Richmond / USA
Richmond’s premier male burlesque performer
PERFORMANCE ON FRIDAY JULY 21
Those who witness Shaffer live on stage are likely to see high-energy dancing to early 2000s pop ranging from Beyoncé to Fergie—exactly those songs that inspired Carpenter through middle and high school when he was discovering his sexuality. As a child he loved dance lessons and ice skating but gave them up to avoid being ostracized as “the gay kid.” Performing “boylesque” allows him to tap into his long-suppressed feminine side and explore a fuller version of himself.
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