Baby Got Back: Size Queens is a feminist cabaret exploring what it is to be a woman in the world. From the very beginning the audience knows this will be no ordinary night – seated in a round the show begins with strippers performing while wearing giant kitten heads and tags that read ‘slut’, ‘whore’, ‘dyke’ or ‘bitch’. The audience is invited to use the money provided for a donation (towards the childcare costs of the troupe) to tip the performers. The notes are all in the same denomination, that of the gendered wage gap.
The show explores issues such as body image, body hair, sexual proclivity, dating etiquette and gendered violence. The MC, Memphis Mae, works hard to ensure that the audience feels safe throughout, and the show remains laugh-out-loud funny from beginning to end. However Baby Got Back: Size Queens is all about exploring what it is to be a ‘size queen’, and celebrating women’s bodies in all their diverse forms. A powerful and unique burlesque with a message.