Huffpost Entertainment

Russell Brand In 'Playboy': Why I Put A Barbie In My Rectum

Posted: Updated:
Print Article

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.

You can read the whole thing here.

Around the Web

Russell Brand Tells Us How He Plans To Fight Back Katy Perry's 'Bridezilla' Claims

Russell Brand drives naked in Get Him To The Greek