Robert Fux is a Swedish actor and drag personality. Born in Sweden but with Austrian heritage. He is seen in numerous productions and roles in the Stockholm City Theatre, this season spanning from the monologue role ”Orlando” by Virginia Wolff to playing the monstrous Captain Nemo in ”Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” by Jules Verne. Apart from hosting several nightclubs in town, Robert has previously years also been the official pride parade presenter for Stockholm Pride and a recurring performer in the varieties and burlesques on the Stockholm underground scene.
Who inspires you?
I meet so many fantastic people who inspire me every day with their passion, drive and big hearts. But if i had to name only one I would praise the outstanding performer and artist Leigh Bowery for his total outrageousness, visual explosions and hardcore norm criticism. A true inspiration for body and mind!
If you could spend an entire day in Stockholm with anyone in the world, who would you choose and what would you do?
Why not a sunny summer day and a boat trip to the archipelago islands with The Annie Lennox? Well, I wouldn’t say no! I could bring a nice picnic, two fishing rods and a pen for the autograph.
The archipelago is a really great and easy accessible with superior wildlife and nature just around the corner from the city pulse. We would start the day swimming, discussing and sunbathing and in the evening we go with our boat right into the center of the town and end the night with some nice cocktails and party!
What is your favorite neighborhood?
Stockholm is a big city, and visitors can’t miss all the water and nature. It’s a truly unique opportunity to swim or catch salmons surrounded by bars, shops and houses in the center of the city. But only fifteen minutes away with the subway you find Skärholmen, a suburb boiling with energy and impressions. Not so often mentioned in tourist brochures.
Built in the 60’s with big modernistic ideals and royal blessings, it gives another interesting perspective of the city. Here the concrete, steel and nature blend well together, and the big square with the fountains are surrounded by shops from all over the world where people meet, talk and interact. It’s a lively, intense and great place for gathering, shopping and discovering more sides of Stockholm.
What is the best area to take a walk?
My best tip to experience Stockholm is actually to get totally lost! Just stroll, walk, wander, cycle or roll in any preferred direction and see where you end up. Dare yourself and the reward will be unknown areas, exciting places, and memorable experiences.
Stockholm is big, safe and beautiful, and every area has its own charm. And no worry – wherever you end up, you can use your English and your beautiful smile for an easy return. So throw your map away and let your inner curiosity take you around instead!
There are great museums all around and for all tastes, but I would suggest Spritmuseum, The museum of Spirits, at Djurgården. It takes you through the Swedish alcohol history, and has a fantastic restaurant, English tours and the famous Absolut Art collection with original works by Warhol, Keith Haring and many others. I’m also a part of the museum with a video art piece where I’m doing eight different famous characters in a temporary exhibition about the Swedish club history. Don’t miss it!
Best spot for coffee and something sweet?
I would say Chokladkoppen in The Old Town, a small cozy gay cafe in the historic quarters where I actually started my career many years ago as a young and quite lazy waiter. It’s still running, with a great outdoor area and has nowadays a fantastic staff. Try the white chocolate cheesecake, it’s divine.
Best lunch spot?
Go to Torget in the Old Town or Sidetrack at Södermalm. Both places offer great food to reasonable prices, have a large gay following and nice drinks, music and a high flirt factor! Why choose when you can have both, is my motto!
What restaurant do you take your partner to?
My beloved partner is at the moment called Helena. Helena Rubinstein that is, and he is a great and magic little concealer that i keep close to me all the time.
The best restaurant and hang around place in summer is without a doubt Mälarpaviljongen, a big and legendary floating garden filled with flowers, gay people, drinks and fab food. It’s a MUST. Just like my partner Helena who hangs out there a lot with me.
What is a good host/hostess gift?
Flowers, cured ham or good-looking single friends.
What’s the best pre-party music?
Easy. The Knife of course! Or Gnucci, Carmen Miranda, Moderat, Blümchen or Doris.
What’s the best bar in Stockholm?
There are many great bars in Stockholm. Many have great outdoor views from the rooftops and terraces where you can see the city from above and how the sun slowly sets.
I like the surroundings almost as much as the drinks, so walk around and find venues high up like Mosebacke, Sjöfartshotellet, Kulturhustaket, Berns cocktailbar or just find some nicely situated cliffs at the city island Långholmen where you can enjoy some picnic wine and a little cruising as dessert.
What’s your favorite store in Stockholm?
The big department store NK is not to miss, but there are thousands of nice boutiques all around the town. Ask around for popup stores and temporary flea markets and you will easily find the greatest garments, outfits and accessories for your nightclubbing drag persona!
Last but not least, what are you proud of as a Stockholmer? Or when are you proud to be a Stockholmer?
Most of all I like the mix of people here, the many influences and the boiling tank of different ideas, creativity and expressions. Stockholm is bigger and more multilayered than most visitors get to see. It has more than the famous water, nature and old houses in the Old Town. It’s really divers, unexpected and ever changing. Try us!