Catching Up With Josie Cotton
By Dustin Fitzharris
Are you serious?
Yes! The fact being, we ended up getting married in Vegas. It�s really sad that I had to tell you all that.
Did you know you were getting married at the time?
I knew, but I didn�t know quite how and how much danger I was in. There�s a part of me that finds this interesting and that�s even sadder. What I�m doing now that I�ve never done in my life before is that I�m dating different people. I�m usually in a relationship, and right now I�m dating a few different people. What I�m doing now is creating a Frankenstein boyfriend. One guy has one thing I like and another has something else. So it�s about four of them, and there is a perfect guy in there.
Maybe you should try women.
I made the worst lesbian on the planet. I was horrible!
Was? Does that mean you tried it?
I did! I didn�t know if I was the man or the woman. I know how to manipulate a man. I don�t know how to do the other. It�s too complex.
Do you have any regrets about not having a bigger career?
Someone asked me, �What�s it like to be a one-hit wonder?� I said, �I don�t know what you mean by hit, and I wonder what you mean by wonder.� I really don�t know how it could be different. I can�t imagine it. I have to say it�s better than the alternative of having never been known at all. This is going to sound egotistical, but I don�t know what I�m capable of. I don�t know where my talents are going to take me. I feel humbled by everything I�ve been given. I�ve been given way too much, and I feel guilty because I feel like I haven�t done enough with it. I just hope to keep plugging away at something until I drop dead.
While we�re talking about regrets, Nicolas Cage asked you out while you were doing Valley Girl. You turned him down. Do you regret not going out with him?
No. I was a one-guy girl. I never cheated on my boyfriend, and I had a boyfriend, so I don�t regret that.
What is on your mind lately?
I�m mad about latex right now. Someone took me to a latex store, and I�m just loving what happens when I get into those dresses. It just feels so sensual and wonderful. Well, until the sweating begins and then you sound like a squeegee.
What are you most proud of?
The thing that really makes me happy is this insane video I did for the �Maneater� song. I wish I had done more videos. It amuses me terribly. The fact that I get to kill seven men in under three minutes is highly rewarding. What I am in the process of doing -- and this is something I haven�t told anybody -- I am trying to document visually the records that nobody heard just so I�m not totally forgotten. If you don�t have visual representation of your music, it�s just so easy to forget.
To learn more about Josie Cotton, visit her official website.