Definitive Proof That The X-Men Are Sexier IRL
We went to see an X-Men burlesque and rap show, and it was actually pretty awesome.
Webster Hall, a music and dance venue in New York City, recently hosted The X-Travaganza, a night of X-Men themed burlesque and hip-hop.
The burlesque show was emceed by Bastard Keith, who introduced the show as Professor Charles Xavier.
The first proper burlesque performance was by Fem Appeal, who was an utterly flawless late '70s version of Storm.
Even without the gender-swap aspect, it was cool to see that this show wasn't just going to be all about ogling women, and that dudes were going to be up there dancing too.
And by the end, she wasn't wearing anything but her tiara and a Magneto-helmet thong.
Wolverine is always fierce, but Matt Knife's portrayal of the clawed berserker was fierce in a very different sense of the word.
Unfortunately, we don't have a good shot of him flashing his bare ass.
Gambit wasn't the only character who was gender-swapped at the X-Travaganza.
Topher Bousquet switched things up in the middle of the show by doing a truly astonishing contortionist act as Nightcrawler.
And she went the extra mile by doing her entire performance with a homemade puppet of Kitty's pet dragon, Lockheed.
Everyone came out again at the end to take a bow.
This was a one-off event, but many of the performers regularly appear in fandom-based burlesque shows.
But hopefully they'll get together to do this again, if just because there's soooooo many X-Men they didn't get around to putting on stage.
These are just random, totally impeccable cosplayers.