Becky Lou Q & A
We have a yarn with Becky Lou on how she's sharpening her claws and getting ready to sink her teeth into La Lucha Glamourosa! Reooow!
1. Tell us about your mexican wrestling name. What does it mean and how did you come up with it?
I am La Gatita Bonita. Which means 'The Pretty Kitty' to you gringos.
2. You're usually a solo burlesque performer, what's it like collaborating with another performer? How difficult is it considering mexican wrestling is so demanding physically?
La Ojo Del Tigre (Betty Blood) and I arise at 5am each morning, drink 12 raw egg yolks each and complete a demanding obstacle course while listening to Tigre's favourite montage song from Rocky III. By 6.30am, I usually get distracted by a ball of string or something and we tend to nap for rest of the day, waking for snack breaks. It's tough. Betty Blood is awesome and lots of fun to collaborate with, even if I am going to break her pretty collarbone.
3. What's your fighting style? What can audiences expect to see from you at La Lucha Glamourosa?
La Gatita Bonita was an orphan on the streets of Mexico City when she was adopted and raised by a gang of stray cats. From them she learnt her crafty street-cat fighting style, which she used as a survival tactic until she was discovered as a Lucha heroine. She is scrappy and scratchy and can't resist breaking out into a shimmy from time to time.
4. If you had to put money on another burlesque wrestler in the ring, who would it be and why?
I am looking forward to seeing Enchilada Redback in the ring. She is a formidable fighter and a hot, scary lady.
5. Any last words to share with your luchador opponent?
La Ojo Del Tigre, you may think you're an exotic big cat, but this mean street pussy is going to send you back to the jungle in a cat cage!
Ouch! Catch Becky Lou and the other luchadores at La Lucha Glamourosa this Friday 1st April. Tickets available from www.redbennies.com