You Can Kiss Me on the Cheek: Molossus at Lucha VaVoom!
29 March 2010 by molossus
Karis with the hula hoop
As part of our increasing coverage of Los Angeles-area events, Molossus asked Jack Martinez and Jennifer Fowler to cover Lucha VaVoom‘s latest show, “From Lucha with Love,” on 15 February 2010. Lucha VaVoom’s shows combine Mexican lucha libre-style wrestling with classic burlesque performance, hosted by comics and presided over by professional wrestling referees. The next Lucha VaVoom show is “Cinco de Mayan,” on 5 May 2010 at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. The following brief account summarizes their experience.
Interview with Buxotica Karis
Jack Martinez: May I kiss you?
Yes. You can kiss me on the cheek but not on the lips; my mother is here and she’s standing right behind us.
The Crazy Chickens
From Lucha with Love
Lured by the promise of sexo y violencia, Lucha VaVoom’s audience trekked from the far reaches of Los Angeles to the Mayan Theater. The sold-out Valentine’s show delivered in a stylishly raunchy manner. The show commenced with a pre-taped video of the players involved in the night’s debauchery, which included key background information on the luchadores’ mystique. The build-up included an explanation of lucha libre’s sacred rules, masked combatants, the premise of good versus evil, women (contrarily denuded), and safety (reinforcing the aphrodisiacal peril of the situation at hand).
Ultimately the performance was somewhat anticlimactic but never the less did thrill with embellished personas (los luchadores
), au-natural ladies in pasties (las buxoticas
), a Mexican ring announcer, witty comedy from host Blaine Capatch, and indirect references to fecal moustaches. (For more information on moustache care, visit Molossus
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A particularly riveting segment of the show included a performance by the hoola hoop-wielding Buxotica Karis, briefly interviewed above. Luchador Joey Ryan entertained with a Hollywood swagger while the Crazy Chickens and Li’l Chicken amused with energetic antics and a catchy theme song. Lucha VaVoom was on the whole a delightfully puerile romp and an agreeable way to spend an evening.
Jack Martinez is Founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Arts & Athletics Association, proud Molossus partner and host of the Silver Lake Jubilee. Jennifer Fowler is a Los Angeles veterinarian specializing in bovine midwifery.
All photos used by permission of Lucha VaVoom!