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 Tanya Cheex a line at t.cheex AT gmail DOT come. Today, say hello to Canadian, Scarlett James is spearheading the first Annual Montreal Burlesque Festival Sept. 18th-20th.
What is your hometown?
I was born in Quebec and grew up in France
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
All my life, not knowing it was called Burlesque! I have been a full time performing artist for two years now.
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
I can't count anymore!
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
Hard to say, every sound is an inspiration to me, they all have something to
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
At one point or another it has to be feathers.
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
At 14 Madonna, at 20 Marylin Monroe, now, Lili St Cyr and my husband.
Who is your favorite burly queen?
I have to say that Kalani Kokonuts is a very charming performer.
What is your favorite item of clothing?
Corsets, hats and gloves
What’s the last movie you saw?
Lady of Burlesque: The G-string Murder.
What’s on your must-see-TV list?
What book is on your nightstand?
Love and Louis IX: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
Hoo! A couple of places! I would go back to Bora Bora for Scuba Diving.
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
Travel in Time to see Alexandria, the suspended garden of Babylon, watch a play of Moliere with him in it, visit Venice and it's Courtisanes for the time of the carnival, take the Orient express to the far east and the list goes on.
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