Movies That Made WE (queer) vol. 2, part 7: The Birdcage

Viktor Devonne asked some of his favorite nightlife personalities for some of their formative queer movies and they narrowed them to 3 each. Each segment features discussion on that film from the entertainer, in addition to further notes from those who were there at the time of the recording session. These are by no means meant to be a comprehensive expose on each film, but features notable memories, scenes, and analysis on them.

Part 7 (video version) features the first selection from Mr. Valdez who chose The Birdcage (1996) directed by Mike Nichols and starring Nathan Lane, Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria, and Dianne Wiest.

This video version segment is presented as a standalone piece, and may also be enjoyed in audio form as part of the overall “part 1” which contains the 1st film selection of all of the participants including Miss Violet Deville, Noctua, Esmerelda May, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Oliver Swisskey, Mimi Hurricane, Lucky Charming, and Viktor Devonne. For video ease, each film has been highlighted as a standalone video track, available freely to watchers.

Listen to all of part 1:

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Your panel today is… Mr. Valdez (@iammrvaldez)

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Movies That Made WE (queer) vol. 2, part 6: Pariah

Viktor Devonne asked some of his favorite nightlife personalities for some of their formative queer movies and they narrowed them to 3 each. Each segment features discussion on that film from the entertainer, in addition to further notes from those who were there at the time of the recording session. These are by no means meant to be a comprehensive expose on each film, but features notable memories, scenes, and analysis on them.

Part 6 (video version) features the first selection from Mimi Hurricane who chose Pariah (2011) directed by Dee Rees and starring Adepero Oduye, Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans, and Aasha Davis.

This video version segment is presented as a standalone piece, and may also be enjoyed in audio form as part of the overall “part 1” which contains the 1st film selection of all of the participants including Miss Violet Deville, Noctua, Esmerelda May, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Mr. Valdez, Lucky Charming, Oliver Swisskey, and Viktor Devonne. For video ease, each film has been highlighted as a standalone video track, available freely to watchers.

Listen to all of part 1:

You may support the podcast network via Patreon.com/WEBurlesque. At the minimum $1 pledge, you will have access to multiple video exclusives including the longrunning Music That Made WE and last year’s full-length video versions of The Movies That Made WE. The Movies That Made WE (Queer) is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne.

  • Your panel today is… Mimi Hurricane (@mimihurricane)

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Movies That Made WE (queer) vol. 2, part 5: To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie NEwmar

Viktor Devonne asked some of his favorite nightlife personalities for some of their formative queer movies and they narrowed them to 3 each. Each segment features discussion on that film from the entertainer, in addition to further notes from those who were there at the time of the recording session. These are by no means meant to be a comprehensive expose on each film, but features notable memories, scenes, and analysis on them.

Part 5 (video version) features the first selection from Oliver Swisskey who chose To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) directed by Beeban Kidron and starring Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, and Chris Penn.

This video version segment is presented as a standalone piece, and may also be enjoyed in audio form as part of the overall “part 1” which contains the 1st film selection of all of the participants including Miss Violet Deville, Noctua, Esmerelda May, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Mr. Valdez, Mimi Hurricane, Lucky Charming, and Viktor Devonne. For video ease, each film has been highlighted as a standalone video track, available freely to watchers.

Listen to all of part 1:

You may support the podcast network via Patreon.com/WEBurlesque. At the minimum $1 pledge, you will have access to multiple video exclusives including the longrunning Music That Made WE and last year’s full-length video versions of The Movies That Made WE. The Movies That Made WE (Queer) is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne.

  • Your panel today is… Oliver Swisskey (@oswisskey on Instagram and on Twitter)

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You may also find us at @weburlesque on all relevant platforms and weburlesquepodcast.com to find your preferred audio listening platform.

Movies That Made WE (queer) vol. 2, part 4: Fellini Satyricon

Viktor Devonne asked some of his favorite nightlife personalities for some of their formative queer movies and they narrowed them to 3 each. Each segment features discussion on that film from the entertainer, in addition to further notes from those who were there at the time of the recording session. These are by no means meant to be a comprehensive expose on each film, but features notable memories, scenes, and analysis on them.

Part 4 (video version) features the first selection from Lewd Alfred Douglas who chose Fellini Satyricon (1969) directed by Federico Fellini and loosely based on Petronius’s work Satyricon, and starring Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, and a cast of dozens.

This video version segment is presented as a standalone piece, and may also be enjoyed in audio form as part of the overall “part 1” which contains the 1st film selection of all of the participants including Miss Violet Deville, Noctua, Esmerelda May, Oliver Swisskey, Mr. Valdez, Mimi Hurricane, Lucky Charming, and Viktor Devonne. For video ease, each film has been highlighted as a standalone video track, available freely to watchers.

Listen to all of part 1:

You may support the podcast network via Patreon.com/WEBurlesque. At the minimum $1 pledge, you will have access to multiple video exclusives including the longrunning Music That Made WE and last year’s full-length video versions of The Movies That Made WE. The Movies That Made WE (Queer) is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne.

  • Your panel today is… Lewd Alfred Douglas (@lewdalfred on Instgram, @hismajesty on Twitter)

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Movies That Made WE (queer) vol. 2, part 3: But I’m a Cheerleader

Viktor Devonne asked some of his favorite nightlife personalities for some of their formative queer movies and they narrowed them to 3 each. Each segment features discussion on that film from the entertainer, in addition to further notes from those who were there at the time of the recording session. These are by no means meant to be a comprehensive expose on each film, but features notable memories, scenes, and analysis on them.

Part 3 (video version) features the first selection from Lucky Charming who chose But I’m a Cheerleader (1999) directed by Beeban Kidron and starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarity, and RuPaul.

This video version segment is presented as a standalone piece, and may also be enjoyed in audio form as part of the overall “part 1” which contains the 1st film selection of all of the participants including Miss Violet Deville, Noctua, Esmerelda May, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Mr. Valdez, Mimi Hurricane, Oliver Swisskey, and Viktor Devonne. For video ease, each film has been highlighted as a standalone video track, available freely to watchers.

Listen to all of part 1:

You may support the podcast network via Patreon.com/WEBurlesque. At the minimum $1 pledge, you will have access to multiple video exclusives including the longrunning Music That Made WE and last year’s full-length video versions of The Movies That Made WE. The Movies That Made WE (Queer) is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne.

  • Your panel today is… Lucky Charming (@mrluckycharming and @intellectualhomosexual on Instagram and @intellecthomo on Twitter)

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You may also find us at @weburlesque on all relevant platforms and weburlesquepodcast.com to find your preferred audio listening platform.

Movies That Made WE (queer) vol. 2, part 2: Purple Rain

Viktor Devonne asked some of his favorite nightlife personalities for some of their formative queer movies and they narrowed them to 3 each. Each segment features discussion on that film from the entertainer, in addition to further notes from those who were there at the time of the recording session. These are by no means meant to be a comprehensive expose on each film, but features notable memories, scenes, and analysis on them.

Part 2 (video version) features the first film selection from Noctua, who chose Purple Rain (1984) directed by Albert Magnoli and starring musicians Prince, Apollonia, Wendy & Lisa, and Morris Day.

This video version segment is presented as a standalone piece, and may also be enjoyed in audio form as part of the overall “part 1” which contains the 1st film selection of all of the participants including Miss Violet Deville, Esmerelda May, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Oliver Swisskey, Mr. Valdez, Mimi Hurricane, Lucky Charming, and Viktor Devonne. For video ease, each film has been highlighted as a standalone video track, available freely to watchers.

Listen to all of part 1:

You may support the podcast network via Patreon.com/WEBurlesque. At the minimum $1 pledge, you will have access to multiple video exclusives including the longrunning Music That Made WE and last year’s full-length video versions of The Movies That Made WE. The Movies That Made WE (Queer) is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne.

  • Your panel today is… Noctua (@noctuavindicta on instagram)

and also featuring: Miss Violet DeVille (@missvioletdeville on instagram and twitter), Esmerelda May (@esmerelda.may on instagram), and Viktor Devonne (@viktordevonne on everything)

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You may also find us at @weburlesque on all relevant platforms and weburlesquepodcast.com to find your preferred audio listening platform.

Movies That Made WE (queer) vol. 2, part 1: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Viktor Devonne asked some of his favorite nightlife personalities for some of their formative queer movies and they narrowed them to 3 each. Each segment features discussion on that film from the entertainer, in addition to further notes from those who were there at the time of the recording session. These are by no means meant to be a comprehensive expose on each film, but features notable memories, scenes, and analysis on them.

Part 1 (video version) features the first film selection from both Miss Violet DeVille and Esmerelda May, who both by happenstance chose The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) directed by Jim Sharman and starring its creator Richard O’Brien, Susan Sarandon, Meat Loaf, and Tim Curry as the indelible devious bisexual Dr. Frank N. Furter.

This video version segment is presented as a standalone piece, and may also be enjoyed in audio form as part of the overall “part 1” which contains the 1st film selection of all of the participants including Noctua, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Oliver Swisskey, Mr. Valdez, Mimi Hurricane, Lucky Charming, and Viktor Devonne. For video ease, each film has been highlighted as a standalone video track, available freely to watchers.

Listen to all of part 1:

You may support the podcast network via Patreon.com/WEBurlesque. At the minimum $1 pledge, you will have access to multiple video exclusives including the longrunning Music That Made WE and last year’s full-length video versions of The Movies That Made WE. The Movies That Made WE (Queer) is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne.

  • Your panel today is…

Miss Violet DeVille (@missvioletdeville on instagram and twitter)
Esmerelda May (@esmerelda.may on instagram)

and also featuring: Noctua (@noctuavindicta on instagram) and Viktor Devonne (@viktordevonne on everything)

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#162: Nautically Naked w/ Newfound Lad

Released: June 20, 2022
Recorded: March 17, 2022

running time: 61 minutes

Newfound Lad joins Viktor Devonne to talk about the wilds of Canada and its influence on their performance style.  Lad is a stylish burlesque/boylesque dancer, which toes and legs dipped in the drag scene, as both a soloist and participant in the illustrious BoylesqueTO.  Back in St. John’s, Lad is resuming their stagework after the pandemic and reflects on makeup, being naked in public, gender, and dressing as a lobster.

Listen to this episode:

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— WEBurlesque Podcast Nework is the creation of Viktor Devonne. Episode 162 call hook by Baron Atomy. Podcast artwork by Logan Laveau, WEBurlesque the Podcast cover art photography by Atticus Stevenson. Theme song, “On a 45” by This Way to the Egress, used with permission. Incidental music via pixabay.com under fair use. Visit weburlesquepodcast.com for notes on this and every episode. Follow @weburlesque and @viktordevonne on just about every platform, and support the podcast via patreon.com/weburlesque or via Venmo @Viktor-Devonne. Don’t got the cash? Please follow, subscribe, and give 5 stars on every platform you can get your hands on. It really does help. All original material is owned by Viktor Devonne and White Elephant Burlesque Corporation; all other materials property of their respective copyright. No infringement, while likely, is intended.

MusicThatMadeWE #24: GiGi Holliday

2 hours, 11 minutes (audio only version)
2 hours, 31 minutes (Patreon exclusive version)

Released: June 4, 2022
Recorded: April 5, 2022

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A glamorous showgirl with moves you must prepare yourself for, GiGi Holliday shares the music that brought her to our stages and continues to inspire her. Now residing in New York City, GiGi traces her start in Washington DC to touring to major stages all over the country, and what’s playing in her head.

Hear GiGi’s playlist also featuring Patti LaBelle, Salt-N-Pepa, Cheryl Lynn, Frank Sinatra, Phyllis Hyman and more at: 


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

– Produced by Viktor Devonne, reigning Mr Hollywood Burlesque WEBurlesque Podcast Nework is the creation of Viktor Devonne. Podcast Network logo artwork by Logan Laveau, WEBurlesque the Podcast cover art photography by Atticus Stevenson. Incidental music via pixabay.com under fair use. Visit weburlesquepodcast.com for notes on this and every episode. Follow @weburlesque and @viktordevonne on just about every platform, and support the podcast via patreon.com/weburlesque or via Venmo @Viktor-Devonne. Don’t got the cash? Please follow, subscribe, and give 5 stars on every platform you can get your hands on. It really does help. All original material is owned by Viktor Devonne and White Elephant Burlesque Corporation; all other materials property of their respective copyright. No infringement, while likely, is intended.