Vesper White Q&A
By Crimson Kitten
CK: The sassy Vesper White! Getting tingles now Gorlesque 2 is upon us?
VW: I’m so excited I’ve got shivers right to the bone! The Gore crew and myself have been working hard over the past few months to bring this show to you, and we can’t wait to unleash our second creation upon the world!
CK: Held on Friday the 13th, huh? Spooky! What should we look forward to seeing at the show?
VW: We’ve designed the show in a sense that it’s structured much like a horror film. There will be an explosive grind-house-style opening film sequence, a 2 hour variety show of the best girls and ghouls from around Australia, horror-themed cocktails, and other treats and spells that will be saved as surprises for our costume-dressed fiends!
CK: Gorelesque is definitely gonna be something a bit different. How do you find people react to your burlesque shows?
VW: My shows are often very dark, bizarre almost, and the majority of people often don’t know how to respond! That’s why myself and Miss Nic started Gorelesque, we wanted to provide a stage for all the performers and specific acts that were a little strange, a bit gruesome or just totally off the planet. It’s really exciting to have a whole cast of misfits that stage such a visual feast for any film, burlesque or theater lover.
CK: Following the horror theme, got a favorite horror flick we should watch?
VW: Favorites would be Dawn of the Dead or American Psycho (which is screening as part of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival, check it out!). Of late Tokyo Gore Police, Matyrs and Dead Girl have really grabbed my attention: brutal, horrific, you just can’t tear your eyes away! Very disappointed with the censorship of LA Zombie at the MIFF, we will find a way to watch it!
CK: Do films like that, and the rest of the genre, inspire your performances, or would you cite something (or someone!) else?
VW: Films are definitely a source of infinite inspiration. I’ve mixed quotes from horror films in with my performance tracks to spark recognition from the audience as to an underlying message, so those in the know can decrypt my show riddles. I’m also continually inspired by dreams and prophecies, mythology and the world of fetish.
CK: Any last words of advice for aspiring gore-gore dancers or horror honeys before we see you at Red Bennies on Friday?
VW: Get on board! This year we have a couple girls forming our Gorehound Girl gang to help get our audience into the party mood, and we’ll definitely need to fill places in our horror army for next year’s installment!
Vesper White will perform as part of Comic Strip on Nov 10th at Red Bennies.