Stage Review

LA FEMME (2014)

EW's GRADE
A-

They look like the Chicago inmates, they flop around the stage like wanton nymphos, and they christen themselves with drag-worthy monikers like Roxy Tornado and Ruby Chromatic. But the best thing about the women of this topless revue -- transplanted from Paris' legendary Crazy Horse saloon -- is their take-no-prisoners attitude. Against a cold, spare backdrop, they lip-synch and high-kick with all the force of seen-it-all courtesans. The result? A subversively sensual delight for intelligent folk who'd never venture into a standard strip club. (MGM Grand, 800-929-1111)

Originally posted Apr 04, 2003 Published in issue #703 Apr 04, 2003 Order article reprints