Paul McCartney was quite open during his recent interview with GQ, even when he was prompted to dish about a raunchy memory.
The anecdote that followed was told in a way that paints it as an innocent experience between young, adventurous men.
“What it was, was over at John’s house, and it was just a group of us. And instead of just getting roaring drunk and partying—I don’t even know if we were staying over or anything—we were all just in these chairs, and the lights were out, and somebody started masturbating, so we all did.”
The group was formed by McCartney and Lennon, along with a few of his friends. The pack turned the jerking session into a game. They would all name a hot celebrity out loud, to amp up the fun.
“We were just, ‘Brigitte Bardot! Whoo!’ and then everyone would thrash a bit more.”
The singer affirms that this type of scene happened once, maybe twice. The whole ordeal, although peculiar, wasn’t a big deal in his mind.
“It wasn’t a big thing. But, you know, it was just the kind of thing you didn’t think much of. It was just a group. Yeah, it’s quite raunchy when you think about it.
There’s so many things like that from when you’re a kid that you look back on and you’re, ‘Did we do that?’ But it was good harmless fun. It didn’t hurt anyone. Not even Brigitte Bardot.”