Monday, October 1, 2007

All The News That's Fit To Strip

Burlesque performer and designer muse Dita Von Teese chats with the San Jose Mercury Sun. Some highlights:

"I don't really care about Hollywood," she says of the industry's current taste for thin, blond, cookie-cutter starlets. "I always want to go against that tide."

Women often ask her how to be sexy, and she says her advice is to "play up what makes you unique" - a mantra that's taken her this far.

In other news ...

In her off-Broadway burlesque show, Sensuous Woman, Margaret Cho bares her LA Ink.

In more Cho-licious news, she tells the Philadelphia Gay News, "There’s a tremendous disrespect towards women and a disconnect when we’re talking about the female form. This show is really a tribute to how beautiful all women are and how different we are."

The Fleur de Tease Burlesque Revue is "not about the nudity; it's about the sexuality."

Robert Knox drummed up business at The Old Howard.

Chruch scholar by day teaches college girls how to twirl around a pole at night.

Burlesque is nerdy?

Shakespeare gets a burly makeover.

Slate's sex issue examines the history of butts including Pussycat Dolls Kim Kardashian, Bettie Page. The piece gets spanked by Feministing.

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