I love Alison Brie. She is hot and funny and those are two things that are hard to come by in this day and age. For those of you who do not know who Alison Brie is, then I hope you are struck by lightning on your way home from work. Brie is most known for her work on hit TV shows Mad Men as Trudy Campbell and on Community as Annie Edison.
Most of the time people and fans will rarely get a glimpse into the life of a star. I mean a real glimpse, not something like “Oh, I grew up on a farm” or anything like that. I mean an experience that is both private and personal. True, I guess sources like TMZ out that kind of thing all the time but how often do you see or hear of a star doing it themselves? Well Alison Brie, in a excerpt taken from the book “Worst Laid Plans: When Bad Sex Happens to Good People”, takes us on a sexual storyride with a peak into her life in her first year at art school.
“I went to art school. Now art school is not like regular college. Tai chi was a required course, we had a circus class taught by a bearded lady, and clothing was optional everywhere but the cafeteria. Similarly, the students there are of a different grain. They’re very deep and introspective, really open to experimentation of any kind, and they have weird haircuts. In my case, the first year there was fraught with exploration. I learned a lot about the inner workings of me. I learned how to become “a clean sheet of paper”; I learned how to breathe through my coccyx; I learned that pretty much anyone would have sex with me. This at first I thought was because I was “so talented” or “so creative.” Later, of course, I realized I was just easy. So I capitalized on it.”
That first paragraph was enough to reel me in. I was laughing at her upbeat attitude towards being…well…a slut. Not too many girls are going to be the first to admit to being a slut, even if they believe it to be true, but there is something in the way that Brie just comes up and says “this is who I am” that says, at least to me, that she is going to do what she wants and doesn’t care what you or anyone else thinks. Her excerpt continues as she talks more about her sexcapades…
“Exploring my newfound sexuality, there was, of course, the girl-on-girl action, the crazy threesome with the afros and whips, and the surreal ‘shrooms experience where I thought the tree was fondling me but it turned out to be my creepy male roommate with calluses on his hands… gross. You get the picture. I developed this (possibly misplaced) sexual pride, based solely on the quantity of penetrations of my vagina… and not necessarily the quality of the acts therein.”
I still cannot believe what I am reading. Her writing skills are fantastic as she tells her stories and continues to divulge information that no other sane women would dare. This excerpt is finished with her telling a story of her and her gay friend Jon. Again, the way she tells the story makes the story.
“So one afternoon I’m sitting out on the grass with my overly contemplative, self-hating, gay friend Jon, who’s recently come out of the closet and thinks it’s the worst thing in the world. He hates being gay.” […] “I decide it’s time to get to the root of the problem and see exactly what Jon isn’t enjoying about his newfound same-sex sex. So I ask him, “Well, Jonathan, how many guys have you had sex with?”
I encourage anyone reading this to go to Nerve.com and read the entire entry. It made me laugh and it was kind of refreshing to see a young actress so open about her past and who she is as a person. Definitely gives you a sense of who you are watching when you see her on TV. Although if you have seen Community you know that this is no Annie Edison writing…