Review | Sarah Soulay
All there is to say is WOW, what a show.
BurLEZque: Pillow Talk depicts the ups and downs of both platonic and romantic relationships that we can all relate to, while presenting it from a queer point of view. The show opens with a fun tongue-in-cheek skit and ends in a spectacular display of LGBTQIA+ pride. Filled to the brim with electrifying and soulful performances, scintillating and steamy outfits and hilarious and inspiring commentary on queer relationships in our modern world.
Fae Salem, Veruca Sour, Ava Royale, Ava St. James and Polly St. Pearl all participate in various duo acts depicting everything from supportive platonic relationships to hot and steamy romances that leave you feeling flustered in all the right places. They even present those toxic emotional relationships that are just too full of passion to end. Each act is pure rhythmic poetry, these seasoned performers are elegant and utterly mesmerising.
Ava Royale puts on a spectacular performance, expressing true raw emotion surrounding the woes of heart break and betrayal, which is something we can all relate to. Royales’ movements are strong, purposeful and striking. This is truly a beautifully emotional routine and my personal favourite of the night.
Now don’t let the name fool you, Sammy Sparkles is not only pretty in pink but also utterly liberating, fierce and will without a doubt make an appearance in your wildest fantasies. Sparkles’ performance depicts the power that one possesses when they achieve true liberation and sexual freedom. The ultimate sexy goddess showstopper.
Ginger LaMinge is a true MC. Not only are they hilarious, entertaining and glamorous, but they are a true educator and story teller. LaMinge effortlessly narrates a story we all know too well, one of love, friendship, heart-break and grief, whilst taking us on a journey of acceptance and self-discovery. You feel safe and accepted no matter how you identify, and LaMinge assures us all, that you are important, and to never let anyone else dim the light inside of you, or force you into a box that you just don’t fit into.
Overall BurLEZque: Pillow Talk is a powerful, supportive show with proud queer individuals putting on a spectacular performance. It is a masterpiece of queer expression that is not to be missed!
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