8. On her bush preferences:
I’ll tell ya, I don’t get it. I don’t know how people do this waxing thing. Now I just have all these bumpy ingrown hairs.
I curate my T.V.-watching quite carefully.
6. On kids today:
I think that every young person is a little mentally ill, you know? If we’re not totally shutting down, we’re all a little bit mentally ill in our twenties and maybe into our early thirties.
But the nastier the better, as far as I’m concerned. I mean, if something is smart and about real people and real stuff that people feel and think, then I like it. And if that includes a lot about sex and shit and whatever else, then that’s all the more real to me … I feel like this country is so crazy and contradictory and puritanical and conservative; the fact that people focus on the language and other superficial stuff of Louie is just depressing. Everybody needs to just relax and take a deep breath, and realize that what Louie’s doing is actually far less offensive than what all the well-accepted Hollywood bigwigs are doing. I go to see a movie, and it’s anti-woman, it’s violent, it’s stupid, it’s talking down to everybody, it has no expectation of its audience. That’s offensive to me.
4. On the parallel planet she inhabits, and what it’s like there:
It’s like I’m living on a slightly parallel planet. The amount of stuff that I want to do in a day is a tiny fraction of what most people are doing in a day. I just don’t want to take in and absorb and process as much as everybody else. I like to sort of slow things down a little bit.
I’m not a method actor at all, but I like taking mushrooms and I’m comfortable with it.
2. On boundaries:
Having no boundaries is something about myself that I really, really appreciate, and the older I get and the more I get to know myself, the more I appreciate it. I think it’s a really unique quality, and I’m sort of saying this directly to you now—I think that most, or maybe at least a lot, of people in this world are living in this world with layers of filters and fears and boundaries that they don’t even know are there. And I think that whatever risks and dangers may be the product of having very few boundaries are really offset by the openness that’s created.
I don’t usually think in these terms, really. I remember before that interview I’d just gotten a tarot card reading, and someone said that particular phrase to me, “no sense of boundaries,” and something about it, even—I don’t know.
Placenta, placenta, placenta. Just eat that shit up, and it does a girl good! You don’t taste [it].
I made smoothies out of it for three weeks. I had a home birth, so my midwife and my doula took it and cut it up into 20 pieces and froze it, and every day, I put it in a blender with strawberries and blueberries and guava juice and a banana, and I drank that shit up.