Julie Simone, for all her cruelty on film, is one of the least angry people I know, and her new “Deconstructed Beauty” t-shirt line takes an often-whimsical look at BDSM celebrities.
Simone can be seen tying up women and pinching them with extreme prejudice in a decade’s worth of low-budget videos, but she has now set up an Indiegogo campaign to crowdsource her latest venture, a line of t-shirts.
“I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember,” she says of the hybrid of painting and photography on the shirts, featuring high-maintenance colleagues like Sinnamon Love and the (retired) Gia Paloma. “(But) I couldn’t find any fetish t-shirts that had art in them.”
Simone moved to New York two years ago to, among other things, paint. This augments her pro-domme session work and videos. Like fellow AVN Hall-of-Famer Kylie Ireland, Simone is branching out.
“I’ve even taken to tagging the streets of New York City with my art,” she says. “Being a vandal has been thrilling in a way i never expected! i’m super obedient when it comes to civilian things like buckling seatbelts, looking both ways, not crossing until the light changes so to do that has been bad oh so very bad and fun.”
In her Indiegogo pitch Simone details the cost of creating the t-shirts (around $20K) as well as offers several exclusive incentives to donors, including signed prints.
The cool thing about the Deconstructed Beauty is that some of them require a close look to realize they are Casual Friday Fetish Wear. I ask Simone if people could wear these shirts to her dungeon.
“You wouldn’t get past the lobby,” she says.