We managed to pull the founder of the Suicide Girls ‘Missy’ away from her busy schedule to talk all things tattoos, models, blackheart burlesque & Suicide Girls.
If you like a girl with crazy tattoo’s, wild hair along with the brain and beauty to match then the Suicide Girls website should be your website of choice.
We’ve already spoken to one of our favourite Suicide Girls Rebecca Crow aka Kattherine Suicide from the UK and have also interviewed the USA based Suicide Girl and Blackheart burlesque performer Liryc.
And if you can also check out our previous article ‘30 sexiest Suicide Girls of all time‘ to whet your appetite.
But right now its all about the founder Missy Suicide and here’s what she had to say.
How did you come up with the name Suicide Girls?
It represents girls who choose to commit “social suicide” by choosing not to fit in. It comes from a Chuck Palahnuik book Survivor, in it he describes the girls who hung out at Pioneer Square in Portland. It felt right.
Who was the first ever suicide girl? (apart from yourself)
Rose, she was my neighbour 🙂
Name us 5 suicide girls we NEED TO BE FOLLOWING right now
JessicaLou, Riae, PeggySue, Vorpal, Katherine, Mel, Rambo, Phecda, Coralinne, JaneSinner, there are sooooo many You must get a membership and follow them all 🙂
Transforming alternative models into mainstream media models is not an easy task. Why did you choose start this mammoth project?
I was frustrated with homogeny and misogyny I found in mainstream media and really all around me. I thought that the women that I knew were some of the most beautiful in the world and deserved to be celebrated. I wanted them to feel comfortable in their bodies. So I said fuck it I am going to build them a site for them. A place where they can be themselves and people who appreciate them can come together and share ideas and be respected. I didn’t know if anyone outside of Portland OR would get it but it turns out a lot of people share my idea that confidence is the sexiest attribute a person can have.
Can you see all your hard work paying off, in recent years?
I do think that there are a more diverse group of women that are considered beautiful. We have Kim Kardashian and her bum now to add to the unattainable body types that women are supposed to obsesses over. 😉
But in all seriousness I think we have had a huge impact, tattoos, coloured hair, piercings are all thought to be beautiful now. Women are able to express themselves.
Do you think there needs to me more work in terms of bringing alternative looking girls into the limelight?
Of course, that is what the next 15 years are for 🙂
Looking back at your younger self, what advice would you give Missy when she decided to launch the Suicide Girls?
Be more confident in your ideas. I wish that I had trusted my gut more.
Describe ‘sexy’ in your own words
Confidence. Smart. Math.
What advise would you give to WannaBe suicide girls?
Be yourself, smile in your first set, have fun.
Give us 5 reasons we need to see Blackheart burlesque
Sexy, fun night, good music, great energy, meeting your friends and local SG’s from the site, can I say boobs?
Of course you can say boobs, it wouldn’t be a blackheart burlesque show with em.
Be a part of the movement and visit www.suicidegirls.com now