A true story of a woman with a “head for business and a body for sin,” Indecent chronicles the real work and emotion behind the carnal adult sex industry
Indecent is not your average I-stripped-my-way-through-college memoir. Sarah Katherine Lewis is a veteran of the sex industry who started small–doing lingerie modeling and striptease shows–but for reasons including the desire to earn more money and curiosity about other types of sex work moved into porn, and ultimately into illegal work.
Lewis is smart, self-aware, and bitingly funny. Where other writers in this genre have generally shielded themselves from letting things get too bad or go too far, Lewis comes face-to-face with the unimaginable. Her experiences with customers, whose fetishes and behaviors range from obscene to bizarre to twisted, are often recounted with outrageous and caustic humor. Lewis is a brilliant observer of human nature and has a read on her employers and coworkers that lends unique insight into the seedy underground of the more hardcore sex industry. Lewis is a sex worker by choice. She neither condemns nor condones the work, though she depicts her experiences with a gallows humor that reveals the complexity of professional adult sex work. Indecent offers readers an insider’s account of hard-earned lessons and acute insight gained from over a decade in the trenches of one of America’s most insidious and lucrative industries.