The 20 Most Inventive Strips From “Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!” [WATCH]


Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! raised over $1.3 million for the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and gave us James Franco in a jock strap. But even more amazing are the lengths the show’s dancers go to bare all. We’re not talking Chastity drunkenly rocking back and forth on the pole while demurely stepping out of her g-string to “A Milli”. These are professionals. And as Cher wielding a crowbar will tell you to your face, this is burlesque. It’s not enough to simply unzip you pants, or unbutton that shirt. No, to truly rock hard(!), these kids came up with the most inventive and creative ways to get ass-naked on stage. It’s called art. Here, let’s take a look at the best tearaways, cutaways, breakaways and takeaways from Broadway Bares 24: Rock Hard!:


bway-bares-3Check out the piece of trash sneaking in a lick at the end. Hello, new hero.

bway-bares-4Meanwhile, Alex Minsky got into it.

bway-bares-5bway-bares-6Really into it.

bway-bares-7I love a gold lamé turnover.



Lending a helping hand.

bway-bares-10bway-bares-11This is actually a move Prince did back in the day before he got all religiousy.

bway-bares-12Hot new toy this Christmas: Teddy Tucksin

bway-bares-13A Janet Jackson tribute — how’s that for a wardrobe malfunction, Timberlake?

bway-bares-14Look at all those beefeaters.


bway-bares-16A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Man-Thongs.bway-bares-17I’ve always said more men should wear corsets.

bway-bares-18And tearaway satin shorts.bway-bares-19“Here take this, I won’t be needing it ever again.”

bway-bares-20Off comes the leather vest, on goes the leather harness, out comes the leather bull whip, etc, etc.

bway-bares-21Dropped trou? Take a bow.

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Lester Fabian Brathwaite is an LA-based writer, editor, bon vivant, and all-around sassbag. He's formerly Senior Editor of Out Magazine and is currently hungry. Insta: @lefabrat