ARTICLE NATASHA STAGG
PHOTOGRAPHY SOCRATES MITSIOS
STYLIST ACTUALLY HUIZENGA
NOT EVERYTHING STAYS IN VEGAS! GREETINGS FROM SIN CITY, WHERE THE L.A.-BASED CULT SUPERSTAR ACTUALLY HUIZENGA TOOK TIME OFF FROM A BUSY LIFE OF PRODUCING EVERYTHING FROM ART FILMS TO POP SONGS TO SHOOT THIS COLLECTION OF POSTCARDS WITH SOCRATES MITSIOS EXCLUSIVELY FOR VMAGAZINE.COM
Since Actually Huizenga was shot by Hedi Slimane for our 82nd issue, she's been keeping very busy. Her new project, Viking Angel (an album and short film series) has one of the greatest Kickstarters we've ever seen, and deserves some of your attention, please. The "Secret Guests and Special Characters" list, if this project makes its goal, will be more impressive than we can say at this point, but just know: big names are involved. Listen to the first single off Viking Angel, "Male Fantasy," above, watch the trailer in the Kickstarter, and read the exclusive Q&A below, in which we ask Actually about her areas of expertise: fame, art, and sex.
Are you a pop star first, artist second, or vice versa?
Actually Huizenga Seems like the pop star is the host and the artist is the parasite. My "artistic" side has become the dirty part—Mr. Hyde, walking over children in the streets—the side that is feared and suppressed, and therefore ugly, brutal and dangerous.
Is there a line you draw between pornography and art? Where is that line?
AH Youtube says I have to cover nipples and Facebook keeps kicking me offline for weeks. I'm on my third strike already. So, I just went ahead and looked it up: The Wikipedia definition of "pornography" says, "Printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity." The word "explicit" is "stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt." So, I would suppose that the line is in the details of genitalia.
How famous do you want to be?
AH Famous enough to do what I really want. It's a surprise!
Is there anything you wouldn't do?
AH I wouldn't have anything to do with a real snuff film.
Who is the most famous person you've ever met?
AH Jane Goodall.