Free EP ’50 Shades of Gay’ by Junksista to celebrate the international day against homophobia and transphobia – interview
Last but not least, famous Photographer-Director behind the video clip for the song, River Wilde accepted replying to a few questions.
SL: Does the 17th of may (international day against homophobia and transphobia) mean something special to you at all? How important are such “international” awareness days for you?
RW. Awareness is the first step toward acceptance. We still have a long way to go before people recognize that sexuality is not a choice.
SL: Can we consider you as an engaged artist?
RW. Very much yes! I treat my creative lifestyle as a career choice and take it upon myself to show the world beauty every day.
SL: With your experience on the art scene. How much have mentalities changed / evolved around homosexuality since your early years and today?
RW. I started in front of the camera doing porn at 18. The industry shocked me with selective acceptance of body types and sexuality. I was told I would lose value to the producers the minute I turned 19 which didn’t sit well with me. At first I just left the industry and felt fed up with humanity. At the age of 24 however I started doing photography/videography and took it upon myself to show people the beauty I saw in them. The timing was right and I hooked up with local (to Colorado) venues who were pushing for opinions to move toward acceptance. Nothing satisfies my creative lust like showing someone they are perfect just the way they are.
SL: What was your first impression you had on Junksista’s song “50 shades of gay” when you first played it?
RW. I started dancing in my kitchen and hit replay again and again…
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