Sex & God & Rock & Roll
Something tells me that there will be others popping up soon. Rekers probably did this for many years.I used to know a few young men who worked their way through college hustling (none of them graduated). I knew one who was very successful in Washington DC. Most of his clients were married men, usually bureaucrats, sometimes politicians. His favorite clients were military men because the sex was so great. He made a lot of money, and blew it all on a drug habit. He's now quite clean and respectably employed, but is quite candid about his past.I also knew a few transgendered who sometimes did a little prostitution to make ends meet. The transgendered were usually unemployed or under-employed. I knew a few of them with graduate degrees who could only get work in nightclubs.I certainly had lots of offers for that kind of employment myself when I was young, as young as 17, and as late as age 40. I said no, but not entirely for moral reasons. The work is awful. Rent-boys earn that money. No one I knew in that business enjoyed the work. They did it out of desperation, and their clients were also desperate.I had my desperate young artist days, but thanks be to God I was never that desperate. Those who are that desperate have my sympathy and not my judgment.Maybe this whole sad profession will disappear when the closet finally goes the way of the Bastille, but I doubt it.
Maybe this whole sad profession will disappear when the closet finally goes the way of the Bastille, but I doubt it. Hooray! The sooner we ditch those pesky artists and all their arty farty paintings and stuff, the better. They ought to be made to get real jobs!Or are you on about male prostitution, Doug?
Dan Savage reports that Rekers made "Lucien" sign a confidentiality agreement and is threatening to sue him and anyone else who damages his "good name" (too late). The young man apparently is very frightened and some people are trying to start a campaign to get "Lucien" a lawyer and some legal protection.http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2010/05/07/lets-not-chew-this-one-up-and-spit-him-outRekers is such an evil bastard.
Thanks for posting that last, Counterlight. "Lucien" looked and sounded pretty scared--it even came through in the quotes attributed to him.And in the pictures he never looked happy. One of the (many) reasons Rekers is such an evil bastard is that he used (and that's what it was all about) "Lucien" anyway, despite all that.Grrrr...--sheila--
The most frustrating aspect of the hypocrisy is that while most of the rest of us are doing our best to live lives of transparency and give back to those that follow, Uncle George is out there railing against the likes of himself, projecting his maladaptation on "sinners."