Heidi Fliess Takes on Reality TV

Ok, this is several weeks old, but I just saw it.

Heidi Fleiss to Appear on ‘Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew’

I am more than a little dismayed by the fact that, for many, this will simply confirm the ‘hooker as addict’ stereotype.

Adult film star, and former candidate for Governor of California, Mary Carey, was on the show’s first season.

3 Responses

  1. Instead of caring about an image – we should be caring about Heidi. The woman has had a drug problem for decades and it’s trashing her life, her body, her soul and her reputation. I’m glad she’s finally admitting she needs help – and will finally get some. What more confirms the image of hooker is addict would be if she died from addiction – getting into recovery is what’s novel these days.

  2. It will be interesting to see if they try to conflate drug use with prostitution.

  3. I agree with Jody…some times because we , as sexworkers, face so much stigma though (another reason to praise heidi, for having the balls)..it can make us anything from `concerned` to `paranoic` about public perception. I say balls to the public. in other words be brave..we are human beings with weaknessess…`yes & thats us too, it just so happens I am a sexworker too!` Anyone & I mean anyone can have a problem with a substance., whether we choose to call it an addication, well that depends how its affecting our lives. So it does take a lot of nerve & bravery to own up to that, whoever you are.

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