Tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? What was that like?Born and raised in the beautiful shithole of New Jersey. Paint factories blowing up down the street, sludge dumping into the river, playing in fenced-off radioactive woods where they manufactured A-bomb parts, lighting fires!
What appeals to you about Chicago?I came here for school. It's cheap here in Chicago and it's a somewhat (relatively) big culture hub, although I rarely leave the apartment these days. I wouldn't mind leaving Chicago. Sometimes I hate the fucking people here.
Tell us about your artwork. How would you describe it?People wallowing in their own filth, grotesque sexual rituals, pathetic attempts at salvation painted in many, many layers and detail with acrylics. Dirty little girls, lots of ramshackle piles and viscous ooze. I do it because I am compulsive and find that I have to pile these paintings to the ceiling before I die instead of going out and having a good time.
How about your music?Unfortunately not too many people give a shit about the music end of what I do. The band Lovely Little Girls is an extension of my paintings, where we are trying to create a grotesque and queasy emotional impact but still have it be very accessible . . . fun, but extremely foreboding. I do it because I fancy myself a performer and this is the type of music I like. Also, the music and painting ultimately play off and influence each other.
Tell us about your blog and radio show.A few years ago I started an MP3 blog called Cake & Polka Parade. This was at the time of the big blog explosion, and I felt there really weren't any MP3 blogs that I cared about . . . they were all geared towards god-awful bland indie rock.
Who are some of your creative influences/heroes that might surprise your fans?Howard Stern. I grew up listening to him every day and it gave me my love of talk radio and radio in general. A lot of artsy people write him off, but there's an organic flow to the show that other mainstream talk radio lacks.
What is the origin of the name Fatty Jubbo?I was living in an apartment and an ornery fat woman and her ham-hock husband moved in upstairs. She was always bitching and compulsively cleaning the stairwell. She would then spray a shitload of cheap, sickly sweet air freshener into the hallway that would leak through our door.
What was the first movie nude scene you ever saw? Is there a funny story attached to that?I can't really remember. It's not a nude example, but the first movie woman I was really taken with was Sarah Douglas, the evil villain lady in Superman II. She was really ballsy, and that outfit was really sexy. They must have modeled her after Cosy from Throbbing Gristle or something.
What is your favorite movie nude scene?Well I just saw a decent Cuban film, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings. There's a great scene where a carnival comes to town and all the townspeople are in a tent to see the "Spider Woman" . . . which is basically some woman with her head in a board painted with spider legs. They roll a TV in front of her and show some really lame music video with interpretive dancing and a song that just repeats "Spider Woman!" Meanwhile, the main guy of the carnival comes in from the back and fucks the woman from behind. Everyone is oblivious as they watch the goofy video.
What are your three favorite sexy movies of all time?The Piano Teacher, A Real Young Girl (Picture: 1), and Andy Warhol's BAD.
Who do you think are the three sexiest movie actresses/celebrities not of this era?Susan Tyrrell as Queen Doris in Forbidden Zone (Picture: 1), Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame, Shelley Duvall (Picture: 1) in all the Altman films. Oh . . . and Lalla Ward as Romana II in Doctor Who . . . and some unknown silent film star named Alice White. Too many to mention, really.
Who are the sexiest movie actresses/celebrities today?Annabella Sciorra (Picture: 1), Kate Winslet (Picture: 1), Gina Bellman (Picture: 1), and Mila Kunis.
What was the sexiest time period in film? In art? In music? Why?Oh, the 1970s, definitely . . . for movies and music at least.
What directors do you think have made particularly erotic films?Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman.
What actress/celebrity/famous singer would you like to collaborate with creatively?Singers? Definitely Diamanda Galas, Catherine Ringer, and Dagmar Krause, although I am just a measly little shit among them. All are amazingly beautiful, strong, creative women with stunning vocal abilities.
What actress would you most like to paint a portrait of? What do you think the final product would look like?Bette Davis from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Most of my paintings look like that anyway.
What kind of movies are no longer being made that you'd like to see revived? (And don't cheat and say "good ones"!)All the gems from the '70s where the studios threw money at talented filmmakers. More open-ended sci-fi like 2001 and Solaris (not the George Clooney butchering).
Given an unlimited budget and a guarantee of success, what would the ultimate Gregory Jacobsen film be like?It would end up being some opulent Busby Berkeley sort of musical colliding with Vienna Aktionism.
365 days project
Return of the Jedi
The Piano Teacher
A Real Young Girl
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