Suicide Girls Revolutionary Take On Sexy Entertainment Extends To DVD With The Release Of Suicidegirls: The First Tour

Music News | May 25th, 2005

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(Los Angeles, CA) May 25, 2005 SuicideGirls, a global lifestyle community and powerful entertainment brand that mixes sexy entertainment with alternative culture, announces its newest project, SUICIDEGIRLS: The First Tour to be released on DVD August 30, 2005 through seminal punk rock label Epitaph. Combining the stylistic sensibility and energy of a music video with the candidness of a documentary, the SuicideGirls DVD captures the spirit of the SuicideGirls phenomenon.

From 2003 2004 SG Live, a punk rock inspired burlesque tour, stormed across two continents selling out 2000+ venues to frenzied fans, generating piles of press, and exhausting supplies of chocolate sauce from Los Angeles to London. The SG Live tour transformed burlesque, injecting the peek-a-boo tradition with a sexy, confident, rock n roll attitude, great music and cool performances like the seduction of Benjamin in The Graduate, the memorable ear slicing sequence in Reservoir Dogs and their popular whipped cream and chocolate finale. As word of the success of their North American tour reached the UK, they performed at the Redding, Leeds and Download festivals

The SuicideGirls DVD documents the sexy fun and absolute chaos that made the SG Live tour a showstopper and continues to attract throngs of fans. The 110-minute film features the show performances stylistically edited and inter-cut with candid interviews from the girls, photo shoots, and behind-the-scenes antics like trying to set up a topless photo shoot on the streets of San Francisco at midnight. SuicideGirls offers an intimate look at the personalities of the models, the community and fans across the globe who attended the SG Live tour,

“The SG Live performances were a huge success and fans across the globe embraced our female empowered spin on burlesque,” said SuicideGirls founder Missy. “The DVD is more than tour performances filmed, it’s an intimate look at each of the SuicideGirls and the community that made it all possible. We look forward to inspiring legions of more fans.”

SuicideGirls launched in 2001 as an homage to Varga style pin-up photos from the 40s and 50s, and exploded in popularity now attracting over one million visitors a week and boasting members from Portland to New Zealand. SuicideGirls has become a cultural lexicon redefining a whole generation of young people who mix their political, music, pop culture sensibilities with a positive, open approach to sexuality. Soon after the explosion in popularity of the online community, SuicideGirls began developing projects that were natural extensions of the brand, packaged with SG’s unique sensibility and often requested by the community. In 2003 SG released a hard cover coffee table book of photos and journal entries from popular SuicideGirls on the site that debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Art & Photo Section and has sold over 50,000 copies to date.

The DVD will feature previously unreleased music from Head Automatcia, Sparta, Her Space Holiday, The Mooney Suzuki and 30 other bands who are fans of SuicideGirls.

SG Live DVD extra content includes:

Probot Video with Dave Grohl and Lemmy starring the SuicideGirls
The girls go get tattoos
Outtakes and bloopers
Graveyard Hijinks!
BASICS

Price: 19.99 SRP

Street Date: August 30, 2005

Languages: English

Subtitles: None

Rated M/Color/Widescreen

Running Time: 100 minutes

Catalog # 83780

About SuicideGirls

SuicideGirls is a globally recognized community and contemporary lifestyle brand phenomenon that was founded on the belief that creativity, personality and intelligence are not incompatible with sexy, compelling entertainment. The site mixes the smarts, enthusiasm and DIY attitude of the best music and alternative culture sites with an unapologetic, grassroots approach to sexuality. Since launching in September 2001, SuicideGirls has exploded in popularity and currently attracts more than 1 million unique visitors per week and boasts members from across the globe. SuicideGirls is mentioned online, in print, on radio or in TV every day somewhere in the world.

About Epitaph

Founded by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz in 1981 to be an artist-friendly haven for the burgeoning Los Angeles punk scene, Epitaph Records has since evolved into one of the most respected and influential independent record labels in the world.