Ashley Huizenga on Sex, Starvation, and Art
On her job hunt:
There was another guy who wanted to ship me to the woods outside of Portland for heavy metal illustration. He said "I'm gonna treat you like a princess for a whole week but you can't bring anyone else. We can go to the Ren Fair."
One guy said he had a warehouse full of wedding dresses. He said "try on as many wedding dresses as you want then pick one and I'm gonna tie you up in it. Then I'm gonna come over with my wife and take pictures of you. Is that cool?" He apparently makes films for Sundance about oil.
On her first Cheetahs show:
I wore my wedding outfit but as a stripper. I put my mic in my bouquet.
On British strippers:
Strippers in London -- not so great. They wear these strange fake gowns and then go to back rooms and just take them off. People don't tip cause they have pounds. So you only get paid for lap dances. There are some clubs where the girls have pint glasses. It's like alms for the poor.
On Bunnies and starving:
My mom [a former Playmate] put high heels on me when I was a baby, in her Playboy days when I was like one. Seventeen wanted her on the cover but she wouldn't cut her hair. So she came to L.A. The weird thing about modelling is - What do you do once you stop? My sister wants to do modeling but I told her to find something else. My mom told me how she had to starve. You can get into car accidents. That's why they say models are dumb. Cause they can't eat. They're starving! You can't think. I've tried not eating for a day and I can't think. I walk into walls. Some people get really angry. When I don't eat I get dizzy. I think it feels kind of good.
On Greece and high heels:
I was in Greece shooting for "Soft Rock." I was supposed to be on this mountain with these Satanist guys on a slab. I was falling down the cliff in my white stripper heels.
On Jeff Koons and Sex:
I like the gigantic billboards he did for his wife. Taking sexuality so far - it's funny but past funny. It's sexy but it has a sense of humor. So it's not offensive. It's a good way to relate to people -- to get a message across, through sex. It's not easy but it's the most fun way to show emotion. It's almost superficial but you're asking questions.
On the book she's reading:
He ends up killing his mother and raping his sister on a pile of corpses.
On that girl who got inside the horse:
It'd be kind of cool if someone wore you after you died.
On New York:
I got my wallet stolen then I got molested on the train -- everyone looked away. Then this cheerleader came up and gave me a hug.