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LAist Interview: Rad Girls Executive Producer Jason Martinez Gives Us Free Dutch Ovens & Other Delightful Treats
Farting is funny.
For Hollywood’s own Jason Martinez, this is more than a simple truth or motto -- It's a philosophy, a manifesto, a mantra, a life direction, and the guiding force behind his Fuse TV breakout hit, Rad Girls.
LAist sat down with lifelong LA-citzen and Co-Executive Producer J-Mar Superstar to ask some fluffy bunny questions about his Jackass-style, Suicide Girl-ish, truly revolting, terribly funny, train-wreck mesmerizing, completely irresistible new series…
Q&A just beyond the ump-jay.
LB: When Ramona dressed like a mermaid and slithered on the ground through the floor of the Palms Thai restaurant shrieking like Madison in Splash and then hurled herself into that giant fishtank I nearly puked from laughter. How did you get Palms to agree to that, why can't I find a clip of it on You Tube, and when will there be more of those vignettes?
JM: THE LOVELY PEOPLE OVER AT PALM'S THAI RESTAURANT WERE VERY EXCITED AT THE THOUGHT OF US FILMING A TELEVISION SHOW DURING THEIR LUNCH RUSH. WHY? I HAVE NO IDEA. BUT WE PAID THEM AND WE ALSO HAD A HEARTY CREW MEAL THERE AS WELL. AND IT'S NOT ON YOU TUBE!!! WELL WE'LL HAVE TO CHANGE THAT.
LB: Are the farts foley'd?
JM: THE FARTS ARE ALL FOLEY'D IN MY BEDROOM WHERE THE RAD GIRLS AND I DUTCH OVEN EACH OTHER UNTIL WE PASS OUT. IT'S A GOOD THING I REMEMBER TO PRESS THE RECORD BUTTON.
LB: Worst injury sustained on set.
JM: BY FAR THE WORST INJURY SUSTAINED ON SET WAS WHEN RAMONA FELL OFF HER SURFBOARD WHILE TRYING TO SURF DOWN A FLIGHT OF STAIRS. SHE HAD AN INFLAMED BACK WITH A GNARLY LOOKING BRUISE TO PROVE IT. NOT BAD FOR A CHICK WHO BROKE HER FEMUR SKATEBOARDING.
LB: Where did you find these ladies? They're hella nuts. Explain.
JM: I WAS GOING OUT WITH RAMONA CASH'S BEST FRIEND. RAMONA AND I BECAME GOOD FRIENDS AND HAVE KNOWN HER FOR OVER 9 YEARS. ONE NIGHT WE GOT RIPPED, MADE CREATIVE LOVE AND WE DEVELOPED 'RAD GIRLS'. CLEMENTINE AND MUNCHIE ARE RAMONA'S FRIENDS, SO ESSENTIALLY I WAS FORCED TO MEET THEM. MY LIFE HAS NOT BEEN THE SAME SINCE.
LB: You grew up in Hollyweird. Tell us about the rock n' roll.
JM: UM.....THE ROCK N' ROLL? IT'S PRETTY TOUGH TO SUMMARIZE IN ONE
PARAGRAPH STATEMENT. BUT HOLLWOOD IS ABOUT SEVERAL THINGS, ROCK N' ROLL BEING ONE OF ITS' MOST CHARMING ATTRIBUTES. I WAKE UP EVERYDAY WANTING TO SMASH A GUITAR OVER SOME RANDOM DUDES' HEAD. I LOVE HOLLYWOOD. I LOVE ROCK N' ROLL.
LB: UCLA, ever any Anthony Edwards spy drama paintball Gotcha! action?
JM: AT UCLA--NO. I WAS A BOOZE-DRINKING, PILL-POPPING FILM FREAK. THERE WAS NO TIME FOR GAMES IN COLLEGE. BUT I HAVE SINCE PLAYED A GOTCHA-LIKE GAME IN MY ADULT CAREER THAT DROVE THE BOSSES NUTS BECASUE IT DETRACTS FROM THE PROFESSIONAL WORK FLOW OF A BUSINESS AND EVENTUALLY OVERRUNS THE COST OF PRODUCTION. EVERYONE SHOULD DO IT AT LEAST ONCE.
LB: What other local landmarks can we expect to see defiled on your series?
JM: DEFILE IS WAY TOO STRONG A TERM. COME TO THINK OF IT, LANDMARK IS WAY TOO STRONG A TERM AS WELL.
LB: Future plans?
JM: THERE ARE THESE AWESOME BLACK DUDES I KICK IT WITH--WE WANT TO DO A BLACK JACK-ASS. I WANT TO CALL IT BLACK-ASS. MIGHT BE BIGGER THAN RAD GIRLS. WHO KNOWS?
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