143. To GiGi Holliday, Thanks For Everything, Viktor Devonne

1 hour, 47 minutes

Released: August 30, 2021
Recorded: August 5 2021

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GiGi Holliday is an extraordinary dancer from Washington DC and relocating to New York City.  GiGi and Viktor talk queer shit, insurrection, burlesque in the mainstream, mentorship, and giving back.

– this episode was recorded on August 5, 2021 | call hook: @LiliVonSchtupp

– Hosted by Viktor Devonne, reigning Mr Hollywood Burlesque, and celebrating 15 years in burlesque.  White Elephant Burlesque recently closed a five year residency in Manhattan, and continues to produce White Elephant Burlesque virtually. Visit weburlesque.com for details.

The Music That Made WE #6: Lewd Alfred Douglas

1 hour, 17 minutes (audio only version)
1 hour, 37 minutes (Patreon exclusive version)

Released: August 28, 2021
Recorded: August 19, 2021

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Lewd Alfred Douglas is a talented digital artist and burlesque performer now living in Salem, Massachusetts. While discussing his formative music, we range between opera and Eurovision and Czech bubblegum pop. Plus, we explore his favorite jazz bands in NYC, the castrati, British Music Hall, and his delight in dissonance. 

You may listen to his playlist featuring Tom Waits, Conchita Wurst, Dandy Wellington, Verka Seduchka, The Irrepressibles, and more at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1QklWG2ekrCUhpwVcnVQYs?si=a92d9549606d441c

This is an abbreviated audio edition with a full length version available at Patreon.com/WEBurlesque at the Summer special of $1 pledge, with access to all of the newly renamed “…That Made WE” content, including the audio commentary series “The Movies That Made Us (Queer).”

– The Music That Made WE is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne. 

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– Produced by Viktor Devonne, reigning Mr Hollywood Burlesque, and celebrating15 years in burlesque.  White Elephant Burlesque recently closed a five year residency in Manhattan, and continues to produce White Elephant Burlesque virtually. Visit weburlesque.com for details.

142. And Standing In for Bastard Keith, Abe Goldfarb

1 hour, 35 minutes

Released: August 23, 2021
Recorded: July 22, 2021

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Abe Goldfarb is known to burlesque circles as a talented host, Bastard Keith, regularly seen at New York City’s Slipper Room and festivals all over town; however, he is also an accomplished voice over actor (Pokemon! The Jungle Book! Strangeland!), film director (The Horror at Gallery Kay), and stage performer (Broadway’s Beetlejuice, Off-Broadway’s Bunnicula and Threepenny Opera!)  He’s got so much going on, somehow he found an hour and a half to talk about all this and more with Viktor Devonne, who got over his stagecrush just long enough to hear about his exploits!

– this episode was recorded on August 22, 2021 | call hook: @sirgogogadget

– Hosted by Viktor Devonne, reigning Mr Hollywood Burlesque, and celebrating 15 years in burlesque.  White Elephant Burlesque recently closed a five year residency in Manhattan, and continues to produce White Elephant Burlesque virtually. Visit weburlesque.com for details.

#141. Helena Isis, Beyond Convention

1 hour, 32 minutes

Released: August 16, 2021
Recorded: July 25, 2021

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Helena Isis is a Houston, Texas entertainer, and made their published pinup debut for Retro Lovely Magazine this summer.

They’ll be at the What the Funk An All BIPOC Burlesque Festival on August 19-21.

We get into it about gatekeeping, burlesque inspo, character variants successful and not, and That Costume Contest at Blerdcon.

The Music That Made WE #4: Lilith Lore

1 hour, 26 minutes (audio only version)
2 hours (Patreon exclusive version)

Released: August 14, 2021
Recorded: July 30, 2021

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Viktor Devonne’s very good friend and colleague, Willow, has begun her journey into Hearthcraft, merging the worlds of witchcraft and homemaking under the heading of Black Apron.  Also known as Lilith Lore, Willow is an accomplished author, burlesque performer, live storyteller, and on-stage improv; she and Viktor joined the Home of Happiness Rocky Horror shadowcast of New Jersey at the same time, in 2001, and have worked together in various ways ever since.  Now in Richmond, VA, Willow shares her tales of learning Wildhorn clarinet in band, her foray into not giving a fuck what a boyfriend thinks of her music tastes, and what a magpie goth is.

#140. My Baby Does the Hank E. Panky

1 hour, 10 minutes

Released: August 9, 2021
Recorded: July 30, 2021

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Hank E. Panky, known as the big mo from MO, is a multi-talented boy burlesquer, who has crowns from Southern California and San Antonio burlesque festivals. He and Viktor gab about escaping Ohio, his time in the Marines during Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, being homeless, and eventually taking the stage with poise and strength thereafter.

The Music That Made WE #3: Abby Fantastic

59 minutes (audio only version)
1 hour, 27 minutes (Patreon exclusive version)

Released: August 7, 2021
Recorded: July 30, 2021

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Viktor Devonne speaks with burlesque performer Abby Fantastic, winner of the Silver Tusk Award 2021 for Princex Charming, honoring both their offstage congeniality and their on stage charisma. We talk the songs that reflect independence, motherhood, and being a freak on the stage.

#139. Some Time to Celebrate Harlow Holiday

1 hour, 30 minutes

Released: August 2, 2021
Recorded: May 27, 2021

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ASalt City Burlesque’s Harlow Holiday drops in to talk w/ Viktor Devonne about looks, grace, style, appropriation, and still being glam during a pandemic. A Syracusian from way back, we discuss her time living on a Mohawk reservation, some her greatest hits, co-producing her longstanding Upstate New York burlesque revue.