A viral Books Debbie Doesn t Do It Anymore release In this scorching mournful often explicit and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series Debbie Dare
A viral Books Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore release In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub Electrocuted With another woman in there with him Debbie decides she just isn In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub Electrocuted With another woman in there with him Debbie decides she just isn t going to do it any But executing her exit strategy from the porn world is a wrenching and far from simple process Millions of men and no doubt many women have watched famed black porn queen Debbie Dare she of the blond wig and blue contacts do it on television and computer screens every which way with every combination of partners the mind of man can imagine But one day an unexpected and thunderous on set orgasm catches Debbie unawares, and when she returns to the mansion she shares with her husband, insatiable former porn star and film producer Theon Pinkney, she discovers that he s died in a case of hot tub electrocution, auditioning an aspiring starlet Burdened with massive debts that her husband incurred, and which various L.A heavies want to collect on, Debbie must reckon with a life spent in the peculiar subculture of the pornography industry and her estrangement from her family and the child she had to give up She s done with porn, but her options for what might come next include the possibility of suicide Debbie is a portrait of a ransacked but resilient soul in search of salvation and a cure for grief.. Good Books Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore Warning: This review contains mature language, just like the bookThis may come as a surprise to you: I hated this book.With hatred that burned like a violent and virulent STD.Am I the only one star here? I might be.This time, I don't feel confused about why everyone else liked it but I don't I feel bad about hating this book, either. Today, I am full of self-righteous indignation and I am fine with that.I chose this story on a whim, based solely on the title, cover, and author.The title, a riff on Debbie Does Dallas, wherein Debbie is the epitome of the blonde bimbo, is funny. I thought maybe we’d see a non-cliched look into the world of pornography, at how it’s a money-making machine whose decisions drive consumerism, how it can be both harmful to women and empowering, how some get trapped in a system of denigration and die young while others choose the profession and try to make it a healthier environment for the workers involved. It’s a complicated industry not just in America but globally. To see that reflected in the eyes of a fictional woman who was a celebrated pro in the industry as she came to a crossroads in her life and career would have been amazing, right? And maybe that was the original intent, but it did not play out that way.The cover is captivating even if the Photoshopped hair could have been done a lot better. Still, it draws the eye and looks a little futuristic and quite interesting.The author. I was under the impression that he's a really good writer. I don't know where I heard that but it's something I've believed for awhile so I was excited to sample his good writing.And this is why you don't judge a book by it's title, cover, and author, people.So.Here's the entire storyline and it's full of spoilers so if you're going to read this book, do NOT click this spoiler. I'm seriously giving everything away: (view spoiler)[Sandra Peele came from a mostly-loving family but her dad was hanging out in a gang, or, at least, on the fringes, and he was shot and killed. Losing her dad sent Sandra into a tailspin and changed the dynamic of her family. As a result, she ran a little wild, giving blow jobs in parking lots and getting in trouble, probably drinking and smoking weed but I don't remember if that was specified. At 15, she met 40-something Theon GreyjoyPinkney and became his roommate but they didn't have sex (yeah, I know: What?) until later and then they got married in Vegas when she was 18 (19?) He was a big name in the porn industry and he got her involved but didn't force her into this line of work, they just thought it would be fun if she did and they had a wild life together full of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. Sandra went by the name Debbie Dare. Debbie Dare is black and her trademark look is her long white hair, bright blue contacts, and a bleach tattoo of an off-center bullseye under her eye. In addition, she only wears/decorates in/believes in black-and-white, which includes her white husband. Then one day (at the start of this story), she's on the set and she has an unexpected orgasm, the most powerful and amazing orgasm she's ever had and it's a shock because she hasn't felt anything, sexually - or emotionally, actually - in years. This business and her lifestyle have left her dead inside. While she's orgasming like crazy on the floor of a studio, her husband's at home in the bathtub with a sixteen-year-old being electrocuted via the video recorder he had plugged in and running at the end of the tub. Sandra/Debbie comes home after a long day of being banged in "my sex" and "my rectum" to find her house crawling with police and emergency vehicles due to her dead husband and the little girl he was screwing being found by the cleaning lady (more on this poor woman later) who then called the cops. Sandra/Debbie recognizes the dead girl because they'd met a few weeks (months?) back when she'd rescued the girl from giving everyone and their dogs blow jobs at a hip hop party. She'd left the girl with her private number (it goes to The Red Phone, which is brought up numerous times) and the girl had called the private number but Debbie hadn't been home so Theon GreyjoyPinkney picked up and things went from there. So Sandra/Debbie is sad about her husband's death and sad about her little friend's death but tells the police she doesn't know who the girl is. That night, she cuts off her long hair and decides not to wear her sex clothes anymore. She finds an old dress in the bottom of her closet, one she'd stolen from a "fat woman" on a long-ago set, an old pair of blue sneakers and in the sneakers, her father's gun. The next day, she goes to the hairdresser and has her hair undyed, has as much of the bleach tattoo removed as possible and stops wearing her blue contacts. She's a new person. Then she tracks down more info on the dead girl and drives out to the parents' house to tell them their daughter is dead and that is when she learns, via her amazing insight into the lives of her fellow humans, that the dad had been raping his daughter and the mom had been looking the other way and that's why the kid wound up dead in a tub full of electricity. From there, there's a day or two in the desert, a reconciliation with her racist mother-in-law, a run-in with the police and subsequent eye-opening moment for said racist mother-in-law, visits to the funeral director to plan the funeral, toting around her dad's gun, not shaving her pussy or having sex, flirting with a police officer, meeting a boy, thoughts of suicide, shopping for a new wardrobe, crashing into someone's car and causing the driver to have a seizure and then taking him to her private doctor for treatment while his pregnant wife follows along in the wrecked car, revealing the doctor is another porn star's son and she's known him forever and he calls her "Aunt Deb", grief, sleep, autopiloting, getting hounded by thug debt collectors, finding out she has no money, not going to work, getting fired, more sleep, talking to old friends, more thoughts of suicide, visiting her son who is being raised by her step-sister, thinking about her dad's gun, seeing her family again, getting in a fight with her older brother, not shaving her pussy or having sex, laughing about how there is no insurance money for reasons, thinking about her dead dad and about how attractive suicide is (literally and figuratively, as she has made suicide into a hot guy that's always following her around), random descriptions of porn sex for reasons unknown, not shaving her pussy or having sex, revealing that her husband tried to pimp her out to the funeral director once in order to get a better price on a coffin for a colleague they were burying, getting a call from the guy whose car she totaled because he wants to thank her for taking him to the doctor since he'd never seen one about his seizures and he's doing great now, dealing with money-collecting thugs, thinking about the husband dispassionately, thinking about her dad's gun, not shaving her pussy or having sex, dealing with the money thugs and finding out her husband's gay BFF is a big time crime boss so he deals with the money thugs, meeting up with the boy again and taking him home and forcing him to compliment her and sleeping with him for cuddles but no sex (he has to jerk off in the guest room and she tells him not to bother cleaning up because the housekeeper, the one who found dead bodies in the bathtub, will take care of it. I hope this housekeeper has a six-figure salary), having breakfast with the boy and discussing what he's going to do about his girlfriend, not shaving her pussy or having sex, thinking about her dad's gun, going to see the counselor, planning suicide, visiting friends, planning the funeral, not shaving her pussy or having sex, taking a bath in the tub where her husband and the sixteen-year-old died, getting shot at in said tub and laughing it off, planning suicide with her dad's gun, going to the funeral home where her husband's body is laid out, sleeping next to the body overnight, getting dolled up to be Debbie Dare because Theon GreyjoyPinkney would have wanted that, going to the funeral, having the funeral, not having a shaved pussy or having sex (not even on her dead husband who would have wanted that), listening to weird eulogies (that her dead husband would have wanted), then standing in the receiving line where she reveals that the doctor who calls her "Aunt Deb" had been a shy boy and still a virgin at 18 so his mom and all the other "aunts" chose her to sex him up and he's been somewhat in love with her ever since. Then she puts the dead girl's diary atop Theon GreyjoyPinkney's chest and he gets buried. As she leaves the cemetery, she is attacked by a trashy light-skinned black girl who came from the same low-class background as Sandra/Debbie and who knifes the shit out of her before being tackled, arrested, and sent to jail. Guess who that was? The cuddle boy's girlfriend! She'd been going out with him to better her station in life and he'd been going out with her because he wanted to slum it up but when she went to grad school and started moving toward a non-slum life, he became more interested in Sandra/Debbie even though he didn't know she was a porn star. Sandra/Debbie almost dies but doesn't and that's how she realizes she doesn't want to commit suicide. Hooray! She and her son and her step-sister who has been raising the son go to live happily ever after in an abandoned school that's being used as a sort of hostel (where the dead sixteen-year-old had stayed when she was still alive) on a mountain overlooking the sea. The end (hide spoiler)]Huh. I've made it sound really entertaining and kind of crazy, didn't I? Well, it wasn't.It was hypocritical (don't judge sex workers but do know that it's the most degrading job ever and everyone in it has problems and wants to die)(but Debbie feels no shame for having worked as a porn star. But when she thinks about going back, she wants to kill herself)(The worst part? The sixteen-year-old girl that was electrocuted in the tub with the fat, old ex-porn star husband: what happened to her? They didn't bury her, they didn't pay for her funeral. They just let her go even though a lot of the story centers around her, how Debbie had started out like her, how she was just trying to find her way, Debbie's guilt over not protecting her...but no one cares what happens with her sad little corpse, the funeral wasn't for her, though it totally should have been. That sucked. A lot)It has loads of underlying, subtle patriarchal misogyny (Debbie feels better about herself once she starts wearing clothing that fits and isn't showing off her body but does hint at her fabulous shape, but in an appropriate way. Also, she likes that this clothing makes her look older and heavier)(Debbie talks about how this woman or that was pretty once or how she's heavy but beautiful or how she had a boy-like body but some guys are into that because it's still all about how pretty a woman is, that is her main form of currency, even after she's been liberated in all other ways)It's also judgy (there's a whole "You don't have to be slutty to be sexy" message that shows that as long as you have confidence in yourself, if you invest in your intellect by reading books, if you toughen up and pull yourself up by your bootstraps, if you do everything you can to better yourself, you'll be sexy, unlike the rest of these poor, addicted, uneducated schlubs in the adult film industry because you know what? Sex workers are street smart - they have to be, after all, having grown up on the streets doing their hooking and drugging - but they're largely uneducated and they aren't smart enough to change it)(but beware! Sometimes if you do try to better yourself by reading books, asshole literature professors that you are dating will try to bring you down and say mean things to you because they feel threatened by your progress and would rather you just stay comfortably down so do NOT date professors. They're jerks)It was inconsistent and repetitive (these are things I complain about a lot, huh? But you already saw how many times she didn't shave her pussy or have sex and how many times she thought about her dad's gun)It was dismissive of mental illness (as the story goes on, her suicidal thoughts build but, with exception to her counselor and one friend saying a sentence or two, her depression is overlooked. She's just going to be strong enough to overcome the need to kill herself or she's going to die. There's a serious lack of sympathy or empathy for the actual depression, itself. It's like you don't even know it's there because people who kill themselves just do it for unknowable, selfish reasons)It didn't really examine racism in Hollywood (there was racism, yes, from the dead white husband using "Brer Rabbit" as his home security code to the police who were called by a neighbor because a black woman was robbing a house and taking off in a probably-stolen Jaguar. Except for the white woman coming out to yell at the cops for making a terrible mistake, none of it was ever really called out. Privilege was discussed when Debbie said that she's not used to racism because in the world she lives, it doesn't really exist and that's the environment she's used to, soooo...and then it was dropped. There's no racism in the porn industry. Apparently)(I'll bet women are treated equally, as well!)It uses sex work as a selling point, it's pure titillation (which is what the book is about so well done? Only this isn't an examination or satire of the porn industry, the sex is here to draw a crowd, maybe to create drama. It's not actually part of the story. Debbie could have been a hotel room cleaner or she could have been working the roulette table in Vegas or she could have been a drug runner or she could have been an executive assistant in a Fortune 500 company, married to her CEO boss. Her porn star lifestyle wasn't important, it was there to bring in some of the erotic fiction readers, it was there so that Debbie could say something about the 9-inch long, 4-inch wide dick in her rectum. It was there to create a buzz)It just pissed me off (see above. All of it)
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