Pregnant and naked on stage, still taboo? “But that’s life, damn it!”

“I met Morgan at the Burlesque Festival in Montreal in 2014, beautiful and radiant with talent, I had a real crush on this artist!
A short while ago, I discovered her staged photos with her sweetheart and her pretty round belly. Of course, when you’re in this profession, seeing your body transform raises a few questions, but what about the way other people look at you…”

 

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In a few words … ?

I’ve been a professional jazz singer for over fifteen years, and I’m lucky enough to have released my first album of jazz covers, “Oscillations”, last year.
In 2011, I attended my 1st burlesque show in my region and fell head over heels in love with this art form… I thought I could offer something different by mixing singing and stripping. That’s why I embarked on the creation of two shows, “Avril ne te découvre pas d’un fil” and “L’envers du dessous”, in which I wanted to combine stripping and staging.

 

Your vision of burlesque and what you want to stand for:

Burlesque stripping is the ability to stage different ways of undressing. Inspiration can come from an object, a piece of clothing, music, a message you want to communicate…

Sometimes we want to be funny, sometimes we want to be delicate, poetic or more mysterious… The most important thing is to find your own outlet, so that every time you perform, you feel fulfilled by being on stage and happy to share your act with the audience.

Now pregnant for the second time, I feel strong, serene and calmer.
This art makes me feel free.

 

Now that you’re pregnant, what does it mean to you?

My balance ah ah! As pregnancy progresses, the height of the heels decreases 😉

Seeing the possibility of doing my other numbers diminish over time, because I don’t fit into the costumes anymore.

The desire to create an issue specific to my condition, of course!

But the biggest change is of course that I’m working less. It’s a fact that the image of pregnant women on stage, whether in burlesque, music or theater, is fairly taboo.

 

Are you still performing?

Yes, of course, because according to labor law, I’m supposed to work until 6 weeks before my due date. And since I’m neither ill nor in danger in my activity… For me, it’s natural to keep working.

Of course, I’m adapting to my condition, and the desire to create a specific number following all these comments about whether or not to continue working on the pregnant stage was inevitably born…

In this special number, which turns out to be a simple fan dance, I hide my belly all the way through and only reveal it at the end.

On the other hand, I made the exceptional choice of not singing and letting Nougaro do it with a text that touched my heart and which, I think, totally illustrates how I feel today. He talks of provoking indecency, of status lines that crack all the virtue leagues, of putting censorship on her… And despite all that, well, she likes it!

 

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The look on men’s and women’s faces when they discover your beautiful belly … ?

And it’s great fun to see the eyes of the audience when the finale arrives. There are 2 “kisscool” effects.

It’s a first “Oh” when we discover the nippies and a second “Oh” but she’s pregnant!???

For me, it’s quite enjoyable, I must admit. Managing to provoke a particular reaction in the audience remains an important aspect of why I’m on stage.

The public’s gaze is rather admiring, with a hint of perplexity I must admit. On stage, some people even wonder if my belly is real! Some women feel rejected and are afraid of the round belly. But on the whole, everyone is quite admiring and tells me I’ve got a lot of courage. But they’re always considerate when it comes to pregnant women.

 

 

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Pregnancy and femininity?

Quite frankly, I feel just as feminine pregnant or not. I even feel more seductive because I have a husband who adores pregnant women, he finds me almost more desirable with this body AH AH! The circle attracts him!

After that, I feel more comfortable in my body from the 5th month onwards, because you can really see the pregnancy, whereas before, as you can’t see it clearly, it’s just so-so. You can see that people are hesitant about the fact that you have a big belly, they’re afraid of offending you, it’s cute.

One slightly negative point is the shortage of glamorous clothing for pregnant women… Pfffff… So the change of wardrobe hurts me a little…

What would you like to share with other women about your profession? ?

I feel privileged to be able to continue my profession, to be on stage and above all to be able to impose it.

I’m proud to be on stage with my big belly and to fully embrace it, I admit I’m trying to show that the pregnant woman remains an artist and a woman in her own right.

I try to make them understand that it’s their eyes that change, not mine. I know that some people find it shocking! The image of a woman expecting a child is sacralized, and must therefore be protected from all “sexy” references. It horrifies me. I want to remain free to do what I want with my body. We mustn’t hide this body or make it taboo: that’s life, damn it!

 

Your beauty and seduction tips?

Pailleeeeeeeettes! I admit to using a lot of it on my body.

Working on your posture helps you to show your best side and to hide certain things, of course 😉

And a sincere smile, of course, to finish off the sexy attitude!

 

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Photo credit :

The hotel: Rachel Saddedine
On stage: Objectif V
Bath: Mylène Fuhrmann

 

Burlesque shopping and pregnancy:

Fishnet cabaret tights with seam :

https://www.madeinfemmes.com/collants-de-maternite/7947-collant-de-maternite-resille-marlene-couture-noir.html

18 euros

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