Conceived by comic artist and memoirist Alison Bechdel, the "Bechdel Test" judges a work of fiction on one criterion: Does the work contain at least two female characters that talk to each other about something other than a man?

Tonight, some of Seattle's top burlesque artists take the Bechdel test to the stage, where they'll "gather to celebrate female fandom through the art of striptease....all without having conversations about their boyfriends!"

It's a great concept, stripping burlesque of all male-centric notions of "naughtiness" and titillation and somatic advertising. Plus, beautiful and hilarious women with stage-ready racks! Full info here.