Think the economic downturn is hitting you hard? Try being a porn star. Pay rates are going down (so to speak), and the number of barely 18's willing to blow strangers on camera is going way up or so I'm told. While the sex worker lifestyle has always been a daily grind (ahem), the reality turns palpable in David Henry Sterry and R.J. Martin Jr.'s anthology Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex. Contributors to this uncensored collection of skin-trade memoirs, confessions, and rants include porn icon Nina Hartley, ex-call girl Xaviera Hollander and The Devil in Miss Jones's Georgina Spelvin. Topless test shoot following the signing is optional.
Thu., Sept. 3, 7 p.m., 2009