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Poison Ivory points to an audience member as she performs her second routine July 20 at the Back Door. Ivory won the title of Queen of Burlesque in 2016.


Bazuka Joe performs a routine with Mortimer the Monster, a large puppet July 20 at the Back Door. Bazuka Joe is a boylesque performer, a subsection of burlesque specifically for men.


Burlesque performer Juju Bone prepares for her first routine backstage July 20 at the Back Door. In her daily life, Bone works in food service management.


Twirlisha Devine peels off one of her gloves during her routine at "Singe's Summer Simmer" on July 20 at the Back Door. Devine also hosts "Showgirl Sunday Dinner", a bi-weekly burlesque podcast.


Drag queen Mocha Debeauté and burlesque dancer Poison Ivory stand in a back room, waiting for their second routines to begin July 20 at the Back Door. Most of the performers had two routines, complete with different outfits and music.


Bloomington drag king Jaimee Spangle looks out at the audience during his performance July 20 at the Back Door. Spangle's act incorporated drag, burlesque and aerial performance.


Burlesque performer Juju Bone holds an apple to her face during her second routine July 20 at the Back Door. "I do not subscribe to a look,” she said. “I shoot from the hip."

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