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.