Tuesday, October 17

Sultry and Saucy Suicide Girls Bring Pop Culture to The Independent

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Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque
The Independent
June 17, 2017

All photos by Pollen Heath.

What provocative treat lay in store for us on this warm evening in San Francisco? Certainly not the kind that shares a passion for pop culture, and a love for a seductive dance? No, not that…

Suicide Girls

Cannabis Dance

Watching these ladies shake their ta-ta’s on stage was incredibly engaging and visually stimulating. Truly sexy in every shape of the word and their dancing was top notch. Their performance was chalked-full of pop culture themes from Cannabis Lifestyle to Game of Thrones, to Stranger Things and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, to the sexiest game of one-lady hoops ever, a tribute to Chris Cornell set to “Black Hole Sun” and a no-holds-bared portrayal of Boba Fett and his storm trooper brigade. For the few of you not in the know, that would be a page from the Star Wars franchise.

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Little Mermaid

In the audience, it was difficult not to notice that the ratio male to female skewed a bit more female, although the majority of hootin’ and hollerin’ came from a few large groups of dudes from the back of the room; the ladies were front and center with husbands and lady-friends swinging their hips alongside the dancers. It was a night of showing love for the female form, and of letting loose.

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Audience NERD

At a few points during the show, members of the audience were called up on stage, including a beautiful blonde card-carrying SG Club member, a couple celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary for a lap dance-off, a buddy-nominated nerd for teasing, and whole host of everyday ladies strutting their finest for the a burlesque-off finale. The buddy-nominated nerd showed a bit of his shy side while a sultry red head and sexy brunette did their best to entice him to the dark side from a chair on-stage.

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Donnie Darko

Overall, the numbers were well choreographed and expertly danced. SG Blackheart Burlesque is certainly not an amateur level show. I enjoyed the heart-felt Chris Cornell tribute, the feather-fans whisping through the air during the Cannabis skit, which harkened to the Victorian age of Burlesque, and of course the Michael Jackson Thriller segment, immensely. Each performance felt like a strongly empowering statement of beauty and grace, and never once felt demeaning or derogatory, which was honestly one of my first fears in attending this show.

Suicide Girls

Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Here’s a slideshow of more photos by Pollen Heath of the Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque:

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For more information about Suicide Girls, go to their website.       https://www.suicidegirls.com/

 

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Pollen grew up in the Bay Area music scene, with influences from her step father and uncle’s blues/ rock band, and her mother’s deep seeded love for all things artistic. Picking up a Polaroid at the age of 10, Pollen began her passion for photography. Her music photography career started while documenting Sonoma County punk bands in 1984, and with the exception of raising her two children, Pollen never looked back. Now a college graduate, and full time wine & spirits marketer, she also runs a freelance photography business in the East Bay, with a passion for music and the needs of the local rock scene. When not out shooting for bands and music publications, she also enjoys writing about music, watching horror films and spending time with her two adult children + grand daughter.

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