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 Lola Martinet.
What is your hometown?
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
I've been performing since I was little but didn't discover burlesque until 2003 when I saw my first burlesque show. After that, I knew I *had* to do it!
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
Not enough! I'm up to 6 regular sets and two remote controlled twirling sets (my patent-pending robopasties!).
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
Delire et Passion by Gabin, Mr. Roboto by Styx and Illusion by Soulstice
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
Krylon medical adhesive, red glitter, my favorite eyelashes
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
My husband. It's amazing to have someone who is so involved and rolls with my crazy ideas.
Who is your favorite burly queen?
That's difficult, there are so many amazing ones to choose from! I think currently my favorite is Liz Renay - ever since I saw her amazing entrance at MEW Cleopatra-style. Amazing!
What is your favorite item of clothing?
My red flowy Brazilian pants
What's the last movie you saw?
What's on your must-see-TV list?
Law and Order (with Jack McCoy), Law and Order SVU and The Cobert Report
What book is on your nightstand?
None right now.
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
I've always wanted to go to Fiji and stay in a tree house.
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
To freeze time. I could get so much done then!
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Photo by Mike Goat