The first rule of Fight Club? You don’t wear clothes at Fight Club.
At least that's the new (and improved) rule according to Fight Club: A Project Mayhem Burlesque, now running at the Public House Theatre.
In this all-female parody of the movie and book, an insomniac obsessed with social networking meets a soap-maker on a plane… where stripping and fighting ensue (naturally).
Thus their underground club is born, featuring a parade of babes bruising each other in battle while wearing little more than pasties and panties. The losing fighter loses her bra.
Yes, this is real.
The club then recruits a gang of space monkeys to help lead attacks on corporate social networks, accomplished via sexy, choreographed dance-fighting (a dramatized denial-of-service attack, we assume).
As in any good fight, the audience is an integral part of the show — so prepare your catcalls and watch the movie so you can explain the 7th rule of Fight Club: Fights will (or should) go on as long as they have to.
Hopefully the burlesque version follows suit.