Photographing the artists of “Boylesque” Theatre
Guest Blogger Cassandra Bell
Photography by LaRae Lobdell
As the sun rises on the horizons of our beloved city of Seattle, LaRae at Photosister.com would like to wish everyone a very happy and adoration-filled Valentine’s Day! To commemorate and deliver her message of love, she is overjoyed to share with you her time spent with someone who is absolutely brimming with red-hot passion and sensuality.
As we know it to be true, Waxie Moon is “an international gender-blending queer lady boylesque performance-art stripping sensation!” More than that though-Waxie is an inspiration. As a teacher, performer, writer, activist, and overall artistic being s(he) is responsible for enlightening the minds of innumerable people to the world and passion of boylesque theatre. In 2009, Waxie was voted “Best Burlesque Performer” by The Seattle Weekly and was the subject of the feature-length documentary film “Waxie Moon” (directed by Wes Hurley, I Ate My Eye Films) which has been screened at numerous film festivals, including The Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Audience Award).
Most recently however, film visionaries Wes Hurley and Marc Kenison debuted the wildly popular fictional narrative based on the “bigger-than-life” burlesque character of Waxie Moon and properly named it: “Fallen Jewel”. We say properly named because, undoubtedly, Waxie is a priceless gem that has been gracious enough to let us share in the shine that exudes from the passion s(he) maintains for love and for life.
Please join PhotoSister.com in showering Waxie (and each other!) with love on this Valentine’s Day! Also, learn more about Waxie Moon and all mentioned endeavors at https://www.facebook.com/WaxieMoon/info !