Behind-the-Scenes with Elizabeth Elam
MY TAKE ON NUDITY
It’s never been a big deal to me. Everyone, unless you’re a never-nude, is naked every single day. It’s normal. It’s natural. What’s scarier is sharing who you are with somebody. That’s rarer than being naked in everyday life.
WORK YOUR NERVES
Owning your nervousness can be flattering. Don’t try to be cool. Don’t try to hide that nervousness. If a girl wants to look down on you for it, why are you talking to her? Don’t fake it.
WHAT MAKES ME FEEL SEXY
Feeling secure makes me feel sexy. I feel sexy post-shower or in a T-shirt and underwear on the couch, watching Netflix. It’s an inner feeling. It’s all about being confident and comfortable—that’s when you’re sexiest.
IF YOU WANT TO BUY ME A DRINK
As far as wine goes, I’m a red wine girl, for sure. Cabernet all the way. For some reason, rum straight is the easiest liquor for me to drink. And whiskey and apple juice is my favorite mixed drink. If you haven’t had it, add a splash of apple juice to your glass of whiskey. It just tastes like whiskey but without the burn, and it’s so good.
MY FAVORITE FOODS
I like the worst, most basic all-American foods, like pizza, french fries, chicken wings, nachos, pasta and potatoes in any form you can cook them. I love cooking. I have my grandmother’s mashed potato recipe, which is the bomb. I also do a hamburger steak with eggs and bread crumbs. It’s basically a huge meatball patty, and it’s delicious.
MY PERFECT DAY
I love beach days. I’ll go to the beach around 11 a.m.—no need to wake up too early—come home, chill, do the whole getting-ready ritual. Then I’ll meet up with friends at a bar. You know those nights that start out as nothing and then you end up staying out till four in the morning? Those are the best.
EQUAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
Equality has always been important to me. I’m the only person in my family who’s not very conservative. In politics, a lot of the time people are afraid to admit they were wrong, so they latch on even more tightly to their beliefs. The more wrong they feel, the tighter they grip. But how privileged do you have to be to feel that human rights and equality aren’t at the forefront when deciding who you’ll vote for?
Directed by Gavin Bond
Cinematography/Edited by: Eric Longden