Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of attending my very first Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender! For those who don’t know, BHOF is a weekend long convention celebrating everything Burlesque including the Tournament of Tease, a competition to crown that year’s burlesque royalty, and events that raise funds to support the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum and our Burlesque Legends.
The weekend was packed full of events and I enjoyed many of them with my glamourous squad of Burly-Q Babes; Zyra Lee Vanity, Betty Quirk and Zilly Lilly! From the Photo Safari to the Sunday Pool Party to visiting the Burlesque Museum, the good times kept rolling and there was never a dull moment!
One of the highlights of the weekend was getting to see one of my dearest friends, Zilly Lilly, take the stage for the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase on Thursday Night to perform her legendary Beauty & The Beast Nerdlesque number. She certainly made our Canadian crew proud as she danced her way through a Disney Princess rendition of NIN’s Closer in front of a massive audience of her peers!
This weekend was truly inspirational to me. Seeing the Burlesque Legends, hearing their stories and learning about the history of the art form gave me a deeper respect for what we do. Being surrounded by the queerest, most passionate and innovative performers of our time was nothing short of breathtaking. I am coming off of this weekend with such a love and respect for this community and a sense of belonging in this crazy group of performing weirdos!
I hope you enjoy some fun photos from our crazy Vegas weekend!
The time has come for the next PeepshowTO Production; Jurassic Parts! If you love dinosaurs or are a fan of ridiculousness you won’t want to miss this next production, happening on Sunday, June 2nd at Revival in Toronto.
Featuring performances by:
The time has come! The next PeepshowTO production, Garters of the Galaxy Vol 2 is just a few days away! If you want to see the most sickening Marvel themed Nerdlesque you will not want to miss this show!
I am so excited to share the PeepshowTO 2019 season announcement with some Dolly Shots Photos! I had the pleasure of photographing the Co-Founder and Producer of PeepshowTO, Betty Quirk, the Creative Director, Zilly Lilly and the internationally renowned Burlesque Performer, Zyra Lee Vanity!
We will be bringing you some fabulous shows this year including Garters of the Galaxy vol 2, Jurassic Parts and Trick or Tease! Stay tuned and up-to-date by following PeepshowTo on Facebook and Instagram.
2018 has been a transitional year. It has been the uncomfortable growing stage in between leaving a past self behind and becoming a new creature. It has been hard and it has been a journey but ultimately it has been worth it.
The biggest change in my life this year was leaving my soul-sucking, 9-5 office job for a more creative career path. I have had some of my best photoshoots, both in front of and behind the camera and worked with a whole plethora of new and wonderful people! I made a fabulous new costume for one of my favourite performers, Laura Desiree. I celebrated the marriage of two of my dearest friends. I got a new, badass tattoo of my idol Tura Satana from my girl Suspiria! And to top off the whole year I move back into my apartment after nearly a year of extensive renovations!
I am now in the process of setting up Dolly Shots Studio for 2019 and I am so excited to share it with you! Stay tuned next year for lots more fabulous-ity and beauty!
The hilarious, sexy, nerdy striptease artists of Peepshow TO are bringing you another epic performance inspired by Sci-Fi pop culture in space! We are hitting on all your favourite fandoms from Star Wars to Space Jam and everything in between!
Baron Von Styk (Montreal, QC)
James & The Giant Pasty
Zyra Lee Vanity
Date: Friday, July 13th 2018 (Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm)
Venue: The Great Hall (1087 Queen St W, Toronto)