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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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