Man Says It's Okay To Do Blackface If You Sleep With Black Chicks…

Friday night, at the Slipper Room, where the local NYC crowd goes for their regular dose of burlesque, a performer got on stage and performed a number in black face. Sigh. » 3/02/14 2:00pm 3/02/14 2:00pm

This Walking Dead Burlesque Show Adds More Flesh to the Flesh-Eaters

For a glorified soap opera, there's one thing that The Walking Dead isn't: sexy. Well, Chicago's Gorilla Tango Theater decided to change that with Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque, supplementing the storyline with a lot more.. well.. boobs. » 11/19/13 5:46pm 11/19/13 5:46pm

Amazing Body Positive 'Roar' Dance Will Inspire The Hell Out Of You

A few weeks ago, burlesque dancer Amanda Trusty transformed Katy Perry's 'Roar' from a song fit for a romcom Getting Over That Jerk montage to something a lot cooler — a body positive anthem. » 11/18/13 6:00pm 11/18/13 6:00pm

This Kid's Amazing Bar Mitzvah Dance Has Raised the Bar for Everyone

A young man who was once a boy named Sam Horowitz has outdone all other Jewish Sams who will ever be Bar Mitzvahed, in this video of a performance he did during his special coming of age ceremony last fall. As a preview: after being introduced by some "burlesque" dancers to the tune of the Christina Aguilera classic… » 8/13/13 2:40pm 8/13/13 2:40pm

The Exquisite Pain of Performing for a Bachelorette Party

One of my goals as a performer is to never become jaded with it, which is surprisingly easy, even when you're a professional sword swallower who introduces strippers. And when I hear the curtains whoosh open and get the spotlight in my eyes, I fall in love — with my life, with my work, with my audience. That is, until… » 5/10/12 5:00pm 5/10/12 5:00pm

Burlesque Show Cited For Accidental Breast-Flashing

Burlesque dancers in Des Moines, Iowa were cited for "prohibited acts," after police saw their breasts during the show. But the performers say their partial nudity was an accident. » 10/05/11 9:50am 10/05/11 9:50am

Little Boy Performs Christina Aguilera In Drag

Click to viewA video of a little boy—around five or six years old—dressed in drag and dancing to Christina Aguilera's "Show Me How You Burlesque" has been making the rounds. Judging by various comments sections, some people are amused, some are outraged at his parents for posting a video of their child dancing in such… » 2/17/11 3:48pm 2/17/11 3:48pm

Setting The World Record For Coldest Burlesque Show

[London, January 3: Kimberley Dunne and other burlesque enthusiasts attempt to break the record for the World's Largest Burlesque Dancepose in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Image via AP.] » 1/03/11 2:28pm 1/03/11 2:28pm

Golden Globe Nominations: And The Best Cunnilingus Scene Goes To...

This morning, the Golden Globe nominations foretold good things for The King's Speech, The Social Network, and Black Swan, and more. But the probability of someone winning for a scene involving oral sex on a woman is very, very high. » 12/14/10 10:06am 12/14/10 10:06am

Burlesque Performers Not Too Impressed By Burlesque

Burlesque came in fourth at the box office this weekend, behind more family-friendly fare like Harry Potter, Tangled and Megamind. Where did Cher and Christina go wrong? » 11/29/10 2:33pm 11/29/10 2:33pm

Watch Christina Aguilera's Ass-Wiggling Number From Burlesque

Burlesque promises to be the best bad movie we've seen in a while! In this clip, Xtina spells, does some Bob Fosse rip-off moves and shakes her bottom while Kristen Bell glowers. Box office gold! » 11/15/10 10:04am 11/15/10 10:04am

Isn't She A Doll?

[Sydney, October 8. Finalist Miss Becky Lou performs on stage during the first ever competition to crown Miss Burlesque Australia. The final consisted of over 30 shows with girls performing Classic, Neo and Unique routines. Image via Getty] » 10/09/10 11:14am 10/09/10 11:14am

Cher, Christina Aguilera And Clichés Revealed In Burlesque

A trailer for the new film Burlesque was leaked online, and it's already been yanked (by the studio) from a few different websites. But we've got it here! Even better, we have a frame-by-frame breakdown. » 8/05/10 4:10pm 8/05/10 4:10pm

Rue McClanahan's Burlesque Number From 1968

More in memory of Rue later, but for now: Be mesmerized as she shimmies and shakes to the Pixies (not the original soundtrack, obvs), from 1968's Hollywood After Dark. [You Tube] » 6/03/10 2:20pm 6/03/10 2:20pm

Strip Spelling Bees: Where Nerd Meets Burlesque

Up in Canada, they're having strip spelling bees. The rules: you can keep your underwear on if you want, no booing, and no audience photography. "I didn't expect that so many participants would get completely naked." [The Globe and Mail] » 5/15/10 5:15pm 5/15/10 5:15pm

"She Could Make Those Tassels Sing": The Original Women Of Burlesque

Overheard in the ladies' room last night: "I can pop them in, but I can't pop them out." She was talking about her boobs. And it was because of burlesque. » 4/20/10 4:40pm 4/20/10 4:40pm