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Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque

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Internationally infamous alt-modelling troupe The Suicide Girls perform at The Astor tonight, Wednesday, March 19. We had a quick chat with our very own Antipodean Suicide Girl, Vorpal Suicide.

Tell us where your stage name comes from.

Now, Vorpal is actually from Alice In Wonderland. What it is, is it’s actually the Vorpal Blade, which is the most powerful sword that slays the Jabberwocky. It’s the most powerful sword in all of Wonderland, it’s hard to obtain and can only be used by one person.

How did you become a Suicide Girl?

Okay, so, when I was 16 I discovered the Suicide Girls, ’cause that’s when I first noticed that I liked girls. Form there, when I was about 18 I considered applying but I thought, “Nah, we don’t really have that many girls here in Australia, so it probably won’t happen for me.” Then, about two and a half years ago, I reckon, I applied. I shot a photoset, I put it up, I didn’t actually get through. I was completely devastated but I thought, “Nah, it’s okay, I’m in Australia, we haven’t had a Suicide Girl for four years.” I then woke up one morning about 6am and I was in a Facebook modelling competition with 12 other girls. We needed three thousand shares – not likes, but shares – and myself and tow other girls luckily got in.

What’s it been like?

This has completely changed my life. I’ve taken off the last year to be Vorpal. In July last I became a staff member. I’m actually the staff recruiter, so I spend all day, every day looking on the internet for new girls to apply. Then in November I was asked to fly to America to finish off the last half of the burlesque tour. So I did five shows over there, then I spent a week in LA – which was amazing. Since then I came home. Last week I was in three different states in 36 hours and now I’m touring Australia.

For the uninitiated, what can they expect from the show?

Considering Suicide Girls only does very, very minimal live shows and considering Blackheart Burlesque only started last year, it’s completely different – it’s not your typical burlesque show in the slightest. You’ve gotta love your pop culture, you’ve gotta be really, really open minded, love girls – whether you’re a guy or a girl or whatever. As long as you love women and entertainment, you’re gonna have a great time.

TRAVIS JOHNSON