Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender 2019

Viva Las Vegas!!

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!


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Jurassic Parts

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:

Betty Quirk
Charlie Quinn
Dew Lily
Dr. Orifice
Gigi Marx
Johleen
Maria Juana
Maximum Capacity
El Toro
Sevvy Skellington
Quik Lewinsky
Zilly Lilly
and More!

Hosted by:
Johnny B. Goode

See you there!

Poster images by Dolly Shots Photography

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Garters of the Galaxy Vol 2

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!

Featuring performances by…

Betty Quirk
Caramel Knowledge (LA)
Charlie Quinn
COCO FRAMBOISE – Burlesque Cabaret Showgirl
Dolly Monroe
Dr. Orifice
Força Burlesque
Kage Wolfe
Majestic Maehem
Maria Juana
Quik Lewinsky
Rhapsody Blue (Ottawa)
Sevvy Skellington
Tits Ahoy
Tucker
Zilly Lilly
Zyra Lee Vanity (Lee Vanity Productions)

With Gogo by:
Aza Lia & Johleen

Hosted by Ajay Fry & Velvet Valhalla

See you there!

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Peepshow TO 2019 Season

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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.

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2018: A Year of Changes

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.

In 2018 I performed at the Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival, the Toronto Burlesque Festival, the ROM with Amplify Apparel, all three PeepshowTO productions, twice at Speakeasy at Revival, the Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal, Toronto Pride and my favourite place; Yeti Con! I even go-go danced in the elevator at the Toronto Reference Library for the Snailoween Party!  I travelled to New York and barely made it to Montreal, where I was sadly too ill to perform at the Bagel Burlesque Festival.

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!

Happy New Year!!

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Photo by Jonathan Choi, Direction by Katherine Bermudo
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My third time seeing Hamilton in NYC for my Birthday with Sevvy and Betty
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Chilling with my bae Leeland backstage at Sinful Sundays
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Photo by Tyrone Islington Photography
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Meeting the incredible Miz Cracker in NYC was a dream!  As was watching Betty lipsync for her life with Cracker cheering her on!
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Lord of the G-Strings was such a fun show!
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Galadriel at Lord of the G-Strings will forever be one of my favourite performances
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Performing at Fierce with these fierce ladies!  Zilly Lilly, Charlie Quinn, Coco Frambois, and Betty Quirk
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The Amplify Apparel team at the ROM
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Emma Frost photo by Tyrone Islington
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The PeepshowTO crew at Yeti Con
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Photo by Stacey Naglie
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We rocked the house with our nerdy performances at Yeti Con!
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Photo by Teri G
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Backup dancing for my bb Leeland at Pride with all these hotties!
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My second Ru-Girl meeting of the year was with the stunning Aja at Pride!
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I always love being the PeepshowTO Poster Girl!  Here I am rocking the Barbarella look, shot by Paul Hillier.
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The PeepshowTO Space show was a blast!
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Photo by Rebecca Northcott
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In the middle of this man-sandwich at the Toronto Burlesque Festival.  I love Tucker and Newfoundlad!!
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Showing off our pantsuits by Betty Quirk at the Toronto Burlesque Festival!
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Taste of the Danforth is always part of my summer.  Here I am with my sister Bri!
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Photo by Paul Hillier
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A Cool Rider and a Cool Teacher backstage at Speakeasy at Revival with Charlie Quinn!
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My second performance with Amplify Apparel for a private event
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Go-Go dancing as Alice at PeepshowTO was so much fun!
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Round one of my tattoo with Suspiria (stay tuned for the finished tat)
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Shooting the poster for Snailoween was also such an incredible experience, and the final result was amazing!!
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The Snailoween party with my gals!
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I love me some man-sandwiches ok… Comikonrad and The Last Son are such hunks!
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Go-Go dancing in the Reference Library Elevator at Snailoween
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Photo by Stacey Naglie

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Behind the Scenes with Lunar Replicant
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Being glam at Amie and Zach’s wedding with Leeland
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Space: The Final Front Tease

It’s time for the next Peepshow TO Production!  This time we are taking it into space with Space: The Final Front Tease!

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!

Hosted by the beloved TV personality Ajay Fry and our outrageous cosplay, Drag Queen Velvet Valhalla!

Featuring Performances by…

Baron Von Styk (Montreal, QC)
Betty Quirk
Charlie Quinn
Dante Legend
Dolly Monroe
Dr. Orifice
Imogen Quest
James & The Giant Pasty
Maximum Capacity
Majestic Maehem
Quick Lewinsky
Sevvy Skellington
Zilly Lilly
Zyra Lee Vanity

Date: Friday, July 13th 2018 (Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm)
Venue: The Great Hall (1087 Queen St W, Toronto)

Get your Tickets TODAY! 

Photos by Paul Hillier Photography
Poster Design by Kim Sison

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