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... a tremendous showing of just how the neo-burlesque/queer burlesque movement is the polar opposite of mainstream burlesque. From the nun who questions and comically toys with the virgin/whore dichotomy, the fat burlesque performer slowly taking off her silk glove seductively releasing her flesh from her corset, the drag king seducing an audience member on stage, the Chicana performer exploring stereotypes showing the narrow-mindedness of oppressors, to the Black burlesque performer freely using their sexualities unregulated and unapologetically. The movement isn 't just pretty men and women getting on stage and seducing the audience their telling their cultural histories and oppressions to audience members around the world and allow them to question the immensely racist, fat-phobic, ableist, homosexually suppressive cultures and systems of oppression they inhabit.
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