Burgeoning burlesque icon draws inspiration from bright faces in dark places.

Monterey County Weekly

Shortly after Melinda Miller-Klopfer formed the burlesque troupe Les Filles Rouges – doing tongue-and-cheek variety shows that promote female empowerment – she moved to Bihar, India and worked as a dance therapist.

Bihar has a prostitution culture where girls are 6 when they first go to work. Not only is it accepted, it’s intergenerational. Continue Reading.