All this talk of twerking following Miley Cyrus’s performance has really reached obnoxious levels. Really? What’s the big deal? People (mainly, black women) have been doing this twerking thing for years. But of course it took some trashy, Madonna-wanna-be tween to make it the talk of the town. Or even the talk of the country when the VMAs haven’t even produced anything of quality in years and MTV (that’s Music Television, guys) hasn’t even been showing MUSIC VIDEOS in a long time.
If you want to see some good live twerking, I’d direct you to Bushwick Burlesque, a burlesque and variety show that happens every third Tuesday of the month in Bushwick, New York. The show is put on by Scary Ben and Darlinda Just Darlinda, masterminds of everything absurd and bizarre, and is held at the appropriately named Bizarre bar on Jefferson St.
The show always features a (male and female, and everyone in between) booty bounce competition. A staple left behind by one of the original founders of the show, who has since left to go on tour with Big Freedia, the authority on booty bouncing. And here’s what she had to say about Miley Cyrus’s performance. Basically: Guuurrrlll, you ain’t got shit on this. Try again.
So if you want to learn to twerk or just watch some of-the-hook booty bouncing, come to Bushwick Burlesque next time, and please, for the love of God, turn your TVs off.