The Untucked Tassel is a Tribute to the Legendary Ecdysiasts of Gender Illusion.
I’ve Joined forces with Selma Bawdy (Bobby Barnaby) to launch a touring revue that culminates in a Grand Tournament celebrating the gender diversity across the globe in Burlesque with deep acknowledgement of the gender variant performers who came before us.
Our Journey Begins Dec 2018
We’ve put together a real double act and we’re traveling the country scouting talent and sharing the stage with entertainers making the most innovative striptease while expanding audience perceptions of gender and sensuality.
Know any entertainers making waves by breaking the binary?
We want to meet them.
Interested in having an Untucked Tassel Event in your city?
Today the Neo Burlesque movement is typified by the radical embrace of myriad gender expressions in performance across the world. However, throughout history, special entertainers took devastating risks and often suffered severe consequences to honor the creative voice inside of themselves over the expectations of a repressed normative society.
These pioneers faced social adversity, lived in secrecy, endured ridicule and condemnation in order to create and perform their craft that, unbeknownst to them, would eventually build a critical mass and shift the moral zeitgeist and audience perceptions worldwide. Without them, our rules would be rigid and our expressions binary.
We seek to create the world’s foremost platform showcasing gender variant individuals in Ecdysiast and Cabaret Arts by recognizing and honoring the pioneering work of the many nameable but often unknowable legends who inspired the ripple effect that paved the way for the spectrum of radiant beauty that graces the modern stages of the Neo-Burlesque Movement.
The Untucked Tassel is not only a Celebration of the privileges we enjoy in modern times but a recommitment to the responsibilities we have in our communities to ensure rights and visibility for gender variant individuals at all intersections. An opportunity to honor the often unaccounted for braveries, limitless no doubt, of the people who made our world possible.
We seek to elevate awareness of the injustices that our community members continue to face in their fight for fair treatment and human rights. We honor the sacred notion of “chosen family” as a means of survival for the LGBTQ Community through conscious contact with our queer elders and ancestors. We embrace youth and respect the voices of the youngest among us who seeks refuge in community.
Our dream is to live in a world where all bodies are represented and validated and no individual expression is muffled or silenced.