Sunday, April 10, 2011

Queer Artist Centerfold: Martin Matamoros

Name: Martin Matamoros

Stage Name: Martin Von Sexxxy

Contact info: To hear my latest recording go to

Birthplace: The Bronx.

Zodiac sign: Cancer (but everybody thinks I'm a Leo).

Your medium/genre: Music, acting, painting, drawing, and fabulosity.

Describe what you do: I am the lead singer of Sounds of ASTEROTH which is an art-rock-pop band. I also write, direct, and act in original plays. Lastly, I paint and draw, and oh yeah... I'm a great kisser.

Turn on’s: A really big... BRAIN!

Turn off’s: A really tiny... intellect.

Describe your perfect date: A perfect date knows how to give good conversation. He loves old movies and doesn't smoke or drink. He is witty without trying and above all... he thinks I'm the hottest thing since fire.

Pet peeves: Cologne abuse

Fave sex idol: Marilyn Monroe of course.

1st crush: He-Man

Fave music: Sounds of ASTEROTH

Top movies that inspire you: Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Barbarella, and BelAmi

Fave quote: "Never hold in a fart" Martin Von Sexxxy

One of your obsessions: I'm obsessed with the dog I am currently dog-sitting. I literally think about her all day. SHE LOOKS LIKE AN EWOK!

Influences/mentors/heroes: My influences are EVERYTHING. My heroes are Celia Cruz, Marry Poppins, Joe Medina. I am my own mentor/parent.

Fave queer Artist(s): Mickey Mouse and Me.

Fave queer from history: Tallulah

Most Pivotal Performance/event/etc: Lip-synching to I Want Your Sex in Jr. High.

Fave performance experience: All of them and none of them. My emotions about performing are all over the place: terror, exhilaration, happiness, dissatisfaction, pride etc...

Most frightening performance experience: I experience a feeling of terror before most of my performances so once again my answer is all of them.

What do you (does your art) stand for: It's only really meant as a creative interpretation of my experiences. I can't pretend to be more than I am. Everything is a form of biography. I can only hope that my biography is as interesting to someone else as it is to me lol.

Fave prop or costume: My space-bubble

Thoughts on the LA queer art scene: Like any other scene it is boring, elitist, and takes itself way too seriously. Oops, I meant to say I think it's awesome.

What is your Vision for the Queer Future: My hope is that we stop trying to turn into boring straight people. We are the last of the eccentrics and hopefully it'll stay that way.

What do you see as the future for queer art: Is there any other kind of art?

What are your upcoming plans: My plan is to record a new album and shoot a Sounds of ASTEROTH movie, but I try not make to many plans. I can croak at any minute.

Sample of Work: soundsofasteroth.bandcamp this is a free download of my latest recording.

1 comment:

  1. Please don't croak - keep it coming, especially performances like I saw you do at Queer Mondays the other month. What a great opportunity to see our non-boring, non-elitist, awesome community at work.