Russell Brand's full Playboy interview is out, and not only does he reveal that he once hired a team to help him find women to feed his sex addiction, but he talks about his old days of prostitutes and heroin addiction and explains why he once put a Barbie doll up his rear end.
On his first prostitute:
PLAYBOY: Your father bought a prostitute for you during a trip to Hong Kong when you were just 16 years old. Was that experience terrifying or exhilarating?
BRAND: It wasn't as irresponsible as it sounds. It was just the consequence of a night of drinking. I was in no way coerced. It was actually one of the most exciting things that ever happened to me. I can still recall everything about that night--the women in their high heels clinking across the floor and the smell of perfume and booze. I've had a strange attraction to prostitutes ever since. I just liked hanging out with them and talking to them. Prostitutes are some of the most fascinating women I've met in the world.
On the meaning of the Barbie:
PLAYBOY: You once stuck a Barbie up your ass during a show in London, claiming it was a protest against consumerism. Is it possible there's a less personally invasive and painful way to protest consumerism?
BRAND: If there is, I haven't found it. [laughs] If I remember correctly, I chose the Barbie doll because it represents the oppression of women, the stereotype of femininity, the commercialization of sexuality, blah blah blah. But what I learned from the experience, at least in hindsight, is that if you're going to make a satirical point involving putting things in your rectum, be selective. Don't take requests from the audience. I ultimately went with a Barbie doll because of the shape. It goes in easier, if you know what I mean.