Interviews

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

The Rise of Nox Falls - Jane Kratochvil
The Rise of Nox Falls

Have you ever made a bad decision you’ve always regretted? I know I have. But…

Vancouver Burlesque Co teachers and students, by FUBARFOTO
Vancouver Burlesque Co: Teaching, surviving and serving in a pandemic

How do you juggle a burlesque teaching business, hoards of students, newborn babies, and manage…

Jeez Loueez by Ileana Ortiz
Jeez Loueez: Bigger Than Burlesque

Back in April, I sat down with Jeez Loueez – the No. 1 Most Influential…

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…

Wild Flower: Zelia Rose on Locking Down and Finding Her Style - 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Wild Flower: Zelia Rose on Locking Down and Finding Her Style

In the somewhat early days of lockdown, when life had abruptly ground to a halt…

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…

Jo Weldon Interview
Jo Weldon: A Life Less Ordinary

Any journey into the modern history of the burlesque arts eventually leads to the devilishly…

Dirty Martini by Steven Menendez
Dirty Martini: Past, Present and Future

After over a decade of conversations with Dirty Martini – burlesque icon, New York legend…

Dita Von Teese: Enter the Glamonatrix

After 11 years of interviewing Dita Von Teese, her constant reinvention, evolution and endurance never…

Queen Inga - 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Queen INGA

In 2011 I saw Inga Ingenue, a five foot revelation in pink and black stripes,…

Satan's Angel, by John Paul Bichard
Fire and Grit: The life of Satan’s Angel

Beloved burlesque legend Satan’s Angel has passed away after receiving critical care in hospital. To…