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SF Burlesque

2003-11-07 18:22:24.723571+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Chronicle article about burlesque in San Francisco.

"What makes it so amazing and so important right now is that it's not entertainment for men," Laura Herbert says. "It's not your grandfather's strip tease -- it's very much entertainment for women."

Some local performers estimate that depending on the venue, women may comprise 50 to 75 percent of the audiences. "Women really appreciate the art of burlesque, the costumes, the music -- everything that goes into burlesque," Von Slut says. "To me, it's flattering."

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#Comment Re: SF Burlesque made: 2003-11-07 22:05:15.695908+00 by: Diane Reese

OK, I'm ready, I'm just not sure where to start. Guidance for the South Bay neophyte? (And no, at this time I am not hankering to perform... but I'm not putting it out of the range of possibilities altogether...)

#Comment Re: SF Burlesque made: 2003-11-10 06:41:59.418281+00 by: Dan Lyke

Dang, there was a show that would have been great tonight, but we were driving back from Fresno (more on that in a bit). I'll post event happenings to Flutterby.

#Comment Re: SF Burlesque made: 2003-11-11 19:19:43.086896+00 by: Jerry Kindall

Why is it important that burlesque be for women?

#Comment Re: SF Burlesque made: 2003-11-12 15:40:32.734866+00 by: Shawn

Because, by extension, that makes burlesque for everyone.

#Comment Re: SF Burlesque made: 2003-11-15 22:24:04.207295+00 by: Dan Lyke

"burlesque for everyone": Yep. In so many places we have entertainment for one gender or the other, movies have "chick flicks" and "dick flicks" (although in our relationship I like the former and she likes the latter), sitcoms do running gags on guys not liking ballet and it's said that the only thing women fake more than orgasms is an interest in sports, so when we find entertainment that doesn't just cross, but completely stomps on those gender boundaries, and one that tittilates, I think society is making progress.