Hosted by Audacia Ray and David Henry Sterry
Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City
Thursday, May 6. Doors open at 7 pm, reading from 8-10
Stick around after the reading to dance and party with hos, hookers, and ne’er do wells!
21 and up – FREE
15% of the bar goes to support Adult Industry Medical Health Foundation
Our readers this month:
Candida Royalle began her long and colorful career in sex work as a porn star before pioneering the genre of female-centric erotic films through her company, Femme Productions in 1984. Continuing to innovate in the area of women’s sexual pleasure she partnered with a Dutch industrial designer to create the groundbreaking Natural Contours line of sleek stylish vibrators. Looking to share all she’s learned through out her illustrious life and career she penned “How to Tell a Naked Man What to Do” (Simon & Schuster). She’s a founding board-member of Feminists for Free Expression (FFE) .
Guy Gonzales. Peepstar. Hustler. Notorious Nude Club Manager. Outlaw Artist and Writer. Warrior. From peddling firecrackers to live sex shows, legendary hardcore hustler Guy Gonzales was born in Manhattan of Asian-American ancestry. Despite the façade of a decent upbringing, he became enticed by the filthy streets. Flesh emporiums fueled his incentive; in 1982 Guy gravitated to Times Square, a reputed red-light district, and began as a cashier/mop-man in the adult peep shows. While swabbing pools of disgrace, he dated a Private Booth showgirl; subsequently they became a Love-Team, performing live sex acts on stage. On a mattress stained with bodily fluids, he penetrated even deeper into the inner sanctum of smut. Guy’s artwork, articles, and photo essays have been featured in Screw, Hustler, Swank, Vibe, the Village Voice, and Penthouse Forum. Featured in TimeOutNY as the leader of the Mortuary Squad, an elite task force that documents the underbelly; and the 40th Anniversary Issue of New York Magazine. A+E ‘Biography’ entitled ‘Times Square’ chronicled his unusual experiences, with interviews and illustrations. Exhibitions include ‘Erotopath’ and ‘Viewer Discretion Advised’. In 2006 he exhibited at the Ayala Museum, Makati, the Philippines, with former President Fidel Ramos in attendance. A noir New Yorker, Guy continues to evoke the broken mirror ball on the fringe of a forgotten Times Square, as his autobiographical account PEEPMAN/DEUCE42 nears completion.
Jillian Lauren is the author of the memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem. She has an MFA from Antioch University and her writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Flaunt Magazine, Pindeldyboz Magazine and Opium Magazine, among others. Her novel, Pretty, is scheduled to be released from Plume in January 2011. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son. Her blog is regularly updated with notes about her life, her family, and her writing.
Aimee DeLong is a writer and performer, living in New York. Her work has been published in such places as Cherry Bleeds, 3AM, Everyday Genius, Lit Chaos and Yellow Mama. Aimee has giving readings for The Cherry Bleeds Literary Happy Hour and Lit Crawl in San Francisco. She’s also the winner of the 2008 Famas Poetry Prize. Recently, she appeared in the off-Broadway play, Go Go Killers. If this is not a long enough list of vague accolades please visit her website at www.aimeedelong.com.
About Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation:
“A non-profit corporation created to care for the physical and emotional needs of sex workers and the people who work in the Adult Entertainment Industry. Through our HIV and STD testing and treatment, our counseling, and support-group programs, we are happy to be serving the sex worker community. Our goal is to provide health care for the body, mind, emotion, and spirit, as well as to take a leadership position in promoting safe and responsible sexual behavior, not only for the adult entertainment industry, but for everyone.”
Added by audaciaray on April 21, 2010