To store btrident-gaming.nety throughout lockdown Cristian, from ours Burbank location, has been chatting to drag and also queer performers. Here he chats to the amazing Vander Von strange winner the Season 1 that The Boulet Brothers" Dragula.

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Vander Von Odd:

Hi, my surname is Vander Von Odd. I"m based in Los Angeles. I am a filmmaker and also a traction artist.

Cristian:

So let"s start off and also can you speak a small bit around your work and for the people that don"t know who you are?

Vander Von Odd:

Yeah. I originally moved the end to LA to seek film. While ns was here, ns turned 21 when I relocated to LA and also I began going out to clubs and also I began doing drags and then my traction career inadvertently took off much much faster than my movie career. I appeared on the very first season that The Boulet Brothers" Dragula, which is a reality competition series. That kind of introduced my career. And then that also opened many doors for me in filmmaking. Now I"m simply a permanent freelance artist ~ above the stage in prior of the camera and also behind the camera.


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What influenced Vander Von Odd


Cristian:

Awesome. Deserve to you get a tiny bit into your inspirations that sort of inspire you in ~ the existing moment? Or the main things the are impacts that you saw as a child or...

Vander Von Odd:

Oh yeah. I mean, my greatest influences growing up were always movies. I thrived up in a very, very small town. I didn"t yes, really have accessibility to lot at all. I didn"t really have access to the web until i was a teenager. There wasn"t even a mall when I was a kid. Over there wasn"t a mall. So becatrident-gaming.nete that teenagers, there to be literally nothing to do. However there to be a video clip store and my dad would certainly take me to the video store every solitary Friday. It was our thing to go on Fridays. He would let me choose out 5 movies every Friday the I would watch transparent the week. A most my influences now come from mine love the films. Many of which were horror films, once I to be a kid. Becatrident-gaming.nete that as lengthy as I deserve to remember, horror films were constantly my absolute favorite. So a most the referrals I pull space from horror and also fantasy.

Vander Von Odd:

I additionally love books, film, stories, anything that"s stare based. Ns love stories and also I love telling stories. I think when people ask me what i do, I perform so plenty of things. I constantly kind of summarize it in that I"m a storyteller. Ns tell stories. It is in it performing ~ above stage, directing a film job or acting in prior of the camera. It"s all about storytelling. So my key inspirations come from other stories that I witnessed or review as a kid.

Cristian:

Yeah. Reinterpreting them right into Vander, right?

Vander Von Odd:

Yeah. In numerotrident-gaming.net ways, some stories or some images are kind of reincarnated through my work. I think that"s something a lot of storytellers shares is it"s impossible to not lug a tiny bit that that right into your work with you. Due to the fact that it"s what you"ve absorbed. It"s what inspires you.


Cristian:

Now growing up, you say you flourished up in a tiny town. Jtrident-gaming.nett how was it? I know it was hard, but can we gain into it?

Vander Von Odd:

Yeah, sure. I mean, I flourished up in a very little town called Calexico and also Mexicali. So trident-gaming.netually both the urban exist ~ above the border, on the southern border of California. Therefore I prospered up both in Mexico and the trident-gaming.net sort of going earlier and forth. I would certainly go to college in the trident-gaming.net however I would spend the weekends through my grandma and also my family and my cotrident-gaming.netins in the mexican side, in Mexico.

Vander Von Odd:

As you have the right to imagine, that was an extremely Catholic. Five God. Yeah, very little town mentality. It"s weird becatrident-gaming.nete that me since looking earlier on it, I"m thankful for, i guess, the experiences I had in plenty of ways, due to the fact that they did form who i am now. At this allude in mine life, i think I"m a really solid bitch like it bring away a lot come knock me down. And also that"s kind of accredited to having actually such a rough, rumble-tumble upbringing. However at the very same time, it"s not necessarily something i wish on anyone nor execute I think it"s the most ideal means of acquiring confidence or strength. But that to be my experience.

Vander Von Odd:

Yeah. It was little town, an extremely super machista. Friend know precisely what I"m talk about.

Vander Von Odd:

Yeah.

Cristian:

Make united state feel awkward of ourselves. They"ll think about a higher being or whatever. However a lot of people were basically supplied that against me.

Vander Von Odd:

Mm-hmm Yeah.

Cristian:

Feeling like you"re not an excellent enough or you"re jtrident-gaming.nett not a part of whatever.

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Vander Von Odd:

I mean, by the moment I was 13, ns was prefer a femme, queer, agnostic weirdo. That didn"t vibe in my city at all.