photographer - curator - designer - model - consultant - blogger - pervert - ninja - geek I like cats and porn and rock music and wearing too much eye makeup. Taking over the world since 2004. xox, Merrick Monroe
Without the strip, it’s not burlesque, that’s for certain, and the greatest burlesque star that ever lived, Gypsy Rose Lee, called herself a stripper. You aren’t going to hear me tell you that there is a difference between burlesque and stripping. I think it’s awfully pretentious to go on and on about how burlesque isn’t really stripping. Burlesque-style striptease is where the modern pole-dancing-type strip originated from. Essentially, we’re all related.