Penny Starr, Jr. is a Sexlebrity of epic proportions, just read her bio below. She’ll take your wig off. If you attend the June 29th show, you’ll get to meet Penny, live and in person. Are you plotzing?! We are, too!
Called a “delightful sexpot” by the LA Weekly, Penny Starr Jr. is the “Pe-Tite Barnum of Burlesque”.
After spending 3 years making the documentary THE VELVET HAMMER BURLESQUE, it was no wonder that she decided to pick up the mantle held by her grandmother, Philadelphia burlesque dancer Penny Starr.
Or, as Penny Starr Jr. puts it, “You can only live with the circus for so long before you want to join!”
Making her debut at the legendary Miss Exotic World Burlesque Competition, PS Jr. ended her debut burlesque number by jumping in the pool that was the center of the outdoor performance space, giving new meaning to the word “breast stroke”. In 2004, on her first anniversary of performing, Penny Starr, Jr. became First Runner-Up at the annual Miss Exotic World burlesque competition.
Penny Starr, Jr. continues to pop up all over the country, and dare I say, Canada. She was a recurring dancer at the legendary Bricktops at the Parlour Club and Margaret Cho’s The Sensuous Woman. She has made guest appearances in shows like, Lucha Va Voom, Joey Altruda’s Macabaret,, Cannibal Flower art event, the W Hotel in San Diego, the Va Va Voom Room in San Francisco, Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque in Toronto, Starshine Burlesque and the Slipper Room in NYC and the Peek-A-Boo Revue in Philadelphia, as well as the big burlesque events: Tease-O-Rama, Exotic World and the New York Burlesque Fest. She has been featured in the burlesque edition of STYLE MONTE CARLO, has been a centerfold for BARRACUDA MAGAZINE and currently writes the entertainment article for BACHELOR PAD MAGAZINE.
She and Penny, Sr. have performed the first and only grandmother/granddaughter striptease act.
In addition to dancing, Penny is the founder of the Striptease Symposium burlesque classes and produces and directs the Princess Farhana line of belly dance and burlesque instructional DVDs.
In the past, she has co-produced JESUS CHRIST’S HOLIDAY BURLESQUE REVUE, SUPERNOVA A-GO-GO during the San Diego Int’l Comic Book Convention, the film and burlesque event THE DD DOUBLE FEATURE (in Park City, Austin, Memphis, New Orleans and Los Angeles) and the 1920’s club CLUB SCHMUTZIG.
Currently, she is producing the monthly variety show VICTORY VARIETY HOUR (“Raunchy, Bawdy and Fun” LAWeekly.com, voted one of the best shows in LA by Bizarre Magazine) at El Cid in Los Angeles.
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