By now everyone is familiar with Arnold Schwarzenegger's controversial
interview in 1977's Oui magazine
, in which he boasted about smoking hashish
and engaging in group sex at his gym. But the bodybuilder turned actor turned
candidate for California governor gave another interview that year with the British publication Time Out, also seeking to promote the muscleman
documentary "Pumping Iron."
The Time Out interview contains many of the same comments he made to Oui, including the observation that bodybuilding doesn't help increase penis size. But he also went off on Americans, accusing them of laziness compared to Europeans.
Here are a few bon mots culled from the Time Out interview:
"The guys who own the most real estate in Los Angeles are Europeans.
are people coming over from Yugoslavia with hardly any money...a friend of
came over from Czechoslovakia in '68 and he now owns four apartment
Americans are still sitting on their asses waiting for it. Europeans are
because we don't have that much."
"What I want to do is make Americans aware that they're fucked-up when
equate everything a person does with some sexual trip. . You know, if you
a pencil in your hand, it's a phallic symbol and you really want to hold a
in your hand. And a football coach doesn't really want to be a coach, he
to slap football players' asses...he's a latent homosexual. And it goes on
on and on, all the fucking time."
"America is so money-oriented. (Thank God! It's always helped me!) But it
its disadvantages because the psychiatrists know their business doesn't
thing if there are no sick people around, and so they make everybody feel
guilty. You know, all New York City is running to a psychiatrist. All
thinks it has sexual hang ups. Everybody's running to shrinks."
"Nixon was always being attacked sexually. It was always said that he was
fag and that he had no sexual relations with his wife for 15 years and that
why he liked power. And Hitler had only one ball, and that was why he
conquer the world."