Intrepid journalist and bestselling author Gerrie Lim invites you to join him on an unusual road trip, through his adoptive home town of Los Angeles, California, and its deceptively suburban San Fernando Valley—the ground-zero of the ever-booming, US$12-billion American porn industry. His chronicle spans a ten-year cycle, during which he interviewed adult-film superstars like Jenna Jameson, Jill Kelly and Silvia Saint, shared with Asia Carrera and Annabel Chong mutual thoughts on being Asian in a largely non-Asian field, and filed reportage from film shoots as the “Cinema Blue” columnist for Penthouse Variations as well as stories about adult Internet technologies as the International Correspondent for AVN Online.
In the trailblazing vein of his other books Invisible Trade and Invisible Trade II (about the escorting industry in Singapore), Inside the Outsider (about rock stars) and Idol to Icon (about celebrity branding), this compelling new work combines sizzling elements of sex and celebrity to document a curious and complex world. Enter, then, the perverse universe of the porn star, laced with Lim’s candidly offbeat observations and dangerously wry wit.
About the author
Gerrie Lim is the bestselling author of Invisible Trade I and II, In Lust We Trust, Singapore Rebel, Inside The Outsider and Idol to Icon. He holds an MA in Print Journalism from the University of Southern California and has written for Billboard, Details, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Playboy, Penthouse, The San Diego Union-Tribune, the South China Morning Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Asian Wall Street Journal. He divides his time between Hong Kong and Singapore.