Thursday, June 10, 2010
Enter the World of Mandy Morbid
Mandy Morbid is a true renaissance woman of geek culture. From her career in porn and modeling, to her involvement in the online role-playing session I Hit It with My Axe, to maintaining her own blog (which discusses topics as varied as sci-fi to allergies!), Mandy touches on all bases of genre entertainment. Recently, Mandy took a moment out of her busy schedule to talk to the Cathode Ray about all of her current projects!
For our readers that are just being introduced to you, tell us all about Mandy Morbid!
Mandy: I'm Mandy. Sometimes I'm in porn, sometimes I'm in photos wearing very little clothing. I'm not an idiot. My boobs are real--as difficult a concept as that may be to grasp for some of you.
Tell us about your involvement in the rad new series I Hit It with My Axe (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/i-hit-it-with-my-axe)?
Mandy: Me and people I know--some porn people, strippers, and other friends play Dungeons and Dragons regularly--the show happened because someone heard about it and said "Hey, can we tape that?"
Most fans of D&D are also fans of metal. What would be your ultimate mix tape for an epic session?
Mandy: It would probably involve The Sword, Wolves In the Throne Room, Isis, Neurosis, Amebix, and Death.
What can you tell us about your new film, Mandy Candy?
Mandy: I have sex in it on more than one occasion. If that sounds interesting then you probably should watch it no matter what else happens in it, and if it doesn't then you probably shouldn't. Ummm,also it was directed by my very talented friend Kimberly Kane.
Changing gears a bit, what would you say is the most ridiculously geeky thing you own?
Mandy: A pink scale model of a Klingon Bird Of Prey Model with stick-on rhinestones. (I also have a pink Tie Fighter.) And my SNES I got for my 12th birthday.
We cover horror movies here that most people have never heard of (or would want to). What would you recommend as a genre film that not a lot of people have seen?
Mandy: Suspiria is my favorite. Probably not obscure enough, huh? I like the lighting though.
I know you have some serious health issues. Would you like to inform our readers about these conditions, and what goes into treating them?
Mandy: Really? You want to hear about my Celiac disease? Let's just say I have a lot of bad days and take a lot of medicine. There is a photo floating around on the internet of Zak Smith/Sabbath's tattoo of all my conditions--if you find that (or read my blog) you'll know more than you'd ever need to about my issues. Treating them all is hard work.
How has the experience of running your own blog (http://www.mandymorbid.blogspot.com/) site been going?
Mandy: It's fun--no matter what I write about--William Shatner or asthma attacks--I meet people who want to talk about it.
What's coming next from Mandy Morbid?
Mandy: It's always a surprise. The health problems make every day an adventure.
Any final words of wisdom for our readers?
Mandy: "Freedom is what we do with what is done to us."
— Jean-Paul Sartre
*note, Mandy's Blog contains material that is intended for adult's only!