Burlesque – Guest Post by Katey Lovell

The (Really) Naughty Corner

I’m thrilled to have Katey Lovell as my guest today. Katey has penned a novella for the Tirgearr City Nights series, set against the glamorus backdrop of Los Angeles. Welcome to the Naughty Corner, Katey.

People hear the word burlesque and automatically think ‘striptease’. They’re taken to an idea of Dita von Teese writhing in an oversized champagne glass, or a curvaceous performer popping the eye-and-hook fastenings on a red satin corset.

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Steamy.

Sleazy.

They’re all words I’ve heard used to describe burlesque by people who’ve (generally) never experienced it first-hand.

The truth is, the world of burlesque is so much more diverse than people think. In the six years I’ve been attending events I’ve seen jugglers, magicians, contortionists, singers, comedians, fire-eaters, hula dancers, musicians, strong men (and women), an axe thrower, and all manner of other entertainers too. Yes, there have been plenty of ‘tease’ acts in the…

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