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.

Monday, September 7, 2009

A Night Of Girl Crazy Lesbian Erotica

There was no question where the girls were on August 12 – they were at Hustler Hollywood’s In The Flesh for a night of lesbian erotica featuring the D.L. King edited “Where the Girls Are: Urban: Lesbian Erotica.” The just released Cleis book features memoirs and stories of country girls’ travels to the big city and their subsequent eye-and-thigh opening adventures. The Hustler Hollywood cafe was the perfect setting, offering us some tastey sweet morsels to sample while listening to the similarly succulent fare.

The evening got rolling with Kate Bradean reading “Don’t Fuck With Country Girls” that featured revenge sex, a bartender and superbly evocative imagery like “her Botticelli’s Venus hair on the pillow.”

After dollops of such luxurious phrasings it was time for some good old fashioned phone sex from guest phone fantasy artist Sophie Mouette who really is Teresa Noelle Roberts calling all the way from the East Coast. Sophie/Teresa is the writing partner of Andrea Dale who was also reading In The Flesh who is really Dayle A. Dermatis. What is it with all these aliases? Is the writing really that different? Hmmmmm – I sense a topic of discussion coming up one of these In The Flesh nights because it’s hard to keep straight who is who and who wrote what, but I guess that just adds to the mystery – and confusion. Sophie read “On Display,” her voice dripping through the phone as she recounted a story centered around an art gallery display and the sexually vivacious Mrs. Farnsworth.

Next came the Erotica Revealed Reviews of the Month which was created and run by D.L. King who was here In The Flesh to read her own story from “Where the Girls Are.” The reviews were discussed and debated especially since one of the reviews was from Kate Bradean who focused on the difference between porn and erotica. She claimed the difference is telling rather than showing, a scene rather than a story. Do we agree? Don’t know – I was too busy one-hand reading – which we all agreed is the reason why we produce erotica/smut/porn – it is to excite, to titillate, to sexually stimulate in some way – that doesn’t mean necessarily getting wet or hard – but making you think about sex and planting a few seeds for later reaping – every pun intended. The subject of length also came up and it was generally agreed that sometimes it can be too big – as in 437 pages long being too much to hold in one-hand.

Andrea Dale aka Dayle A. Dermatis a.k.a so many other writers read "Queen’s Up." It was a tease read about a woman having to save the homestead where Andrea elegantly and precisely set the scene but didn’t give us the money shot and refused when prodded, saying we had to buy the book to find out what happened. Hasn’t she ever listened and learned from Leonard Cohen’s “Don’t Go Home With Your Hard-On.”

The final read was our honor to host D.L. King and she did deliver a steamy tale called Chantal and it was hot as the blazes, full of good erotic descriptions and good old cunt dripping detail. We finished on a very high, hard and wet point.

We gave away Hustler swag bags to those audience members bold enough to display their reading talents. The grand prize went to Tim for reading about the pleasures of hairy-faced men from "F is For Fetish," penned by our own hostess-with-the-mostess Jolene Hui. And no, we weren't biased because he has facial hair and happens to be Jolene's boyfriend.

I played some appropriate girly-girl music and reminded everyone about next month’s In The Flesh, September 9 at 8pm right after Labor Day and how appropriate that we'll be celebrating sex workers of all kinds with Nica Noelle, April Daisy White, Georgina Spelvin, Anastasia Antithesis, Sinnamon Love, David Henry Sterry and special surprise guests who all be reading from "HO'S, HUSTLERS, CALLGIRLS & RENTBOYS: PROFESSIONALS WRITING ON LIFE, LOVE, MONEY AND SEX." The just released book is an amazing read covering all aspects of the sex industry with 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, plus some amazing sex workers cum writers. What a great way to celebrate 09/09/09...