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I really need to do some new soundbites, there’s some great Riverness to immortalize in sound — I know I keep saying that, it’s as if they’ll make themselves if I just talk about it enough! haha

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Those who believe River was serious when he said that about the blowjob are obviously too young to accept that River was not a kid anymore. I remember when I was a teen I always saw River as this innocent sweet boy. And although I still think he was innocent in a lot of ways, it wasn't until I started growing up and becoming an adult myself that I accepted River was no kid, that by the time he filmed Idaho he was already a grown up and more mature than most 20 year old boys.

Asked by Anonymous

Hi, yes, I think this is could be part of it, River was a young man, not a kid; and perhaps it can take a bit of the perspective and experience that comes with age to fully recognize and realize this.  I had an anon a while back who was insistent that River was a virgin (and also an angel, literally) so it would seem there is a perceived corollary with sex and a loss of innocence that is perhaps naïve but understandable in the context of youth and particularly religious paradigms; River was an exceptional and remarkable human being, but very much a human being with everything that comes with it. <3 

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from the &#8216;Back in the Day&#8217; Files:   I thought I&#8217;d post this rare Japanese MOPI one-sheet (of which Riv must have been horrified, using one of his cheesecake pics from the days of yore for marketing haha), mainly because of the small pic of Keany standing on the deck of the ferry where a scene was shot but not used in the final cut of the film. There&#8217;s a mag article where the writer is actually present for the filming of this scene, apparently Riv dozes through most of it.

from the ‘Back in the Day’ Files:   I thought I’d post this rare Japanese MOPI one-sheet (of which Riv must have been horrified, using one of his cheesecake pics from the days of yore for marketing haha), mainly because of the small pic of Keany standing on the deck of the ferry where a scene was shot but not used in the final cut of the film. There’s a mag article where the writer is actually present for the filming of this scene, apparently Riv dozes through most of it.

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what BJ thing? I'm confused

Asked by Anonymous

Hahaha it’s just the gift that keeps on giving (my dick anon is going to come back at this rate, I just know it :-D ) — in the Producer’s Library videos of River and the gang at Van Sant’s house doing interviews and shooting the shit while making My Own Private Idaho, there’s a lot of talk about BJs - there’s a link down my page to the site but apparently it doesn’t work for lots of people, so you can also google Producers Library and enter River’s name and the videos should be there to view. <3  (Explicit talk about sex and sexuality that could offend some people, I keep forgetting to post that)

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I also thought that he was being serious about the BJ thing. I mean, it is possible that he hadn't had one yet when this interview took place, right? Because the Details magazine interview was a year later, wasn't it? I also have another question: What does he say/mean when he talks about Martha Plimpton and their sexlife, protection and withdrawal in the context of having babies. Do you think that we have finally found out what his "alternative methods" were? ;)

Asked by Anonymous

Hi, I was wondering if anyone would mention the ‘withdrawal’ thing!  First Re the bj subject, I mean realistically, no, he was with Martha for a couple years, then single for a little while before being in a serious relationship and living with Sue S - a woman 6 years his senior - when those videos were made (and then there’s the stories about him ’preparing’ for his role in MOPI on the ’Dogfight’ set, etc), he was an adult, I mean what are the chances, I really don’t think so - he was being facetious, he did stuff like that. 

The withdrawal thing is fascinating, I guess it’s what we all kind of assumed was a distinct possibility, but it’s certainly not the most reliable method of birth control, and what’s more it sounds like River is totally aware of that with his slight bemusement that he never accidently ‘slipped one past the goalie’ as it were haha (the most hilarious thing is that he refers to being “potent”, so I guess we’re to assume that he had a very healthy, uh, stream — I’m trying SO HARD TO BE A DELICATE FLOWER ABOUT THIS STUFF hahaha) <3

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River&#8217;s &#8220;Ok I&#8217;m done for the day&#8221; look?

River’s “Ok I’m done for the day” look?

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different anon here, I watched the video too and thought he was totally serious about the um... *ahem* the bj thing, because he is so innocent sounding all the time. When does he mention otherwise?

Asked by Anonymous

Ha, he does, I think because there IS an innate innocence to him - even when he’s talking/joking/being sarcastic about sex - and a certain frankness and precociousness that combined makes for an unusual blend of inherent wisdom and almost child-like naiveté.  He mentions/talks about sex and ‘bush’ and vaginas and bjs in several different articles and interviews in different contexts, probably the ’91 Details interview is the best example for lots in one place with bjs and the licking of sausages and juices (I just did a bunch of new mag scans so I’ll try to remember to post some exact passages from that, I don’t have access to my hard drive right now so if I forget please remind me if you haven’t read it already somewhere, I’ll make a note to myself) <3

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let&#8217;s go to the video replay:  River sticks the landing, recovers well - nails the dismount. Score: a perfect 10

let’s go to the video replay:  River sticks the landing, recovers well - nails the dismount. Score: a perfect 10

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I'm not sure if you found a solution for the producers library link but just in case! The link wasn't working for me so i just re typed Producers libary river phoenix in google and it worked then! Also when River said no I've never had a blow job, was he being sarcastic? I mean probably but i couldn't tell! ahah

Asked by Anonymous

So glad you got it to work, I figured people would probably do it that way and get through to it, don’t know what my link’s problem was jinxed with voodoo I guess haha. Definitely being sarcastic- he talked about oral sex er going both ways, if you get my drift, quite fondly at other times -  but he could do pretty decent sincere dead-pan sarcasm and irony, Shaun Jordan even sounds like he not sure if he’s serious at first. That’s a conversation for the ages, so sexually explicit and casual at the same time, like a sensitive, caring sharing boy’s locker room 8-P

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Tom Petty dedicated ballad of easy rider to River in 1993 at a show in Gainesville called Ballad of Easy Rider, It's very beautiful. You most likely have already heard it but I just found out about it thought I would share anyways! Can't share the link but its on youtube

Asked by Anonymous

Hi, yeah that’s a sweet dedication isn’t it, Petty was a bit of a regular in that Gainesville scene back in the day so he and Riv shared stomping grounds. Lots of musical dedications to River, he was well remembered in the music world <3

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Devo shows Grandma his rune  (production still, &#8216;I Love You to Death&#8217;)

Devo shows Grandma his rune  (production still, ‘I Love You to Death’)

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hold on tight Mike, it&#8217;s gonna be a bumpy ride

hold on tight Mike, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride

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baby I love your way, everyday

baby I love your way, everyday

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we should all greet each other trippy Devo-style 

we should all greet each other trippy Devo-style