Everything for the Wookie

There’s a famous Australian burlesque show known as ‘The Empire Strips Back’ and, when it recently came to NYC, I simply had to see it. Picture all your favourite Star Wars characters and scenes, reproduced with high quality props and costumes. Now picture it more sexy.

There was: Twi’leks dancing lithely, a sizzling storm trooper troupe, a boss-lady Vader, a femme C3PO. There was even a large and realistic Jabba the Hutt getting some BDSM treatment from Leia. Surprisingly, the best act was actually 2 dudes playing Han & Chewie. Han was like a Michael Jackson moonwalker, with all the right moves, and it really amped the crowd.

Considering it was burlesque, I don’t think there was actually any nudity. This was great because it allowed them and us to focus on what was most important, our shared love of Star Wars. The room felt like a big family of fans celebrating the good old days of the original trilogy.

– The ultimate tease – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VGHWV_StUg
– Metal trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Us8rm3PRQ
– Behind The Scenes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZojkW6Nbp4

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