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imageVIEW PHOTOS | Armorettes Back Room Burlesque @ Heretic

The Armorettes took their show on the road earlier this month, landing at the Heretic to launch the new monthly Back Room Burlesque that was reminiscent of the glory days of Atlanta gay nightlife.

The evening, which featured a converted dance floor filled with chairs and a small stage, reminded gay nightlife observers of a certain age of the intimate shows the Armorettes staged at the now-closed Armory. In other words, Atlanta’s old school drag.

imageThe Aug. 21 show featured several cast members of the Armorettes, along with a few special guests, to benefit HIV charity Someone Cares. The group works to provide HIV education and prevention to transgender people.

It’s been a busy few months for the drag troupe. Longtime member Wild Cherry Sucret retired in grand fashion, they put on their big bonnets to please a big crowd for the Easter Drag Races, veteran cast member Dixie D. Cupp died and they welcomed two new members.

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