interview by vanessa willoughby
If Weetzie Bat were to attend a music festival, which one would it be and why? Lilith Fair in the 90’s and the revival because of all the female acts
Your favorite guilty pleasure TV show? Mad Men, Orange is the New Black. Used to be Buffy.
How is music an extension of identity? I think certain rhythms reflect the deep inner rhythms of our souls and we cannot resist them.
Are you an angel, fairy or a witch? Fairy
How did your favorite teacher make an impact on you/your writing? Miss Atlas my first grade teacher copied my poem “The Flyaway Kite” on a poster and put it in front of the class. She was very tiny with bouffant blond hair, lots of eye makeup, false lashes and wore mini skirts and platforms. She smelled like cigarettes. I was in love.
What can cause more emotional damage: excess love or unconventional love? Neither
At the end of Pretty in Pink, who do you think Andie should have chosen: Duckie or Blaine? I think the last time I saw it I thought: Duckie (even if it's just for his name)
Who'd make the better boyfriend: James Dean or Marlon Brando? James Dean for the win.
Lana Del Rey asks you to come up with a title for a new song that's about a punk-rock-surfer-girl falling in love with an older man with bad intentions. What name do you come up with? Mermaid Jeans
How does the world end---with fire or ice? With a whimper.