Movies, Nerdery

Nerd Burlesque Is Getting Weird

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Last time the ladies of L.A. burlesque group Devil’s Playground did a Star Wars-themed strip show, they did a sexy Stormtrooper (yay!) and a sexy Jabba the Hutt (wha?). I certainly appreciate a sense of humor, but given the strong feelings we have about certain characters, it can be… jarring to have them suddenly turn “Sexy.” Long story short, Devil’s Playground did another SW strip show this weekend, and, well…

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?This freaks me right the fuck out. Also this:

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?It’s worth pointing out that there’s another underdressed young woman inside the R2-D2, of course. LA Weekly reports on the show here, and has a gallery of the above and more reasonably sexy Star Wars characters such as Slave Leia and a sequined Boba Fett, right here. I’m going to hang back, because these pictures are forcing me to ask some serious questions of myself.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.