20/20 Visons: India Menuez

Star of Something In The Air and founder of art collective Luck You flips a mean pancake

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When reflecting on the ‘90s, New York-based actress India Menuez pulls out some found prose: “I found a diary from when I was six with only one entry: ‘I wish I was Baby Spice.’” Not that she’s all sweetness and light – the strawberry blonde recently played a freedom fighter in Olivier Assayas’s Something in the Air (2012), a film about the Paris riots of May ’68, and co-founded art collective Luck You (say it!) at the age of 15. “I just wanted to see if it would work,” she grins. “It’s growing like a plant – we all take turns to water it.” Although her generation has had internet access since they were knee-high, Menuez admits she would rather spend her spare time making pancakes and chilling with her cat at home in Brooklyn – “but I do occasionally fall into the Tumblr pit!”

1993 POP QUIZ

Patricia Arquette or Demi Moore?
Patricia Arquette.

Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins?
Nirvana.

Wu Tang or A Tribe Called Quest?
Wu Tang.

Bill Clinton or Chelsea Clinton?
Chelsea Clinton.

Edward Furlong or Christian Slater?
Edward Furlong.

Poetic Justice or Menace II Society?
The movie or the song?

Jurassic Park or Groundhog Day?
Groundhog Day.

Trainspotting or The Virgin Suicides?
The Virgin Suicides.

Beavis or Butthead?
Beavis.

Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell?
Really? Charlotte Free!

Mortal Kombat or Super Mario Bros?
Super Mario Bros.

Young and beautiful or old and wise?
How about okay looking and not too stupid?

Brooklyn or Manhattan?
I feel bad as I was born in Brooklyn, but Manhattan.

Lollapalooza or LOLZ?
LOLZ.

RuPaul or Ron Jeremy?
RuPaul.

Retro or future?
PRESENT YO.

Drunk or sober?
Sober.

War or peace?
Peace.

Night or day?
Dawn.

Party or bullshit?
Either way.

India wears denim and corduroy jacket by Forte Forte

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