Friday, September 2, 2011
A Sneak Peek at Shaken and Stirred Featuring GIGI LA FEMME
Well Hello! Last week we sent the last of August off with quite a sweet intimate show. Dangrrr Doll kept the room hot and steamy as our gogo sensation while RunAround Sue and her hosting partner for the night, Tequila, kept your engines running. DJ Jess was in full effect and Rosie151 shot us all right through the heart as our featured performer. Lolito opened the show with a gloriously inappropriate phone call and the gorgeous Cassandra Rosebettle closed the night with a sensual fan dance.
Join us this week as featuring the Girl Dreams are Made Of: GIGI LA FEMME! With special guest CREAMY STEPHENS, the lady who put the gore in gorgeous and our cutie caboose BOOTS LA MAE! MINNIE TONKA is our heart stopping, unstoppable gogo gal for the night- Wow! What a line up.
And now, a sneak peek at our featured dancer: GIGI LA FEMME
A fantasy made flesh and blood, GiGi La Femme is a delectable feast for the eyes, heart and soul. One of the most active performers on the New York Burlesque scene, she is a mainstay at many of the city’s most critically acclaimed shows and best loved venues from the Bronx to the Battery and beyond. A multi-level threat, GiGi is a striptease artist, go–go dancer, pin-up model, chanteuse, host, and producer.
She's been called "sultry" by The New York Times, a "risk-taker" by NY Theatre Wire and was awarded the Golden Pastie for Best Booty Shaker of 2008 by The New York Burlesque Festival. It's no doubt that GiGi La Femme really is the girl dreams are made of!
1. What does Burlesque mean to you?
Burlesque, for me, is the ultimate art form because you have the power to dream up any act, use any piece music, design and/or make costumes and create the choreography as you see fit. The choices are all entirely up to the performer and it gives you the opportunity to tap into personal inspirations and attack things that challenge you. Burlesque is my art and my art is my therapy :)
2. How did you choose your name?
I made a list of first and last names that I was really drawn to and then played the mix-n-match game. GiGi La Femme was the one that got the vote--my first (Muggle) name is French as well and heck, I like to think that this gal is ALL woman! After that, I did my research: I scoured the internet (it's a great tool, people!) and made sure that my name didn't even come close to anyone else's, even in the pin-up community. Sure, imitation is a sincere form of flattery, but you never want to invite the opportunity to be confused with someone else. Your name is everything!
3. Who was your first celebrity crush?
It's a toss up between Michael Jackson and Davy Jones (The Monkee, not the pirate).
4. What are you reading these days and why?
I kind of hate to admit it, but I am addicted to gossip rags & blogs. It's so mindless and ridiculous that I just end up laughing while I "read". It's sick, I know! However, it's not like I have subscriptions to anything, but I'm not opposed to picking up a copy of "Guess Who Got a DUI Again & Celebrity Mansion Tour Magazine'" on line at the supermarket, traveling on a plane or while I'm getting my nails done. All that said, my next book purchase will most definitely be Steven Tyler's new biography, "Does The Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir."
5. What is your favorite performance anecdote?
I always crack up when I think about the time my Kissing Cousin, Scarlet Sinclair, almost got paid twice after we performed at The Slipper Room. The doorman thought she was me after we casually switched places beside him. We're tricky without even trying!
6. Please distill your life philosophy into either a couplet or haiku.
Mind your heart and mind
Love others and receive love
Also wiener dogs
7. How can the people find out more about you?
I'm on the Facebook as 'GiGi Lafemme' and the Twitter as 'gigilafemme' but I've also got a handful of websites should you want to keep out of the social networking muck:
See you at the show! Bring your friends, your lovers and everyone in between.