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The Flaming Dames in "Talk Dirty to Me" 

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Awesomely bad, the Flaming Dames' fourth burlesque production, Talk Dirty to Me, answers the question, What if the Pussycat Dolls were cast with 80s glam-metal groupies? Complete with big hair, heavy makeup, and major 'tude, this campy show is as excessive as its sound track of Poison, Motley Crue, and Guns N' Roses. It's split between dancing--combinations of six women stripping to panties and pasties--and sketches with the two MCs, one who's got the look and one who desperately wants it. These comic bits tend to stall the show's momentum, though as the wannabe Guy Schingoethe effectively makes an ass of his character. Director Leslie Kerrigan keeps things explosive (beware of random sprays of Aqua Net), and Marie Hamel as dancer Belinda Blade is time-capsule good. Through 8/25: Fri 10:30 PM, The Spot, 4437 N. Broadway, 773-989-4515, $15.

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