Ep. 60 - Burlesque and the Art of Getting Naked with Peekaboo Pointe
Release Date: 06/03/2015
Burlesque veteran Peekaboo Pointe joins me on this week's Manwhore Podcast to talk about dancing, dating and getting naked. Peekaboo has a storied past as rich as the history of burlesque itself! I enjoyed talking to the "Lazy Stripper" about this fun, sexy art form and getting to know what it's like being, well, Peekaboo!
Peekaboo Pointe is "The Fastest Tassle Twirler from East to West"! With well over ten years of experience under her belt, Peek has been around since the early days of New York City's burlesque revival. She tells me about how she transitioned from modern dance to stripping down to pasties. "Can't we all just get naked and make some art?!"
Thank you so much to everyone who emailed, tweeted and shouted their kind words after hearing last week's break-up pre-intro. It means so much to me to have such amazing strangers who care about me. From the bottom of my heart, I love you all. Except Jim.
Peekaboo schooled me on the history of burlesque and its recent resurgence in the new millenium. We also compare the many similiarities between burlesque dancing and stand-up comedy. Because how can you not sleep with at least one auience member? Plus, we tear down Tinder and thoughtless pick-up lines.
Read my quotes in Vanessa Golembewski's Refinery29 piece, "How Do New Yorkers Respond to Rape Jokes?"
Check out Peekaboo Pointe being fabulous!
Transition song: "Night Train" by Jason Aldean
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