Show of hands, folks, can you remember a time when we needed some good,
clean, old-fashioned, entertainment to shake off the blues as badly as we need it now? Hope doesn't float, people, it shimmies and shakes, teases and twirls, and then breaks it down into love you can feel deep inside.
We can only be speaking of that Southern goddess, known as The Queen of Queer Burlesque, the incomparable Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins! And she's ready to take her intoxicatingly luscious self and her show on the road so she can strip away the gloom wrought by economic setbacks, peel away your blues, and let her expertly swinging tassels brush away the sadness. She has a style as unique as her name, and this makes her sensuous charm all the more seductive.
But she needs our help. Specifically, she needs an RV and she needs some mo' Benjamins. Seductively batting her eyelashes, she describes the special gifts she has for all who support the cause of the Vagina Jenkins Roadshow.
"As a burlesque performer, my mission is to reclaim visual and erotic space for all the marginalized communities I represent" she says. "Which is an overly academic way of saying that as queer woman of size and color I want to be a huge, big , bright, feathered beacon of awesome-ness."
Girl, you are, you are!
"Sure, I'm also an attention whore, but I also believe strongly that every woman deserves to take up space and be beautiful on her own terms, defying, queering and otherwise redefining what it means to be femme in the world.
"So I'm trying to get the word out there. But in order to take up visual space and show the people far and wide what I'm all about and what SEXY freed from class/gender/orientation/race boundaries looks like--- I'm gonna have to get out there."
So Body By Burlesque is providing the link for everyone to pledge at whatever level they can - from the Buck Tuck to Patron of the Vagina and higher. I asked this exquisite lady if she had any advice to help us through 2010 and beyond. She did.
"Eat more, fuck often, and buy those heels no matter how uncomfortable. If youre wearin' em right u wont hafta walk very far anyway!"
BBB couldn't have said it better.