I try to keep my day job as separate from my fourfour job as possible, which is hard considering the disproportionate about of time I spend thinking about I Love Money and all sorts of televised cleavage. Still, what happened last week was too exciting for me not to share here. And you already know what it is because you read the headline above.
The interview was much longer than this, and more of it is going to be rolled out in segments this week. I'll update this post with links, since the part above is the most VH1-centric part of our chat (it's set-up for her reality show, see), and not my favorite one (the best is the one that I think is going up Thursday, in which she tells me a story about how Sharon Stone was a total cunt when she met her during the height of Basic Instinct insanity). But since this is the first, and since I'm so excited, I thought it prudent to post ASAP.
I'm posting this not just because I'm proud of it and I don't expect people to follow what goes on in VH1 territory, but to convey how meaningful it was for me to talk with Margaret. I was 15 when her HBO comedy special first aired (the one in which she wore the black catsuit) and its effect on me went beyond fleeting laughter. As I told her when the interview was over: "Before I knew (like really knew) I was gay, I knew I loved Margaret Cho, and I don't think that's a coincidence." The road to self-acceptance seemed unending for so many of my formative years, and it was truly a thrill to meet someone who helped me on my way.
Update: The funniest of the videos, in which Margaret talks about her meeting with Sharon Stone has been posted:
And the final segment is here.