SF Burlesque and other Sexy Shenanigans
A couple of nights ago, I traipsed my way to the Red Devil Lounge, an intimate Polk Street venue which serves as the perfect setting for a devilishly fun date. Indeed, I had a super fun date there, set against the sexy backdrop of a performance of the Glam-o-Rama Girly Show. Coming to the end of their national tour, the burlesque / cabaret gals and their comic host, Vincent Drambuie, put on a slight-silly, stunningly-sexy show in the small San Francisco venue. Featuring full-costume, short-skit, in-good-fun stripping by real-bodied women skilled in the art of tease performance, the Glam-o-Rama Girly Show was fun at its finest.
Although I nearly fell in love with Tana the Tattooed Lady for the symbols circling her thighs and the sparkle shooting out of her eyes, I have to confess that the local talent is what made me love the show. In addition to performances by San Francisco Suicide Girls, the stage was graced by the spontaneous strutting of Bay Area beauties. Only in San Francisco do you find professors of poetry from prestigious institutions, just-became-old-enough-to-drink boylesque newbies and legendary burlesque stars like Isis Star all sharing the stage for impromptu tassle-swinging competition. Cheered on by a crowd comprised of video game testers, freelance artists and business professionals, the local people gave serious attention to the art of attention-getting and proved that few people in San Francisco are afraid to show of their wilder sides.
The Girl-o-Rama Girly Show might have already left town, but of course that doesn’t mean that San Francisco has seen the last of sexy entertainment. In fact, if I didn’t already have commitments to less risqué performances tonight, I’d make it a week filled with sexy adventures by making my way to Mighty tonight to catch the performance by The Wet Spots. More musical sex comedy than tease-tainment, The Wet Spots sing satire-based sexy songs to get your humor and your heart racing in tune. Tonight’s performance is put on by the Center for Sex and Culture. The organization just signed a lease for new space so more sexy events should be making their way to the San Francisco must-attend lists soon.