HISTORY be damned - on August 31, Marie Antoinette will have her cake and eat it too if burlesque performer Miss Jaye has anything to do with it.
Miss Jaye will be one of many performers on the star-studded line-up of Femme Fatale: A Deadly Burlesque, coming to Launceston's Lazy Butterfly.
Presented by Miss Kitty's Meow, the show will feature dancers from Tasmania and interstate.
``I'm absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to dance with these ladies because they can shimmy and shake with the best of them,'' Miss Jaye, also a burlesque teacher, said.
Miss Jaye said although it had been slower to catch on than other cities, Launceston was starting to warm to the art of burlesque.
``It's been a little bit shy. But this show is really giving people the opportunity to see the different levels of burlesque and that every woman can be sexy,'' she said.
``Burlesque doesn't discriminate; burlesque loves everyone's hump and bump.''
A trained dancer, Miss Jaye said she was drawn to burlesque because it allowed her to be her ``goofball self''.
In her act, Miss Jaye masquerades as Marie Antoinette, incorporating cupcakes, her wedding dress and two male ``slaves'' into her act.