Photos: Dime Store Burlesque (NSFW)

  • Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

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    Dime Store BurlesqueThis wasn't the only instance of Muppet-themed burlesque...

Photographs: Eric Harvey Brown

And there goes the last vestige of our childhood innocence—a stripping Red Fraggle from Fraggle Rock—but that's burlesque at Coney Island for you. Last Friday, performers Lefty Lucy, Jenny C'est Quoi, Magdalena Fox, Rosey La Rouge and Victoria Privates took to the stage at Dime Store Burlesque with riffs on science fiction, video games and cherished childhood characters. The show was part of the Burlesque on the Beach series at the Coney Island Museum, and there are two more shows this week on Thu 20 and Fri 21 (see coneyisland.com for details). We're not going though, we can't risk the possibility of seeing Lion-O from the Thundercats doing unspeakable things with a whip.

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