If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why?
I don't think that somebody will ever decide to shoot a fiction film about me. My popularity is as fleeting and passing as my image. So it is not enough for the fiction, you must admit. Maybe documentary, at best... Here, thanks God, nobody creates an imaginary picture of you. However, it would be interesting to understand how others see me from aside.
What do you think it means being from Moscow nowadays? How did your background emphasize your life?
Actually, it is pretty dope to be born in Russia. People don't really like gays here, so if you are a gay openly disclosing your orientation, then you automatically become a hero. Isn't it cool? Being serious, I do believe that growing up in Russia develops the strongest personalities.
Daylight or nightlight?
Latest movie watched?
The Student, a 2016 Russian drama film directed by Kirill Serebrennikov.
Images courtesy of Sima Saymon