'Women of L.A.': Six Questions for the Creators of the Controversial Online Video That Deems L.A. Women Superficial
Where do you hope the success of this video will take you?
Jamie: We made this as a marketing tool. We have a TV concept that's loosely based on this concept. It's not about Los Angeles women. I've been pushing paper for the last six years and I'm so fed up with the process. He's generated a lot of content too.
DJ: We have so many ideas and stories to tell, and this was the only way to get anyone's attention.
Jamie: I'm tired of seeing snot-nosed kids who write funny 140-character responses on Twitter get TV shows. It seems like the only way to make a splash and get everybody's attention is to put something shiny and bright in front of their face, and that's why we did this.
Are you guys just looking to get laid out there, or are you looking for love?
Jamie: To be honest, I tell everyone I'm looking for love, and I feel that in my heart, but in truth I don't practice anything I preach. I continually get myself in situations where I will chase a girl and if I'm fortunate enough to get her to like me, as soon as things start to get the slightest bit serious, I usually want out. It's bad, but I know it about myself. I just don't know how to fix it.
I had one girlfriend in my mid-twenties who I really loved and she left me. She was very uneasy about my entertainment career. She wanted to be "taken care of properly." Since that time, part of me has never been able to get over that rejection and that was seven years ago.
DJ: I have been in love. I was very much in love. But that ended. It was long distance. It was tough. I'm not really looking for that right now. I'm focusing on my work and becoming the funniest and best comedian I can be. That's what I care about in this moment now.
Jamie: Worst thing for comedy, by the way: being in love.
DJ: Nothing makes you less funny.
JAMIE: You need the pain.
So? Have you gotten laid since this video went viral?
DJ: I haven't had time! I haven't had time to breathe. I literally have not slept in four days. On the way to one of our interviews I fainted!
Jamie: He fainted.
DJ: I thought I was dying. He had to pull the car over.
Jamie: So the short answer is, no.
FUN FACT: The phone number in the video is an actual number for a phone Lubel and Abrams bought just to receive calls from viewers who tried the number. So if you've got strong feelings about this video, you know who to call.