Article Title:Phloss plans sweet treats for Ball
Author or Credit:Jacqui Stanford
Published on:7th July 2012 - 10:53 am
Story ID:11963
Text:Queerlesque founder Miss Phloss will perform one of her infamous burlesque shows at tonight’s Auckland Lesbian Ball, along with her troupe of Drag Princes. She tells us more about her show and offers some outfit ideas. Known for her bold, sexy costumes and bright pink hair, Miss Phloss has been running regular Queerlesque nights at K’ Rd bar DNA, and will offer a taste of the community-driven event at the Lesbian Ball at the Pullman tonight. “My show will be traditional Burlesque and a tongue in cheek comedy routine especially choreographed for the Lesbian Ball,” Phloss says. “I'm very excited about performing to an audience who'll appreciate the innuendo!” Joining her onstage will be a drag king troupe, known as the ‘Drag Princes’, who she says could be described as the younger edition of drag kings, and rock a boyish androgynous look. “We're open to new-comers who are interested in joining also, lesbian or trans,” she says. “There are a few older drag kings around who are real heroes to the younger generation; we'd love to see more of them at Queerlesque.” Queerlesque being a monthly event is still receiving amazing support from the community. It showcases Burlesque in the traditional sense, genderbending acts, Drag Kings and Queens and many other exciting acts in between. "We aim to be open and inclusive to all and its working really well. In June Queerlesque travelled to Nelson and the Lesbian community really came out of the woodwork and supported the event. It was a total blast for everyone, and we'd love to go back again. Hopefully Queerlesque will also make it to Hamilton, Tauranga and Wellington this year..." For anyone still not sure on what to wear tonight, Phloss says the theme of Butch and Burlesque embodies the old school glamour and sexuality of previous eras. “Dress up, enjoy it, whether it’s in your top hat and suit or corset, dress and boa. Seeing your partner all dressed up to impress is beautiful,” she says. The Lesbian Ball is at The Pullman from 8PM till 1AM. Tickets can be bought here or from the Women’s Bookshop. Meanwhile the next Queerlesque is on 19 July featuring Leda Petit and Lilly Loca as Gary. Jacqui Stanford - 7th July 2012    
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