The modern world of burlesque is ever-changing and one of the newest changes is the inclusion of male performers of diverse styles and performance backgrounds. This includes men of all ages, ethnicities, shapes, and sizes. Difficult to pin down is a definition of male burlesque or boylesque. Male burlesque performers like the Stage Door Johnnies, who I've featured on this blog in the past, take issue with the misperception that they are Chippendales-style male strippers. They end up in the same place but their acts are more interested in the tease than in the act of actually being naked on stage. The new breed of male burlesque performer harkens back to the early days of American burlesque and its connection to Vaudeville. I found this new artist, Francisco Arnaz, who performs imaginative strips that seem more akin to musical comedy and cabaret than they do with sleazy grind performances so common in today's male strip clubs. He has a cute, little ass, a prerequisite for a great male stripper, as far as I'm concerned. Let's hope we get to see more of it on the male burlesque circuit.