Who Am I ?
1: Who am I?
I am Franny Flüffer Nütter, commonly known as Franny Fluffer. I used to work behind the scenes in the “movie biz” but now I am a singer, burlesque performer, and producer of The Pink Room Burlesque: David Lynch Burlesque and Franny’s FLICKS.
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I am a professional ecdysiast and I love to tantalize and tease, but I find the most joy from singing and making people laugh. I am currently working on my tan but I have some video and music projects in the works and of course, more David Lynch burlesque and hosting Franny’s FLICKS, which is a cinema-inspired burlesque show.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
I got my start doing the dirty work off-camera, but now that I am in front of the lens I am quickly rising towards stardom. I’ll be getting a Hollywood screen test any day now. Excuse me, that’s my phone–that’s probably Spielberg.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
I think everyone should be their own hero, but I am inspired by Madonna, Amanda Palmer, and Lady Gaga, because they are all self-made women who take creative risks. Robin Byrd is pretty cool too.
5: What book is your bible?
The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer by Jennifer Lynch. It is like porn for teenagers and teaches lessons in sex, why drugs should always be taken in moderation, and why you shouldn’t leave your bedroom window open at night.
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
Love: Art films that are really just glorified pornos, classic scotch cocktails, and Swarovski crystals.
Hate: Guys who don’t call my girlfriends back, weak coffee, and catcalls.
7: What is your raison d’être?
Just because I have a European name doesn’t mean I speak French. Oh, reason for existence? Inspiring people and getting inspired through performance. Making people smile, think, or believe in something bigger than themselves. And brunch.
8: What is your favorite color?
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
Right now my favorite is Perfectra from “All I Want is One More Meanwhile…”, a play by Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons. She’s a woman who gives up her superhero powers to become a wife and mother but her true power seems to be in annoying her daughter.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
I love spending my weekend nights at Duane Park Cafe. They have some of the best burlesque performers in the world along with live music by Brian Newman & Melody Sweets’ Candy Shop Boys. Saturday nights are always a blast with my all-time favorite comedian/host: Murray Hill. It’s my favorite place to be taken on a date or to perform. The last time I was there some guy handed me his camera and asked if I would take a picture of him and Jimmy Scott so he could send it to Joe Pesci. I thought he was joking until I realized it was Harvey Keitel.
11: What turns you on?
Hearing “Aaaaaaaaand ACTION!”
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
Q: What’s your favorite position?
A: The position of power, of course–and, if I had the ability, I would say “Docking Station”.
Franny Fluffer is a singer, burlesque performer and producer of The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque & Franny’s FLICKS Burlesque. She has performed all over New York City as well as in the Dallas Burlesque Festival, the Windy City Burlesque Festival and The Great Burlesque Exposition in Boston.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Meaghan Coffey
Photography by Hadar Pitchon
Hair by Kelly Madigan
Makeup by Rani Divine Shortland
Design by Jillian Mercado
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Franny Fluffer, Duane Park, 2011, Photography by Hadar Pitchon