147. A Young Old Man, Beau Britches

Released: September 27, 2021
Recorded: September 16, 2021

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Beau Britches is a drag king balladeer, who made waves with WEBurlesque during their NYC residency, and with NJ’s revue JC Burlesque and LiberTease; and the theatrical burlesque cabaret The Corsettes.  A trained singer from pop to opera, Beau discusses his ups and downs in the biz and off stage, from surviving cancer, developing his crooner persona, and his recent move to Houston, Texas from Jersey City/NYC. 

The Music That Made WE #10: Raina Sinclair

1 hour, 30 minutes (audio only version)
1 hour, 57 minutes (Patreon exclusive version)

Released: September 25, 2021
Recorded: August 3, 2021

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Raina Sinclair is producer of NYC’s nerdlesque revue Magical Girl Burlesque and today she is discussing her emo roots, riot grrl leanings, Jpop devotion, and bubblegum pop affection. 

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. 

  • Raina on WEBurlesque
  • Raina on IG: @rainasinclair28
  • Raina on Twitter: @RainaSinclair

[Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act in 1976; Allowance is made for “Fair Use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. All rights and credit go directly to its rightful owners. No copyright infringement intended.]

– 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.

146. The Next Layer w/ Dorian Bae

1 hour, 15 minutes

Released: September 20, 2021
Recorded: September 10, 2021

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Dorian Bae is “The Picture of Class, with a Really Great Ass,” based within the Washington DC/Virginia area. An exciting blend of Edwardian occult sensibility and deeply nerdy references, Dorian has been entertaining for just shy of 9 years.  He and Viktor Devonne discuss the matte life, the Jan 6 insurrection in his backyard, finding love within the scene, hypermasc in burlesque, his transition and relationship with past on-stage identity, and continuing forward as a funny, sexy, kinky, ooky spooky star of the stage.

  • Instagram: @dorian_bae

– this episode was recorded on September 10, 2021 | call hook: Rex Halligan and Audrey Love (@rexhalligannyc / @theaudreylove)

– Hosted by Viktor Devonne, reigning Mr Hollywood Burlesque, and celebrating fifteen 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 #9: Seraphina Wilder

1 hour, 41 minutes (audio only version)
2 hours, 22 minutes (Patreon exclusive version)

Released: September 18, 2021
Recorded: August 21, 2021

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Seraphina Wilder is a thrilling entertainer based out of Los Angeles.  She discusses the soundtrack to her life, from discovering industrial music, bizarro dance club pop, solemn jams, and what inspires her on the burlesque stage.

You may listen to this playlist featuring Aaliyah, Deee-lite, Depeche Mode, Everything But the Girl, Frank Ocean, and more at:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1s3anUVJMfeVGi4WPhkPkN?si=a41615d2fb714f43

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. 

[Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act in 1976; Allowance is made for “Fair Use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. All rights and credit go directly to its rightful owners. No copyright infringement intended.]

– 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.

145. Best Supportive Actress, Margo Mayhem

1 hour, 35 minutes

Released: September 13, 2021
Recorded: August 24, 2021

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All Singing, All Dancing Margo Mayhem is based out of New York, w/ history in Nickelodeon game shows, Broadway theaters, and striptease joints across the country. She gives us a backstage peep at some of her Legitimate Theatre (Grease! Come From Away! On the Town! the upcoming Diana!) and Broadway Bares, plus being 1 half of an NYC burlesque power couple. Both the ingenue and the wackadoo, Margo refuses to be typecast on any stage, and we love her for it.

– this episode was recorded on August 24, 2021 | call hook: Tito Bonito (@cubanmissilecrisis)

– Hosted by Viktor Devonne, reigning Mr Hollywood Burlesque, and celebrating fifteen 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 #8: GoGo Gadget

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

Released: September 11, 2021
Recorded: August 16, 2021

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GoGo Gadget is a dancer/actor/DJ based in New York City. He and Viktor Devonne discuss the music that brought him to his multiple heights as an entertainer, from modern dance to award-winning immersive theatrical shows, burlesque revues, and record spinning.

You may listen to this playlist featuring Gloria Estefan, Pink Floyd, Tracy Chapman, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, and more at:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3QXaxY6pqU56ze8XC77yp0?si=ffe35f7c6e70447a

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. 

[Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act in 1976; Allowance is made for “Fair Use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. All rights and credit go directly to its rightful owners. No copyright infringement intended.]

– 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.

144. Season of the Witchy Hoe w/ Rita Da’LaVane

1 hour, 2 minutes

Released: September 6, 2021
Recorded: August 25, 2021

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The bringer of heat in Savannah is Rita D’LaVane, co-founder/creative director/producer for The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue at the legendary GA Club One.  Do note: we do have some outside cat-in-heat audio moments during the episode. You’re not hearing things.  We talk nerves, COVID, producing, Savannah nightlife, and embracing the witchy hoe in all of us.

– this episode was recorded on August 25, 2021 | call hook: @BearyManaTease

– Hosted by Viktor Devonne, reigning Mr Hollywood Burlesque, and celebrating fifteen 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 #7: Kita St. Cyr

1 hour, 24 minutes (audio only version)
1 hour, 57 minutes (Patreon exclusive version)

Released: September 4, 2021
Recorded: August 10, 2021

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Kita St. Cyr is one of the hardest working women in Brooklyn in the sideshow and burlesque scenes.  Seen all over as a stripteaser, emcee, and fire performer, Kita talks with Viktor Devonne about her formative personal soundtrack, from sneaking pop music as a child, being inspired in salsa halls, exploring Japan pop and metal as an edgy teen, and hitting the stage as a stunning showgirl.

You may listen to her playlist featuring Spice Girls, Dir en Gray, Marc Anthony, Dead Kennedys, Namie Amuro, and more at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3C7OcXh9Ujt2QlP9OsNpCg?si=f66af7b300af4020

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. 

[Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act in 1976; Allowance is made for “Fair Use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. All rights and credit go directly to its rightful owners. No copyright infringement intended.]

– 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.