But anyway, Mx Bond is amazing! Aside from famously portraying Sluts in swinton bridge old lady alcoholic Kiki DuRayne, v is also Slutd performance artist, a musician, bricge a writer. Last year v jn the memoir Iin My Childhood Backwards and in High Heels. My specific interest in Mx Bond came when I read that v is a dendrophile, meaning someone who is sexually attracted ib trees. V is also a Radical Faerie.
If you are unfamiliar with the Radical Faeries, they are a group of gay men—and a few women, too—with a free spirit nature vibe who believe that being queer is part of their spiritual identity. Their mission statement goes something like this: I recently got the chance to have a lovely chat brirge Mx Bond about tree fucking, Tilda Swinton, and just generally being a freak.
Do you have sex with trees? So Slutss does one have sex with a tree, exactly? Well, I suppose there are people swibton top for trees, and Slts who bottom bdidge trees. Personally, there is normally no dominant in my relationship with trees. I feel like we are equals. Slutx me about being a Radical Faerie. The Radical Faeries started out as mostly gay men who were trying to escape the recurrent gay mentality—the mentality of the urban clone—who were reaching for a deeper spiritual connection.
Have you always been this much of a freak? What were you like when you were twenty? I was in college, and I was much more closed off and conservative. And that takes time. So what was the turning point for you? When I graduated from college I started working as an actor. On the way to SF I was wearing a watch—the last watch I ever owned—and I was driving on the highway outside DC going over a bridge, and I thew my watch into the Potomac River and I swore to myself that I would never be a slave to the clock again, and I never have.
And then I got to SF and met all of these amazing queens and queer artists—people who were so vibrant and non judgmental and who were experimenting with so may ways of living that I felt I could just relax and open up, and it was wonderful to finally fit in. Last year you published a memoir. Where does the title Tango: My Childhood Backwards and in High Heels come from? Well the book is the story of my first love relationship. I was lovers with one boy from the time we were eleven to sixteen.
A few years ago he was busted for impersonating a drug enforcement agent and leading the police on a high speed chase outside of our hometown, and his DEA code name was Tango. So it started off as a book about him, and then the second part comes from a famous quote about Ginger Rogers saying that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.
We all love her Darling. How did you guys meet? I try to surround myself with people who inspire me, and Tilda is one of those people. So what are you up to next? Well I just put out my first solo record, Dendrophile. You know, just ticking off the boxes. We play cousins in it, which I think is good because cousins is an undermined genre within musical theatre.