Purchased: Leaving the Sex Trade

Deanna Lynn, the ex-porn star turned Christian, writes in her 2019 memoir:

* In Tucson, it was hard to be a white girl. I was often accused of being a racist, even though I was the one picked on for my race. Classmates were looking for any reason to provoke me into fighting… If they said I was racist, then they could justify bullying me. Everyone knew that I hated violence.

* My cool older sister officially dropped out of school, became a stripper, got a fake ID, and could get us anything we needed to have a good time. Her gang-banger boyfriends…looked out for us.

* One night, we went to the bars… After they hung out with my dad, we came back to their house. A man was waiting in Kristen’s bed. “I’m in a lot of pain from cramps,” she said. “Would you mind taking care of him? He’s going to pay me a lot of money. I really need it this month for my kids.” My codependency kicked into high hear. I took care of business for and officially turned my first trick.

Prostituting was a dizzying mix of demoralizing and empowering. I am now getting paid for doing what I already end up doing when I’m drunk.

* I was fascinated with how addicts judged other addicts for what drugs they used and how…

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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