Halsted Plays Himself (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)
by William E. Jones
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A friend of mine recently came to me with the breathless news that he had just slept with a famous porn star. The performer had contacted him out of the blue on an online hook-up site. (My friend was supposed to be spending his day looking for jobs. Frailty, thy name is Manhunt.net). Excited and a little jealous, I asked the obvious question.
"Actually, it was kind of boring," he said. Then he laughed. "Come to think of it, that means it was a little like the sex in a porn movie."
Of course it was—I don't know why either of us expected otherwise. It's unfair to expect someone who has sex for a living to give it his all on his days off; you'd never see Novak Djokavic rallying with a stranger on a public court just for the hell of it. But the problem goes deeper than just weary professionalism: the problem is
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