Having a degree in theatre, I’ve always watched “Inside the Actor’s Studio” with great interest. I find it intriguing to hear actor’s discuss their motivations behind characters and their experiences during various projects. I also find James Lipton to be kind of a hoot, and when it came out he once worked as pimp in France in his earlier days, my admiration for him only grew.
At the end of each episode, he asks his guest a series of ten questions, originally developed by Bernard Pivot for his French television show, Bouillon de Culture, and adapted by Lipton. It has become known as the Pivot Questionnaire, and the answers are as revealing about one’s personality as fun to give.
The Pivot Questionnaire came to my mind earlier in the week when I was looking for a quote I originally posted in my old LiveJournal (yes, it’s still online, oy) and I realized I provided my own answers sometime back in 2003ish. Reading them, it quickly became evident that I wasn’t familiar with the person who wrote them. I wanted to see how my answers would change almost nine years later, with a little more of life under my brasserie. And what better place to answer them than here, as well as see how some of my closest colleagues, friends and characters have to say.
Charles Winters and Demanda are once again on my little panel. And weighing in this week we have three very special guests. The first is ever controversial Conservative spokesperson for the Lord, Shealita BaBay (and she really will, folks!). Secondly, we have GaySocialites.com columnist, fashionista, nightlife personality and all-around fantastical lady, Kenyatta Khan. Lastly–a treat–writer, actress, photographer, model, media whore, creator of The Gerry Party and definite personality, Gerry Visco.
With that ladies and gentleman, we begin…