‘Star Wars’ Burlesque coming to the U.S.
Following the release of the new film, "Solo: A Star Wars Story," an Australian burlesque show will be bringing its version of the force to the United States starting at the end of May in California.
"The Empire Strips Back - A Burlesque Parody" features 60 separate characters from the Star Wars Films portrayed by 12 dancers in all of its erotic sci-fi awesomeness. Princess Leia, sexy Boba Fett and scantily clad stormtroopers ... this show will most likely make you Jar Jar your Binks. (To the best of my knowledge, there is no sexy Jar Jar).
Russell Beattie, the show’s director has gone on record to the HuffPost to say how not to fear about "Solo" spoilers. “We mainly stick to the originals. They are so well-known, and hence, so easy to parody,” he said. “The latest films are very divisive and our show enjoys bringing the fans together.” This isn't their first burlesque rodeo, with a Star Wars erotic parody taking shape back in 2011 in Sydney, Australia, in the form of an exotic parody book.
If Star Wars isn't our pleasure, don't worry, “We’ve done ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Batman,’ and ‘Kill Bill,’ to name a few,” Beattie said. “We did talk about an ‘Avengers’ one a few years back. But the fan boy in me would want to spend too much money making a life-sized Hulk for the show. Our next parody production will be ‘Ghostbusties’ — a ‘Ghostbusters’ parody.”