You could never accuse the founders of "Naked Girls Reading ...
" of false advertising.
If you attend one of their events, as Asylum did with the recent "Naked Girls Reading Science Fiction
" show at New York City's Madame X,
you will see naked burlesque performers reading from great works of literature.
Completely nude, save for the odd piece of jewelry, burlesque performers like Nasty Canasta
, Miss Tickle
and Sapphire Jones
regaled the audience with everything from Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" to the children's book "Tomatoes From Mars
," which was read by a real-life librarian who was considerably less clothed than usual.
Interestingly enough, performers forewent the usual burlesque cheesecake
in favor of some good ol' fashioned geeking out.
Keep reading for more info and of course, pictures of the naked performers.
Host Nasty Canasta shared some factoids about robots (the term was coined in the 1921 play "Rossum's Universal Robots
"), discussed Ray Bradbury's stint as a "Star Trek
" writer, and paid tribute to visionaries like "Brave New World" author Aldous Huxley.
Sure, there was plenty of skin on display, but the crowd (comprised of both male and female sci-fi buffs) seemed just as interested in hearing hilarious passages from "Hitchhiker's Guide" as they were in ogling unclothed lady business
"'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' has been my favorite since I was 8 years old," Nasty Canasta shared. "It was actually hard for me not to mouth the words while Ms. Tickle was reading." Performer Madame Renee Rosebud
shared her appreciation for "Brave New World" ("I really love a dystopian use of society"), while Sapphire Jones singled out Bradbury's short story "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit" as a personal favorite.
"Naked Girls Reading" -- which started out in Chicago and now includes satellite shows all over the country -- has already featured nude renditions of banned books and noir mysteries. April's installment
in the Big Apple will tackle "Tween Lit," and promises everything from "The Babysitter's Club" to a certain popular sparkly-vampire franchise
As Nasty Canasta put it: "Naked girls reading 'Twilight.' Take that, Mormons."
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