By Traci Lords
The relocating, gripping, and tell–all autobiography of Traci Elizabeth Lords, a former baby porn queen, electronica maven, and cult motion picture and television star.
At 14, Nora Kuzma ran clear of domestic and ended up at the soiled streets of Hollywood. She fell in with a quick crowd, and her goals of modelling quickly landed her a extraordinary centrefold in Penthouse Magazine, the place at 15 she turned the world over often called TRACI LORDS. From there she seemed in different grownup movies and magazines, denying her earlier and fighting a deep dependancy to cocaine and males. 3 years later she received out. this can be her memoir–a story of loss, redemption, and supreme survival as Traci Elizabeth Lords takes you into her secretive previous, faces her demons, and stocks her awesome trip of non-public growth.
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He stopped me, asserting Scott Bell had already known as. Bell had advised him that i used to be fairly Traci Lords and that he used to be drawn to discussing a potential enterprise care for me. He’d requested the agent to establish one other assembly. It used to be scheduled for 7:30 that night at a restaurant referred to as Mirabelle’s in Hollywood. “That’s all i will be able to do for you, Traci,” the agent acknowledged. “I don’t deal with porn women. ” Humiliated, I left his place of work. I’m now not a porn woman anymore! Bell had expense me my agent. I checked right into a reasonable hotel up the block and had a soak within the bath. I didn’t be aware of what to do subsequent. i used to be by myself in Hollywood, agentless back, and had a dinner date with a man i wished to punch out. Did he comprehend that he simply ruined every little thing for me? Had he performed it on function? What did he wish from me? was once he particularly a legitimate filmmaker like my agent stated? i used to be now not the gullible woman from Ohio and whatever instructed me the whole lot stank. The least he can do is feed me, i made a decision, starting up looking for anything to put on to dinner. Later that evening, I headed for the eating place. I’d been informed Mirabelle’s was once a complicated French position and that i was hoping the quick black gown I’d got used to be a winner. I strutted throughout sundown street amid a sea of catcalls, which made me query my selection of dresser. The costume was once on sale for $19. ninety five. Did i glance affordable? Insulted via the propositions of 2 assorted males, I quickened my velocity. mins later, I entered the softly lit eating place and used to be proven to Mr. Bell’s desk. i used to be flustered via the stroll there and nonetheless pissed Bell had advanced my lifestyles. yet i used to be decided to not enable it express. As I took a seat, the waiter provided me a drink and that i seemed round the room to note what the opposite girls within the eating place have been having. They have been all having fun with light-colored drinks in slender glasses. i needed to be as subtle as they have been, so I stated in my so much grownup voice, “I’d like a tumbler of Tott’s, please,” having no notion it used to be the most affordable champagne it is easy to purchase. Scott laughed, asserting what a kidder i used to be, and quickly ordered me a tumbler of Pinot Noir. He condescendingly informed me Tott’s used to be “low hire. ” Embarrassed, i used to be approximately to inform him the place to stay it while the waiter again to card me. Scott smiled, yet i may inform by way of the deepening redness on his brow that he used to be mortified. i used to be clumsily looking out my handbag for the Kristie identity while the contents fell at the desk. “Oops,” I giggled, returning my switchblade to my bag. “Girl’s gotta be cautious. ” I innocently smiled to the stuffy waiter. Bell used to be speechless. I awarded my identity, swallowed my drink, and walked out front door. Fuck it. i used to be performed. Bell got here after me, apologizing for his undesirable manners. I stood fuming in entrance of the eating place and conscious of the eye we have been drawing. “Please, have a few dinner with me. I’m quite sorry, Kristie. i've got a enterprise proposition that's going to make you a really prosperous lady. simply pay attention me out. ” One lobster and a bottle of wine later, I listened as Bell made his pitch. He acknowledged that he had an investor who could bankroll a movie creation corporation.