From Plastique to ‘pen chic’. She grabbed your attention first with her music, and now she’s keeping it with her novels. Dahlia Schweitzer is an enigma, covering art from her music to her words. Now she is set to release another book in her arsenal of ‘pen sin’. I interviewed this multi-hyphenate and finally got some of those questions answered once and for all. In part two of this exclusive interview, Dahlia lets her tresses down and gives us the 411 on all things Lovergirl….
Writer Dahlia Schweitzer gets interrogated on the ins and outs of the industry of sex and gets asked things she’s never been asked before…
You say that these women came from all walks of life. Can you give us an example of any women you interviewed that struck you as exceptionally rare to find in this world?
Honestly, I felt like I was the biggest interloper of them all. Maybe that’s just the view from inside my head, but I always felt like an outsider in those circles, like some awkward creature watching cheetahs in the wild!
Body image is considered a big factor in the world of high class call girls. Is that really the case?
Honestly, I noticed the complete opposite. Of course, my experiences
were limited, but the women I met were all adored by the men who paid
for them. It was a huge ego boost. There is nothing quite like feeling
like someone’s fantasy. I can see how that would get addictive! Of
course, the men aren’t really in lust with YOU, but still, their
projection is being projected upon you!
The media constantly plays up the good girl/bad boy stereotype and runs with it. Why do you think this has always been a fixture in the mainstream world?
It’s the virgin/whore stereotype! It goes back to the Virgin Mary! Men
like two different types of women, and it’s hard to compute that one
woman could play both roles.
Do you have a bucket list? If so, what else remains on it?
Isn’t it funny, that feels like the most exposing question you’ve
asked yet! I have a couple books left to write (and publish), I want
to get my PhD, and I want to get a nice teaching job somewhere. I’m
going to plead the fifth on everything else!
You’re a jetsetter, having lived all over the world. Is there any place that you’ve never lived or visited that you’d still like to?
That should go on the bucket list! I’ve never been to Asia or South
America. Those are definitely at the top of the list.
What is your take on fame these days and how it is achieved?
Fame, these days, is a lot of white noise. I’d rather be respected than famous.
Would Adrian be able to work in the industry for as long as she wants or is there a cu-off age for women in the industry?
Younger girls are always in more demand — both because they are new
and because they are young. People want the hot new thing. So if
Adrian kept doing it, she’d probably have to periodically change her
name and appearance, to give the illusion of being someone new!
Have you ever interviewed the male side of the industry?
I honestly haven’t. I have been told that most male escorts and
strippers cater to male clients, that women don’t hire so much, but
I’ve never spoken to anyone who did that line of work directly.
What’s the most sordid story that isn’t in the book?
I put everything in there!
If we were to meet up with Adrian 25 years from now, what would she be doing?
I think she’d surprise us all. I bet she’d be married, with a station
wagon and three kids, probably carpooling to soccer practice — but
she’d have an AMAZING lingerie selection and a hot husband!