Cosplay Meets Striptease in the Suicide Girls’ Touring ‘Blackheart Burlesque’ Show

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Founded in 2001 by photographer Selena Mooney, Suicide Girls began as an alternative online forum for models and photographers. The name, originating from a line in Chuck Palahniuk’s 1999 novel Survivor (“It’s the same with all these suicide girls calling me up”) represents women who commit “social suicide” — rebelling against society’s aesthetic and character norms.
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The company vision includes enabling women to govern their own sexuality, while incorporating their modern interests and aspects of their personality.
Choreographed by Manwe Sauls-Addison, the Blackheart Burlesque dance experience showcases a rotating cast of tattooed and pierced women in sexy cosplay inspired by the likes of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Marvel superheroes. The funky-flesh phenomenon is filled with garters, pasties and various stage props. Hosted by Sunny and Katherine Suicide, the sensual show is a titillating thrill for the alternative community and anyone wanting to broaden their views on beauty and sexuality. $25-$125, 8pm Fri, Apr. 28, Alamo City Music Hall, 1305 E. Houston St., alamocitymusichall.com.
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