In the Flesh: L.A. (the West coast version of In The Flesh founded by Rachel Kramer Bussel) is a monthly reading series held the second Wednesday of every month at Hustler Hollywood, and features the city's best journalists, authors, scriptwriters and more offering their torrid tales for your entertainment and titillation.

From secret dirty confessions to unique sexual insights (and even the odd embarrassment or two), these writers get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Readers have included Willam Belli, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Maxim Jakubowski, Stan Kent, Shana Ting Lipton, Jenny Block, Regina Lynn, Rob Roberge, Eugene S. Robinson, Marty Barrett, Seth Greenland, Nina Hartley, Jeff Miller, Colleen Wainwright, Adam Grayson, Joanna Angel, Ernest Greene, Maggie Marr and BatSheva Vaknin. We've also been written up in Metroblogging L.A., LAist, Thrillist, Fishbowl L.A., Blue Blood and others.

Themed include Survival, Confessions, Madonna, Fears, Embarrassments and many more. Complimentary snacks and desserts from the Hustler Hollywood cafe will be offered. The event is free.

In The Flesh: L.A. debuted in May 2008. E-mail for booking, more information or interview requests.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

999 - It's Sex Workers at In the Flesh

Our next In The Flesh at Hustler Hollywood is on September 9 (09/09/09) at 8pm right after Labor Day and how appropriate that we'll be celebrating sex workers of all kinds with Anastasia Antithesis, Sinnamon Love, Nica Noelle, Georgina Spelvin, David Henry Sterry, April Daisy White and special surprise guests all reading from HO'S, HUSTLERS, CALLGIRLS & RENTBOYS: PROFESSIONALS WRITING ON LIFE, LOVE, MONEY AND SEX, with me, Stan Kent, hosting and spinning some music to get you in the mood for a night of uncensored relevations, and of course we'll have the Erotica Revealed Review of the month, plus tasty nibbles from the Hustler cafe.

The just-released book is an amazing read covering all aspects of the sex industry with a frank style that has captivated reviewers across the nation. The book was featured on the cover of the New York Times book reviews section, and this is your chance to hear it live and meet David Henry Sterry the editor and star in his own right having published Chicken and Master Of Ceremonies.

"The sprawling project, grouped loosely by topic (Life, Love, Money, Sex, etc.), offers insight into seemingly all aspects of the sex trade: high-profile celebrities like Xaviera “Happy Hooker” Hollander and Nina Hartley make notable contributors, but it’s the unknown writers who will stick. The selections from the book’s closing section alone, written by members of Sterry’s San Francisco writer’s workshop for sex workers, range from triumphant to harrowing... Aside from exposing the complex web of relationships among phone sex operators, dancers, massage parlor workers, prostitutes and their customers, the book is heavy with raw emotions ranging from celebratory to shameful, giving sociologists plenty to ponder. It’s not all dark and heavy: Sterry’s own account of his experience as a birthday present for an 82-year-old grandmother is touching and sentimental; veteran performer Annie Sprinkle is characteristically blunt, funny and
honest… This volume houses some real gems."

Hos, Hookers, Callgirls, and Rentboys is a collection of short memoirs, whore war stories, confessions, nightmares, journalism and poetry. It contains new writing from sex worker literati: art-porn priestess Dr. Annie Sprinkle; the infamous Happy Hooker, Xaviera Hollander; author and LGBT activist Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore; starof The Devil in Miss Jones, Georgina Spelvin; best-selling memoirist David Henry Sterry and sex educator/movie star Nina Hartley. But it also includes crack hos, male hustlers, pimps and the teenagers they exploit. Funny, terrifying, tragic and inspiring, this collection of oral history, short memoirs, war stories, confessions, nightmares, social criticism and poetry is unprecedented because it includes people from all walks of the sex for money world.

From back-alley Tenderloin massage parlors, to glittering Beverly Hills hotels, to Times Square porn palaces, to the meanest streets in Harlem, Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys is a collage of sex and money, shining light on this hidden underbelly of America, from sea to shining sea.

To give you a feel for Hustler Hollywood's In the Flesh stellar array of sex worker talent here are their bios. Please come out, buy the book and have them autograph it for you.

ANASTASIA ANTHESIS was born Anastasia Krylov in Moscow, Russia, and left when the Soviet Union fell. She spent five years in Jerusalem, Israel, and then moved to Oakland, California. She now lives and works in Los Angeles, and is looking forward to her next move. She is a graduate of the Sushi Chef Institute, and currently attends community college. She is working on her transfer to UC Santa Cruz, where she hopes to major in Astrophysics and Linguistics. In her free time, she paints, sews, models, slacklines, writes, performs, stalks midnight movie theatres and lurks on the Internet.She can also be found on several social networking sites under Antithestasia.

SINNAMON LOVE is an African American pornographic actress, fetish model and glamour model. She was raised in Flint, Michigan, and attended both private and magnet schools. At age 16 she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she received her high school diploma a year early. She got married while at Santa Monica College, but later divorced, leaving her a single mother of two children. She has since had one more child. Love began performing in adult films in the early 1990s, and has since appeared in around 200 movies. She directed the movie My Black Ass 4, which received nominations at the 2001 AVN Awards for Best Ethnic-Themed Video and Best Anal Sex Scene (Video). Love was admitted to the Urban X Hall of Fame in 2009.Love appeared on the Jerry Springer Show in 1995, and in 2003 she was on the cover of the first issue of the hip hop and pornography magazine Fish 'N Grits with hip hop star Redman. As of 2008 she was a cohost of Fetish at Night on She also appeared on The Tyra Banks Show. She has survived a bout with ovarian cancer, but lost an ovary and a fallopian tube. Her hobbies include cooking and board games.

NICA NOELLE is an adult film actress, writer and director. She conceptualized and created Sweetheart Video and Sweet Sinner Films with Jon Blitt of Mile High Media, and was recently hailed by Nightline ABC as the new top female director in porn. Nica has been a published writer for many years, and her work has appeared in numerous national magazines and websites. Aside from her work in adult films, Nica is also an avid science and nature writer, and she is currently writing a book about urban wildlife and the relationship between humans and backyard animals.

GEORGINA SPELVIN is a former American pornographic actress who is best known for her appearance in the classic film The Devil in Miss Jones. She began her professional career as a chorus girl in New York and was featured in the Broadway productions of Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity, and The Pajama Game. She made her first movie, The Twilight Girls, a softcore lesbian film, in 1957. When her friend, actor Harry Reems, introduced her to adult film director Gerard Damiano, Graham moved away from the mainstream into porn. The stage name she adopted is a variation on George Spelvin, a name traditionally used as a pseudonym by stage actors. Though Spelvin is known to have appeared in a few sexploitation features during the late-1960s, she became one of the best-known figures in hardcore pornography for her starring role in The Devil in Miss Jones in 1973. Spelvin went on to appear in over 70 adult films, before retiring from them in 1982. In addition, she appeared in the low-budget exploitation film Girls For Rent (aka I Spit on Your Corpse)--for which she also served as costume designer--and made cameos in Police Academy and Police Academy 3: Back in Training. These were "straight," mainstream films, but she was cast as a hooker; the audience was expected to recognize the well-known porn star. The practice of fellatio was also implied in the films. She also had straight film roles in Bad Blood, in which she was credited as "Ruth Raymond," and Next Year in Jerusalem as well as guest starring roles on the television shows Dream On and The Lost World. Georgina Spelvin epitomized the era of porn chic. In 1973, Robert Berkvist, writing in The New York Times, commented that "'Miss Jones' is as familiar in [the respectable and well-to-do New York suburb of] Scarsdale as she is on Broadway." After her retirement from adult films, she became a computer graphic designer until retiring from that at age 65, in 2001. In 2004, she made a cameo appearance in Vivid Video's remake of The Devil in Miss Jones, which it titled The New Devil in Miss Jones. In 2005, she was interviewed for the documentary film Inside Deep Throat. As of the third week of February 2008, she resided in the Los Angeles area with her husband actor John Welsh and was working on her autobiography, titled The Devil Made Me Do It. In May 2008, she published her autobiography, The Devil Made Me Do It, and appeared on camera in a short web clip announcing its release to her fans on the internet. The book is available through her official website,

DAVID HENRY STERRY is an American author, actor/comic, and former sex worker. His 2002 memoir, Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent, described in the Irish Times as,"laconic as Dashiell Hammett, viscerally hallucinogenic as Hunter S. Thompson", and by The New York Times as a "studiously wild souvenier", details his experiences as a teenage hustler in 1970s Hollywood. In the 1980s he was Emcee at Chippendales Male Strip Club in New York, the subject of Sterry's second memoir, Master of Ceremonies.

He started in show business as a standup comedian in the early 80s, opening for everyone from Milton Berle to Robin Williams to Dana Carvey. As an actor he starred in over 1000 commercials, for everyone from McDonald's to Levi's to AT&T. He appeared on Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Sister Sister, the ABC pilot Move the Crowd, and the HBO/CTW show Encyclopedia, where he created over 80 characters, including George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Leif Erikson, and a leech enthusiast. He was given a three picture deal by Disney and wrote the movie script Army Dog for them. He made a one-man show out of his memoir Chicken, which debuted internationally at the Edinburgh fringe Festival, where it was named the number one show in the UK by the Independent. He is also an activist, a teacher, and a book doctor. He has taught at Stanford, University of New Orleans, University of Amsterdam, and ran a writing workshop for at risk teenagers and survivors of the sex industry for the United States Department of Justice in Washington DC in 2005. He performs his show Sex Worker Literati all over the country. It consists of people from the sex industry reading and performing their work, and is based on an article which featured him, written by Alex Kuczynski in the New York Times. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, writing articles on everything from Barack Obama, to the economy, to the war on drugs and prostitutes, to football, baseball and soccer. David Henry Sterry has been featured in The New York Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Penthouse, Details Magazine, nthWORD, BBC Radio, and NPR's Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and Talk of the Nation. Chicken was published by Judith Regan for HarperCollins in 2002, and by Canongate in the UK in April, 2003, and it has been translated into many languages. He’s worked as a chicken, a chicken fryer, a soda jerk, a cherry picker, a poet, a building inspector, a limo driver, a barker, and a marriage counselor. He graduated from Reed College, and loves his wife, his cat, his girl, and any sport involving a ball.
APRIL DAISY WHITE ( Daisy is happy to be included in the anthology HOS, HOOKERS, CALL GIRLS AND RENTBOYS. In 2004 April Daisy White wrote and performed SUGAR a one-woman show about her life. SUGAR explores Miss. White’s entire life; born in France to American parents, leading us up through her journey and healing from her time as an international call girl. SUGAR was produced in L.A. at Edgemar center for the arts under the direction of Larry Moss. Having been an actor for many years internationally in film, television, and theatre, most recently co-starring in Henry Jaglom’s QUEEN OF THE LOT, Daisy is also an acting coach and has worked with actors on numerous productions. She is co-founder of RADIANT PRODUCTIONS, which focuses on producing and directing projects promoting social advocacy for minority groups, focusing on the homeless community and Bosnia rape camps. Daisy also worked on a documentary about sex-workers, which explores the human side of prostitution, THE OTHER SIDE OF NIGHT. Miss. White holds a B.A in Theatre/Literature from Bennington College. Currently she is writing her memoir LOVE FOR SALE. Daisy works as a private Life Coach while also teaching a writing class, ‘Right Your Life by Writing Your Life’ facilitating other artists to tell their true-life stories by providing them the coaching and support they need.