefit of those who are new to […]

Tansy: Eager To Lose

Tansy: Eager To LoseRead more

“Welcome to the legendary Tim Tam Room, where the music sizzles, champagne flows, and dancing beauties tempt and tease. When Tansy, the club’s crown jewel, announces her imminent departure, the club’s MC is left holding his heart in his hands. Exuberant hijinks and salacious striptease collide as this night of classic burlesque unspools into a […]

Frenchie Kiss and Jett Adore. (Partnerships Series)

Frenchie Kiss and Jett Adore. (Partnerships Series)Read more

My Partnerships Series continues with Frenchie Kiss and Jett Adore.  This dynamic, creative and affectionate duo have won coveted awards at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, separately as members of groups (Frenchie with The Chicago Starlets, and Jett as one third of The Stage Door Johnnies), and together as ‘Best Duo’ in 2012.  Read […]

Interview: Burlesque Legend Tammi True

Interview: Burlesque Legend Tammi TrueRead more

On Thursday, July 11th, nearly 400 people attended the premiere of True Tales at the historic Texas Theatre in Dallas. True Tales tells the story of Tammi True, a dancer at the Carousel Club, and her relationship with the notorious owner, Jack Ruby. Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who, according to government […]

Stage Door Johnnies: Post-BHoF Recap

The Stage Door Johnnies: Post-BHoF RecapRead more

After a phenomenal appearance at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013, the universally admired and adored Stage Door Johnnies – Bazuka Joe, Ray Gunn and Jett Adore – had a post-Weekend chat with me, explaining the hard work and planning behind each performance and describing their emotions and future plans… First, congratulations to our […]