QUEEN B: INSIDE THE DARKLY GLAMOROUS WORLD OF LILITH STABS

Little Five Points. There could be no better place in the world to conduct an interview with Lilith Stabs. Located just three miles east of Atlanta, GA’s sprawling, metropolitan downtown at the edge of the tree lined, upper-class gated neighborhoods along Briarcliff Road, the community of Little Five Points is a Bohemian anomaly in the heart of the urbanized “new” south. A focal point for assorted weirdos of every stripe and denomination, the Little Five is a loose conglomeration of head shops, nightclubs, restaurants, tattoo parlors and natural food emporiums that is, in itself, a veritable culture of subcultures – a center of and for art, music, theatre and the entire spectrum of, in the parlance of the politically correct, “alternative lifestyles” that, unlike many other alleged “colorful” communities, is largely devoid of insincerity and pretense. In the words of one of the many websites dedicated to L5P, “It’s not a neighborhood that lends itself to easy classification.”

The same could be said of B horror actress/model/musician and semi-retired dominatrix Lilith Stabs; she defies classification transcending the genre in which she has chosen to work as well as shattering the stereotypical “scream queen” image. Don’t be misled by the sinister name, the fetish wardrobe or the Bette Davis meets Bettie Page attitude. Lilith Stabs is no mere B-movie pose in the mode of Elvira or a contrived Marilyn Manson style “statement”. Lilith is a flesh-and-blood embodiment of one woman’s determined self-actualization in a hard and often unforgiving business. Don’t call this darkly glamorous lady “goth” or try to pigeonhole her with her numerous and frankly, less talented jiggle-show contemporaries in the straight-to-video B horror realm. She is a one-woman dark entertainment juggernaut set to conquer every facet of the business from film to comics to music as a performer, writer, producer/director and photographer. Although such diversity in her art could be interpreted as a lack of focus, she delivers on all these fronts with skill and an unparalleled enthusiasm. She does it all . . . well. It’s all part of a plan that is more than just a well-calculated career path; it’s the realization and precise execution of a vision that is not merely a persona, but a total and uncompromising identity. With a full slate of upcoming and soon-to-be-completed projects ahead of her both on screen and behind the camera for her own company Vampybunny Productions, the Atlanta native was kind enough to take some time out of her incredibly busy schedule to discuss her career, B movies, and the state and possible fate of the indie horror scene.

Get the interview in part two of QUEEN B: INSIDE THE DARKLY GLAMOROUS WORLD OF LILITH STABS>>>




Posted on May 25, 2004 in Interviews by
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