In this film we follow boylesque and burlesque performer Mark Anthony as they undergo top surgery and perform for the first time in the body that reflects how they identify. The performer is a trans-masculine non-binary drag king who identifies as neither male nor female. Under the UK’s 2004 Gender Recognition Act, Mark’s gender doesn’t legally exist.
After growing up in a strict Christian home that burned non-religious music, the freedom of burlesque showed me loving dance does not make me a blight on the face of the earth.
Sex after a stroke can be extremely scary. You worry, in case a orgasm increases your blood pressure. You worry that with
My stage name is Cinnamon Cheeks. The feeling I get from being on stage and the confidence I now have in my body is incredible. I am a plus-size disabled girl. To stand on stage and take all if your clothes off being a fully-abled body takes guts, so imagine how I feel doing it when only one arm works and my moves are limited.
The Empire Strips Back, A Star Wars burlesque parody, has grown to become one of the most successful burlesque shows in the
In the postmodern world, in which we are no longer defined by binary definitions, femininity has become a complex proposition. Gender boundaries have been blurred, traditional ideas about masculinity and femininity have been shown to be artificially constructed.
The naked body has a very different meaning in this context than it does elsewhere. One of the reasons for the effectiveness of naked protest is the fact that its meaning can change so drastically depending on the motives for undressing.
70% of a typical audience at a burlesque show will be women. Given that dynamic, can you really say that burlesque is performed for the male gaze? It's a profession produced by women for women and celebrates diversity in body shape, age and sexuality.
Meet Britain's biggest burlesque dancer - who has become Britain's top erotic stage performer at 14 stone, size 16. Charlene
It makes me feel slightly put out. I would happily accept this specialist treatment if only I knew how. But there seems to be no way for me to learn. Are we born with these wiles or do we take a class? I just don't know how I missed out. I clean my teeth and buy suitably low-cut tops and look up YouTube videos on Jedi mind control but nothing seems to work.