Hence Cora Vette's Hot Rods! The Show, an extravaganza of boylesque talent that will take burlesque fans to the next level.
"I put it out there that I might be interested in putting a show like this together, and the venues and the boys came to me," she says. "I started getting Facebook messages from all these hot, shirtless men." Poor thing.
"There are so many different ways boylesque can go," Vette adds. "It was born out of men thinking that this classic burlesque is so glam and awesome and saying, 'I could do that.'"
The first show in what will possibly become a long-running weekly series launches tonight at the Compound Basix, 145 Broadway; it'll start off classic and glamorous, Vette says, but knowing her, there will be plenty of opportunity to veer into the twisted. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $10; visit www.hotrodtheshow.com.
Sun., Dec. 11, 8 p.m., 2011