“I’m a freak and I’m an actor and I’m a freak actor playing a freak. And it’s awesome.”
Bravely poking a lens into the dark undergrowth of the New York cabaret scene, Exposed: Beyond Burlesque is a film which reveals the thoughts and fears of some of its most prominent performers.
Ahead of his return to London, we ask: Will the real Mat Fraser please stand up?
This week sees as a series of fundraising events in honour of “the Marilyn Monroe of burlesque”, one of the founding legends of modern burlesque who passed away earlier this month.
American burlesquer Julie Atlas Muz and fiendish entertainer Mat Fraser conspire against propriety, decorum and other morally dictated cultural gags in the London debut of The Freak and the Showgirl.
Mat Fraser bookending the 2012 Paralympics – with Coldplay? It’s got to be a sign that the Mayans were right about the end of the world.
White Mischief’s visual extravaganzas are not to be missed.
It is funny. It is entertaining. It is borderline mad. And it is definitely not cabaret.