Bored with the limitations of her tail, Trixie’s mermaid takes matters into her own hands by filleting and de-boning herself to reveal a new pair of legs. Overcome with joy, she is finally able to wear her treasured golden high heeled shoes. At the height of her revelry, she discovers her clam shell for the first time and makes pearls of ecstasy burst out of it!
The original tail and bones were commissioned by artist Willie Richardson in Baltimore in 2005. After fish flopping for close to a decade, a new mermaid tail was made by Mr. Gorgeous. The act won Most Innovative and 2nd Runner Up at the 2007 Burlesque Hall of Fame. The video shows the original version of the act, filmed at the Key West Burlesque Festival. The clam shell masturbation ending was added when the act was brought to The Box in 2013, and the music was changed to Baltimore musician, Dan Deacon’s, “Crystal Cat” - with it’s frenetic electronic orgasm of sound, it’s the perfect soundtrack for a legendary sea creature to take agency over her life, break free from limitation and celebrate with wild abandon!