Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Economics of Sex for Money

Divine Brown--Worth a Lot More Than $60 Now!

Divine Brown was the woman arrested with Hugh Grant when he was caught with his pants down.

On Friday nights, like the one when she encountered Grant, she could expect to make $2,000 (£1,000). Ms Brown had flown in to Los Angeles earlier in the day from her home in Oakland, where a babysitter was looking after her girls.
'He said me: "You're so gorgeous," she recalls. The actor then made a fateful decision. For $100 (£62) he could have enjoyed the privacy of Ms Brown's hotel room. But he said he only had $60. So she got into his car.
Let's do some math! $2000 each night divided by $100 per trick is 20 tricks per night. It might be decent money, but prostitution is a lot of work. So each trick might take 10 minutes or 20 minutes. If 12 minutes per trick are assumed, each Friday night involves 240 minutes, four hours, of actual sex! Given that you don't have a line of men waiting outside your room and you're out looking for the next one, then you've got a long night ahead of you. A typicle hooker might start at 11 PM (judging from the ones I've seen hanging out in Atlantic City). Since there may be four hours of sex, the night must go until 4 or 5 AM.

After being caught with Hugh Grant, she's been able to change her career from a less lucrative sex-for-money exchange to a more lucrative money-for-sex-story trade. A definite uptick, as long as you don't mind reminding everyone forever of your place in that event.

"The money poured in, poured in, poured in. She had interviews, food, lingerie, and lipstick commercials. We bought a new house, new cars, everything you could think of.

"I love Hugh Grant. Hugh Grant put my kids through school, gave us a chance of the life we probably would've never reached. We had a chance to travel on private jets. If I can meet him and shake his hand all I would like to say is: 'Thank you. I appreciate you, and if there is anything I can do in return I would love to be a friend'."

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