The Story of a Sex Worker

January 21, 2005


I called Andrew at home. His apartment was his office so he was always home.

He answered. I said hello and he didn't sound unfriendly.

"Hi, Shirley," he said.

"I have to ask you something, Andrew."


"Something's going on at my job and I was wondering if you had been a part of it."

"What happened?"

"Someone spread a rumor about me and now I can't get any work because people are scared of me. I've been blacklisted."

"That happened?"


He was briefly silent, then said, "Yeah, I did it, Shirl."

I closed my eyes and let out a shaky breath.

"You did?"

"Yeah. I didn't know it would work so quickly. I didn't know it would work at all."

"Well, it did." My voice sounded like tears. "It worked very well, Andrew. How did you know who to talk to about something like that?"

"It wasn't very hard. I rented a couple of your movies. I watched them and, I have to say, I've never hated anyone more in my entire life."


"I mean really hated you. I was ready to go to your apartment and beat the shit out of you. Even kill you. I wanted to fuck up your life. You deserve it. I fucking hated seeing you fucking other people in front of a camera." He paused. "I saw that more than one of the movies was with Ram Baker. I called information and found him. He was listed as R. Baker. I didn’t think he’d be listed."

"Man." His name was Robert Baker.

"I'm glad it worked," he said. "A friend told me something. It was Dan, do you remember Dan?"


Dan was Andrew's only good friend. He was tall and thin in a weak way and I thought was silently in love with Andrew. I wouldn't be seeing Dan ever again.

"Dan told me the phrase, 'The person you're going to marry is fucking somebody else right now.' I never thought she'd be fucking other people at the same time. For money. For fucking money."

I could hear his jaws clench and his breathing turn into a quiver before he hung up the phone.

I sat in my apartment alone with the dusk light settling outside. I felt very little emotion. The machine was hard pressed to feel.


  • At 9:17 AM, Blogger JR Slim said…

    blah, that a stooopid storyline.

  • At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well, if you made all this up, it's a sucky end to the story.

    If this is real then, well, you deserved it for being deceitful.

    You need to get some therapy. And a real job that doesn't involve prositution, which is what porn is.

  • At 4:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Feel free to never come back them Slim and Anon. I for one am interested in reading the whole story.


  • At 11:10 AM, Blogger darling maggot said…

    shirl you should spread the word at andrew's job, you gave him the hiv. and that he has a really large hemmerhoid.

  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger Rex Racer said…

    Andrew doesn't have a job, he's a writer. Besides, revenge is never satisfying...unless it gives you a sense of closure. And you don't want closure by doing something hateful.

    Better to wash your hands of the psycho and move on. Don't you have any real friends, Shirley?

  • At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This blog, especially the dialogue, would read better with organ music playing in the background.

  • At 9:42 PM, Blogger Cigarette Smoking Man from the X-Files said…

    You mean it isn't easy to rent a porn video and look up the male star on 411 just by his screen name?

    Suspend, disbelief, I command you to SUSPEND! LOL...

    Some of this was good fiction, but it unravelled toward the end. "Shirl", you might know one or two people in the industry and have gotten a few of the inside bits of information (or possibly even watched some of those porn industry documentaries on cable TV), but for one thing, a RUMOR of HIV may scare people in the business, but it's just that until he or she gets tested, and they will right away because they want to salvage their career.

    And even if they do test positive, some will continue anyway in some capacity in the industry, like with non-contact still shoots, stripping shoots, solo masturbation shoots, etc. That's a loose thread in your plot line and a liability to making the story credible right there.

    Your Al character was solid and believable. Bernard, yeah, sure, why not. But Andrew? A bit over-the-top as the cardboard cutout jealous-boyfriend stereotype.

    I remember one of the models I shot, her boyfriend broke up with her, not because she was gettin' ten kinds of nasty with other guys on-camera, but because she wasn't sharing enough of the money with HIM. He whined about all the "investments" he'd made in her boob job, her costumes, etc., to get her going in the business, and all she gave him in return was sex, which after he had it a couple dozen times, ceased to retain the high value it initially had. Bodda bing. That's reality. Had you been in the business for real, you'd have a few interesting characters like that to lace into your story.

    Maybe you should GO into it for about a year or two, as "research"?

  • At 4:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    haha you bitch, you really deserved it.. thats how every liar has to be stomped, above all the sluts that fuck for money.
    I just hope your parents discover it :D

  • At 4:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ( joking btw.. cuz it's just a story, isnt'it? :D )

  • At 12:53 AM, Blogger Eisabess said…

    Was that a story? It sounded especially like one. Like a Meg Cabot #2 at work. You know... Rumours rumours rumours are simply all around us. It's only whether you realise it or not.

  • At 12:54 AM, Blogger Eisabess said…

    Andrew totally sucked. Rumours? Child's play. Rumours are just but stories spread by people who love to gossip, but no matter what rumours are not true...

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