Review by Laura Money
Baby Got Back is back and it’s even sASSier than ever! See what I did there? These wonderful ladies are back at FRINGEWORLD 2017 to bring you the best bottom-related comedy you’ll ever see. The crew consist of a troupe of female performers dedicated to the weird, wonderful and beautiful buttocks. It’s sexy, fun, and fiercely feminist – the ultimate combination!
The host is a-maz-ing! She brings on each act with such class and grace but is genuinely funny, to boot(y). She does everything from show off her magic tricks (you’ll be surprised what she pulls out of her (ass)hat!) to an art class, to an attempt at clowning that will blow you away – quite literally – you’ll never get the balloon trick out of your mind, believe me! What is lovely about this show is how strongly each lady owns her body. She is in control the whole time, and the event has a warmth to it, the audience has a real sense of camaraderie.
Each act features either physical comedy or striptease/burlesque – with a focus on the wonderfully diverse yet wonderfully beautiful butt. There is a peacock burlesque that is so classy it wouldn’t be out of place in a Marilyn Monroe film, a doughnut-scoffing, mouth-stuffing act, lip syncing to a classic tune, and a mesmerising classic striptease that also alludes to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Highlights and absolute stand-outs of the night, however are the opening act featuring the ladies in giant monster-head masks, adorned with the labels ‘slut’, ‘whore’ , and ‘dyke.’ It’s clever and unashamedly feminist, and utterly brilliant. Next is a hilarious puppetry involving butts (think chinhead from the World’s Greatest Shave ads but with bums) that send up white CIS feminism. It’s a remarkably funny and slightly barbed sketch that leaves no white feminist unscathed!
Of special note, however is the naked skipping section – obviously all of the jiggling is exciting in itself, but behind the spectacle is the sheer talent these women possess. You’ve never seen such skillful skipping while in the buff, and I defy you to find it elsewhere! Baby Got Back is zany, clever, and incredibly sexy. It’s a great night out!
When: 9th – 14th February 2017 | 9:30pm
Where: The Lunar Big Top | The Pleasure Garden | PERTH
Tickets: $26 – $31
Info: Duration 55 minutes | Recommended 18+ | Nudity
About Laura Money
Is an avid theatre goer, reader, art gallery guide and museum enthusiast. She enjoys all aspects of theatre, from the deep and meaningful to the whimsical and kitsch. As lover of all things in the world of humanities, she is very proud of the vibrant art scene in Perth. It truly is an exciting place to be!
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