Little Miss Nasty — Review
If you like extra loud, thrashing, hard, punk/metal rock and you’re partial to really slutty girls who act dirty, you’ll like Little Miss Nasty, the new show at Hooters. Needless to say, I love this show.
Whether or not these are actually slutty girls, they are definitely professional dancers doing a well-choreographed performance as slutty girls. They are in incredibly good shape, with gorgeous bodies, athletic and flexible, and they are a joy to watch. Every one of them performs with charisma, personality, and more than a dash of humor. This is the in-your-face burlesque show Las Vegas needed.
Hooters’ Night Owl Theater is the perfect intimate venue for a show like this. The room might seat 100-150 max, mostly flat floor seating in straight-back chairs. The back area by the bar is raised. Because the room is small, there aren’t really any bad seats. [Note: Little Miss Nasty has moved to the 172 theater at The Rio Casino Hotel.]
The whole show is done by four dancers. No comic or magician. It lasts about an hour and twenty minutes with a ten minute intermission.
This is not a topless show but a sleazy lingerie show with a few instances where a dancer is topless with pasties. The choreography is more influenced by stripper moves than classical modern dance, with lots of leg spreads and bending over and lesbo groping. The dancers come out into the audience a lot and get slutty on the table tops and in audience members’ laps.
There is no story or theme other than “nasty,” which I take to mean, as mentioned above, “really slutty girls who act dirty.”
I love the soundtrack. As soon as I heard Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” as the show opened, I knew this would be different from other Vegas shows. The nasty girls are obvious fans of Marilyn Manson, another artist not heard much in Vegas shows. Manson’s “The Beautiful People” kicks off the fun, followed shortly after with Manson’s plaintive cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” accompanied appropriately enough by two dancers in a lesbo-bondage number. Manson’s “We’re All Stars Now in the Dope Show” is also featured in the first half.
All the dancers wear mismatched skimpy black lingerie with ripped stockings throughout the first half of the show. Other musical treats in the first half of the show: Rob Zombie’s “Mars Needs Women,” Pantera’s “Are You Talking to Me?” Korn’s “I’m Coming Undone,” and Nine Inch Nails’ “You Let Me Violate You.” Props include such items as leather jackets, gas masks, a strap hanging from the ceiling they could swing on and a pole setup on stage for general mayhem.
For the second half of the show, the dancers trade in their sleazy lingerie for skimpy Catholic schoolgirl skirts. There was kind of a school theme, sort of, with Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out for Summer,” but mostly it was just more slutty girls acting slutty to such beats as Pink Floyd’s “Brick in the Wall,” Peaches’ “Suckin’ on My Titties,” the Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb,” Pretty Reckless’ “Heaven Knows We Belong Way Down Below,” Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” and even a quick flash of Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady.”
Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog”
At some point the dancers ditched their schoolgirl skirts for daisy dukes to act even sluttier to the Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog,” Gina & the Eastern Block’s “Sippin’ on a Forty,” and they wrapped up the whole show with Rage Against the Machine’s “Do What They Told You.”
One unusual feature: Audience members are encouraged to take pics of the performers during the show because they’re hoping you’ll post them on social media. The pics in this post are courtesy of my Android.
You can get tickets through the Little Miss Nasty official website here.