(Editor’s Note: This interview with fetish model Gwendolyn Eve Hill was conducted back in March 2012 by Tom Heckbert for the now-defunct website Eyestrane.com. It’s been republished at Idol Features courtesy of Tom.)
Forward by Gwendolyn Eve Hill:
I have always wanted to be a model since I was a teenager but a horrible burn accident delayed it and I lost momentum. As I traveled through life, a free spirit, I never bothered to learn social standards, doing whatever felt right for me and where I landed is the gothic/fetish lifestyle. With each tattoo and piercing I got, I slashed my dream of modeling into more and more pieces…until I learned about the concept of the alternative model. I remember going to my very first shoot, slapping on my corset and tight black pants, having no clue what I was doing in front of the camera but getting high off the experience nonetheless. I was hooked …addicted. I found a way to combine my two passions: modeling and fetishism. Gwendolyn Eve Hill, Fetish Pinup Doll was born.
I aggressively began modeling as much as I could, modeling for metal bands, clothing lines, and just in general to gain experience. I‘m seduced by darkness, a fan of BDSM, I’m a sub, and the gothic/fetish lifestyle. I am fascinated with blood. I love metal. I worship corsets and fishnets and latex.. Whips, chains and rope. I bring my love of these things to the camera and I have a received a huge positive response. I’m here to wear a mind blowing, kinky outfit, sneak into an abandoned asylum, get tied up, covered in blood or spanked and have someone take a picture of it. And you’re here to watch. This is me. I make no apologies. Love me or hate me, but you’ll never forget me.
Well, as much as I have enjoyed modeling for other websites, bands, and clothing lines, it seems that I’m breaking the boundaries a little too much for the public to handle. After being censored extensively and targeted by haters, I feel too limited and I really want to get down to the heart of what I’m about without fear of being kicked off social networks and having nowhere to display this amazing art that I’m making. This website is the first step to breaking free on my own, completely independent of any one else’s rules. But in order for me to really take my work to the next level, MissEvil.net is in the works. This will be a completely uncensored pay site that you don’t want to miss. You can see the tamer content I’ve already shot for the site in the MissEvil.net net album of my photos. I’m pushing the legal limits as far as I can with this site and there’s some sick material that’s going to blow your mind. Lots of guest models in both sexy and bloody scenes, sacrifices, catfights, blasphemy, bondage, toys, roleplaying, you name it. Plus an obscenely more graphic bio. I truly am a twisted creature of darkness. Also, performing live onstage has given me a taste for live performing that has me wanting more. You can expect to start seeing more performances as I plan to get into fetish performing at fetish events and parties.
EYESTRANE: Gwen, it is a pleasure to meet you. Can you tell us a little about yourself and where you grew up?
GWENDOLYN EVE HILL: I’m New York born and raised which generally means I have a no BS, don’t fuck with me, attitude. There’s a lot more to me than that, but growing up in the Bronx forces you to be tough and that I definitely am.
EYESTRANE: When you were young you “found” Goth. What was it that attracted you to this style?
GWEN: I’m seduced by darkness. It’s really that simple. While girls who think they’re hardcore have tats of butterflies, hearts and flowers, I have demons, ghosts, dragons, bats, cemeteries and skulls. I also have a huge fascination with blood. It wasn’t that I found goth. I would say I discovered that it was in me. I didn’t choose this. This is who I am.
EYESTRANE: What would you say to people who feel Goth kids dwell in a negative world?
GWEN: Nothing. The opinions of others who have never walked in my shoes completely escape my notice. I don’t have to explain anything to anyone. I don’t want this becoming mainstream. I like that there are tons of misconceptions. Keep the mystery.
EYESTRANE: How did you think of your alias “Gwendolyn Eve Hill”?
GWEN: Gwen was just a name that I always liked. The “Eve Hill” is juts a play on the word “evil.”
EYESTRANE: You are well known for your use of blood and gore in your photographs. What is it that you enjoy about it?
GWEN: I feel sexy covered in blood. Trying to explain any further than that would be like trying to describe the color red to a blind person. It’s impossible to describe something that draws you in so powerfully.
EYESTRANE: You are unique in that your interests and personality go hand in hand with the image you portray in your photos. Is what we see the real you?
GWEN: I love this question! There is nothing that I do that isn’t really me. If you see my bound and gagged. I’m enjoying it. If you see covered in blood tied to a cross, I’m enjoying at. All shoots for my site are my idea and I unleash a part of my soul into them. Yes, you are seeing the real me.
EYESTRANE: What are some of your favorite horror movies?
GWEN: I love any of the classics but I have to say Rob Zombie’s movies really fucking grossed me out and it’s hard to do that. I also ten to gravitate toward B Movies and comedy horror. There’s nothing bette than Evil Dead and Army of Darkness (Bruce is GOD!) but Zombie Strippers, Dead Alive, Blood Car and anything from Troma are amazing in my book!
EYESTRANE: In the movies there are the heroes and villains. Which role would you prefer to play and why?
GWEN: Who wants to play the hero? The villain has all the fun!
EYESTRANE: In addition to your modeling you also dance and perform onstage. Can you ell us about some of your performances?
GWEN: I generally perform with bands onstage and there is always a theme. My favorite is the sacrifice theme where I am dragged onto the stage by a collar and leash, tied to a cross, flooged and then “sacrificed. Blood gets everywhere and I love it!
EYESTRANE: What are some of your favorite outfits/clothing to shoot in?
GWEN: I love latex, vinyl, corsets, fishnets, PVC, anything considered fetish wear. I also love straps, zippers and buckles.
EYESTRANE: How did you become interested in fetish/BDSM?
GWEN: I didn’t know there was a name for it until I was already elbow deep in it. It was just something in me that I found an outlet for and didn’t even know there was a taboo that surrounds it or that it even had a name.I mean ever since I was a teen this was in me.
EYESTRANE: How do you feel about popular acts, like some of the mainstream performers who appear in spiked heels with whips, appearing as if they are into various fetishes? Does it help or hurt?
GWEN: I think it’s harmless. Things leak into the mainstream and I’m sure the true fetishists aren’t even aware of it. I had to be told that Beyonce did a video in ballet boots. I never would’ve known because I don’t follow her, so it’s perfectly harmless.
EYESTRANE: Has censorship of your work ever been an issue for you?
GWEN: It used to be. Not anymore. I’m currently on one site that lets me do whatever I want and my own site, MissEvil.net, will certainly have me letting me freak flag fly.
EYESTRANE: Many people think modeling is easy but it can be very difficult work. What do you find the most challenging about what you do?
GWEN: Keeping the creativity coming. You don’t want to do the same poses over and over and some poses can be very hard to hold. I have been sore many times the day after a shoot.
EYESTRANE: Is there anything you would like to say to your fans out there?
GWEN: Thank you. I would just be a girl taking pictures if it weren’t for you.
EYESTRANE: Where can we go to find out more about you and your work?
GWEN: Right now I have a free fan site until MissEvil is up. It’s GwendolynEveHill.com.
About the author
The now-defunct website Eyestrane.com featured many interviews with some very notable ladies. Since said interviews were too good to go unseen after the site was shut down in August of 2014, former Eyestrane editor-in-chief Tom Heckbert has graciously agreed to occasionally resurrect some from his archived files for republication here at Idol Features. Tom and his former staff at Eyestrane always maintained a deep respect for the talent and creativity of the people they interviewed for the site.
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