Here’s a woman who needs no introduction: the incomparable Margaret Cho, who recently sat down with Queerty correspondent Matt Bell to discuss, among other things, Barack Obama, marrying gays, Trans Rights her new show and getting a shot in the vagina…
Matt Bell: How do you feel about returning to television? Your first series, American Girl, didn’t end so well – there was the eating disorder, stereotype scandals and the such.
Margaret Cho: Itâ€™s great! Iâ€™m a producer now and I donâ€™t have to worry about that shit. I remember when I was doing my first screen test, I wore a little midriff shirt and one of the producers freaked out afterwards screaming, “Never, ever bear your stomach in public again!â€™ So now Iâ€™m naked in every episode. You see ass and everything. Iâ€™m always spread eagle. Itâ€™s important for women to have another women to look to who arenâ€™t all liposuctioned and pilated out. I’m never on on a diet. I donâ€™t exercise that much. Iâ€™m just totally normal. People donâ€™t have a realistic vision about what women look like, so Iâ€™m just doing my duty.
MB: I heard about some kind of G-spot collagen shot in your new show…
MC: I have a weird inferiority complex about how I cum. Hahaha.
MB: Excuse me?
MC: I canâ€™t cum from intercourse! I get really freaked out, I think if I was cool, Iâ€™d be able to come from sex and that is what the G-shot doesâ€”it empowers women to have orgasms from intercourse. But it didnâ€™t work for me, so I just ended up being really in pain the whole time.
MB: Margaret, what does it do to your G-spot, exactly?
MC: It physically elevates it so itâ€™s easier to hit.
MB: How on earth did you hear about this, Miss Cho?
MC: Itâ€™s a plastic surgery thing. Itâ€™s like totally a real thing. Itâ€™s very expensive to have done – thank god the show paid for it!
MB: What other fun stuff did you get from the TV Show?
MC: Not much – well, I also got anal bleaching on one episode.
MB: No! Tell the gays about the anal bleaching!
MC: Well, first of all it doesnâ€™t bleach all at once; you have to bleach it a little bit every day. Itâ€™s a lot like strips for your teeth, but theyâ€™re like asshole strips. It tingles a little, but itâ€™s so easy – you take it home and do it yourself.
MB: Canâ€™t that go wildly wrong?
MC: Itâ€™s such a mild solution because itâ€™s got to go right on your hole. You do it before you go to bed. Brush your teeth, put the cream on your hole and call it a day!
MB: Well, anal bleaching and G-shots aside, youâ€™re also showing up on some other TV shows lately, too.
MC: I have a small part on Sordid Lives on Logo. Iâ€™m a therapist. Itâ€™s a great show and I love it. I love Logo. Itâ€™s going to be great for them – high budget, great stars, great acting.
MB: You also showed up on Kathy Griffin’s show.
MC: I love that show and I love Kathy. I had a good time on that show.
MB: Are you and Kathy friends?
MC: Oh, yeah! I love her! We used to hang out all the time when we were both younger and starting out, so sheâ€™s my really old and great friend.
MB: You both have your gaysâ€”what is the difference between a Kathy Griffin Gay and a Margaret Cho Gay?
MC: Her gays are high end, like her gays are super famous, like Lance Bass, and mine are all bears. Iâ€™m a Goldilocks. Iâ€™m all about the bears.