REDHEADS OF THE GEEKPOCALPYSE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES DEPARTMENT PRESENT
BECHDEL TEST BURLESQUE
Naked. Nerdy. Feminist. This is Bechdel Test Burlesque, the super-powered byproduct of the intersection of feminism and pop culture! Five of the Northwest’s top burlesque producers have joined forces to build a more feminist world through smart, sexy, nerdy burlesque.
Bechdel Test Burlesque is invited to the University of Oregon for a free performance thanks to assistant professor Edmond Y. Chang and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. The performance is presented in partnership with and as a finale event of the Residence Hall Association’s Geek Week. Audiences should come ready to celebrate their fandom and their feminism. Cosplay encouraged.
This special brand of thrill-joy feminism aims to subvert pop culture tropes, celebrate body and sex positivity, and honor strong female characters from fan favorite films, comics, literature, television, and more. This critically acclaimed performance intends to introduce the art of burlesque to a new audience while adding a critical voice to the dialogue around gender, race, sexuality, consent, and nerdy pop culture.
“It’s a great concept, stripping burlesque of all male-centric notions of ‘naughtiness’ and titillation and somatic advertising.” – David Schmader, The Stranger