FAQ

Because so many of you have kindly helped the world to discover SuicideGirls we thought we’d compile a list of the most asked questions from press, fans and everyone else.

Q&A WITH FOUNDER MISSY SUICIDE

Missy SuicideAge: 40
Skills: Photographer, Peace Keeper, Sharp Shooter
Experience: Witnessed countless dot-com casualties in the 90’s and knew there was a better way to connect people
Interests: the internet, baking, short stories, netflix
Motto: Confidence is the most attractive quality.

 

What is a SuicideGirl? What is the meaning of the name? 

She’s a girl that doesn’t fit in with regular beauty standards. She often has piercings and tattoos and more. But really, it’s about the attitude of creating her own definition of beauty and sharing that with the world. As for the name…the girls all commit “social suicide” for not wanting to fit in. So they’re “SuicideGirls,” which is a term used in Chuck Palahniuk’s book Survivor.

 

What was your original vision for SuicideGirls? 

I wanted to create a place where girls can express themselves, feel comfortable being uniquely themselves and being beautiful, and embrace their bodies, because the definition of beauty was so limited in 2001. There was either the stick-thin body type or like the silicon-enhanced blonde Pamela Anderson type. I saw all these beautiful women around me, and none of them were reflected anywhere in society. I wanted to give them a place where they could shine, where they could be themselves, where they could be appreciated for their own beauty and uniqueness. I thought it’d be popular in Portland, maybe Seattle. Fifteen years [later], we now have 3,000 official Suicide Girls from every continent including Antarctica. We have over 250,000 hopeful Suicide Girls, and we get about 50,000 applications every year from women. Our community is quite large. Everybody feels like an outsider at some point in their lives, and the message of being uniquely yourself resonates far wider.

 

What is the Blackheart Burlesque?

It is a pop culture nerdgasm.  All of the routines are themed to reference pop culture that appeal to our audience (Think: Star Wars, Super Heroes, TV, Movies and Video Games.) All set to a kick ass soundtrack and featuring some of the best choreography around.  Seriously, this isn’t your Grandpa’s shimmy-shimmy burlesque; these girls are bad-ass dancers in storm trooper helmets. Come see it for yourself, blackheartburlesque.commissy-suicide

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