I adored Waxie Moon the minute I met him. He is one of the people, along with Indigo Blue and Paula the Swedish Housewife, who makes Seattle feel like my home away from home. And he's in the news!
Above: Waxie at Tease-O-Rama, 2007. Photo by me.
"[W]ith the encouragement of a New York friend and burlesque star named Dirty Martini, [he] took a burlesque class as a way to relax. He was the only man in the class and says he felt nervous, like he was intruding. But he was—as you'd expect from a Juilliard graduate—excellent."
From Juilliard to Stripping for the B-52s: the Unlikely Career of Waxie Moon
Above: Waxie in Dirty's class. He was great in my stocking peeling class as well! Photo by me.
The article uses the word "monster," maybe in reference to Monster Beauty, which Dr. Lukki applies so beautifully to neo-burlesque. If Waxie is a monster, I love monsters an awful, awful lot.
Posted by Jo Weldon, Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque, for burlesquedaily.blogspot.com.