Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sex-Trade Workers, Strippers And Artists Unite To Save Montreal Cabaret Bar

The Café Cleopatra strip club on St. Laurent is one of the last businesses in Montreal's once busy red-light district. John Mahoney/Canwest News Service

From The Canadian Press:

MONTREAL — With her feathered eye patch always snapped in place, Velma Candyass and her troupe of neo-burlesque, vaudeville "zombie" girls have carved out a niche in Montreal's alternative arts scene.

The Dead Doll Dancers' favourite place to shine is under the stage lights of Cafe Cleopatre, a hub for fetish, drag-queen and drag-king shows.

But "Cabaret Cleo," one of the few remaining icons in Montreal's shrinking red-light district, could soon face the wrecking ball, which would force Candyass and her group, including Hussy Loveless, Cammi Mudflaps and Foxy Glitterbush, to dance elsewhere.

"We're basically zombie girls who are very sexy and hot," Candyass said.

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