“Camgirl Memoirist Isa Mazzei Wants to Take the Shame Out of Sex Work”

Oddly enough, talking with Isa Mazzei about camming, and about sex work, wasn’t nearly as awkward for me as I thought it’d be; I struggled a bit with language, because there’s an entire dialect for talking about sex work that I am definitely not well-versed in, but Isa’s a compassionate person. And she’s sharp. So we established a dynamic right off the bat in which I spoke, and if I messed up, Isa would correct me. Easy enough.

The good news is, I didn’t mess up*. The better news is that we had a revealing, open conversation about Isa’s memoir, Camgirl, and about her movie, Cam, which she wrote the screenplay for and which she based on her personal experiences camming. “Revealing” and “open” are keywords: You can’t talk about sex and sex work without openness, and of course Americans are so closed off talking about sex that just the act of being open feels important.

But I’m giving away the story, which you can read by going over to Vulture.

*Much.

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