Ladies and gentlemen, presenting “Carnival of Cleavage,” Oklahoma’s only all-female troupe of side show performers starring the force that defeated duct tape, The Amazing Boobzilla; the sadistic minx Darkkitty; and the electrifying Hexi Lee Voodoo in a performance you’re not likely to soon forget. These ladies will dazzle you with death-defying stunts, scintillating burlesque and eye-popping illusions all delivered with a touch of class and a heaping helping of humor. If you’re in the mood for something out of the ordinary, this act could be just your cup of tea. “The Amazing Boobzilla” formed the group with “Darkkitty” to revive classic sideshow acts traditionally only performed by men. "You can call it feminism if you like, but it's really much more than that. Our show is for all those girls who were made fun of for being smart, chubby, geeky or weird by the status quo,” Boobzilla said. At a “Carnival of Cleavage” gig, you’ll find Boobzilla breathing fire, sandwiched in a bed of nails with up to 500 pounds on top, eating and walking on broken glass (not all at once). She flosses her brain, hammers nails into her head, clamps her hand in an animal trap, belly dances and encourages people to staple tips to her body using a commercial grade staple gun. Is she crazy? “Yes, probably” she said. “I just do these things because I can. And to bend the whole gender role thing that only men should be allowed to do certain things.” Well, there’s one act Boobzilla does with the carnival that only a seriously unusual man could pull off and this act is Boobzilla’s Pièce de résistance. In her “boob lifting” act, “Boobzilla” lifts encyclopedias, bookcases, even chairs and tiny people, all using only her extremely large breasts. “When you’re a carnie and in the side show industry you have to have a sense of humor,” she said. “You’re bound to get made fun of for something. You know, life is too short to be taken seriously on too many levels.” I’m sure you’re wondering: How does a seemingly normal woman learn to floss her brain and pull small people from her cleavage? Well, for Boobzilla, the side show seed was planted when she was but a mere 6-year-old, living in Vero Beach, Fla. Back then, she was called by her given name, Sandra. Little Sandra and her nanny spent much of their time visiting with the old folks at a local nursing home. It just so happened that many of those folks were retired carnies (formerly carnival performers for those unfamiliar with carnival lingo). “If anything, my first skill was the ability to tell a story. That came from Mr. Bluen. He used be an old carnival talker,” Boobzilla said. As a carnival talker, Bluen lured people to pay a dime to see the “grinder act” — a carnival show where ten outrageous side show performers did snippets of their acts inside a tent. Mr. Bluen told Sandra about the Asian fan dancers, snake charmers, fire eaters and “cooch dancers” (later called hoochie coochie dancers). “Unfortunately, some of the cooch dancers doubled as prostitutes, but there’s always criminal activity in every job, you know?” Boobzilla said. She remembers Cecil, an old sword swallower who was married to Estella, a height-challenged sideshow performer who preferred to be called a “midget.” “Cecil would tell me about how he would get up on stage and swallow a sword every day and how he almost lost his life because he nicked his esophagus,” she recalled. “But he admitted he was a dummy and used a really sharp blade...” Cecil told her how, in the forties, when the “proper” movement came along, Estella was put out of work because freak shows were no longer considered politically correct. “It’s kind of the difference between the man-made and the God-made freaks,” Boobzilla said. “We’re still fighting that politically correct movement today. It’s not OK to look at a midget on the streets but it is apparently OK to look at a little person on TV.” She recalls those days visiting with the ex-carnies at the nursing home with fondness. “That’s where I really started to feel a communal sense of family,” she said. “Half of them never even knew each other in their working days. But there’s a particular camaraderie that even exists today when it comes to carnies and being in the industry.” Fast forward several years to early puberty. Sandra developed her breasts extremely quickly. Later, she would be diagnosed with breast gigantism — she says her breasts will never stop growing. Because she went to a particularly rough school where kids got mugged at gunpoint nearly daily, Sandra took to storing her valuables in her cleavage — even the brass knuckles she said she carried “just in case.” “It kind of became a running gag between me and my friends,” she said. “That’s when I started being called ‘Boobzilla’ by my friends...” Fast forward a few more years and Boobzilla became addicted to the stage, performing with Denver’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” cast. She takes pride in her twisted take on “Magenta.” “The only thing that was big enough to rival my boobs at the time was my hair. I had some seriously huge hair,” Boobzilla recalled. Her addiction to the stage eventually led her to a gig with a sideshow performer, who was also her boyfriend. Hers was a completely silent role but after she and the boyfriend parted ways, she decided to expand her act into a complete show. Enter: Darkkitty and Hexi Lee Voodoo and you have the makings for a very unusual performance. You might find “Carnival of Cleavage” performing in Bricktown on a weekend night — Boobzilla plans to street perform Friday (June 25) and July 2. They are available for private parties and often perform at local restaurants and clubs.