Move over, bedazzled bodices, feather frocks, and rhinestone pasties. There's a new burlesque in town. And if you're thinking Hurly Burly Burlesque is anything like those muscly, baby-oil-slathered, overly tanned Chippendale's dudes, think again. What this gritty, bearded, tattooed and, well, fitness-disinclined band of burlyesque "dancers" brings is beyond your wildest, or furriest, dreams.
This weekend, the boys are back at 5 Points Lounge to shamelessly mock the 1980s with a video party. Let's hope for a sensual rendition of "Love Bites" or perhaps a hair-swinging strip tease to "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." We'd be lying if we said weren't looking forward to a little of their sugar-pouring, Camero-humping, high-waisted denim-shorts-wearing strutting.
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They'll project hours of '80s bangers, complemented by a slew of half nekkid dudes. In honor of this flashback ("Flashdance," anyone?) Friday-night party, we asked the Hurly Burly-ers to give us their top five fave 1980s music videos, which, we're told, may or may not be part of their routine.
"Seriously," the Hurlys told us, "this was just going to be a list of Weird Al videos, but we wanted to give other artist a chance to shine." So enjoy some vintage Weird Al goodness.
4. A-Ha - "Take on Me"
"Music videos get artsy, and kinda creepy, " the boys said of this classic. Creepy, yes. We and everyone we know have also been guilty of a drunken singalong to this guy.
3. Beastie Boys - "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)"
"Personally speaking" says Butt Reynolds, "this is one of the most influentual music videos, taught me how to party and piss off my parents at the same time. " We listen to anyone who goes by the name Butt. You should too.
2. Dire Straits - "Money for Nothing"
"State of the art computer graphics and music before being PC was cool," they tell us. So cool.
1. Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
"Ummm, duh," seething sarcasm, "Michael Jackson was the king of music videos in the '80s, and 'Thriller' was at the top." The King of Pop makes a very un-burly appearance on this top of the list.
Hurly Burly Burlesque '80s Video Party, 9 p.m., March 22, at 5 Points Lounge, 2608 S. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is $5; 21 and older.
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