This is SEARCH HISTORY, your deep dive into the online habits of our favorite creatures of the internet. From preferred stalking platforms and private browsing habits, to the social accounts we should all know about, we slide into the DMs and ask all your burning questions.
Meet Griffin Maxwell Brooks. The Princeton diver and self-described “digital club kid bimbo” has made a name for themself by documenting Gen Z’s party scene from the inside out. Brooks posts daily OOTD videos and snarky monologues on TikTok for the viewing pleasure of their more than one million followers, and has come by their party girl reputation honestly. The 21-year-old regularly co-hosts events with the nightlife icon Susanne Bartsch, and was recently dubbed “freaky spiderman” for their dancefloor antics by Anderson .Paak at a Met Gala after party. We slid into the club kid’s DMs for a chat about Dolly Parton, himbos, porn, boys, and parties.
BROOKS: 21, non-binary, New Jersey/NYC.
INTERVIEW: What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
BROOKS: First thing I do is check my phone. I must know what I missed! I have no shame 🙂
INTERVIEW: What were your last three Google searches?
BROOKS: The Princeton registrar portal so I can see my grades (🤞), all you can eat sushi nearby, and what A/S/L means lol
INTERVIEW:: What’s your favorite YouTube rabbit hole?
BROOKS: Wacky science vids, like kurzgesagt!
INTERVIEW: What’s your stalking platform of choice?
BROOKS: A good, good Twitter stalk is ideal. I like seeing what people have on their minds at all times hehe.
INTERVIEW: Describe your private browsing persona in 3 words.
BROOKS: Thorough, devoted, and a bit paranoid 🏃♀️
INTERVIEW: Print or digital?
BROOKS: Digital! My whole persona is digital 🙃
INTERVIEW: How many unread text messages do you have?
BROOKS: Far too many.
INTERVIEW: What’s the best app to find boys?
BROOKS: Best app to find boys… probably TikTok, honestly. The algorithm knows my type.
INTERVIEW: What does your TikTok FYP look like?
BROOKS: Outlandish memes, random self-care videos, androgynous queers, and fruity himbos.
INTERVIEW: What platform has the best porn: Twitter or Tumblr?
BROOKS: …🐦 LOL 😂
INTERVIEW: Choose one: money or clout.
BROOKS: Clout! Impact over fame any day. Do what you love and the money will come!
INTERVIEW: What’s a website everyone should know about?
BROOKS: https://www.tiktok.com/@griffinmaxwellbrooks?lang=en. Super important.
INTERVIEW: A party account everyone should follow?
BROOKS: @bartschland ! I host events for her, she’s a legendary party thrower and queer icon.
INTERVIEW: What is the best place in NY to make a TikTok?
BROOKS: In the club ofc, assuming they don’t catch u (been yelled at for flash photography too many times… don’t they know I’m famous! Ugh!)
INTERVIEW: Where do you spend the most time online?
BROOKS: TikTok. Gotta stay in the loop!
INTERVIEW: Where do you store your dirty pictures?
BROOKS: My camera roll. I told you this, I have no shame.
INTERVIEW: What are the rules of being a true bimbo?
BROOKS: To be a bimbo, all you have to do is embrace your self-expression to the fullest and be hot on your own terms! There’s no real requirement other than not giving a fuck what people think. Also, fuck J.K. Rowling❤️
INTERVIEW: How many hours of sleep do you get?
BROOKS: On a good night, 6. Otherwise… good luck Charlie.
INTERVIEW: Describe your most incriminating accidental email/text.
BROOKS: Texted my ex my bank account info. Thank god we are on good terms.
INTERVIEW: If you could spend the day with someone—anyone—who would it be?
BROOKS: Dolly Parton. I’d do anything to be in her presence.
INTERVIEW: Strangest DM you’ve received?
BROOKS: “I see you” -a man across the pool from me at a hotel.
INTERVIEW: Read receipts: on or off?
BROOKS: Read receipts off. I’ll get to u when I have time
INTERVIEW: What’s your password?
BROOKS: It’s the shape of a math symbol. That’s the only hint you get!