The reality show Curl Girls (airing on Logo, AfterEllen.com’s parent company), follows the intertwined lives of six very different lesbian and bisexual surfer girls as they play and work together in and around the beaches of Southern California.
The show’s only bisexual cast member, Los Angeles clothing designer Gingi Medina, talked to AfterEllen.com recently about how she ended up on the show, why tensions ran so high between her and fellow surfer Jessica, and who she’s dating now.
AfterEllen.com: How long have you been surfing?
AE: I think they were looking for more than just girls who could surf well.
AE: You said the show “found” you? What does that mean?
The one week that she called me, I just happened to be learning how to surf. A couple of weeks go by, and she said, “Hey, I gave your number to a friend of mine … she’s producing a show.” I told her, “Oh, I’m not an actress.” But she said: “No, it’s fine. It’s a reality show.” Oh God. Even worse.
AE: What do you like about surfing, beyond the obvious benefit of hanging around the beach all day?
Also, I have a great fear of the ocean. I don’t swim very well [and] I’m petrified of the waves. I thought I could challenge myself and take on something I’m really afraid [of]. Nonetheless, when I get in the water, sometimes I get my butt kicked.
AE: That’s called “challenging your fear of drowning.”
AE: On the show, you work hard at becoming a better surfer. Do you know surfing lingo now? What’s Sex Wax?
AE: So, it has nothing to do with sex?
AE: I was hoping it was something else. Never mind.
AE: Jessica, the other beginner surfer on the show, seems more interested in getting in your face than getting in the water. Which is more exhausting: surfing or going 10 rounds with Jessica?
AE: What is her problem with you?