21st Century Burlesque Magazine

21st Century Burlesque Magazine

21st Century Burlesque Magazine has documented the contemporary burlesque scene since 2007. Founded and edited by Holli-Mae Johnson.

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Burlesque star Frankie Fictitious and her Rose AB stones. Image Anthony Notes
How to Rhinestone a Burlesque Costume – and help Black Performers Shine On

As the global burlesque scene tries to survive and adapt in this unprecedented and uncertain…

The Ultimate Burlesque Lingerie Guide - In Intimate Detail (Cora Harrington by Lars Kommienezuspadt)
The Ultimate Burlesque Costume Lingerie Guide – In Intimate Detail

From Lydia Thompson’s scandalous hosiery and Tempest Storm’s net bras, to Dita and D’Lish unlacing…

Black Burlesque Directory makes all-white lineups and tokenism "inexcusable" says creator (Image: Candace Majors)
Black Burlesque Directory makes all-white lineups and tokenism “inexcusable” says creator

Since 2010, Chicago-based, award-winning burlesque powerhouse Po’Chop has headlined shows across the US, starred in…

Poison Ivory is crowned Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Livestreams and Couch Queens? BHoF goes digital, and we have questions…

Earlier this year, the Burlesque Hall of Fame announced that, due to the Covid-19 crisis,…

The Noire Pageant Healing Circle by Will M
Black Burlesque Queen Perle Noire Makes History with POC Pageant

In a 2016 interview with Jessica Price, burlesque powerhouse Perle Noire remarked that “any time…

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender 2020 Postponed
BHoF 2020 Postponed: Exclusive Details

In light of the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis, the Burlesque Hall of Fame has made…

12 Tips on Supporting Friends in Burlesque Competitions
Burlesque VS Corona: A Bumper List of Striptease Services

The global Covid-19 crisis has sent the burlesque community into a tailspin, with countless shows…

Burlesque: The State of Things
Burlesque: The State of Things

When I was asked by the editor of this illustrious publication to write a piece…

The Devilettes at Tease-O-Rama 2005
Burlesque Festivals: A History

Burlesque Festivals! They are the structure behind our scene, the canvas against which we can…

Review: Best Boylesque and Groups – Burlesque Hall of Fame 2019

Matt Finish, Best Boylesque winner in 2015, guides us through the group and boylesque categories…

Camille 2000 at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015: 58th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.
Camille 2000: Aggressive Art from a Lionheart

Sparkly Devil Scholarship recipient Precious Ephemera writes in tribute to burlesque legend Camille 2000 to…