Interviews

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

Immodesty Blaize

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The phrase ‘larger than life’ is used so often, but I rarely meet someone that it truly applies to. With a name inspired by a comic book heroine; Immodesty Blaize is in many ways exactly that – an exquisitely exaggerated, impossibly glamorous force of female nature. She has an incredible physical presence, towering over most […]

Your Number One: Miss Dirty Martini!

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I am proud to present a brand new interview with Neo Burlesque icon Dirty Martini, the Number One Burlesque Performer of 2009 – as voted by thousands of you in the end-of-year countdown! I have so enjoyed the opportunity to get to know even more about Dirty and explore her past, present and future in […]

Interview: Michelle L’amour

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Michelle L’amour is someone I find endlessly fascinating. She is warm and charming to speak to, with a delicious laugh and composed demeanour. But when she takes to the stage a sexual power and captivating energy exudes from her, whether she’s floating across the stage with her fans or whipping the audience into a frenzy […]

Dita in Paris…

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This week, I spoke to Dita about her recent and upcoming plans in ‘La Ville-Lumière’ – a city forever close to her heart… Dita performs ‘Lazy’, at The Crazy Horse Paris (©Antoine Poupel) You have recently wrapped up all of the performance and recording at The Crazy Horse, and soon you will be back in […]

Kalani Kokonuts: Part Two

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Part Two of the epic and exclusive interview with Kalani Kokonuts… (Click here to read Part One…) Kalani Performing… Kalani Kokonuts, by Mark Hollinger. H. This will probably embarrass you, but you have, and everyone says this, an incredible body, physical presence and unique beauty – K. This is the one thing – I can […]

Kalani Kokonuts: Part One

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A month ago, sitting beside Kalani in her tranquil, beautiful home, just days after the Burlesque Hall of Fame pageant, recording the following interview, I felt both priviliged and excited. Privileged, because Kalani had, despite her shyness and desire for privacy, had invited us in to look around her house and stay to chat (And […]

Catherine D’Lish

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I recall my first Tease-o-Rama experience, in SanFransisco. I still didn’t reach the 21 age limit in America and some extremely inventive tactics were employed to get me through the doors of some of the great state-side burlesque events (or failing that, lashings of old-fashioned charm). But thank the Good Lord I got there in […]

INTERVIEW: Dita Von Teese

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Everyone has an opinion on Dita Von Teese, some of which are unapologetically judgemental or negative, but there are those who are big enough to admit, none the less, that if it were not for Dita, they would never have discovered burlesque, cheesecake, even erotica. They would not be part of the communities they enjoy, […]