Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Scream Queen.

Hello Darlings!  I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start!

I know I've been doing a lot of fashion work lately and you're probably ready for some SEXY new pics.  I promise to do some hawt nudie photoshoots very soon!  To hold you over 'til then I am posting the sexy / horror shots that were previously only available on Horrorphilia. is THE website for all things horror and I was very honored to be crowned Miss Horrorphilia 2011 !  I've been a "Babe of the Month" on many different websites and it's always been super rad, but to be BABE OF THE YEAR??!!!!   A new milestone for me and I'm very proud.

So, I hope you enjoy this little set and maybe order an autographed print or two !

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Top 10 Horror Films of All Time

So, I've decided to start doing some Top Ten Lists now and then.

Let me be VERY clear about a few things:
1. I am NOT a journalist. I'm just entertaining myself, my friends and fans with these lists.
2. My lists reflect MY OPINIONS only. My opinion is by no means the end-all, be-all of anything whatsoever. So if you disagree with me....well, tough shit. I don't care.
3. You probably will disagree with me.

So, without further ado...

Roxy Vandiver's
Top 10 Best/Scariest Horror Films of All Time

(These are in no particular order except for #1. #1 is sacred.)

(That goes for all of these films. Fair warning.)

10. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

I already know what you're thinking. "Halloween 4? Why, Roxy ? Why part 4, of all the Halloween films?"
Let's face it the original Halloween is amazing. Everybody knows that. Halloween started it all. Michael Myers is a trailblazer. He kicked off the late 70's/ early 80's slasher film craze. Without Michael, there would be no Jason and no Freddy. So tip your hats gentlemen, or hockey masks, respectively.

I chose Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers to put on my list of all time favorites for a very simple reason....Danielle Harris in the role of "Jamie Lloyd". You have to understand something very important which is, Danielle Harris and I are in the same age range. I wasn't even born when Halloween came out, but by the time this installment hit VHS, I was just old enough to have started becoming aware of the world around me. Gone was the innocent cocoon of youth and I was beginning to understand that there are very bad people in this world who are capable of atrocious things. Michael Myers was the symbol that embodied all of that frightening truth for me.

Michael was MY "boogeyman" and to see a film where a masked man was stalking a child whom he was hell-bent on slicing into little pieces was absolutely the most horrific thing I'd ever seen. A child, for fuck's sake. None of the other big names in horror had gone there. Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, even Norman Bates were always shown slaughtering adults and idiot teenagers. Not Michael. Nope. He didn't give a fuuuuck. He was going to gleefully rip out the entrails of an innocent little girl. That's scary.

#9 Signs

Okay, okay, okay. I realize that M. Night Shyamalan's Signs may not really qualify as a "horror" film to many of you, but this isn't your list, is it? It's mine, and I've included this film for the most important reason anyone could possibly include a film in their Top 10 Scariest scared the FUCK out of me.

It is a little known fact amongst my friends and fans that I have a problem with aliens. Particularly aliens who park their ships over my planet with the intention of destroying it. This freaks me out to the nth degree. This film had me on the edge of my seat with my heart racing for 106 minutes. I'm sure many of you are either scratching your head or laughing your ass off at me, but don't fucking KNOW there are at least 3 moments in this movie that almost made you piss your pants:

1. When you see the alien on the home video of the birthday party.
2. When the alien is locked in the pantry and sticks it's hand underneath the door.
3. When they are trapped in the basement, the lights go out and then come back on to reveal the alien's claws groping at the kid through the furnace.

Don't lie. You jumped. We all did. Now take those moments of "gotcha!" terror and make them last for 106 minutes. I bawled my eyes out in fear for almost the entire duration of that film. I have a friend who thinks it's fucking hilarious to make mimic the odd alien language the kid picks up through the baby monitor. He does it because he knows it freaks me out and I WILL resort to violence to get him to stop. I am terrified of alien invasion. And Signs was a kick in the chest for someone like me.

I know you're probably thinking, "Well, if she's so scared of aliens, why didn't she include a kickass movie like, well, Aliens." Good question. But I've thought of that. I don't like aliens who come knocking on my front goddamn door. A lot of scary alien films (like Aliens) take place in space, and I have no plans to go into space any time soon. Problem solved.

#8 Resident Evil (part 1)

Nerdgasm. When I went into the theater to see 2002's Resident Evil, I had no idea what to expect. I had never played the games and knew virtually nothing about the film except that it starred that really beautiful L'Oreal model and that chick from The Fast and the Furious. I was surprised and delighted by what I saw.

Resident Evil
proved that a film based on a video game could actually be great. The story is engrossing, the characters are interesting and likeable and the zombies are....well...disgusting.
Resident Evil wasn't the first console-to-big-screen film, and it certainly wasn't the first zombie film, but it gave both ideas a much needed kick in the face. A slew of copycat films and sequels followed, but none of them could seem to top the gem that was Milla Jovovich kicking ass in a designer gown and butt-shorts.

I chose Resident Evil for my list because not only did it open my eyes to a whole wide world that I was previously oblivious to, but it totally empowered women. The most badass soldier in the bunch is also a knockout beauty who has no problem kicking the shit out of some pretty savage beasts....human and inhuman alike.

#7 Jeepers Creepers

Everyone who's ever been on a road trip has joked about being caught by a psycho killer and never heard from again. Dozens of films have been made using that very plot. But I think Jeepers Creepers was the first film I ever saw where the psycho killer was actually a fucked-up looking slimy, bat-winged, cthulu-esque, creature-thing that liked to sniff underwear and wouldn't die no matter how many times you shot it OR ran over it with your car.

This movie scared the hell out of me for a couple of reasons:
1. Let's face it, nobody likes the idea of being stalked.
2. When I saw this, I was living on a farm in the middle of east-jesus nowhere. (Much like the film's setting.)
3. I think all of our hearts were in our throats during the scene where "The Creeper" is seen tossing a human body down a drain pipe. Nobody wants to witness that crime. I don't care if it's a creature committing it or the goddamn Prince of Wales. I'm outta there.

For me, and I think many of you will agree, the scariest parts of the film happen before "The Creeper" is actually revealed. Up to that point you think you're just dealing with a really scary, fucked up dude. (Not that that's fun, or makes it better.) But once you see that the killer is actually a monster of some sort, the movie shifts from terrifying to interesting.
I also like this movie because, in the end, the dumbass kid who just haaaaaad to go back and investigate ends up getting slaughtered. Which is exactly what he deserved. Never go back and look down the drain where the body was dumped. You just signed your own death certificate, buddy.

#6 The Silence of the Lambs

Alrighty. I've felt compelled to explain and defend all of my choices up to this point, but here stands The Silence of the Lambs. I have heard it said by some that this isn't really a "horror" movie. Some say it's more of a drama. Ok. I can totally see where those people are coming from.....sort of. Ish. Not really. Actually, shut the fuck up. This is a horror film.

Any movie where a serial killer is holding women captive so he can skin them and sew himself a "lady-suit" is horror. And let us not forget the lovely scene where Hannibal Lector disembowels a police officer, cuts off his face to wear over his own and then leaves the man's body strung up from the ceiling like some bloody disgusting Angel of Death. Yeah, that's called horror. And I love it.

The witty exchanges between Dr. Lector and Clarice Starling make this possibly the most well written horror film of all time. That's why I think people have a hard time calling it horror. They just can't wrap their minds around the fact that horror isn't always just hockey masks and kitchen knives. Horror is smart, it's interesting and it strikes a chord in all of us, whether we want to admit it or not. Maybe the chord it strikes is the primitive id, and that's why we'd rather sweep it under the rug. But nonetheless, thank you Dr. Lector. And thank you The Silence of the Lambs.

#5 Demon Knight (Presented by Tales From The Crypt)

Weren't expecting this, were ya? What can I say? I'm eccentric, eclectic and downright weird. Forget the fact that I have had a huge crush on Billy Zane since 1989's Dead Calm. This is a really good movie! Before this film Tales From the Crypt was mostly known as an HBO Original series of shorts films that usually included some sort of zany twist at the end. Who would have thought they could put together a well-written story that does more than just gross you out? It's actually scary, interesting, and even makes you laugh out loud at times.

I chose it mostly because of the incredible performances turned in by an ensemble cast lead by the vastly underrated Zane, the always great William Sadler and Thomas Haden Church and a young, gorgeous Jada Pinkett (who at the time was relatively unknown outside of a couple of 'hood movies.)

These actors and the rest of the cast are what make this film work. Demon Knight walks a very thin line between total cheesefest and ultra-cool horror flick. Any weak link in the cast could have easily sent the film over the line into Lameville. But these actors deliver every line with sincerity and commitment, which I appreciate as an actor.
*Cool points for playing Filter's "Hey Man Nice Shot" during the opening credits.

#4 Dawn of the Dead (Zack Snyder's 2004 version)

As stated earlier in this list, I was never a big fan of zombie films until I saw 2002's Resident Evil, which opened my eyes to that world. Zack Snyder's 2004 version of the classic Romero film Dawn of the Dead came in on the tide of the reboot of the entire genre, which I feel is owed to Resident Evil. Nearly 10 years later, zombies are still alive and kickin' (so to speak) and raking in the cash at the box office and on TV. (Hello, The Walking Dead).

I chose Dawn of the Dead because unlike Resident Evil, this wasn't a bunch of gearheads and badass soldiers dealing with a virus that got out of control. This was real life. Dawn of the Dead is what was happening to the civilians outside of "The Hive". You wake up one morning and OH FUCK! Your boyfriend is trying to eat you, and not in that good way.

A rag-tag group of people are thrown together in an attempt to survive the unsurvive-able. One of the characters in the film reminds you of you, or someone you know. They each grow on you in ways you never expected. I found myself rooting for the pretty girl and the handsome nice guy to get together. The team screw up was good for some laughs. And he may only have a few lines of dialogue in the entire film, and they were spoken over a walkie-talkie, but I was devastated when the badass marksman across the street on the other roof top got killed. Even the total dick security guard proved himself to be a man of valor in the end.

Dawn of the Dead is great because these people feel real. We all like to think we know what we'd do in such circumstances, but we probably wouldn't live one day. Which is what makes it hit so hard when all of the characters in this film end up dead.

#3 Interview with the Vampire

Here we encounter another film that some people argue is more of a Drama than a Horror film. I know two things for certain:
1. The video store keeps it in the Horror section.
2. The dead body count is higher than Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th COMBINED.

I think that earns it a place in horror, don't you?
Interview with the Vampire changed my life. The novel was published in 1976 (before I was born. Hell, my parents hadn't even graduated High School yet) and it took nearly 20 years for the film to finally come out. I was a very young girl in 1994 when I walked into the theater with my mother so see what I thought was going to be a boring movie about a vampire with Tom Cruise and some guy named Brad or something.

I walked out...different. A vampire story told from the point of view of the Vampire! The hero was a vampire! The villain was a vampire! There was even a child vampire (major taboo when the story was written) and I could relate to her because I was a child too! And these weren't just any vampires! They didn't live in dark, scary castles and turn into bats. They were beautiful! They walked among us! Their gift was their curse and they didn't just "vant to suck your bloooood!" They wanted to dance, attend parties, dress in fine fashions....and THEN suck your blood. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before.

I went home and dug out every piece of black clothing I could find. I identified most with Brad Pitt's character Louis. He was sad and brooding. I made no secret of my newfound love of all things dark. I wore a Lestat t-shirt that read "Drink from Me and Live Forever". I did not anticipate the backlash. When you're in grade school, standing out does not go over well. Especially when you live in a small town in the country. I was teased relentlessly. Rumors were spread that I killed cats and drank their blood. I was dubbed "Vampire Girl", a nickname I would not escape until graduating high school.

And now....nearly 20 years later...being a grade-schooler in love with vampires is totally normal and trendy. Thanks Twilight. Fuck. It doesn't matter now. I am cooler now than any of my grade-school chums ever dreamed of. (The last laugh is always the best one.)

And I still have my original Interview with the Vampire poster framed above my bed.

#2 American Psycho

The first time I saw American Psycho I had a massive anxiety attack. I felt like there was a car parked on my chest and I couldn't breathe. It was terrifying. Pretty effective for a horror film, eh?

I've read that when The Exorcist was released in theaters more people fainted and/or left the theater during the spinal tap scene than any other moment in film history. I've had 4 spinal taps in real life. A walk in the park. So, you can imagine how many years it took before I gave American Psycho a second viewing.

For some reason the first time I saw it, every shred of humor and irony was completely lost on me. All I saw was a man going insane and committing one atrocity after another. After the scene with the homeless man in the alleyway, I couldn't watch anymore. I had to be sedated.

I don't think I need to explain further why American Psycho made my list. Having seen it a few times since, I get the humor now, but I still get a little nervous because I'll never forget the way I felt that very first time, which is when films are always at their most effective. The first time you see it, you have no idea what's going to happen. You can never get that magic back.

Which brings me to my #1 pick for Best Horror Film of All Time....

#1 Scream

When I decided to make this list there was absolutely no doubt, no question in my mind as to which film should receive the title Best Horror Film of All Time. Scream was my first and last choice. I realize many of you are probably gasping or slack-jawed.

"But Roxy, it's not one of the old-school original classics!"

Shut up. Just because something has been around for a long time doesn't automatically make it better. It just makes it older.
So now, I am going to plead my case for why I made Scream #1, and the great thing is...I am the judge, jury and executioner. This whole list is my opinion. You can love my list or hate my list. It doesn't matter. Because it's mine.

Let's face it, horror was going through a bit of a slump. The Golden Age of slasher flicks was over and all we had were bad sequels, bad ripoffs and just plain bad (I'm talking to you Leprechaun).

And then out comes Scream. A movie with the balls to kill off it's biggest movie star within the first 15 minutes. Whoa. I remember the first time I saw it. Everything I thought I knew went out the window in those 15 minutes. ANYTHING could happen and ANYONE was fair game.

What happened next was magical. A movie with a cast of young, mostly unknown actors turns the tables on itself and on the audience.

Was the premise super duper original? No. Jamie Kennedy even says in the film "There's always some stupid bullshit reason to kill your girlfriend."
Get teenagers all together in one place. Kill all teenagers. Simple enough, right?

What we weren't counting on was the sharp dialogue, the self-aware characters, the new red herrings every 5 minutes and the perfectly timed humor.

Scream pays tribute to every slasher movie that it has to thank for it's existence with references to Prom Night, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, and countless others. There are moments, as the film Halloween plays in the background that Scream doesn't even need a score because it simply borrows Halloween's. Savvy move!

And then we get The Rules. Jamie Kennedy as 'Randy', ever the voice of reason in the film, presents us with "Certain Rules One Must Abide By In Order to Survive a Horror Movie". He's talking to his party goers, but we all know he's really speaking to us, the audience. And it's a genius move in the script. No film had ever done that before.

And then the truth comes out. There's not one, but TWO killers. And they almost get away with it. They were very smart. "Watch a few movies, take a few notes." One of them kinda makes sense (the boyfriend) but even Neve Campbell's character 'Sidney' asks Matthew Lillard's 'Stu' "What's your motive?" He keeps the comedy coming even in these intense final moments when he answers, "Peer pressure."

As it should be, both killers end up dead by the hand of our heroine. D-E-A-D. Because this is real life. You don't get shot 6 (or 7) times and walk away.

In the end, I chose Scream because of what it gave not just to me, but to horror fans everywhere: Hope. Yes, it scared the crap out of me, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and I was completely shocked by the "double-killers" twist ending.

But more than anything it did something that the world breathed new life into the slasher genre and changed the possibilities for future horror films.

It's been 15 years and while Scream has had varying success with it's sequels....I'm waiting again. Waiting for the new future of horror.

Hell. Maybe it's me. *wink*

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wet Seal.

Hello Angels!

I hope you are are doing splendidly. I'm fully psyched to bring you brand-spanking-new photos from my first EVER beach shoot! I know what you're thinking, "Roxy you've been modeling for years, how have you never modeled on the beach?" Well, for starters...I'm highly allergic to a few things...fabric softener, morphine, ibuprofin, the sun, and anything before 5 p.m.

Most photographers want to hit the beach at like, 8 in the morning and to that I say, "Nay." Actually what I really say is, "Fuck all that noise! I go to bed at 6 a.m.!"

Luckily, Tony Rodriguez is a night owl like me, so we got these awesome shots just as the sun was setting over the coast. I just love that time of day when the whole world turns blue! I hope you enjoy them and I *really* hope you purchase a few as autographed prints!!!
Full set available on RoxyLand, my upcoming official website!

*click on a photo to see the BIG version*

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Live to Love: Fans & Friends Interview !

Hello my Sweets!

The past 6 weeks have been hella awesomesauce! I was a featured guest at Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas and then I did a red carpet and signing appearance at ComicPalooza Houston. I met so many cool new friends & fans, and also got to catch up with some old ones!
Every now then I like to do an interview made up entirely of questions submitted by friends & fans. I call it my "Finterview". Thank you to everyone who submitted a question! The whole interview is posted below...
But first, I want to share a piece of "Roxy-Art" that was gifted to me by a very talented artist out of Odessa. Inspired by the Venus, Billie Smith created this gorgeous piece of art. Please check him out on Facebook as well as Deviant Art.

*click on the photo for larger version*

And now I present: The Roxy Vandiver Summer 2011 Finterview!

1. Who is the coolest celebrity that you have either worked with, or met. And who is the biggest douchebag?
Submitted by Sam Wingo
That's a difficult one to answer! I've had the opportunity to meet some very cool celebs and even hang out with them. Probably the coolest experience was becoming buddies with Boondock Saints star Norman Reedus. I was hanging out in the back of a friend's hearse when Reedus crawled in and kissed me on the cheek! We ended up drinking and chatting all night. The following day, he introduced me to his Boondock Saints co-star Sean Patrick Flanery. We partied the night away and Flanery snatched my camera and snapped some sexy photos of me and my gal pal Kristen Diaz. A memorable night for sure! The biggest douchebag I ever met? Dave Chappelle. I bumped into him sitting on a bench outside of the Galleria in Houston. There was no one around. Just me and a girlfriend. I asked if he'd be in a photo with me and he said no. I was pissed because, it wasn't like I had interrupted the guy's dinner or something. He was sitting alone on a bench doing nothing. I hate when celebrities forget that fans are the reason they are rich and famous at all. I always take the time to pose with or sign photos for my fans.

2. Which body part of yours gets the most attention?
Submitted by Haren D D Yong
Believe it or not, more people compliment me on my hair than anything. I'm always being asked who did my hair, or how I did my hair, or how long it took. I often get asked if my hair is even real!

3. What's your favorite scar? You know, one you're really proud of.
Submitted by Sam Tera
I LOVE this question. My favorite scar would have to be the matching red dot-like scars I have on each bicep. I have them because I recently survived Spinal Meningoencephalitis. (Google it if you want to know what the hell that is.) I had to have a special I.V. in each arm. A Picc Line. A tube that goes inside your arms and reaches 18 centimeters directly towards your heart. These scars remind my how tough I am and that I'm a survivor.

4. How does it make you feel knowing that you touch people in ways that they have never been touched before and we love you and are addicted to Roxy Vandiver!!!
Submitted by Karl R. Goeddertz
It makes me feel flattered and grateful for each and every person whose life has been enriched by my art. My life is surreal at times. I have die-hard fans from all over the world. I've sent autographs to people on almost every continent, yet I'm totally anonymous at the neighborhood grocery store. It's bizarre in a way. I LOVE that people love me. I'm just a small town girl, but I've got BIG dreams.

5. You once commented [on Facebook] that you wanted to start a band. Who is your greatest musical influence and biggest inspiration?
Submitted by Amber Wingo
My greatest musical influence is definitely Madonna. I love my crazy rock music and I've seen some incredible live shows by Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and tons more, but when I saw Madonna on her Sticky & Sweet tour, I bawled my eyes out when she first came onstage. It was like looking at a goddess. I have old video tapes of me dancing around my parent's kitchen in a leotard to "Open Your Heart". I used to take down my mother's lace curtains and try to fashion them into a flamenco dancer dress like Madonna in the "La Isla Bonita" video. Madonna has been the Queen of her craft for over 25 years and I grew up wanting to BE her. She's like the female Elvis.

6. What's the craziest thing a fan has done that did not creep you out? Does anyone have a Roxy tattoo?
Submitted by Lee Francis
Crazy, but not creepy? Hmmm. That's hard. The crazy ones are usually creepy, so it's difficult to separate the two. I have one fan who bought a pair of panties that I wore in a film. I didn't find it creepy though. Hell, I'll sell all of my panties if the price is right! I think my tattoo artist Patrick has plans on using my image as a zombie pinup tattoo. He's mentioned it a few times, but as far as I know, no one has any Me-related tattoos...YET. Be pretty cool if someone did!

7. Marilyn Monroe, Vampire Roxy, or Tinkerbell. Which (of your ComicPalooza character's) can handle Ash's boomstick the best and why?
Submitted by Michael Carver
Haha! Well, in all seriousness, I think Vampire Roxy could definitely handle Ash's boomstick. She could use glamour to coerce Ash into using his boomstick however she pleases.

8. What hobby or obsession do you have that people raise an eyebrow at but still think is pretty cool?
Submitted by Erik Isaksen
Tattoos. I'm admittedly addicted to getting tattoos. I have 19 tattoos. (I think) They're cool because they represent freedom of expression, and let's face it, I have really great tattoos. But some people think my tattoos are a problem where my acting is concerned. My agent hates them! But I don't let it worry me. I work regularly and it's really not that difficult to cover them with the right makeup. Angelina Jolie does it. Some people think I'm nuts for having so many tattoos. Maybe I am...

9. Do you enjoy being where you are right now in life and being in the spotlight?
Submitted by David Bowiesan
I do enjoy it! I get to meet really cool people and I get the VIP treatment in a lot of places, but it has it's downsides. Once a lot of people know who you are, you become a target. Some people are cruel to me for no reason and I hate that. People forget that you're more than a photo on the internet or a character on a screen. I'm a person. Just like everyone else. I bleed when I get cut, I cry when I have a bad day, I care what people say about me. There is a video of me on YouTube posing for a photo session. Someone left a comment on it that said there was "No difference between me and an animal". I don't know what they were trying to say, but it doesn't seem good.

10. You're hanging out with me. You have a hammer, midget and roulette wheel. How do we spend our night on the town?
Submitted by Jason Whited
First we ask the midget to dress up as a leprechaun because it's funny. Then we set up our roulette wheel at a bar and start taking people's money. We use the hammer to put nails on the wall so we can hang up all the really great artwork we've purchased with our roulette money! And also, we're shitfaced drunk. You're dressed as Elvis and I'm dressed like Marilyn Monroe. We'd be unstoppable!

11. (IF) A movie is being made on the life of Gwen Stefani or Courtney Love and you were asked to audition for the lead role on the same day. Which one would you choose and why?
Submitted by Char Hardin
I would choose to play Courtney Love. I love Gwen, but Courtney's life story is much more interesting and gritty. I would love to go through that character arch. Starting out playing dive clubs with my band, then marrying a man who becomes a huge rockstar. Being a junkie with him. Dealing with his suicide and then blossoming into a respected musician and acclaimed film actress only to lose it all to drugs all over again. Can you imagine the intensity that would come with playing a role like that? I would love the challenge!

12. Does signing autographs still make you smile like it did the first time?
Submitted by Sam Martinez
I swear it never gets old. Every single time someone wants an autograph or photo with me, I am totally thrilled and grateful that there are people who want my autograph at all!

13. As an actress, do you like playing archetype/over-the-top roles or natural/realistic roles?
Submitted by Marcus Sabom
I honestly don't mind being type-cast as the badass girl or the sex kitten and playing it up. I'm just thankful to work as an actress at all. I do however, wish to explore all types of characters. I have been fortunate in that I've played some very different characters. I've played a wicked sex siren, an abusive alcoholic mother, a strong silent survivor, a sweet teenager, a deadly ghost zombie and a junkie whore. Right now I'm very excited to be working on a film called The Good Friend (which everyone should go "Like" on Facebook) where I get to play sexy, but also a vulnerable young woman, a supportive best friend and a cool college student all at the same time! My character, Megan, is multi-faceted and there's more to her than meets the eye.

14. If you could paint a house any colors inside and out, what would they be?
Submitted by Jennifer Elizabeth Simms
Oooh! I always wanted to live in a big white house with a red front door. And the inside walls would all be colored to suite the mood of the room. I'd have a pink boudoir, a slate grey living room with tons of photos on the wall, all in thick white frames. Red furniture. In the dining room, instead of paint, I'd have the walls lined with red velvet that is embossed with beautiful abstract designs. Ornate black candlebras on the walls.

15. If you could choose a personal hero, who would it be and why?
Submitted by Amanda Dyar
I know it's cliche, but my heroes are my parents. They overcame so much to insure that I had a wonderful, happy childhood. I always knew I was loved and supported. It's not every parent's dream to see their little girl grow up to be naked on the internet, but my parents are proud of my accomplishments and I know they just want me to be happy.

16. If you have to do a sex scene in a movie would you rather it be with a male or female, or no difference at all?
Submitted by Kevin Peach
Honestly, I'm more comfortable doing sex scenes with guys. My sexuality is complex and personal, but I will say that men are my preference.

17. If you could play ANY role in ANY movie, what would it be? (past, present, future, time travel to play in the original version or in a remake. doesnt matter)
Submitted by Dave Christy
This is a fun question! I would love to have played Milla Jovovich's character Alice in the Resident Evil films. My second choice would be to play Famke Janssen's role Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men series. Both women were phenomenal in the roles, but I would love to play such a badass character in a hit franchise.

18. Are you ready to play a non- sexy role? You seem to be always cast as the sexy chick.( at least what I've seen) Are you ready to play a less glamorous role?
Submitted by Katherine Cooper
I'll refer back to question # 13. I've done some pretty unglamorous roles. If fact, I would venture to say that most of my roles haven't been super sexy. Having said that, I think I get what you mean on some level. I know I've gotten some roles because of my willingness to do nudity. I would love to play a romantic leading lady in a silly/sweet comedy. That would be a whole new world to me!

19. What does one mean when they say, "You're going to hell in a handbasket, son!" ?
Submitted by Heather Gear
Well, sometimes when someone is acting like a total assclown and doing some wrong-ass shit, you gotta call 'em out. I don't even believe in Hell, but it just seemed appropriate at the time. (For those who are totally lost, the questioner here, Heather is an old friend who once witnessed me yelling that phrase at someone.)

20. If you had to choose between Marylin Monroe and Elvira who would you rather have sex with?
Submitted by Ashley Marie Mitchell
I would definitely have to choose Marilyn. Elvira rocks, but Marilyn is a legend and when she was on top of her game, she was the most adorable woman on the planet. I like to think I've got a little Marilyn in me!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Blonde Ambition

Inspired by Madonna, The Boondock Saints and The Vampire Lestat!

*click on a photo to enlarge in a new window*
And YES! These photos are available as autographed prints!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Candle in the Wind.

You've waited and waited for a new post from me. Well, this one is a doozy! LOADS of pics! A Fan-Created Interview and the promise of much more fun stuff to come.

This is me with Christine. Yes, THAT Christine. As in The actual screen-used Plymouth Fury used in John Carpenter's film Christine. As in based on the novel by Stephen King.

Big love to Bill and Chris for coming all the way to Texas so I could play with Christine and major thanks to two of my favorite photographers for shooting us.

Now enjoy some photos by Kenny Haner of SubSociety Studio and Tony Rodriguez of Kitty5oh Studios.

*Yes, these photos are available for sale as autographed prints! Hit me up to buy*

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Painful. That is the best word I can think of to describe the past two months.

"I've been cheated. Covered in diamonds and covered in filth.But I'm still breathing. Yes, I've crawled on glass to grasp at straws...stuttering, staggering through. But I've pierced the last hole in my arm, to gouge out the pieces of you."

I'm on the long hard road out of hell right now. I still can't see the any light in this darkness, but I'm going to keep clawing my way upward. If I slide back down to the bottom, I'll get right up and try again. I've hurt and lost some people who are very important to me. But then, they've hurt me as well.

So I called this post "Candle in the Wind" because though she was a beautiful, talented genius...I don't want to end up like Norma Jean....or Marilyn Monroe as we know her. They made me change my name too.

I do interviews all the time. For websites and magazines and podcasts and shows. I recently asked my Facebook friends, fans and family to send me some questions of their own. I wanted to know what YOU ALL wanted to know. So here are my honest answers to the questions sent to me:

Question: "Why are you turned on by blood..gore, darkness ect?"
Submitted by Frank Leon Aguilera.
Answer: I think blood is beautiful. The color, the way it moves. If you've ever seen a large amount of blood exit your body (which I have), it's frightening and yet fascinating. Perhaps I feel this way because I've had a very strong interest in Vampires since I was a young girl. My love of all things dark and macabre is probably related to this. I do have to say though, I am NOT turned on by gore. I love a gorey horror movie, but I wouldn't say it turns me on.

Question: "Will you still be acting in movies at age 53? When u arrive in Hollywood will you fly me out there to serve you drinks & light your cigarettes? Will you ever go into "main stream" movies? And lastly--Do you wear t-backs or boxers or other?"
Submitted by Bacardi Dave
Answer: I hope to continue acting for the rest of my life and my ultimate goal is to make my living solely from this profession. You can serve me drinks anytime, Dave. But I like lighting my own smokes. I'd love to go into mainstream movies. Like I said, that's the dream. Oh, and I don't wear underwear.
Question: "From the various guises of "Roxy" that we have seen be it femme fatale, seductress, ingenue, fairy or vamp are any of these the real Roxy or are they individual pieces of the whole? Possibly the real you is something else entirely?"
Submitted by Tim Boyte
Answer: I love this question. And the answer is yes, they are all part of what makes up the person that I am. As humans, we are all multi-faceted. Some days I look in the mirror and think "Damn, I look good" and I strut my stuff. Other days I don't want to get out of bed. I've often been called a chameleon. My personality changes as my look changes. I am a femme fatale, I'm also a fairy. I'm woman who loves to seduce, and I'm a little girl who is uncertain and terrified. But some things never change: I am always honest and caring. I'll give you shirt off my back in a heartbeat.

Question: "Vag or Anal?"
Submitted by Craig Hart Christie Jr.
Answer: Uhhh....can't we do both?

Question: "If a movie was made about your life... whom would be your first choice to play the role of roxy vandiver, and what song would play during the closing credits?"
Submitted by Naomi Toledo
Answer: Well, assuming I'm not allowed to play myself, I think I'd choose Natalie Portman. I respect her so much as an actress. For the closing credits? Well, I'd either choose "The Fragile" by Nine Inch Nails or I'd have you write and record a song just for me!!!

Question: "The End of Days: You stand before a mirror and look back over your life. IF you could change ONE thing... And knowing had you changed it, the rest of your life would be affected in good ways and bad, happy or sad. Would you change it?"
Submitted by Char Hardin
Answer: This is probably not the answer anyone would expect, but if I could change one thing, I would have taken better care of myself physically. No drugs, no alcohol, no cigarettes, and better food. I swear I'm too young to feel this old. And those things probably have a lot to do with it. (I know, that answer is totally boring...but it's true.)

Question: "Do you miss me as much as I miss you?"
Submitted by Crys Duncan
Answer: Abso-fucking-lutely. I miss the hell out of you. I want to dance to "Billie Jean" with you RIGHT NOW!

Question: "Would you ever allow someone to use you as their muse? Their creative spark? Think of you or their idea of you and use that as a creative engine to write, paint, whatever. Not neccessarily things about you either. "
Submitted by Lee Francis
Answer: I have been in an Artist/Muse relationship before. I don't think we realized it at the time, but that's exactly what it was. People often write me and tell me that I've inspired them creatively. I find it extremely flattering and I would love to continue to spark people to make art of any kind!

Question: "If you had the power to require every high school student to read one particular book before they could graduate, what would it be and why?"
Submitted by Dirty Boi
Answer: Fucking love this question. I think my choice would be William Golding's Lord of the Flies. I'm a reader, and I devour books like candy, but there are so many lessons in Lord of the Flies about life, society, and relationships. Lessons about being an individual, succumbing to a mob mentality and living with the aftermath of your actions. It may be a small book and only a junior high reading level, but at the end, when the main character is standing on that torched beach, it's as though you're standing there with him thinking, "How did it ever come to this?" It moved me.

Question: "Did you always want to be a model/actress/queen of all that is sexiness or was there something else you wanted to be when you were younger?"
Submitted by Jennifer Elizabeth Sims
Answer: Hehehe. I trained to be a competitive level gymnast for 10 years, but an injury ended my Olympic dreams. I always knew I wanted to be loved by the masses. I always knew I wanted to do something artistic, but I never would have dreamed that I'd end up working as a professional model or actress. I wanted to be a vampire. :)

Question: "If you were to ever meet yourself in a bar what would you think?"
Submitted by Sam Martinez
Answer: I'd probably think, "Damn! She's got wicked style. She's kind of a bitch though."

Question: "Do you bring out different personas when you do your photoshoots? And if so, which is your favorite?"
Submitted by Michael Carver
Answer: Absolutely yes. Modeling is not all that different from acting. Films are, afterall, just moving pictures. I like the Sex Siren, but I'll admit I do get bored with sticking out my tits and ass all the time. The photoshoots I like best are the ones that tell a story. I'd rather be the haunted, broken doll than the siren any day.

Question: "Favorite latenight snack?"
Submitted by Sam Tera
Answer: Vicodin. Naw, I'm kidding. (Mostly). I REALLY love to snack on fresh organic veggies and cheese cubes. Doritos are always good too. (I want some now).

Question: "What do you think is the most difficult thing about being a public figure?"
Submitted by Stephen Wilder
Answer: Probably the most difficult thing about being a public figure is that people forget one very important thing about you: You're a REAL PERSON. My Block List on Facebook is a mile long because I have to deal not just with pervy creeps, but also assholes who think they can just say whatever they want to me whenever they want. As though I have no feelings and insults don't hurt me. News Flash! I do have feelings and I do get hurt. I also have to be very careful when expressing personal opinions because people are very quick start internet wars with me.

Question: "You seem to live life portraying yourself as a vibrant, unique, colorful (keep the adjectives going) work of art. What is your greatest inspiration or reason for this?"
Submitted by Brent Champagne
Answer: I don't "portray myself" as vibrant, unique and colorful. I just AM those things and so much more. We all are. Do I want to entertain, amuse and inspire people? Of course! Do I want people to adore me and think I'm beautiful? Absolutely! The inspiration for this is the human need for approval that we all have inside. Everyone cares what people think on some level. (No matter what they say.) My inspiration for being a sensation is the love I get in return for enriching peoples' lives through my art.

Question: "If you could direct a photo shoot and the person you chose had to do anything you wanted, who would it be and all tha jazz?"
Submitted by: Holy Shit, I lost the name of the questioner. Eeek! Sorry!
Answer: Am I the model in the shoot? (I'm going to assume I am. ) I would want to photographed by the late Herb Ritts. His black and white photos of Madonna for the True Blue album sleeve have always been some of the most beautiful photos ever taken in my opinion. Here...I'll post one.

Question: "If you had the chance to go back and try it again, what profession would you like to do?"
Submitted by Sam Martinez
Answer: Fluffer.

Question: "What horror actress (alive or dead) would you want to work with the most?"
Submitted by Anthony MazzaraAnswer: Definitely Jamie Lee Curtis because she's the original Scream Queen!

Question: "What got you into film, or what keeps you in film?"
Submitted by David Norman
Answer: Honestly, at first...pure, dumb luck. Now, I like to think I have some talent and also, I'm fun to work with!

FINAL QUESTION: "Will you do my CD art?"
Submitted by Julin Jean
Answer: Yes. Call me, hawt stuff

Thank You to everyone who participated! I hope you enjoyed this!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fuck Affliction .

Guys should not wear bedazzled shirts, unless they're gay. Then bedazzle away to your heart's content.
What I'm saying is...I wear the sparkles and the glitter in this relationship....not you!

This particular set is titled FUCK AFFLICTION and was taken by Trenchcoat Joe.

I fucking love working with him because it's always fun and unpredictable, we love a good challenge and for some reason he has the ability to talk me into doing things for the camera that I don't normally do.

Our self-imposed challenge this time was to take dirty, gritty, naughty photos using only ONE small, handheld light. We got creative and I hope you love the results as much as I do!

Trench makes me feel sexy and amazing and after the shoot we may have ended up in the bathtub....but those photos are another story... Enjoy!

*NOTE* Each of these photos are available for SALE as autographed prints!

*click on a photo to see it all big and stuff!*