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.
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!
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.
Francine performs her classic Blue Velvet routine at the 12th Annual New York Burlesque Festival Teaser Party! Video by Steven Speliotis Photo of Francine by Filip Wolak Francine on the New York Burlesque Festival Golden Pasties red carpet at the Highline Ballroom with Bunny Buxom, Bettina May & Pistola DeLuxe – photo © Ed Barnas Francine at the New York Burlesque Festival Saturday Spectacular with Tina Tassels – photo by Nathalie Zaro for the Village Voice. Double selfie with The Maine Attraction on the Golden Pasties red carpet! Love Maine and all these ladies! Can’t wait for next year’s #NYBF!!!
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.
Francine 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!!!
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!
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!
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!