Dennis Alexis

Biography

 

My name is Dennis Alexis Hellström and I was born on June 25, 1984. I grew up in the countryside outside the Swedish small-town Storvik. I'm currently living in Sandviken, a town not far from Gävle. People usually describe me as a social, creative and honest person, with a burning passion for music, movies and writing.

 

In 2002, I started recording music using the ironic alias Bimbo Boy. In 2005, the song "Drama Queen" was submitted to Melodifestivalen, the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest. It didn't make it to the big show but "Drama Queen" was one of the final one hundred songs considered for the semi-finals.

 

"Drama Queen" was released as a single in 2006 and became a minor club hit, also charting at number three on CDON's singles chart. In 2012, my italo disco single "Die From A Broken Heart" was released, accompanied by a gay themed anti-bullying video that has over 26,000 views on YouTube.

 

In 2013, me and my dear friend Larry Forsberg started the synthpop project Eurotix where I'm the lead vocalist. We are currently working on our debut album. Both Larry and I love eighties music so our sound is inspired by the synthpop and dance music of that era.

 

I'm also working on a couple of book projects. One of them is an autobiography where I share my experience of panic attacks, bullying and low self-esteem, and also about having an alcoholic father. I hope to help others by telling my story and sharing the strategies that helped me through it.

 

I love plastic dance, synthpop and disco music, especially from the eighties. I'm also a big fan of soap operas, horror movies and classic films, mainly made between 1930 and 1950. To me, kitsch isn't a bad word and I don't mind people thinking I have "bad taste". There is no right or wrong when it comes to music, just different opinions.

 

Some people see me as a kind of stereotype because of my interests and say that I give gays a "bad reputation". But it's not like I woke up one day, realised I was gay and thought I have to start listening to disco music and like the colour pink. I'm just being myself, as I've always been.

 

 

Favourites

 

Actors:

Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Joan Collins, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Heather Locklear, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Joan Crawford, Grace Kelly, Mae West, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Harlow, Jayne Mansfield, Barbara Stanwyck, Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Kim Novak, Janet Leigh, Angelina Jolie.

 

Artists:

Kylie Minogue, Agnetha Fältskog, Kim Wilde, Madonna, Lili & Susie, Sandra, Bananarama, Army Of Lovers, ABBA, Steps, Exposé, Sabrina, Mandy Smith, Sinitta, Mel & Kim, Samantha Fox, Ankie Bagger, Sonia, Britney Spears, Den Harrow, Stacey Q, Dannii Minogue, Hazell Dean, Dead Or Alive, The Cover Girls, C.C. Catch, The Saturdays, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Debbie Gibson, Pernilla Wahlgren, Sweet Sensation, Olivia Newton-John, Divine, Lena Philipsson, BWO, Donna Summer, Sheena Easton, Mariah Carey, Pet Shop Boys, The Pointer Sisters, Jennifer Lopez, Audrey Landers, Jessica Simpson, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Five Star, La Toya Jackson, Spice Girls, Erasure, Fun Fun, Safire, Secret Service, Paula Abdul.

 

Recently played songs.

 

TV series:

Melrose Place, Dynasty, Dallas, Gossip Girl, Revenge, Falcon Crest, Beverly Hills 90210, Charlie's Angels, Knots Landing, Downton Abbey, Desperate Housewives, Paper Dolls, Ugly Betty, Pretty Little Liars, Brothers & Sisters, Hart Of Dixie, Lace, Hotel, Upstairs Downstairs, Return To Eden, Harper's Island, Absolutely Fabulous, Pan Am, North Shore, The Vampire Diaries, Models Inc.

 

Movies:

Gone With The Wind, All About Eve, Jurassic Park, Some Like It Hot, Halloween ('78), Breakfast At Tiffany's, A Star Is Born ('54), Casablanca, Sabrina ('54), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Friday The 13th ('80), Psycho, Titanic, Dracula ('31), Ninotchka, Clueless, A Night To Remember, Frankenstein ('31), Labyrinth, Black Christmas ('74), Moulin Rouge, A Streetcar Named Desire ('51), Scream, Mildred Pierce ('45), Grand Hotel, The Towering Inferno, The Wizard Of Oz ('39), The Blair Witch Project, The Others, Waterloo Bridge ('40), Now Voyager, The Mummy ('32), My Week With Marilyn, King Kong ('33), Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Poseidon Adventure ('72), Pal Joey, The Sound Of Music, The Wolf Man ('41), Sunset Blvd.

 

Recently watched movies/TV shows.

 

Video games:

Tomb Raider, Broken Sword, Uncharted, Titanic: Adventure Out Of Time, L.A. Noire, Monkey Island, The Sims 3, Full Throttle, Dead Island, Theme Hospital, Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis, Heavy Rain, Beneath A Steel Sky, Secret Files, Flight Of The Amazon Queen, Super Mario Bros.

 

Books:

"Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oates, "My Story" by Ingrid Bergman, "No Greater Love", by Danielle Steel, "As I Am" by Agnetha Fältskog, "Hollywood Wives" by Jackie Collins, "Amanda/Miranda" by Richard Peck, "A Night To Remember" by Walter Lord, "Swanson On Swanson" by Gloria Swanson, "Me And My Shadows" by Lorna Luft, "Conversations With Greta Garbo" by Sven Boman.

 

Recently read books.