By: Feb. 10, 2010
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We have seen the future. The future is naked. The future is now. The future is on Friday, March 5th. The hit nude literary salon will explore strange new worlds of literature, as the people who bring you Pinchbottom Burlesque present NAKED GIRLS READING Science Fiction.

Nasty Canasta leads an all-star cast of burlesque performers - plus one professional librarian - beyond the stars, reading selections from sci-fi classics by Arthur C. Clarke, Aldous Huxley, H.G. Wells, Douglas Adams and more. "Watching these women read naked is like a utopian vision of a perfect future," promises Nasty. "In fact, a few of them are so perfect they may not be quite ... human."

The March salon continues the run of Naked Girls Reading at the plush and decadent upstairs lounge at Madame X in Greenwich Village. $25 reserved seating in this intimate space is limited to 40 patrons (and includes one drink from Madame X's 'Foreplay' menu), with a few standing room tickets available at $20.

"Given the clichéd image of less-than-attractive gentlemen dressed as Klingons," says Pinchbottom co-producer Jonny Porkpie, "one might be surprised to find that quite a few beautiful women are closeted science fiction fans. But one would be nothing short of delighted - as we were - to discover that several of these beautiful women also have a strong interest in reading said science fiction naked." Nasty Canasta, Sapphire Jones, Madame Rosebud, Ms Tickle and The Naked Librarian will send you into orbit at NAKED GIRLS READING Science Fiction, at Madame X for one night only, Friday March 5th at 8pm.

Naked Girls Reading was created in Chicago in March 2009 by Franky Vivid and Michelle L'Amour. The New York City edition, produced by Nasty Canasta and Jonny Porkpie of the award-winning Pinchbottom burlesque, debuted in October of that year to a packed house. Since its launch, NGRNYC has been covered in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Flavorpilll, and more. Entertainment Weekly called the NYC debut "appropriately racy" and "genuinely hilarious"; NBC New York asked "What did you get up to last Friday night? If you answered anything other than 'went to the Naked Girls Reading Banned Books event,' you lose"; and said of the show "The effect on the crowd, mostly couples, was intoxicating... It was a remarkable experience."

Pinchbottom is where burlesque meets theater, buys it a drink and takes it to bed. The brainchild of Nasty Canasta & Jonny Porkpie (who should probably not be described at the Lunt-Fontannes of the New York Burlesque scene, although they do perform together with alarming frequency), Pinchbottom recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of its first burlesque event. Named the "Best Burlesque in NY" by New York Magazine and called "The Best Burlesque Show in Town" by The Village Voice, Pinchbottom is the winner of the first-ever "Most Innovative" award from The Burlesque Hall of Fame. "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

Burlesque Entertainments

DATE: Friday, March 5 at 8:00pm
VENUE: Madame X 94 West Houston Street, Manhattan
TICKETING: Tickets $20-$25 - or 866-811-4111


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