Friday, June 29, 2007
The Candy Gram: Creamy Stevens
In our ongoing Q&A series --"The Candy Gram"-- we ask the same quirky questions of burlesque's various performers. If you want to be added to the mix, drop us a line at kellydinardo AT gmail DOT com. Today, say hello to New York's Creamy Stevens, who performs with Little Brooklyn as the Starshine Burlesque.
What's your hometown?
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
Apache by the Sugar Hill Gang, Nighttime is the Right Time by Ray Charles, Lament by the David Rose Orchestra
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
Eyelash glue, carpet tape and wigs.
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
Lady Ace and Miss Tickle, the first performers I ever saw. I saw that in the context of burlesque, you could be aggressive, scary, or funny - even all in the same act and not have to sacrifice other aspects of being a woman. And that's something we don't have the luxury of in our everyday lives.
Who is your favorite burly queen?
Living: Dirty Martini
Passed On: Zorita
What is your favorite item of clothing?
Black pencil skirt - you just can't go wrong.
What's the last movie you saw?
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
What's on your must-see-TV list?
The Shield and The Riches
What book is on your nightstand?
T.C. Boyle Stories
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
New York in the 1950's
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
Laser beams that shoot from my eyes -- to smite my enemies of course.
Photo courtesy of Lisa Smith