Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hard Case Money Shot

Just finished reading Christa Faust's rollicking mystery novel Money Shot, which has been nominated for multiple awards. (Yes, its protagonist is in the porn industry.) It's published by Hard Case Crime, which puts out some terrific new and reprint mystery fiction, with painted covers reminiscent of the 1950s. If you like hard-boiled crime fiction, their line is worth a look.

Author Christa Faust has led an interesting life. The dust jacket of her book says she has "worked as a filmmaker, a model, and a Times Square peep show girl." (This is a much more prestigious resume than that of screenwriter Diablo Cody, who was a stripper and peep show girl in Minneapolis.) Faust's blog is Deadlier Than the Male: Torrid Confessions from the Underbelly of the Pulp Racket.

Question: Why is everyone who performs in adult films called a "porn STAR?" No one is ever a "porn second-banana."

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