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Martini Cherry Furter models for BSC Life Drawing, with two suitcases of looks!

Martini for Berlin Strippers Collective by Suzanne Forbes Feb 26 2021 flashdanceI am such a fan of Berlin performer Martini Cherry Furter.

I was exhausted from a month of working like a fiend when Martini announced she would be modeling for one of my favorite Berlin life drawing groups.

Martini for Berlin Strippers Collective with pole bySuzanne Forbes Feb 26 2021 2minsBut I could not possibly pass up drawing Martini posing for Berlin Strippers Collective Life Drawing!

Martini for Berlin Strippers Collective by Suzanne Forbes Feb 26 2021 blue dressMartini brought TWO SUITCASES of looks and wigs!

She had a fabulous playlist, and as always, SO MUCH CHARISMA!!! Everyone in the session went wild with happiness, so moved by Martini’s presence and style.

Martini for Berlin Strippers Collective by Suzanne Forbes Feb 26 2021 last poseEach costume change was lightning fast!

Martini for Berlin Strippers Collective by Suzanne Forbes Feb 26 2021 shrugWonderful BSC cat-herder Chiqui Love was on hand to facilitate the session.

Always a joy to join a session run by Chiqui!Martini for Berlin Strippers Collective by Suzanne Forbes Feb 26 2021 2mins

Martini for Berlin Strippers Collective by Suzanne Forbes Feb 26 2021 decoThis beautiful flapper-at-the-end-of-night pose really deserved a serious photographer.

Martini has inspired me so many times; 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.

As always, I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting Berlin’s queer performers while I work safely at home.

An especially marvelous House of Presents livestream!

Martini for Pansys House of Present by Suzanne Forbes April 28 2020Some fabulous people performed for Gieza’s Poke House and Pansy’s House of Presents last Tuesday.

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!

Giezzica Rabbit Poke for Poke House and Pansys House of Presents livestream April 28 2020 Suzanne ForbesGieza 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!!

Mima for Poke House livestream April 28 2020 Suzanne Forbes

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!

Alexander Cameltoe for Pansys House of Presents livestream April 28 2020 Suzanne ForbesIntergalactic Trash Prince Alexander Cameltoe!

A performer and silicon sculpting artist I adore and haven’t drawn nearly as often as I’d like to.

FKA for Pansys House of Presents livestream April 28 2020 Suzanne ForbesI had not drawn FKA before!

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.

Noeline la Bouche for Pansys House of Presents Suzanne Forbes April 28 2020And 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, here here 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!

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting Berlin’s queer performers and releasing the art free to all, while I work safely at home.

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!Luna TikTok for Pansys House of Presents livestream April 14 2020 by Suzanne Forbes