NOBODY’S DARLING: ARBAN ORNELAS (part 3)

What is the screenplay about?
The screenplay is about a Burlesque Queen Murderess, it will be a musical ala Rocky Horror Picture Show!

What kind of fetish videos are you doing?
I am doing light bondage, smoking, boot worship, and ballet shoe fetish…to name a few!

You also have your own comic book? What’s that like?
My Comic book “Mahdvika” is 7 years in the making! I’m teamed up with 3 phenomenal artist/writers: Memo Diaz, Isræl Jovanovich and Charles Schneider. Heavy Metal magazine is interested. It is the story of a sexy, timeless Goddess, Mahdvika, and her travels and exploits throughout time!

I understand you made quite a stir at the 2000 San Diego Comic Convention dressed as Vampirella? Was that fun?
Being Vampirella at the 2000 San Diego Con was like being Snow White at Disneyland! It was fantastic to represent such a classic icon, a dark and mysterious raven haired Goddess–both seductive and kitsch, like me!

Are you a big horror fan? What films do you like?
I am a rabid David Lynch fan. His psychologically twisted style is more permeating and frightening than most films in the horror genre. I do like “Carrie”…revenge fantasies are fun, and the occult genre.

What do you enjoy about photography?
The exciting part of photo shoots is the art direction, production design and costumes. Sometimes the planning is more fun than the execution. I like fantasy imagery and classic pin-up. My favorite photographers are the duo, Pierre and Giles.

What have you learned from working in showbiz?
I’ve learned to drink your milk and get to bed early! Have legal help when looking over contracts and be up-front and direct about everything! This is not the business to be “wishy-washy”.

What would people be surprised to know about you?
That I am a BIG NERD and love nothing more than to be on the Internet, read books and order take out and have movie marathons!

You’re also a singer. What can you tell us about your band Darling Hate?
Darling Hate is being picked up by Steven Severin, of Siouxie and the Banshees for his online independent record label, RE: : I have no interest in whoring it up for the big labels. Music as a business disgusts me, and I have no interest in being sold as mass-produced sausage.

What are your goals?
To be a pop-cultural CULT ICON! To make movies with the independent spirit of John Waters and be the female Russ Meyer!

What is your favorite Russ Meyer Flick and why?
Do you really need a reason to love a Russ Meyer film? “Faster Pussy Cat Kill, Kill” and “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” are my two favorites. Tura Satana and Haji rock. I love the subject matter, bad ass go-go dancin’ girl gang members tearin it up! “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” is just a joyous celebration of womanhood/eye-candy explosion!

What’s your message for America’s youth?
Fight the Power! Follow your Bliss! Be kind to strippers and READ CAMILLE PAGLIA!!!

Get an even closer look at Arban’s official site and her very own fan site.

All photographs © 2002 Arban Ornelas, All rights reserved.

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Posted on May 11, 2004 in Interviews by
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