Thursday, April 14, 2011

Can a Sexy Star Wars Burlesque Show Actually Succeed?

Did you even realize that burlesque shows still actually existed in this world?  Gfest sure didn't.

But a little research tells us that there has in fact been a resurgence of interest in burlesque shows in the last decade or so.  The original burlesque shows, which began here in America in the 1860's shows played in cabarets and clubs, and featured bawdy comedy and striptease, but not nudity. 

They were a part of American culture for another eighty years, but the format began to fade in popularity in the 1940's, at the very earliest stages of the sexual revolution in this country.  Burlesque shows were eventually replaced by strip clubs, much to the appreciation of men everywhere.

What you probably didn't know is that they have apparently made a bit of a comeback.  The shows began to return in New York City in the early 1990s and developed a bit of a cult following.  The shows then spread to Los Angeles and New Orleans.  

We assume they quickly realized that nobody in their right mind would actually pay money to see this.  For most men, the only reason they go to a theatery thing is because their date has promised them the chance to see naked boobs later that evening.  Burlesque is theater with no boobs, which just isn't going to cut it in today's world.  We have the internet now.  Burlesque alone can't compete with that.

So what's a burlesque dancer to do?  Well, you could try to court the ever growing geek culture by adding some extra sexual energy into some of our favorite science fiction characters.  And that's just what the ladies below tried to do by adopting the Star Wars culture.

But did they succeed?  You be the judge:

Kashyyyk's Next Top Model?

I believe this is the newest model, the titTIE fighter.

THIS is the droid I was looking for!

They're clones right?  So all of them look like this?  
This almost makes up for Jar Jar Binks.

Boba seems to have developed a Fettish.