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NAKED GIRLS READING NYC returns with A Christmas Carol, 12/16

New York's "Best Story Hour" (The Village Voice Best of NY 2010) - returns from an extra-long summer break for an extra-hot winter treat: their second annual reading of Charles Dickens' holiday classic A Christmas Carol. On Thursday, December 16 at 8:00pm host Nasty Canasta (declared by the New York Times to be "perhaps the loveliest and certainly the nudest Scrooge in history") leads an all-star cast of exhibitionists in an in-the-buff reading of this special version of A Christmas Carol, just as Dickens himself originally performed it - although perhaps a bit more naked.

"Dickens himself invented so many of our most cherished Christmas traditions," says Canasta, "and I'm sure he'd want to be part of this newest one. I'm certain he'll be standing in spirit right at our ... elbows." Guests to the salon are invited to relax in the plush velvet upstairs lounge at Madame X and sip a cocktail while Nasty, Little Brooklyn, Plume de Lune, and Sapphire Jones celebrate the literature of the season. Raise a glass of Spanking Bishop - a special contemporary version of the classic Victorian Christmas punch - and bring a friend or loved one with the Naked Girls Reading Stocking Stuffer: reserved seating and cocktails for two, for only $40. Seating is limited - purchase tickets in advance at and don't miss out on any of the joys of the season!

Naked Girls Reading began in Chicago in March 2009 as the creation of international showgirl Michelle L'Amour and Franky Vivid. The idea had rolled around in their heads for a few years in different formats, but with the opening of Studio L'Amour in 2008 it materialized as the perfect intimate live event. Naked Girls Reading now has branches across the country and around the world; the New York chapter was opened by Pinchbottom Burlesque's Nasty Canasta and Jonny Porkpie in October 2009 to great acclaim ("Great literature stripped bare" -Entertainment Weekly; "It was a remarkable experience." and was named "New York's Best Story Hour" by the Village Voice in 2010.

"Naked Girls Reading has clearly evolved into something more than just titillation. It is titillating, but after the first thrill of the initial disrobing, the pleasure of seeing beautiful women undressed fades besides the sense of intimacy achieved from someone bearing both their body and their soul at the same time. It was a remarkable experience."

"Will no doubt leave your chestnuts very warm indeed" -NBC New York

"Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol... while it's easily one of the most frequently adapted stories of all time, I can almost guarantee that you've yet to see it done like this." -Entertainment Weekly


Pinchbottom is where burlesque meets theater, buys it a drink and takes it to bed. The brainchild of Nasty Canasta & Jonny Porkpie Pinchbottom Pinchbottom was named the "Best Burlesque in NY" by New York Magazine,called "The Best Burlesque Show in Town" by The Village Voice, and awarded the first-ever "Most Innovative" award from The Burlesque Hall of Fame. Co-creator Nasty Canasta won her second trophy from the Burlesque Hall of Fame in the 2010 pageant as a runner-up for "queen of Burlesque" and Jonny Porkpie was recently named New York's "Best Naked Impresario" by the NY Press. "Daring, funny, imaginative, and titillating to all tastes" - The Sunday Telegraph (UK) "Comedy and partial nudity go remarkably well together. Where else can you hoot, whistle, and bust a gut laughing?" -NY; "Hilarious burlesque" -Next Magazine; "Your perverted genre fantasies have come shimmying to life" -Time Out New York


Thursday, December 16 at 8:00pm
Upstairs at Madame X - 94 W. Houston St. (between Thompson & Laguardia), NYC
Tickets: $20 - $40 | Advance purchase available at


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