Jul 28 2015

Francine in Lady Gaga’s new Shiseido commercial!

Catch Francine in this commercial directed by Ellen Von Unwerth! Lady Gaga for Shiseido: “Be yourself. That’s what makes you beautiful.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Screen shot of Francine hugging Lady Gaga with pals Gal Friday, Brian Newman & Alex Smith. CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO VIEW THE FULL COMMERCIAL!
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Jan 8 2015

Francine called The Next Big Thing in Burlesque by New York Observer

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Francine and The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque had the honored  being called The Next Big Thing in Burlesque and things to know about in 2015. Read the entire article here or pick up a copy of NY Observer at your local newsstand!

 


Oct 2 2014

Francine in the 2014 New York Burlesque Festival!

The New York Burlesque Festival is always a wild ride but this year was exceptional! Thanks to the producers, Angie Pontani & Jen Gapay, the performers, crew, venues, photographers, vendors and audience members who made it particularly special.

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Sep 18 2014

Francine’s appearance in The Knick

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Have you been keeping up with The Knick on Cinemax? If you have you may have seen a glimpse of Francine as “Evelyn” in episode five, “They Capture the Heat”. Seen here with Clarence Dally, played by Allen Warnock, Francine’s character assists in selling an X-ray photographic apparatus to the Knickerbocker Hospital all while making eyes at Thack & Barrow (played by Clive Owen & Jeremy Bobb). This Steven Soderbergh series is a bloody good stab at 1900 medicine but the focus is on the realities of life at the time for women and minorities.


Sep 2 2014

Francine nominated for the Golden Selfie award!

Francine_selfies_2014Francine has been nominated for the Golden Selfie of the New York Burlesque Festival’s Golden Pasties Awards! NOW IT’S TIME TO VOTE! Please vote for Francine – competition is heavy and the finalists are warming up their Instagram filters in each corner. Watch out for some serious PHOTO BOMBING!!!


Aug 16 2014

The Golden Pasties categories are LIVE!

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I am thrilled to be performing in this year’s New York Burlesque Festival which gives each performer an opportunity to win GOLD! Golden Pasties, that is! This fun and silly competition is still a huge honor to folks in the burlesque world and I hope you’ll take a moment to nominate your favorite performers here! Please consider me for any categories that you think I am qualified for. I think I have a shot at the Rockette Award (see my high kick in The Immigrant with Joaquin Phoenix above), the Hot Buns Award, I Woke Up Like This and the Golden Selfie! In case you didn’t know I take a quite a few of my own burlesque portraits and I have been taking selfies before they were called selfies. You only have until Aug 29th to make your nominations so do it now!


Aug 6 2014

Francine joins the cast of I’ll Say She Is – debuts in Fringe NYC!

Francine has joined the chorus line of I’ll Say She Is – a Marx Brothers musical comedy revue from 1924. Come see Melody Jane, Groucho and a bevy of some of the finest showgirls your heart could ever desire. There’ll be dancing, singing, fabulous costume changes and lots of laughs. This revival debuts at Fringe NYC on Sunday, August 10th. There are only five performances in the month of August so get your tickets now! 10497939_474649389345217_9061961577087253511_o


Jul 8 2014

Francine to perform in the New York Burlesque Festival 2014!

New York Burlesque Festival is set for September 25-28, 2014 – more information here!

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May 14 2014

James Gray’s The Immigrant to open at Angelika Film Center

My first paid job in New York City was as a popcorn girl at the Angelika. This Friday, May 16th, The Immigrant, opens at the Angelika Film Center and you can see me in it as The Cossack! Get your tickets now!TheImmigrant_Angelika.jpg-large


May 12 2014

The Immigrant opens in theaters May 16th!

Marion+Cotillard+Joaquin+Phoenix+Marion+Cotillard+k9ZcOx5zMqVl The Immigrant , starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix & Jeremy Renner opens in NY & LA! Directed by auteur James Gray, this film takes place in a 1921 burlesque club and features some of NYC’s top burlesque performers: RunAround Sue, Ruby Valentine, Boo Boo Darlin’, Tansy, Legs Malone, DeeDee Luxe & Francine “The Lucid Dream”. Be the first in line to see this haunting tale!