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Meet the Best in Boylesque


The alterna-boys get top billing this weekend with the New York Boylesque Festival


We know you know all about the burlesque movement that sweeped the country more than a decade ago and is still going strong. But it seems quite a few people are confused or ignorant of the Boylesque trend. That's right, the boys have been getting in on the sexy strip tease and cheeky dancing for quite awhile as well (and Tigger is a household name to many an East Village boy). Today the New York Boylesque Festival kicks off and runs through Saturday April 28.

In fact, Tigger told Queerty "I've been hosting my annual 'Man: A Tease!' boylesque show on Coney Island for six years and there simply weren't enough kick-ass men to fill a whole festival. But boylesque gets bigger and better every year. The time is now."

Some other familiar names are involved as well: Daniel Nardicio is organizing the festival with Thirsty Girl Production's Jen Gapay. And Johnny Porkpie, co-founder of New York's Pinchbottom Burlesque troupe, is also a boylesque performer involved in the weekend's activities.

Rather than spend a lot of time on too many words, we know you really just want to see the boys who are willing to expose their assets. So check them out.

SLIDESHOW: Meet the Best in New York Boylesque

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