I did the single with Manic Street Preachers (Little Baby Nothing) about this girl who loses herself and they wanted me to be that girl, that tragic victim. It was very presumptuous on their part. I may not be whiter than white but I’m seeking innocence. I want to be that five year old girl playing in the field. I want to be a virgin. I know it sounds like totally stupid but what I really want is to feel pure but also worldly. That’s real innocence, to have experienced it all yet still be essentially naïve. That’s real purity and when it comes it’ll be like standing in the rain and having it all washed away, washed clean.
Traci Lords interview from about 1995/96? (via jaynedolluk)