I like to be in front of the camera. Rachel, who played the clarinet in her high school band and considered joining the Air Force after graduation, was excited at the idea of modeling, making good money and a chance to get on a plane for the first time ever. I still didn't think anyone would find out, didn't think my parents would find out. But when she landed in Miami, Rachel said she realized she had stepped into a world she never imagined -- one that she said would haunt her forever. Rachel said a year-old agent met her at the airport and took her to a no-frills house with about a dozen other young girls -- most of them were also from small towns, just like her. A lot of agents just see money signs. If they have family emergencies, I lend them money so they can go home. I just got another house [for the girls].
A new documentary, Hot Girls Wanted , follows young women as they are maneuvered into being "amateur" porn performers, then discarded by the business within a matter of months. Hot Girls Wanted focuses on year-old Tressa, a high school cheerleader and good student who leaves her parents in small-town Texas to go to Florida and work in porn. Variety's Geoff Berkshire says it's "an eye-opener for parents ," which I can't help feel misses the point.
Rashida Jones of "Parks and Recreation" fame produced the film.
My husband has gone from proselytizing and thinking he knows it all to a real spiritual seeker, albeit with a strong testimony in the church. My daughter thinks it's funny that she's known her SO 4 years - not ready for marriage. But please also know that the people who love you are hoping you make the right decision because they want you to be happy. He sees all families being able to stay together. Somehow I never believed any of that; I wanted a career and a small family and never believed religion was a way to identify good character.
If you are in a movie theater, you can't talk, so you can't get to know the girl you are dating. Just talk to her honestly, and if you have to, use the old wonder of logic. Living in an interfaith, marriage can be hell. My actual birthday is Monday and he'll be working all day.