The Social Media Puto attended a 1980s Burlesque Prom last week where he was told to dress up in 80s fashion, which wasn’t that difficult considering he has always been a couple of decades behind in fashion.
He ended up donning a sports coat, a Miami Vice t-shirt and some cool shades and driving up to Cinema Paradiso in Broward last Thursday.
The Puto had never been to a burlesque before but figured it was something like a strip show, which he has attended before in the name of journalistic research for Miami Beach 411.
However, he has since learned that stripping is only a small part of a burlesque. Here is how Wikipedia defines it:
Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects. The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which itself derives from the Italian burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery.
Nevertheless, it was pretty much a strip show except the dancers wore pasties on their breasts, which reminded the Puto of that time he covered a “topless protest” on South Beach (which again was done in the name of journalistic research).
As always, the Puto was armed with his cameras, which allows him to show you the above video and photos below. @JanieC also shot a video, which includes the Puto putting on his best strip dance moves.
There were a few drag queens at the show, but the Puto conveniently managed to be at the bar whenever they took the stage, which explains the lack of photos and videos of the male performers.
The burlesque was organized by Isadora Bull, who is performing to Smoking in the Boy’s Room in the above video. It was hosted by Vice Queen Maria of Sex and the Beach. And proceeds went to Stand Up To Cancer.