Fishnet Follies' Wild Women Make Our Tassels Spin
Call us throwbacks, but we like our burlesque traditional. It's not that we necessarily mind a striptease to Florence and the Machine's "Girl with One Eye" performed by a gal wearing a demon mask and blood-stained nightie, or that we aren't titillated by a political yet sultry reenactment of the BP oil spill in the Gulf (both acts we've seen in S.F. this year), but nothing floats our boat quite like a lady who can captivate an audience for two solid minutes simply by removing her silk glove.
Thankfully, the powerhouses behind Fishnet Follies have the act down pat; they've been performing classic burlesque revues for years now, and run schools in both S.F. and L.A. that teach would-be vixens how to shake their moneymakers. Friday's show, Wild Women, features tireless teases from all across California, and include Valentina, "Valkyrie of burlesque" Vienna La Rouge, La Chica Boom, "bite-sized burlesque sensation" Mynx D'Meanor, and headliner Jewel of Denial, who was crowned one of the Top 50 Industry Figures in 21st Century Burlesque magazine and who worked on Margaret Cho's "Sensuous Woman" tour. Hosted by Suzanne Ramsey, aka Kitten on the Keys, Wild Women is sure to get your feather boas all tied in a knot.
Wild Women starts October 19, at 10:30 p.m. at The Rrazz Room, 222 Mason (at O'Farrell), S.F. Admission is $20-$45. Also, Oct. 22 at the Uptown in Oakland.
To whet your ... palate, here's Lili VonSchtupp, performing at Fishnet Follies' Sick & Twisted Burlesque Carnival a few years back: