Interviews with Supervert
Supervert and Necro Enema Amalgamated (of which Supervert was a founding partner) on sex, books, art...
Interview with Amy Balot... "I'm not in the advice business. However, people have been sending increasing amounts of books / videos / manuscripts / poems / photographs / artworks / long raving emails describing plans for certain masterpieces. Mostly this is a pleasure, but I would like to take the opportunity to offer one piece of advice to young artists and writers.,,"
Interview with Stella Maris re Perversity Think Tank... "I do expect, however, that a greater sophistication about uniquely female perversions will emerge in the near future. It has only been in the last few decades that researchers have openly explored female sexuality. As that is better understood, researchers will move on to the more rarefied forms of sexuality that constitute perversions. Perhaps they will learn that perversion plays a very different role in the sexuality of a woman than in that of a man, or perhaps they will identify perversions so female that men can't even take part in them. It might even be necessary to invent a new word, abandon 'pervert' to male sexuality and find a novel term describing the degeneracy proper to women. Feminists made 'history' into 'herstory' -- what will they make of 'perversion?'."
Interview with Jessica Brown, who also reviewed Necrophilia Variations... "A few nights ago I had a dream in which a friend confessed to some eccentricities in her sexuality. She was seeking some sort of approval, which I gave her. I then informed her about a sexual pathology called 'anusitis diametes' -- a made-up condition, fabricated in the workshop of sleep. When I woke up, I marveled that my brain had invented this scientific-sounding term without my having the slightest idea what it meant." (This interview was also excerpted on the Huffington Post.)
Interview to promote the Lithuanian translation of Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish... "A few days after I received Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish from the printer, the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 occurred. I stood among boxes of books watching the towers of the World Trade Center spew black smoke. It was impossible not to ask myself that very question. Why perversion? How could I justify my researches in depravity when the world was falling apart around me?"
Interview to promote the Lithuanian translation of Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish... "I can't help but think that there is something wrong with anyone who consciously chooses to 'set aside sexuality.' In the past, perverts have been considered sick, ill, pathological. But if it is deviant to indulge in a kink or fetish, isn't it even more deviant to abstain from sex altogether? Nowadays anorexia is an illness. People who don't eat are considered sick. Why shouldn't celibacy be a sickness too?"
Interview on Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish... "Inevitably an author leaks into his work like blood into a carpet. Some authors slit their wrists and splash the blood around and make a show of themselves. Others are more worried about the carpet itself and only bleed on it by accident, like someone who doesn't realize he has a cut. I like to think that I'm the latter sort, and therefore ETSF is no memoir of personal depravity. I do not have a fetish for Martians or Grays or Little Green Men."
Interview on Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish... "I very much believe that writing — if you do it with enough passion and intensity — is itself a kind of experience. Granted, if you write about a serial killer, it's a different kind of experience than cruising around in a red pickup truck, picking up crack whores, and strangling them with your jumper cables. But still, in order to write about such a serial killer, you have to get into his head — think his thoughts, see his sights, feel his feelings. You end up knowing his subjective experiences without having performed his objective actions. And in that sense, you really have lived through what he's lived through..."
Interview with Necro Enema Amalgamated... "The pair, [Supervert] is fond of saying, 'want to do for the information age what the Marquis de Sade did for the ideals of the Englightenment -- parody them by pushing them to extremes.' They want to make an interactive snuff film, for example."