Foxy V at the Duplex this Sunday

Foxy V (Alicia Buxton) was once Foxy Vermouth; that was the only name I knew her by when she had a show-stopping bit in our earliest workshop versions of I’ll Say She Is in 2014, including the version in the New York International Fringe Festival. Sadly, at the 11th hour an injury took her out of the game and I lost sight of her for a while after that. But her various social media feeds put her back on my radar; her career seems to be going great guns on several fronts, she’s not just a burlesque performer and model, but a stage and screen actress, and a cabaret singer. She seems to be pursuing a certain level of sophistication beyond the bailiwick staked out by most in the burlesque scene, taking her inspiration from art and literature as much as from pop culture. And, like the great Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald and my own forebears, she hails from the complicated state of Alabama…all of which adds up to my feeling motivated to plug her great sounding new show Temptress, in which she “teases apart the legend of the deadly woman: the Siren, the Femme Fatale, the Temptress. From Circe and Eve to Rita Hayworth…”  The Hayworth homage in the p.r. photo above is a good example, I think, of the artist’s smart summoning of the past’s more powerful spirits. It’s happening at the Duplex this Sunday at 7. Details are here.