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.

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 Movies That Made WE (Queer): Paris Is Burning

44 minutes (audio only preview)
2 hours, 11 minutes

Released: June 26, 2021
Recorded: June 8, 2021

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A stunning costume maker and showgirl, Viktor Devonne brings in GiGi Holliday, Soul Erotic, and Lottie Ellington for this Pride Month audio commentary experience of Paris Is Burning, directed by Jennie Livingston, and starring Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Octavia St. Laurent, and Willi Ninja. In Memory of Venus Xtravaganza and all the upcoming legendary children gone too soon. This is a preview audio edition with full length version available at Patreon.com/WEBurlesque at the Pride Month special of $1 pledge. For this edition, we talk about Walking, Vogue, Family, Pose, Categories, and more.

– The Movies That Made Us (Queer) / The Movies That Made WE is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne

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– Your panel today is… 

The Movies That Made WE (Queer): To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

55 minutes (audio only preview)
2 hours, 4 minutes

Released: June 12, 2021
Recorded: June 6, 2021

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Viktor Devonne brings in Lottie Ellington and GiGi Holliday for this Pride Month audio commentary experience of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; directed by Beeban Kidron and starring Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo. This is a preview audio edition with full length version available at Patreon.com/WEBurlesque at the Pride Month special of $1 pledge.  For this edition, we talk nails, lashes, pageants, Ru, and 90s superstars. In Memory of SWEETIE.

– The Movies That Made Us (Queer) is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne

– Your panel today is…