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 Miss Rosie Bitts.
What is your hometown?
Thunder Bay Ontario, eh! Although I have lived on Vancouver Island for the last 16 years.
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
I have been a performer for most of my life. I have always wanted to be an actress and starred in my first play when I was eight years old. I became interested in burlesque about five years ago and love how burlesque combines my passion for dance, music, theater and old time glamor!
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
Lots!!!! But I love my Twirly Girls and my Cheesecake pasties the best!
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
Fujiyama Mama by Wanda Jackson, Glory Box by Portis Head and Don't Leave Me this Way by Thelma Houston.
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
False eyelashes!!!!! Red lipstick and my safety thong.
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
Gosh, there are so many great performers that I have been influenced by. Miss Indigo Blue and Jo Boobs have both been incredibly giving of their knowledge. I had the great joy of talking with a number of Burlesque Legends at MEW 2008 and that has had a huge influence on the direction I am now taking my career. And I so admire the work of Little Brooklyn, Immodesty Blaize, Catherine D'lish and Michelle L'Amour.
Who is your favorite burly queen?
I have a huge crush on Immodesty Blaize, who is riveting!!! But my overall favorite Burly Queen would have to be Zorita. She had such creative flair and seemed like a truly kick-ass woman!
What is your favourite item of clothing?
My Red PVC Corset.
What’s the last movie you saw?
Hell Boy 2 in my hotel room in Vancouver during a weekend of Burlesque Fun!
What’s on your must-see-TV list?
I don't actually watch TV, but I have been known to rent Dexter on DVD.
What book is on your nightstand?
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
Somewhere warm, quiet and tropical where people are dressed in very little clothing!
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
I would have the super power of Reality Warping -- the ability to change or manipulate reality -- because it sounds like it could really come in handy. Although I'm sure if you ask my husband he would say that Reality Warping would be a redundant Super Power for me.
Satisfy your appetite for more Candy Grams: Sahara Dunes, Mimi Rockafellar, Baby Le Strange, Rose Darling, Satan's Angel, Ophelia Flame, Panache La Plume, Ginger Valentine, Madame Rosebud, Little Brooklyn, Victoria Veneance, Sauci Calla Horra, Penny Starr Jr., Gemma Parker, Darla DeVine, Sparkly Devil, Vivienne VaVoom, Lux LaCroix, Charlotte La Belle Araignee, Bunny Love, Amber Topaz, Amelie Soleil, Red Hot Annie, HoneyLu, Kimberlee Rose, Vicky Butterfly, Dominique Immora, Yasmine Vine, Cherry Bomb, Millie Dollar, Joanie Gyoza, Bonbon Vivant, Lola Martinet, Frankie Boudoir, Vixen Violette, Ravenna Black, Veronica Lashe, Amber Ray, Beatrix von Bourbon, Angie Pontani, Tanya Cheex, Bloody Belle, Clams Casino, Trixie Little, Michelle L'Amour, Margaret Cho, Miss Dirty Martini, Princess Farhana, Miss Delirium Tremens, Paris Green, Jo Boobs, Jack Midnight, Heidi Von Haught, Diamond Minx, The Titillation Twins, Scratch, Creamy Stevens and Gina Louise.