My newest interview subject, Shelley Michelle, is a woman of many talents. She’s a dancer, a model, an actress, a singer, a writer and a world-famous body double. As the Body Double To The Stars, Shelley has doubled dozens of actresses over the course of the past several decades. Do you remember the poster for the classic Julia Roberts romantic comedy Pretty Woman? That’s Shelley’s body they put Julia Roberts’ head on. Shelley has been active since the 1980s, and isn’t showing any of signs of stopping any time soon. With the help of our mutual friend, and my recent interview subject, Sheila Lussier, I was able to connect with Shelley on Tuesday, March 9th for an epic interview about her many adventures.
A look back at most of my articles for Pop Geeks, as well as my previous writing base of RetroJunk, will show you that I’m not really a 90s fan. I’ve often discussed all the pain and turmoil that I went through in the 90s, everything from my dad’s death in 1995 to extensive school bullying to time spent in a mental hospital to the diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome to multiple school transfers, and how I retreated into the pop culture of the 80s as both a form of escape and a coping mechanism for my troubles back then. There was some 90s pop culture that I liked, though, and so I wanted to do something a little different with my newest editorial.