Brew City Bombshells Burlesque at Times Cinema
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Brew City Bombshells Burlesque brought its new geek-themed show to the Times Cinema Saturday Night, one that capitalized on two of the reasons the Internet exists: nudity, and bitching about the early cancellation of Firefly.
The show opened with a light bondage number, featuring the sexier members of Batman’s Rogue Gallery (except for Mr. Freeze), a captured Robin, and creative placements of some “Bam!” “Pow!” and “Thud!” bubbles. A few other obvious geek targets were also hit. Star Trek: Voyager’s Seven of Nine and Return Of The Jedi’s “Slave Leia” made appearances. (The appreciative audience was just as excited about Leia chucking her top as they were about her choking the Jabba actor.) There were also a few routines throughout the show of the “shy girl goes wild when her hair comes down” variety. The best of these was Violetta DeMur’s take on Bad Teacher, complete with an apple and a yardstick. The music was a great mix of classic jazz that you’d expect from a burlesque revue and plenty of songs the nerds in the audience went looking for on their smartphones during the intermissions.
Other routines capitalized on clever takes of other media moments. Polly Amour brought to life a Doctor Who classic featuring a dubstep remix of the theme song and a Doctor enjoying the fact that he had been regenerated as a woman. Queenie Von Curves, a special guest from Minnesota, redeemed part of the awful Grease 2 with a great performance to “Score Tonight.” The highlight of the night, however, was Trixie Tang’s Napoleon Dynamite tribute that combined manic moves with sexy energy in a recreation of Napoleon’s famous dance number.
The show also featured plenty of non-bawdy amusement. MC Kandy Kickass kept the energy up between shows by interacting with the audience, and Annetta Vendetta took a moment to croon a lovely rendition of the “Weird Al” Yankovic classic “You Don’t Love Me Anymore.” Silent comedy troupe The M.U.T.E.S., meanwhile, performed a sketch that ended with Albert Einstein walking off the stage like a pimp with a lady on his arm. All in all, the evening left the members of the audience buzzing as they smoked their way into the night, mixing in discussions of their favorite girls with more important topics, like why Game Of Thrones’ Ned Stark and Tyrion Lannister should have a gay baby together.