Born and raised in Los Angeles, Alexi Wasser is a writer and actress, best known as the voice of the blog IMBOYCRAZY, which chronicles her thoughts on love, sex and life, and features video interviews with other young creative people. Wasser is also the host of ‘Boycrazy Radio’, a live weekly love advice hotline. You can see her in “Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever”, “Choose”, “Factory Girl”, and “Growth”, among others.
Alexi Celine Wasser
WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT STATE OF MIND?
Inspired, hopeful, happy, excited about life, terrified of the future, mad at my boyfriend, hoping my dreams come true, partial earache, mild uti, stressed about my dire need for a mani/pedi, not mad at my mom, cozy, loving music that is good/dark/moody, happy with my body, annoyed with my kitty.
A German artist and fine-art and fashion photographer, Jeurgen Teller is best known for his raw, overexposed style of photography, in which he refuses to separate commecial fashion pictures from his own mostly autobiographical work, regularly including himself in photographs.
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Leslie Knauer moved to L.A. in the late ‘60’s and formed the band Promises with her siblings Jed and Benny. Though not commercially successful in the U.S., Promises’ single “Baby It’s You” became a hit single in Europe, especially Germany, Australia and South Africa. Later, Knauer joined the group Precious Metal.
A Los Angeles based photographer, Julian Wasser captured a bygone era of Hollywood and celebrity in the many iconic images of his vast collection. His work has appeared in and been used as covers of Time, Newsweek, and People Magazine, as well as appeared in Vanity Fair, Playboy, Elle, Vogue, and GQ.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST?
Modest Mouse, Salem, Juergen Teller, Oprah, Wendy Williams, Andy Cohen, Joan Rivers, Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, Kristin Wiig, Parker Posey, Cher, my mom (singer Leslie Knauer), my dad (photographer Julian Wasser), Sarah Silverman, David Lowery…
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR / FLOWER?
Rose blush (like the inside of ur mouth or a woman’s private.) Lilacs.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVERRATED VIRTUE?
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
That I will be my own worst enemy and not accomplish things I want to accomplish.
WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
Too many to list. But I think its important not to put people on pedestals cuz it makes u feel inferior. Learn from and appreciate people and then push yourself and be proud of and grounded in who you are. Self respect is so important. And that doesn’t mean having a swelled head and a big ego. That’s gross. I just mean, be kind and grounded.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO?
Hmmm: Larry David in Curb. But I think he plays himself, right?
WHO ARE YOUR REAL-LIFE HEROES?
Cher, Tina Turner, my mom, Oprah, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman, Conan, Howard Stern, and anyone else brave/talented/cool/inspiring/ and thought provoking.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?
My vagina. Whoops, I mean my brain.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS?
No financial stress or worries, a fulfilling career, being respected by the people I respect, laying on a beautiful tropical island with a drink with an umbrella in it with a great boyfriend or husband who I laugh and have great sex with who is also my best friend, good health, a handful of good friends that are easy to be with who make me feel calm/happy/understood, a big happy supportive family, and a desire/thirst for life.
WHAT IS YOUR CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC?
I’m a great communicator.
WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NAMES?
Milo, Oliver, Chloe, Zoe, Theo, Roman.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I would be less sensitive and stop with my brain/mood spiral. & need to control stuff.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?
Los Angeles, Malibu, and New York. But more so, I’d like to do a lot of traveling and then come back home.
WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A MAN?
Their penis. But seriously, their ability to not get emotional.
WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A WOMAN?
Boobs, the ability to feel deeply and reflect on everything, capability of having a baby, how they care about the details, their love of recaps/Bravo/Sex & The City, and in general: the powerhouse ability to multitask! They can look gorgeous, wear heels, lipstick, mascara, and matching undies, have their period, be a mom, speak 5 languages, give a blow job, and run a business! Fuck you dudes! But maybe this only apples to George Clooney’s fiancé. You get my point though.
IF YOU WERE RE-INCARNATED AS A PERSON OR ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I would love to be Cher, Wendy Williams, or Oprah. Or a cat that’s treated really well, who lives somewhere spacious…
WHO HAS BEEN THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOU?
David Lowery, all TV (BH, 90210, Sex & The City, Friends, who knows what else), every boyfriend i’ve ever had, my dad dad dad dad, movies (Breakfast Club, Swingers, Broken English, Dazed & Confused, Pump Up The Volume, Lost In Translation, etc), my mom, public school, writers, books (Judy Blume, Roald Dahl, R.L. Stine, Sweet Valley High, Emma Forrest), Loveline.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOTTO?
Shit, was I supposed to have a motto this whole time?! Oh no! No wonder I feel lost! Wait, I’ve got some:
1. See a therapist.
2. We’re all gonna die; It’s just a matter of when and how, so be brave!
3. Treat yourself like your own child.
4. Ask questions.
5. Don’t be afraid to say no.
6. Don’t be a people pleaser.
7. Trust your intuition
Inspired by a questionnaire given to Marcel Proust by his friend Antoinette, Natascha Snellman began “The Confession Album” in December 2012 to feature creative individuals. This series of questions reveals personality by asking about the tastes and aspirations of the taker. Natascha originally photographed friends and acquaintances with an iPhone after they took the Proust questionnaire, and was later joined by photographer and editor Lance Dawes.