Movies That Made WE (queer) vol. 2, part 11: Sailor Moon S

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 11 (video version) features the second film selection from Esmerelda May who chose Sailor Moon S (1994) directed by Hiroki Shibata and featuring the voices of Terri Hawkes, Karen Bernstein, and Sarah Lafleur.

This video version segment is presented as a standalone piece, and may also be enjoyed in audio form as part of the overall “part 2” which contains the 1st film selection of all of the participants including Miss Violet Deville, 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.

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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… Esmerelda May (@esmerelda.may on instagram)

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

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Movies That Made WE (queer) vol. 2, part 10: Another Gay Movie

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 10 (video version) features the second selection from Oliver Swisskey who chose Another Gay Movie (2006) directed by Todd Stephens and starring Michael Carbonaro, Jonah Blechman, Jonathan Chase, and Mitch Morris, with Lypsinka, Graham Norton, and Scott Thompson in supporting roles.

This video version segment is presented as a standalone piece, and may also be enjoyed in audio form as part of the overall “part 2” which contains the 2nd film selection of all of the participants including Miss Violet Deville, Noctua, Esmerelda May, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Mimi Hurricane, Lucky Charming, and Viktor Devonne. For video ease, each film has been highlighted as a standalone video track, available freely to watchers.

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)

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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 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.

The Music That Made WE #17: Regina Stargazer (vol. 2 premiere)

2 hours, 23 minutes (audio only version)
2 hours, 57 minutes (Patreon exclusive version)

Released: February 26, 2022
Recorded: November 28, 2021

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Whether you know her as Regina Stargazer, Cream Victoria, Virus the Clown, Jayson Mustachio, or that weirdo that is doing the weirdo shit, this entertainer has been thrilling and captivating for nigh on 16 years with White Elephant Burlesque.  A jack of several trades, from the creepy to the seductive, we’ve long wondered what… exactly made her that way.  We get a glimpse behind the curtain with Regina, at 38 weeks pregnant (hey, baby Nova!), at the time of the recording waxing nostalgic on some of her most formative moments.

– Produced 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 is a creation of WEBurlesque Podcast Network, produced by Viktor Devonne.

  • Regina Stargazer on WEBurlesque
  • Regina on IG: @reginastargazer @nails_by_regina_stargazer
  • Regina on Twitter: @reginastargazer

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SHOWcase: The Evil Among Us feat. Cherry Valentine

32 minutes

Released: February 24, 2022
Recorded: February 20, 2022

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WEBurlesque: SHOWcase ep. 1 feat. Cherry Valentine and THE EVIL AMONG US

Viktor Devonne sits with first-time virtual producer Cherry Valentine to discuss her foray into high concept digital burlesque.  Cherry takes the roles of star, writer, and director of The Evil Among Us, premiering on March 6, 2022. This  original burlesque fairytale short film also features Betty Brash, Lady Slay, Curly Bright, Fatal Dreams, and Danny Fox-Trot as the denizens of this strange new world.

Cherry Valentine celebrates ten years in burlesque,  and has been seen across the country as a cast member of Cosplay Burlesque and White Elephant Burlesque productions.  She won the “Pop Culturalist” award in honor of her career of nerdlesque and fandom burlesque acts at the 2021 Silver Tusk Awards. 

tickets and more for The Evil Among Us: https://linktr.ee/theevilamongus

Cherry Valentine can also be found at @meganischerry on Instagram, and via https://www.facebook.com/cherryevalentine

for more information on WEBurlesque Podcast Network, visit weburlesquepodcast.com and support us via Patreon.com/WEBurlesque

150. Offwhite w/ Viktor Devonne

Released: October 18 2021
Recorded: October 18, 2021

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Viktor Devonne is a producer, performer, and podcaster who hosts the WEBurlesque Podcast Network projects, The Podcast, Music That Made WE, Movies That Made WE, WE-Boo-Lesque, and more.  He is the current Mr Hollywood Burlesque, and has celebrated fifteen years in the biz as director of White Elephant Burlesque. He talks to Viktor Devonne on the pod about the oddness of hosting a pod in 2020-2021, the differences season to season, and missing the stage. Included are questions submitted by listeners, plus the famous James Lipton Bivot/Proust questionnaires.

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. 

WE-Boo-lesque No. 8 – The Ghost in the Attic

Burlesque Ghost Stories, a special bonus episode of WEBurlesque the Podcast, hosted by Viktor Devonne

24 minutes

Released: October 28, 2020
Recorded: October 27 and 28, 2020

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In this edition:

a) The Ghost in the Attic
The Whitefaced Tornado, as dubbed by Tigger!, Viktor is celebrating 14 years as director of White Elephant Burlesque. He is a recent Southern California transplant, and was declared Mr Hollywood Burlesque 2019. Long before the clown white, he experienced a surprise in the attic of his Connecticut home.

b) A Warning
Oliver Swisskey lives in central New Jersey. Dubbed the Boy Who Lives Next Door, to the Brothel and known for his series of cosplay burlesque performances, one memorable occasion happened offstage.

c) Backstage Ghost
Cosplaying and glam rock burlesque entertainer, Mx. Macabre lives in New York City. During a stop at one of their regular stages for a show, they discovered a prescence in the dressing room.

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WE-Boo-lesque No. 6 – Haunted at the Cinema

Burlesque Ghost Stories, a special bonus episode of WEBurlesque the Podcast, hosted by Viktor Devonne

33 minutes

Released: October 7, 2020
Recorded: October 5 and 6, 2020

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In this edition:

a) HAUNTED AT THE CINEMA
Holly Ween is known as the scream queen of WEBurlesque, from cosplay recreations to burlesque interpretations of classic horror and pop culture figures.  It seems only right that before she was winning Entertainer of the Year at the Silver Tusk Awards and Miss Vagina Dentata,  she found herself working at the movie theater that would play some of her favorite fright films.

b) OUIJA BOARD
Peter Costa went from child actor to professional drummer.  While living in north New Jersey, he experienced a family greeting from beyond that he would recall for years to come.

c) AUNT SALLY IN THE MIRROR
Regina Stargazer is a multi-talented performer in New Jersey, who has performed in burlesque, drag, and as a clown.  One of the founding members of White Elephant Burlesque, Regina won the New Jersey Burlypicks title for Best in Comedy, and the Many Faced God award at the Silver Tusks.  Years earlier, as a child, she would speak to a woman regularly in her house, who no one could see.

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