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TRANSMASCULINE CABARET, STARRING VULVA VA-VOOM

31mayAll Day02junTRANSMASCULINE CABARET, STARRING VULVA VA-VOOM

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“TragiComic trans-identifying confessional” and “obscene, irreverent, maniacal burlesque comedian” might seem like incompatible themes, but Vulva Va-Voom has combined stranger elements onstage. Creepier, stickier, Lovecraftian elements. Gritty nightclub headliner Vulva has inhabited some bizarrely imaginative world-building over the years…but that world is still impacted by politics and culture.

Who gets to define whether someone is a drag queen, king, or in-between? Vulva has mostly appeared hyper-femme throughout their onstage career…but why? (Mostly practicality, given that spirit-gummed facial hair and latex nipples are indescribably annoying to scrape off at 4am.) But does femme presentation invalidate nonbinary credibility?

As the song-and-dance comedian executes a live “female drag to male drag” transition onstage, they explore labels, identity, and their own real-world experience. More introspective and intimate than Va-Voom & Co.’s usual off-the-charts raucous debauchery, this piece combines Vaudeville with Weimar, vulnerability with absurdity, authenticity with farce, and— as usual— absinthe with uppers.

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