GOD'S WIFE

The Story of a Sex Worker

June 15, 2004

Sexi Driver

Bernard gave me another job on a Jenny Highsmith movie called "Sexi Drivers." I played a taxi driver who worked for Jenny. She was the dispatcher. The cab drivers went around looking for sex instead of fares. I had a scene with Jenny and a full scene with a guy named Lucas Palmer. He was younger than most of the male actors. He was twenty-two and looked seventeen. He was thin and hairless. A full scene meant that I went down on him, he went down on me, we went down on each other 69, he rides me, I ride him, and then there was the money shot, the equivalent of getting the bad guy at the end of a cop movie, or a family reunited in a sentimental movie, blowing up the enemy hideout in a war movie, Lucas Palmer came two-feet away from the camera. He was doing me doggy style so he came on my back.

Filming was standard, the same as Dick Richard's house. No more than three cameras, no more than two umbrella lights. Most of the time there was only one camera and no umbrella lights but this was a Jenny Highsmith movie. It was still shot on ugly video, but done with more care.

We filmed at Jenny's place. Jenny was rich enough to have her own mansion in the hills and another small house in West Hollywood. The house in West Hollywood was her personal studio where she filmed her movies. It was in a suburban neighborhood with a Spanish tile roof and a green front lawn. Young parents walked their kids in strollers on the clean sidewalk while we fucked inside.

Jenny had a fan club of close to a million. That meant that any time one of her movies came out a million people bought it and she got a percentage. A video went for at least $9.95, probably more. Do the math and wonder why there were so many people in pornography. Jenny had won the best actress award four times. She could make five-thousand a night stripping as a superstar. The marquee at the Hot Box read, "The Queen has arrived. Jenny Highsmith, two nights only." She was royalty.

When I met Jenny Highsmith I lost any doubts I may have had about working in porn. If anyone saw how pretty and self-assured and healthy she seemed, they would envy her. She was the most naturally pretty person I had ever seen, red-haired, blue-eyed, smooth-skinned, without implants. She fucked hard for a living but that didn't bother her for a moment. She was happier than most people, and guiltless. She was a business woman with pride and drive. After working with her I lost my last shadings of self-judgment about public morals and fell deeply into the work.

"Sexi Drivers" took three days to shoot and two weeks to package. Bernard said that the whole movie probably cost $10,000 and would make a hundred times that. He usually didn't talk business with the girls but he said he liked me. He said I had something more than promise.

I would soon become accustomed to all the business and politics of the porn industry. Pay rates weren't as high at first. If I could have gotten royalties on my first two films, I could have retired at twenty-three. But all actors started out at a flat fee. You started as hamburger and worked your way up to filet mignon. Sometimes they stuffed a whole wad of cash in a girl's hand after her first time to keep her interested. Then the pay went down. They told her later, that was just a very good day, we were feeling generous. That didn't happen to me but that happened regularly. The pay scale normally went $400 for guy-girl, $500 girl-girl, $700 anal, $1000 double penetration, $1500 gang bang, and $1000 for a private video. I was brand new so I made under scale, but more than anything I'd ever made at any other job in my life. I was fortunate to work with Jenny Highsmith. I made decent money and I was treated well. This was no seedy, cheap affair. This was clean and comfortable. I had finally left the dry land of bad jobs.

10 Comments:

  • At 1:30 PM, Blogger Lady Charisse said…

    Wow. Just...wow. Great site. Post regularly and I'm sure you'll get a great following. I'm adding a link to you on my site, if you don't mind.

     
  • At 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At 2:48 PM, Blogger Ajay said…

    Hi,
    What a great blog. Your writing is very good and incredibly engaging (which could possibly involve the subject material but deals more with your attention to detail and great storybook style). I came here from your comment on TJ's Place. I will be reading as long as you post!
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  • At 3:06 PM, Blogger jp said…

    I agree. Your posting style is incredibly engaging. You make your working environment seem very pedestrian. I'm another person that will keep reading as long as you keep writing.

     
  • At 3:09 PM, Blogger Vadergrrrl said…

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  • At 3:12 PM, Blogger Jay said…

    whassup shave? okay, 2 things: 1. love the inside view, 2. about your second posting, you have WAY too many quotes to be real. are you writing an online novel? just hate to waste some "time alone" on a novel in the making, ya know?

    otherwise, damn insightful.

     
  • At 9:08 PM, Blogger stanks said…

    I watch an ocassional adult movie. I didn't realize they made that much money. They make peanuts as a new actress, i agree, and i also agree it is a business. I always wondered the life of porn stars. Keep writing and i'll keep reading. Thx.

     
  • At 11:19 PM, Blogger DanceFan said…

    Hi Shirley. Interesting blog. Interesting details about the business. I'd also be interested in more descriptive detail about the sex itself, since I haven't seen the movie.

    Did you have a scene with Jenny? What was it like? Details please :)

     
  • At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Fantastic online fiction.

    I believe that girl-girl scenes actually pay less than girl-guy scenes though. A lot of girls seem to start off by only doing girl-girl scenes - have a look at the model profiles at some of the agencies which have websites.

    Cheers.

     
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