By Stacey Keith
STRIPPED DOWN: a unadorned Memoir is a glance again at a surreal global stored rigorously hidden from public view. This chronicle of existence within the pores and skin exchange follows the meteoric upward push of Stacey Keith, a lady scarcely out of her kids whose eye-popping resources release her from rainy T-shirt contests to the catwalks of Houston, strip bar capital of the area. virtually in a single day, she is chanced on by way of a well-known porn superstar, who Svengalis her onto the pages of Playboy, Penthouse, and dozens of alternative men’s magazines. whereas strutting her stuff onstage and around the nation, Stacey makes the fateful choice to go to Hollywood. She’s obtained every thing a lady might wish: popularity, consciousness, unending piles of cash...but no suggestion what awaits her. With web porn overtaking men’s magazines, every body from her Mafia-boss street supervisor to her smarmy expertise agent pressures Stacey to do greater than simply flash her flesh. Uber-boob filmmaker Russ Meyer verbally abuses her; rocker Don Henley attempts to take advantage of her. but via all of it, from the warped misogyny of Playboy to the S&M dungeons of the Pacific Palisades, Stacey’s darkish, self-deprecating humor will depart you guffawing, crying and rooting for her at each step of how.
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His excessive beams stab throughout the darkish as he U’s round to stick with me. We tear up a residential road. i ponder how a lot sympathy a stripper’s going to get within the morning papers: “Exotic Dancer chanced on lifeless in motor vehicle. ” i will be able to think the quote from my neighbor, Mrs. Hopkins, a woman with an ass the dimensions of a Winnebago and a perpetual helmet of purple foam curlers—“Ask me, the best way she clothes, she had it coming. ” My middle is scrabbling like an animal in a catch. I see a pink mild forward, prepared it to alter correct whilst I go less than it. Pulling into the left lane, I turn on my flip sign, then shoot throughout 3 lanes to screech via a troublesome correct. convinced. I think him gnashing his tooth. Calling me names. yet I’ve received a head commence and by the point he makes the flip, I’m cornering into one other one after which zooming down a gloomy road crowded with darkish homes. Taking an opportunity, I fly up a driveway, minimize the engine and the lighting. within the unexpected silence, my respiring seems like the interior of a SCUBA masks. Crickets chirp in extraordinary, peaceable counterpoint. To my reduction, the LeSabre is going storming prior. The minute he disappears, I flip the engine over and slink down the driveway, lighting off, grateful not anyone got here out to enquire why i used to be parked in entrance in their condo. In Texas, affronted owners are likely to shoot first and ask later. Taking a circuitous path domestic, I remind myself that I’ll need to be hyper-vigilant now. the fellow can be a one-time predator or a full-blown stalker. My adventure compounds a loneliness I’ve been feeling seeing that starting my paintings on the Men’s membership. I’ve received not anyone looking at out for me. nobody who knows the approach to life. I’ve equipped myself a fairytale tower, stocked it with stiletto heels, and consigned myself to residing in it. eternally. For the 1st time in my existence, i'm going domestic, name everybody i do know, and not sleep conversing part the evening speaking so I won’t suppose so on my own. Sunday afternoon at Houston sizzling spot Sam’s Boat: mixture boat prow and watering gap. open air at the deck, an extraordinary breeze makes the shadows of tree branches do a dainty minuet throughout my desk. I’ve bought a ginger ale in a sweating glass, a heightened experience of dread, and one arm in a red fiberglass solid. Porn celebrity Trinity Loren is because of arrive any minute. The ginger ale is simply because something alcoholic tastes like drain purifier to me. the solid is simply because a few child who’d had his driver’s license a complete of fifteen mins annihilated my new vehicle and positioned me within the health center with a damaged wrist and damaged ribs. The dread is because of the truth that I’ve received very combined emotions approximately assembly Trinity and her boyfriend, that man from The Men’s membership who's own harm lawyer/professional pussy hound Ed Cox. The identify says a lot. I make it very transparent over the telephone that I’m no longer attracted to a profession in porn. journal modeling, convinced, yet I draw a major line among being attractive for funds and being sexual for funds. Trinity turns out to think that's only a topic of pesky semantics, yet she sounds clever and, dare I say, basic, for a girl who’s been oinked up the poop chute in a number of motion pictures.