I was still relatively new to the city so in order to get more acquainted with my new neighborhood I would often wander around to sus out the area and get familiar with the streets so that I wouldn’t get lost (I got lost once in the West Village, but that’s another story all together.) I had just left Tompkins Square park and was walking down tenth street towards avenue B. There were about six people, one with a camera at the corner of tenth and B. I could see that something was being filmed, but I couldn’t tell what, until I got closer. As I rounded the corner onto avenue B and older man with long blonde hair grabbed my hand. I was taken aback because although there was something familiar about him, he was still a strange guy grabbing my hand in a city where I knew anything could happen. He grabbed my hand and asked me if I had ever modeled before. A wise man once told me that you always answer yes to a question like that (Also to, “Are you the choreographer” and “Are you an actress?”) So I told him yes, and he told me that he was shooting a promotional video for a South by South West event and that it was to promote his new album. He made it clear that he wanted me to be in this video. He asked my name and I told him, I then asked for his and he said, “Iggy”. Like the big dork that I was I blurted out “Pop?” and he said in a cool low voice “yes”. He introduced me to his manager Art Collins, a slender man with a sweet gentle smile and long white and gray hair. He was soft spoken and seemed very genuine, which I welcomed with a smile. The first scene involved me being draped over Iggy like a prop doll while he spoke about his album, I had no problem with this. Although he was much older than I, he was intriguing so I didn’t need to “act” interested in what he was saying, I was. The next scene was a shot at the infamous Stingy Lulu’s on St. Marks Place at Avenue A. Stingy Lulu‘s was filled to the brim with Drag Queen waitresses and the patrons that loved them. It seemed that every hour or so there was a drag performance to entertain you while you‘d eat…..that place was great. I changed into a black patent leather mini skirt and matching halter top and an onlooker let me use his corn snake as a prop. Iggy and I sat at one of the outdoor tables as the camera man captured the final shots of Iggy talking about his new album. When the shoot was finished he gave me Art’s phone number and said that if I ever wanted to get in touch with him I could call Art. At that time I had no idea that over the next five years that number would come in handy.