Legendary porn actress Tabitha Stevens called in today to weigh in on the Artie situation. She said that she hung out with Artie down in Florida during the opening of Scores Miami and the two of them talked about how they were both depressed. Tabitha said she's really depressed because she feels she's ugly.
Howard told her that looks aren't everything and she shouldn't let her perception of her looks depress her. She also told Artie she didn't think she'd live to be very old and has thought of suicide a few times.
Howard then strongly encouraged her to find interests outside of those that concern her looks and maybe get a hobby. Tabitha went on to talk about a movie she's filming that's not a porn movie. It started out that way but now they've decided to shoot it straight with no sex.
The movie is called "Shaman" and Tabitha plays a shaman in it. To prepare for her role she lived in a cave for a few days and didn't eat. She's also planning on doing a scene where she's suspended from the ceiling by six hooks in her back - through the skin. Howard seemed absolutely shocked that she wanted to do this and asked her why? She said she saw a friend do it and it looked fun.
Tabitha was also under the impression that it didn't really leave any scars. Howard wanted to know who was producing this movie because it didn't seem to make any sense to him. Tabitha said that she was producing it herself with a few other people and there is no studio backing it. She has already invested over $100,000 of her own money. Getting back to Artie, Tabitha said after she opened up to him, he opened up to her and said he was depressed too. She said he's very concerned with leaving some sort of legacy behind and talked about having kids one day. Howard said Artie was probably just depressed hearing about her new movie.