cumgirl8 | We all deserve to Pee on Things
Lida Fox wears AREA turtleneck and bra , Y/PROJECT top, GMBH jeans, and CRAP sunglassesPhotographed by Johnny Le. ![Lida Fox wears AREA turtleneck and bra , Y/PROJECT top, GMBH jeans, and CRAP sunglassesPhotographed by Johnny Le.](https://assets-global.website-files.com/62ee0bbe0c783a903ecc0ddb/6472bd3628d062243a5cc502_Flaunt%2BMagazine%2BLida%2BFOx.jpeg) Lida Fox wears [AREA](https://area.nyc/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIq83I0NuV6AIV3B-tBh3cQgVIEAAYAiAAEgJoDPD_BwE) turtleneck and bra , [Y/PROJECT](https://www.yproject.fr) top, [GMBH](https://gmbhgmbh.eu) jeans, and [CRAP](https://www.crapeyewear.com) sunglasses Photographed by [Johnny Le.](https://instagram.com/johnny_le) [cumgirl8](https://www.instagram.com/cumgirl8/?hl=en) is the ostentatious collective of musicians, who united to empower people to love themselves and become their best self. With the over looked and under-documented contributions women have made to the punk rock movement, the all girl band defies such silence with their own experimental and erotic take on the tried and true genre.  You can find band members, Lida, Chase, and Veronika usually sporting latex or some type of beautifully outlandish and one of kind ensembles that embodies what it means to be a woman in punk. Channeling both their feminine and masculine counterparts, their unique styles intertwine to create an image and sound that means to provoke. With a camgirl name such as cumgirl8, their sound of experimental punk can only hope to express provocative leitmotifs about embracing the art of not giving a fuck. Keeping with cumgirl8’s constant state of rebellion, Lida Fox deconstructs male norms while finding a strength in vulnerability through her photo book, [Boys Pee On Things](https://www.cumgirl8.com/shop) _(_GOOD TASTE PUBLISHING_)._ Through her raw and documentary like photographs, Fox unpacks masculinity with everyday tasks like, of course, public urination. Contributions to her book, include more photography and writing focusing on the increasing pressure to diminish vulnerability in the male of experience. BJ Panda Bear had the opportunity to speak with founding member, Lida Fox at their performance during Frieze, hosted by Ritual Projects Los Angeles at Opening Ceremony, on how cumgirl8 came to be, the bands wildest stories, and insight on her latest publication.  Photographed by Johnny Le. ![Photographed by Johnny Le.](https://assets-global.website-files.com/62ee0bbe0c783a903ecc0ddb/6472bd3628d062243a5cc4f6_Flaunt%2BMagazine%2BLida%2BFox.jpeg) Photographed by [Johnny Le.](https://instagram.com/johnny_le) **How did you decide on depicting boys peeing on things in your book? If there is a sequel will it be about girls who pee on things?** The first photo is actually a girl standing and peeing, the title Boys Pee On Things is just a statement of a fact. The subject matter of the book is more abstract and varied. There are several photos of girls peeing and many photos of people not peeing at all! This book doesn’t focus exclusively on boys, but on everyone.  **What is the coolest thing you've seen a boy pee on?** Probably when an ex peed off a roof we climbed onto. **There is a lot of public peeing, what is the best and worst weather to piss in?** Ooh worst would be freezing, rainy, windy weather, maybe better not to pee at all... it’s so much easier for boys to pee on the street, they can probably pee in more weather. The best would be in the sun at the beach.  **Your detailing of nights out are dynamic and eclectic what are you fave parties to go out to in NYC?** Thank you! I’m more of a hermit these days but the best is when there’s bunch of friends and good energy going around. I don’t have any specific fave parties, maybe dinner parties or birthdays.  Photographed by Johnny Le. ![Photographed by Johnny Le.](https://assets-global.website-files.com/62ee0bbe0c783a903ecc0ddb/6472bd3628d062243a5cc4fa_Flaunt%2BMagazine%2BLida%2BFox.jpeg) Photographed by [Johnny Le.](https://instagram.com/johnny_le) **What other bands are you listening to right now?** Sammus, Habibi, junglepussy, Gustaf, hennessey, wacko, kamikaze palm tree, more more more! **I am obsessed with cumgirl8 When you guys were playing it felt like The Slits meets Wendy O Williams wardrobe. How did you guys get together, what does the name cumGirl8 mean to you?** Thank you!! Veronika and I have been friends for years. We’d been jamming for a while and wanted to start playing shows but we needed more band members. Since we met Chase a year ago, it’s been nonstop from there. cumgirl8 is a play on a screen name/ cam girl name/ superhero name. Even though there are 4 of us, we’re cumgirl8 because we embody both the feminine and masculine parts of our personalities. And 8 turned sideways is infinity... Photographed by Johnny Le. ![Photographed by Johnny Le.](https://assets-global.website-files.com/62ee0bbe0c783a903ecc0ddb/6472bd3628d062243a5cc4fe_Flaunt%2BMagazine%2BLida%2BFox.jpeg) Photographed by [Johnny Le.](https://instagram.com/johnny_le) **What is the creative process like for you guys do you often travel together through your other gigs as models?**  We try to get together to jam regularly and come up with new songs. I write several bass lines and lyrics and bring them to the others or sometimes we start from scratch. V and I used to travel together and stay together a bunch. I haven’t been modeling much for the last few years. I’m open to it, just focused on other projects. **What is the wildest story you guys have playing a show?**  Omg the Lot Radio in nyc. They don’t typically do live shows, I think it was one of the first or maybe the first one there. It was dead summer super hot and we were wearing latex so just dripping puddles of sweat everywhere. Right before we played I was carrying gear and slipped on the gravel and sliced my knee open. We went on as planned with my knee taped up, but the generator couldn’t handle all of the electricity and the signals kept cutting out, the drum kit collapsed at one point, and then it suddenly started to pour rain. We were outside and everyone started to freak because of all the electronics. There were a bunch of djs there with their gear so it just became pandemonium. The after party was me hanging in the ER getting my knee stitched up til 4am.  * * * [Grab a copy of Boys Pee On Things Here](https://www.cumgirl8.com/shop)