Rude Behavior

The last time Reyna Von Vett’s naughty alter ego, Cora Vette, attempted to pay homage to the Moulin Rouge with her team of burlesque Burlycute beauties, she received a cease-and-desist letter from the Moulin Rouge itself. “We got sued by the French,” she says, which is why the name of tonight’s performance has been changed to Burlycute Presents: Music of the Moulin Rude. If you saw the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film, then you know what to expect: music from the movie, “plus some other French things we put in there, so in case you didn’t see the movie, you’ll still like the show,” Von Vett explains.

You’ll see Von Vett performing “Lady Marmalade” — “all four women’s parts, because that’s what I like to do,” she says. “Vivienne VaVoom is reprising her ‘Roxanne’ fan dance, which is what she competed for Miss Exotic World with this year, so it’s another chance to see that; it’s a fantastic number. La Petite Morte and I are going to be doing ‘Sparkling Diamonds,’ and Anabella La Fontaine will be doing the ‘Diamond Dogs’ gas mask number, as only she can. Frangelica Love will be doing a slutty Marie Antoinette to ‘Like a Virgin,’ and Whoopsie Daisy’s coming back.

“I think she’s planning to be a french fry,” she adds, “’cause that’s how we roll.”

The show comes off tonight only, at 8 p.m. at Bender’s Tavern, 314 East 13th Avenue. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; to purchase yours, go to
Thu., Feb. 17, 8 p.m., 2011

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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