The Man Behind the Mask
For our 3rd annual Naked Girls ROCK edition, the girls and I decided to ‘dress’ as KISS. That really means being naked with KISS make up on and some great boots. Here’s a picture of me (Gina Simmons) and Greta Layne (Paula Stanley):
This was one of the craziest photo shoots I have ever done. I didn’t realize how awesome it would be to have that make up on and be naked. Quite a thrill. Really, if could be Gene Simmons every day, I probably would. There’s a lot of power in that make up. I could have a delightful disposition, but with that make up on, I look intimidating. People suddenly backed away from me…got a little scared. It was great!!! I gained a great appreciation for the man behind the mask, Mr. Gene Simmons. Say what you want about the man, but this make up was the best idea he’s ever had. I also gained an appreciation for his tongue! Playing the part, I was sticking my tongue out as much as possible and I was sore the next day! I expose lots of things, but not usually my tongue.
I never really understood the appeal of the mask. I’ve worn them before, but they didn’t have a thrill for me. I like being myself and I don’t have an interest in being someone else, unless that someone else is Gene Simmons! I wanna rock ‘n’ roll all night, and read books all day!
Stay tuned for the NAKED KISS tribute band!