Written by Chocolat The Extraordinaire Wednesday, 20 March 2013 00:00
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Burlesque isnt very sexy at all, not for the performers anyway - it's just an illusion.
It’s not all glamour
Any burlesque performer who tells you that it’s a glamorous life all of the time is either one of two things A) a fantasist or B) Dita Von Teese. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely has dream like moments, but it consists largely of dragging heavy suitcases around and getting ready in cold damp changing rooms. To this day I’m still haunted by an incident 5 years ago, whereby I was forced to change into my costume in a disabled toilet (one step up from a regular toilet merely due to square footage). I stumbled and dropped my beautiful red feather fans in a puddle of fresh piss, does that sound glamorous to you?