Sexploitation: A Burlesque Tribute to John Waters

Darlings,

I had a magical evening this past Thursday. To celebrate my dear friend Rose O'Keefe's birthday, we partook in VIP treatment for what was guaranteed to be the sleeziest show in town: Go Go Rocket Productions presenting "Sexploitation: A Burlesque Tribute to John Waters."

So we dressed up and painted the town fabulous:

practiced makeup techniques I learned from Drag Queens.

practiced makeup techniques I learned from Drag Queens.

Got properly liquored up at a nearby gay bar.

Got properly liquored up at a nearby gay bar.

 

The show did not disappoint.

"John Waters" was the master of ceremonies and kept the filth going the entire night. We had characters from a variety of his movies either picking up left garments on stage or performing belly-bursting numbers. There was bear sex, a giant wooden cat shitting into the mouth of Divine, a live performance of "Stand By Your Man" while stripping down to very minimal coverage, grandma getting freaky with the virgin mary, a hairspray dance off turned into fight, teabagging (which cups of tea pulled from performers very own drawers were served to audience members . . . but yes, there was also sack to mouth contact on stage), and, of course, a woman dropping an egg out of her ass and pulling a feather boa out of her vagina . . . TO THIS SONG:

There was a raffle where you could purchase tickets for $1/piece, seven tickets for $5, or a bosom-measurements worth for $10. Naturally, $10 is the way to go if say, you are chestedly-gifted. Prizes included gift certificates to Voodoo Doughnuts and Movie Madness, as well as two tickets to see the Black Lodge Burlesque (a tribute to the works of David Lynch) which will take place this August.

19 whole tickets.

19 whole tickets.

It was a wonderful showcase of performers, incorporating members from a variety of local troupes like Boylesque, Black Lodge, etc. Great sound, great music, strong (and kind of pricey) drinks. Would've loved to see some merch or a specialty cocktail for the event, but the show was worth it all on its own. A must see for any John Waters fan.

There you have it, loves. Stay tuned for a write up the Ladybox Live event we had last night. Wonderful things are happening.

Keep it creepy.

-Scandal


Tiffany Scandal is an author of JIGSAW YOUTH and THERE'S NO HAPPY ENDING. She's the event coordinator and ambassador for King Shot Press. Look for her lives performances around Portland (June), San Francisco (July) and Los Angeles (August). She lives in Portland, Oregon with three cats and a bottle of whiskey.

 

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