Jan 2 2016

Francine & friends in GQ!

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Amanda Whip, DeeDee Luxe, Francine “The Lucid Dream” and Velvetina Taylor at Sleep No More’s McKittrick Hotel on New Year’s Eve. Photo by Driely S. for GQ.


Sep 4 2015

Vote Francine The Lucid Meme!

The Golden Pasties nominations have been released and Francine is a finalist! Vote now for #FrancineTheLucidMEME ! Get your New York Burlesque Festival tickets while you’re at it!GoldenPasties_TheDress_w


Sep 1 2015

Francine Nominated for a Golden Pastie!

You did it! Thank you for nominating me for The Meme Award at this year’s Golden Pasties Awards, part of the New York Burlesque Festival. Now it’s time to CAST YOUR VOTE! Can I Haz a Golden Pastie, PWEASE? VOTE NOW!

Francine_CanIHazGoldenPastiesI’ve already been in some memes including the international #BEYOURSELF meme inspired by Lady Gaga’s commercial for Shisheido- shot by the talented Ellen Von Unwerth – you can see me receiving a huge hug from Mother Monster herself right here!


Aug 19 2015

The NYBF Golden Pastie Nominations are Live!

The New York Burlesque Festival Golden Pasties categories are live and ready to accept your nominations! Won’t you please nominate Francine “The Lucid Dream”

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Please vote for your favorite performers in each category but I think the “HUH?” award would be appropriate for producing & performing the weirdness in The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque; I’m always a BACKSTAGE BUSY BEE when I am producing, performing, hosting and singing!; Let’s face it, my shit is ON FLEEK both on and off stage; I’m a CHAMELEON when I transform into Granny Fluffer, Frankie Fluffer, Agent Scully or Bobby Peru; ELEGANZA? Eh, maybe!; But when it comes down to it this MEME category has me written all over it – I’ve already been a part of the meme #BEYOURSELF that took off internationally when my face was seen in the recent Lady Gaga/Shiseido commercial!

Please nominate now, repost, encourage your boyfriend, your lovers, your cats to vote for me – just only vote once per device! THANKS!

#FrancineTheLucidMEME


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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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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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