Burlesque has merged with geek culture to form nerdlesque – where characters from familiar fantasy franchises strip down to pasties and g-strings. Nerdlesque is also a form of storytelling, similar to fanfiction or cosplay in the way it encompasses a diverse range of fans, and re-imagines the power dynamics of the original stories. We talk with nerdlesque performers Fem Appeal and Nasty Canasta, and we get a back stage tour of The Empire Strips Back with Russall Beattie, Lisa Toyer and Kael Murray. FYI: This episode contains adult content with adult language.
IMAGINARY WORLDS IS A PODCAST ABOUT SCIENCE FICTION AND OTHER FANTASY GENRES HOSTED BY ERIC MOLINSKY. CLICK BELOW TO SUBSCRIBE OR SUPPORT THE SHOW. CLICK RIGHT TO HEAR THE ARCHIVE
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