Posts tagged "secret diary of a call girl"

The Real Life “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” Brooke Magnanti Wrote A Book About Sexonomics

In November 2009, Dr. Brooke Magnanti bravely outed herself as the "Belle du Jour," a former sex worker whose blog Diary of a London Call Girl went on to become a smash hit book and Showtime TV series, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl." A specialist in neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology, Dr. Magnanti only revealed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2011

Billie Piper On “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl,” Sex Work And Feminism

"When I first started playing [Belle/Hannah], when I first read the script, I found it very hard to believe that those kind of women in that profession really [could be feminists]. I was quite judgmental about it. I thought 'I'm not entirely sure that there's any way that you could be that way and feel…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2011

Do You Harbor A Secret Fantasy Of Becoming An Escort?

Call girls: they're talented writers! First there was Dr. Brooke Magnanti, whose identity only became known after her blog, Diary of a London Call Girl, became wildly famous and spawned a book and TV series. Now there's an anonymous East Coast-based woman going by the nom de plume "Charlotte Shane." "Charlotte Shane" pens a blog…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2011

“Secret Diary Of A Call Girl,” The Movie?

Be still, my heart: "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" might be a made into a movie! Actress Billie Piper told the U.K.'s Sun newspaper that the Showtime show will end after four seasons, but that may not be it for her character Hannah/Belle. "I'm about to start filming the fourth series and then that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 2010

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of February 22nd 2010

There is no messing with the ratings juggernaut known as the Olympics, which means that most shows are in rerun mode this week. But never fear—there are a few new, exciting things happening on the small screen. After the jump, a few shows you won't want to miss.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 22, 2010

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Secret For Good Sex

Last Friday, we asked you what top-secret tip makes your bedroom romps so amazing in exchange for the season one and two DVDs of Showtime's "Secret Diary of A Call Girl" and the book the series was based on. You had some sage advice (don't worry, we'll share the exhaustive reader wisdom next week), but…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 29, 2010

Frisky Review: “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl,” Season 3

"Secret Diary of a Call Girl" is back on the air tonight at 10 p.m. and lucky me, some angel at Showtime mailed The Frisky offices a screener of Season 3. Woo-hoo! When we last left off, Belle ditched her lame boyfriend, who wasn't supportive of her career, and published her first book about life…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 25, 2010

Win This! “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” DVD Sets And Book

Some occupations seem so incomprehensible that we’d like to follow around the people who hold down those jobs to find out what their workdays really entail. Among those we'd like to shadow are prostitutes, private investigators, and Heidi Montag. Thankfully, a call girl wrote about her day-to-day life in the book Secret Diary of A

By: The Frisky / January 22, 2010

“Secret Diary Of A Call Girl”‘s Billie Piper Interviews The Real Belle de Jour

"Secret Diary Of A Call Girl" star Billie Piper is about to get down and dirty with the real Belle de Jour, in a one-on-one interview. And obvi, nothing is taboo! The juicy special airs Monday, Jan. 25, at 10 p.m. (EST) on Showtime. Best part is, it's just a tease! The new season finally…

By: Simcha / January 20, 2010

Quotable: Billie Piper Takes Her Work Home With Her

"It's funny. When [my husband] Laurence and I go out into the countryside, I think a few of the older locals actually believe I'm a whore ... They follow him around, they want to mother him ...Then they look at me and are like, 'That slag! How could you dirty yourself with her? She's corrupted…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2010

Prostitution Is A Family Affair For “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” Blogger

Last weekend, the once-anonymous writer behind the Secret Diary Of A Call Girl books revealed her real identity. Now everyone in the world knows 34-year-old neurotoxicologist Dr. Brooke Magnanti penned the insanely popular blog, Diary Of A London Call Girl, under the nom de plume "Belle du Jour." (Which, of course, turned into a Showtime…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2009

A Code Of Conduct For Women Who Write About Their Lovers?

It's pretty remarkable that after the success of the blog Diary of a London Call Girl, and its subsequent book deal and TV series, "Belle," the writer behind it, managed to remain anonymous until this morning. So why did cancer researcher Brooke Magnanti decide to out herself now? Because an ex she'd written about extensively…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 16, 2009

The Hooker Behind “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” Comes Clean!

For years, only six people knew the true identity of Belle, an anonymous call girl who wrote about her adventures in sex work at the blog Diary of a London Call Girl. While her blog became an international hit, she published several books, and Showtime picked up a TV series based on the book called…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2009

Quick Pic: Call Girl Needs To Get Deflowered!

"Secret Diary Of A Call Girl" star Billie Piper looks more like a busted Billie Holiday with that bouquet in her hair, but we are excited our favorite whore is taping a new season of Belle du Jour's sexcapades. [London, UK, 4/29/09]…

By: Simcha / April 29, 2009

What’s The Craziest Thing You’ve Done To Win A Guy Back?

Last night on "Secret Diary Of A Call Girl," Belle gave up the world’s oldest profession. Why would she quit her lucrative career so willingly? Was it the sex party with Bambi that went violently awry? Is she just sick of the biz and her madame? Is she afraid her family is close to finding…

By: Simcha / March 9, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For January 24-25th 2009

Saturday "Burn Notice" on USA at 9 am "Miss America: Countdown to the Crown" on TLC from 9 am to 1 pm "Unconventional Births" on Discovery Health at 10 am "Best Week Ever" on VH1 at 11 am…

By: Annika Harris / January 24, 2009

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of January 6th 2009

MUSIC Ximena Sarinana Mediocre The Mexican actress is from cinematic royalty, but with this album she truly makes a name for herself. Like a Latina Fiona Apple, her album of jazzy, seductive grinds translates even though it’s in Spanish.

By: Simcha / January 6, 2009

The Happy Hooker?: Sex Work Is All The Rage

Months after the Spitzer scandal broke and call girls became the new black, Radar offers up the strange tale of a wannabe working girl in "Secrets of a Hipster Hooker." Written by Jessica Pilot, the feature is an awkward mix of personal narrative and words from the mouths of so-called "hipster hookers." It begins with…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 20, 2008

Quickies!: Real Call Girls On The “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl”

Actual call girls discuss whether Showtime's Secret Diary of a Call Girl is realistic. [Tango] Tila Tequila will not do a third season of A Shot at Love. She will be truly missed...SIKE! [Tango] These top ten tips on having sex with a married man are not what you'd think. There's no justification here. [Daily

By: Annika Harris / August 8, 2008

Sex On TV: Belle Du Jour Double Books

On Monday night's third episode of Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Belle had an overnight job with a client -- who only seemed to want to sleep. Bored out of her mind, Belle went downstairs to get a drink and meets another man who wants to hire her straight away. This is clearly the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 2, 2008
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