Birmingham's Fetishmen (BFM) will this Saturday be paying homage to the hit TV series POSE, which is based on the LGBT ballroom scene of the 1970s, ’80s and beyond.
The POSE competition will feature a number of rounds, such as Guys In Leather, Rubber, And Pups, in which participants will get the opportunity to strut their stuff to an uplifting soundtrack in the hope of earning big points from a panel of judges. The winners will receive a sash and a trophy... and probably eternal 'ridicule', according to Jon Stockton, one of the Birmingham Fetishmen organisers.
The BFM night, which will be held at popular men's bar Eden on Saturday 16 November, will also feature cabaret from the hugely popular Brenda LaBeau. Mr Leather Wales, Mr Rubber UK, Mr Puppy UK and Mr Puppy Europe will all be in attendance, as well as several of last year's title-holders.
BFM is a non-profit community group which attracts hundreds of people to each event.
"It's going to be a great night, particularly with our tribute to POSE and superb cabaret from Brenda LaBeau," says BFM organiser Jon Stockton. "BFM is a place where 'men of fetish' from all around the Midlands and further afield can come together in a fun and friendly environment, to catch up and make new friends.
"We've always been based at Eden and plan to use the wonderful facilities that Garry & Cal provide for as long as we can - and for as long as the wrecking ball can be kept at bay."
Birmingham Fetish Men is being held from 9.30pm on Saturday 16 November at Eden Bar in Birmingham.
The BFM group will also be announcing details of Birmingham Fetish Weekend, taking place in March and featuring the Mr Leather UK finals.
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