Episode 45: Burlesque, Boylesque, Stripping and Competitive Pole Dancing, Oh My!

Chris chats with New Orleans burlesque performer the Reverend Spooky LeStrange, burlesque performer and contortionist Dahlia Fatale, burlesque performer and programming director of Under the Gun Theater Eva La Feva, burlesque performer and stripper Porcelain Pistol, and burlesque/boylesque performers Willy LaQueue and Ben D. Man. Willy also co-runs the Chicago Academy of Burlesque. Finally, this episode features a competitive pole dancer and stripper named Lisa.

Check out the Laurie Hagen reverse striptease video that Dahlia mentioned. You should also watch this amazing yeti striptease as well as this incredible pole dancing video featuring Felix Cane that Lisa recommended. FKA Twigs' recent music video for Cellophane also features pole dancing and is definitely worth your time.

Aspiring legal scholars can find a link to Chicago municipal code 4-60-140 here. You need to scroll down to find it.

Correction: Dahlia Fatale did not perform the sexy water act described in the show at the BHoF Tournament of Tease. In addition, only two of the guests (Dahlia and Willy) featured in this episode (rather than 3) teach at the Chicago Academy of Burlesque. We regret the errors.

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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes