Becky Lou Q&A
By Crimson Kitten
CK: Miss Becky Lou, how are you? Hehe, it rhymes.
BL: It certainly does. Can you please ask all of my questions in rhyme? I am very well, thank you.
CK: Pretty impossible... something something rhymes with possible. You have a great repertoire of facial expressions, describe some for us.
BL: Oh, that didn’t rhyme. Well, I have an extensive stockpile of expressions, but some of my favourites are ‘Adorable Dismay’, ‘That Wasn’t Meant To Happen But I’ll Just Pretend Totally Meant To Do It’, ‘The Amazing Upper Right Lip of Disdain’ and the classic pin-up face ‘Oh No My Knickers Just Fell Down, But I’ll Drop My Shopping Bags If I Try To Pull Them Up!’, which despite it’s name is actually a very versatile expression.
CK: Do you practice them in the mirror?
BL: Of course! One of my favourite things about being a burlesque performer is that rehearsal usually means sexy dancing and pulling faces in the mirror. I have been training like this since a very young age. I used to dance in the mirror to a 100�its cassette, wearing a leotard and my Mum’s lipstick. Not much has changed.
CK: Haha! You tried out for Miss Burlesque Australia this year. How would you describe that experience?
BL: I won the title of Miss Burlesque Tasmania and will go on to compete in the finals for the title of Miss Burlesque Australia in Sydney in October. It has been an amazing experience. I am so flattered and thrilled to be a finalist amongst a group of extremely gorgeous, talented and established performers from around the country.
CK: Congratulations! Is there any piece (or pieces) of advice you'd give to other burlesque belles running in contests like that?
BL: Don’t compete against the other performers, compete against yourself. Strive to meet your own highest standards. Burlesque is a wonderfully diverse art form and there is room for many styles and performers. Have fun and make friends. Double check for underarm lint and unintentional crotch flash before you go on.
CK: Underarm lint is the worst! You're a funny lady, but infuse a lot of physical comedy into your routines. How do you find audience react to a stripping comedian?
BL: Everyone loves to laugh. As much as I’d love to be a seductive, man-eating vamp, I can’t resist ruining the sexy moment with a gag. I’d like the audience to think “That is sooo hot. Oh yeah. Oooooh yeah. Yeah bab- Ha ha! Now that is just silly.” Actually, that may or may not be a direct quote from a recent lover in an intimate moment.
Becky Lou will perform as part of Shimmy Shake at Red Bennies on Friday 5th November