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      This Guy Shot Porn on the Westboro Baptist Church's Lawn

      October 5, 2013

      By Mark Sandford

      J.P. Hunter, the lead singer of Get Shot!

      A week ago, Get Shot! was a relatively unknown punk band in Sacramento, but two days ago they released “Westboro Fingerbang,” a video of their bassist, Laura, masturbating on the front lawn of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Since then, they've received over a thousand new facebook likes and literally become famous over night. I got in touch with the band's lead singer, J.P. Hunter, to talk about why he made the movie and what's next for Get Shot!

      Why did you decide to shoot porn on the Westboro Baptist Church’s lawn?
      J.P. Hunter: Everything in the book has been done to Westboro, but no one has actually filmed porn in front of their church. They're used to going to other people's sacred territory: gay soldiers funerals, other churches, Bon Jovi concerts, you name it. We're trying to put a stance out that says, “Don't be scared, you can fuck with these people.” 

      How did you make the video?
      We tour. We went to Kansas City, Topeka, and Denver, and we planned the little Westboro stunt. We were supposed to have a porn star and some other chick do it, but the porn star's agent called and said it violated her contract with her company, so she couldn't do it, and the other girl didn't want to get arrested. We didn't want to leave Topeka empty handed, and our bass player Laura wanted to leave sticky fingered. 

      Considering you’re a small D.I.Y. punk band, how did this become a huge story?
      We put out a press release. We're a small punk band, but we have some good [press and] marketing skills. Everything about us is D.I.Y. We've been a punk band for seven years, and we've increased in popularity, but nothing like the past day and a half. 

      Do you consider this a porn project or a music project? 
      Actually, it's [both]. In a way they're two separate entities—the website's only been around since July to get publicity for the band, because sex sells and music is boring now. I want to bring the party and fun back to rock and roll, because everyone is going to electronica and dupstep, because that's where all the naked bitches and cocaine is. 

      Do you want Get Shot! to be associated with naked bitches and cocaine?
      We ultimately want to bring the party back into rock and roll and make music fun again. Every since Kurt Cobain and the anti-idol thing, I think music has gotten pretty boring, and now one of your wildest acts out there is Miley Cyrus. 

      What other contemporary musicians do you think are fun?
      I haven't been to a fun show in 10 or 15 years except for my own shows. We're about having fun. We want to bring rock and roll back. 

      What are the band members’ sex lives like?
      The guys in the band [are] all heterosexual, [and] Laura is very bisexual, but we're very gay friendly. We played the Hookers Ball in San Francisco last year, and we raised a bunch of money for prostitutes to get off drugs. I consider ourselves pro-sex feminists. 

      Does it piss you off that she gets all the pussy?
      [She doesn’t get] all of it, but she definitely gets her fair share. 

      Do you feel famous now?
      We'll see, but I don't believe in being famous unless people remember your name ten years down the line. Porn, pussy, the girls—that [has] always [gotten] attention, ever since the caveman days. It's impossible to get famous from the music. You have to know someone or suck someone's dick. It's hard, if you're just simply a musician. 

      Will you make money off of your porn project?
      Since we put it out, we've been approved by a few talent agencies and some distributors, and I believe we're going to be on TMZ on Monday. When I get off the phone with you, I have to look over some contracts with my attorney. 

      Do you have any other stunts planned?
      We're definitely releasing more videos and movies on the porn site. We're actually doing a whole series of masturbation videos with our bass player in places you shouldn't masturbate. 

      Sounds like people are more into the porn than the music. Would you abandon the music for the porn?
      Never. I think I can keep them hand in hand. 

      Fred Phelps responded to you via Twitter. Do you think it was actually him?
      They have many accounts. At first I thought it was him, because it seemed pretty official, but I was told it might be a parody account. Some of the language he used was questionable, but we got official responses from Margie Phelps, and she's pissed. She and Shirley Phelps are really mad at us. 

      What is she going to do about it?
      Realistically, nothing. Legally speaking, if the City of Topeka wanted to press charges against us they could for indecent exposure, because we have video of it, but the City of Topeka hates Westboro, so I don't see them giving a shit.

      Is Topeka on your side?
      Yeah, I would say so. We've played there twice now and both our shows were packed, and we've made a name for ourselves, and I think people are pretty proud of us for what we did.

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      Topics: Westboro Baptist Church, porn, punk, diy, fingering, Westboro Got Fingered, NSFW

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