This beautiful flapper-at-the-end-of-night pose really deserved a serious photographer.
Martini has inspired me somanytimes; I would buy a coffee table book of photos and drawings of her in a heartbeat. In very exciting news, Martini is in an upcoming short film and video installation by Zara Zandieh, inspired by two works of Octavia Butler. It’s called Octavia’s Visions and has several Berlin performers in it.
You can learn about the organizing and empowering work of the Berlin Strippers Collective on the BSC site here. BSC also has a Patreon for financial support of this crucial work.
I am incredibly grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting Berlin’s queer performers while I work safely at home.
Favorite muses of mine and new-to-me stars. I was NOT planning to draw during the livestreams of Gieza’s Poke House and Pansy’s House of Presents, as my body is still jacked up from an autoimmune flare, but the performers were so gorgeous and inspiring I couldn’t fight the feeling. Above, breathtaking Martini Cherry Furter, who is a performer, Master of Ceremony, and all around muse. You can see the video capture of Martini’s Sade tribute here! Past Martini drawings here, here and here!
Gieza was Giezzica Rabbit, which slayed me.
I mean you gotta love the look! Follow Gieza on Insta here , start your Tuesday night drag odyssey here on her Twitch, and check out her website for so many cool things (there’s some fabulous looks on display as well as amazing projects!)
The Tuesday night drag show starts at 21:00 CET on Gieza’s Twitch stream, then switches (huh huh huh) effortlessly from Gieza’s to Pansy’s – you are carried along with an international crowd going WOOO in the chat! Join us!!
Above, the divine Mirna Habibi danced like a vision.
I adore bellydancers and have so much respect for the dancers I am coming to know through House of Presents on Tuesday nights. Many are queer refugees and asylum seekers who had to teach themselves to dance and cannot live in their true gender while in refugee housing.
Did you know sexypants charmer Prince Emrah has been doing bellydance workshops on Instagram? follow for news!
Such an amazingly sexy performance, in broad daylight in full drag in an isolated industrial part of Berlin. Follow here and listen to the FKA sound here.
And the last drawing but never, never least: my eternal inspiration Noéline la Bouche!
Gosh it was good to see Noéline, who is such a muse to me, dancing again. Even with the body censorship imposed by the streaming platform! Follow here, site here, and my other Noéline drawings here, here, herehere and here!
The incredibly popular Drag Saves Lives shirts and totes are back in stock at Pansy’s shop. These shirts are seen all over Berlin, including while redacted at redacted. In Pansy’s words:
“Proceeds directly support local drag performers and help keep a scene alive in Berlin. Drag has saved me, what about you?
Our shows have been forced to close for the foreseeable future while Germany is on quarantine. This puts many performers and artists in financial danger with no unemployment security.
Most of us are non-EU immigrants and are not eligible for state support in this weird time. Proceeds from the sale of this shirt will keep us alive until we can get back on stage.
My goal is to be able to continue to pay my performers the fees from the cancelled shows. Addtionally, I want to be able to provide our home Monster Ronson’s with a donation to help them survive as well. Thank you!”
There’s also a beautiful navy/hot pink Pansy’s shirt. Shop to support intersectional Berlin Drag!
edited to add drawing of the glorious Luna TikTok, one of my favorites performers and one of the most gorgeous people in Berlin! which might be from this show, or from the previous week’s! It gets kinda blurry sometimes!