Cute, Psychotic, Punk Rock:
NY’s Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque

09.21.12 Joseph Schulhoff & Lily Streeter

Last weekend in Greenpoint, the ANIMAL crew documented Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque and returned covered in glitter, “blood” and… alien goo? After a year in Manhattan, “New York’s ragtag army of art school delinquents” celebrated their first Brooklyn performance by doing their best “worst” acts — politically incorrect, raunchy, weird and delightfully disgusting. Our new intern Lily Streeter and video maestro Joseph Schulhoff are on the scene. Watch it. It’s special.

Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque: This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things featured Lucida Sans, Gemma Stone, Kinky Demure, Debra Delorean, Angelique A’LaMode, Avian Rush, Miss Cherry Delight with guest performers Brewster and Fancy Feast and the Rhinestone Gorilla Band with Rachel Kincaid. Their next show is Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque presents GOOD IDEA/BAD IDEA: A Fully-Scripted Burlesque Tribute to Animaniacs on October 12th. We’ll tell you where soon. Special guest: Rob Paulsen–the voice of Yakko and Pinky. For real.