Brown Girls Burlesque Win With Reality TV Satire Show [Photos]

Making Reality

You guys already know, from previous posts, that I ride for Brown Girls Burlesque. I love the satire and comedy in a lot of what they do but also their confidence and the fact that they embrace diversity, especially when it comes to body types. Last Saturday, I attended their newest show, Making Reality TV, a satire about the often tragic world of reality TV, and it was exciting, smart and unique. The well-conceived skits ranged from comical, to thought provoking, to tragic.

Check out some flicks but be warned, some are NSFW:


Guest performer Sister Selvah starred in The Next Sarah Baartman.


Initially, she was excited about objectifying herself for the sake of fame. It was all good until she realized she was being exploited and that the show wasn’t what she was promised it would be…and then she actually learned who Sarah Baartman was.


But the good news is, she came to her senses.


Exhotic Other serves up some hoarder action.




Does Miss Aurora BoobRealis have what it takes to become a top chef amid the backstabbing and sabotage?




Akynos as Peaches Cupcake, a toddler in a tiara who gets too racey for her britches.


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Here, we have Chicava HoneyChild as Ken-Ru (the offspring of Kenya Moore and RuPaul) who starts off as a lovely unique unicorn.


But then the man gets a hold of her and convinces her to become a dancing pony instead. He explains that a sex tape is the ultimate way to become a star. She tries to go through with it but has a change of heart mid filming, which  enrages the man and gets her banished to obscurity.


BGB even got a boy burlesque dancer in on the action. Here’s Jonny Porkpie doing his best in an audition that calls for duck hunters (you know the show lol).



Sister Selva was really funny as the bachelor and the bachelorette.



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But, no matter how ridiculously thirsty people got in their quest for fame…



The man was defeated once everyone came to their senses, and Ken-Ru dashes to the rescue.


P.S. The photos don’t even begin to convey how dope the show was. I have video and I will try to get it edited soon. But int he meantime, Brown Girls Burlesque teaches classes. Visit for more info.

Brown Girls Burlesque Present ‘Making Reality’

Brown Girls Burlesque
Cast of “Making Reality”

The Brown Girls Burlesque has a new show coming up at LIU on April 18 and 19. “Making Reality” is described as a show that laces together the raunchy, tawdry, best (and worst) of Reality TV. This is theatrical burlesque that uses the art of striptease to fuse social commentary with train wrecks built for stardom and mayhem, so you’ll laugh and be titillated.

Here’s the flyer:

Brown Girls Burlesque

sister selva
Miss AuroraBoobRealis
exHOTic Other
Chicava HoneyChild
The Incredible Edible Akynos
Sake Fevah
Jonny Porkpie

In case you couldn’t read the flyer:

When: Friday April 18th & Saturday April 19th
Where: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
at LIU Brooklyn

Brown Girls Burlesque Needs Your Help to Keep the Shimmies Going

Brown Girls Burlesque Sacred Brooklyn

First, let me say that I love this group of bad ass brown girls not giving any damns about what people think. The core of their performances and the classes they teach is to break stereotypes, educate and explore society’s ideas of race, gender and body politics. They even say it themselves that their mission is to entertain, titillate, educate an liberate!

I have seen them perform and they are quite entertaining, fascinating and unlike most burlesque groups out there for obvious reasons. All of that being said, BGB has a Kickstarter campaign going in an effort to raise money for their cause and they are 81% funded and seven days away from reaching their goal.

If you are interested in burlesque, more specifically supporting Brown Girls Burlesque, please donate anything that you can by following this link.

If you’re still skeptical, then watch what they’re working with:

In related news, Brown Girls Burlesque teaches “Bed-Stuy Burlesque” classes at Sacred Brooklyn. They have an extra special workshop series entitled, “Tassels & Assels”–yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like– coming up just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Thursday February 6th
Cost – $25, plus $5 supply fee.

Go to Sacred Brooklyn   to get down. I’ve been meaning to take a burlesque class for the longest time now. I think it’s time to make that happen, for real, for real.