This is a video montage of a recent performance by D20 Burlesque, whose members — Luna Chase, Anja Keister, B.B. Heart, Lily Stiches, Dangrrr Doll and Hazel Honeysuckle — put on a show based on role-playing games. Now — if you’re one of those people who doesn’t care for the current nerd burlesque craze, that’s fine, whatever. Just take a take and think about this for a second. Realize the enormity of what happened here: A bunch of attractive girls got together, and willingly took their clothes off to a role-playing game theme.
That’s fucking amazing.
And if you can’t at least appreciate that such a thing happened in your lifetime, then you’re an even more bitter shell of a man than I am. The D20 girls will be doing an H.P. Lovecraft show in the near future; if you think I’m not going to run the living hell out of that, then you have lost too many sanity points.
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.