Boylesque superstar British Heart reveals all(!) and answers the question: what is boylesque?

What is Boylesque?

What is boylesque? Boylesque is burlesque striptease (as are grrlesque, gorlesque and the lesser known Al Gorelesque) performed by individuals who identify as boys (or as Al Gores).

We are a member of the nocturnal adult entertainment world, a lamp lighted terrain of be-glittered, drunk figures that slip, suit case in hand, from tube station to cabaret bar to bar, to the floor.

How’s boylesque dancing like burlesque? Like the burlesque dancers, boylesque dancers construct and perform striptease acts. We are strippers, and we determine to make our image and bodies somehow dazzling, unruly, trashy, erotic, classic and even fierce, in a sense excessive.

Like the female burlesque performers, boylesque performer’s present a huge range of aesthetics, clown, fetish, circus, cowboy, vintage burlesque aesthetic, drag, glam rock, Victorian, sci-fi, grotesque, macabre, even goth.

And erm, like, what is burlesque!? Burlesque can be a performance through which the stripper focusses on parody. Boylesque dancers may ridicule any subject. Some attack popular film stars or politicians, others mock their own situations or bodies and some, hilariously don’t mock at all.

There you go: what is boylesque, answered!

Image and more information via British Heart’s official website.

Learn What is Burlesque with London Burlesque Festival.

(Main image from This Is Cabaret)

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