Suitcase Pimp

Suitcase Pimp - Loren Niva With certain erotica books going mainstream, why not take a dive into a story focused around the porn industry? After all, it's out there and very much part of our modern culture. Suitcase Pimps takes it a step further by referring to the demise of American marriage in the synopsis. Recently, our culture has been introduced to terms like sex addict. With attention drawn to this topic, it is presumptuous and now often claimed in divorce court that such 'addictions' play a role in destroying a marriage. Perhaps, this is what sparked my interest in this particular book. However, this Boogie Nights kind of read sloshes through the parties, film shoots and low-lifes of the industry presenting much the same insight that we've already seen. The boundaries of work, and what is considered pleasure bleeds, and the characters morph to survive their muddy existence. Much like a porn movie, little plot is established peppered by alternating sex scenes. It becomes very cyclic and instead of deepening the attachment to the characters or gaining a better understanding, the set up did the opposite. Perhaps, this was the intent -- the numbing, not caring by the end reaction I developed, but it did little to enhance the value of the read. Is it erotica? Yes, and that in itself serves an audience. Did it meet the claim to show the slow disintegration and demise of an All-American marriage? That is arguable. Since this is not the norm, it's difficult to suggest -- but I was hoping that it would delve a bit deeper into how the industry affects marriage, not just Anya's and Loren's. Their problems seem obvious and did not take much of an imagination to see where this was all going making it predictable and anti-climantic. In fact, it was hard not to just write the couple off as stupid and naive individuals who kind of got what they deserved. It's light fluff with some porn humor, mixed with the typical drugs, dorks, slobbering perverts and nasty sluts all thrown together in a L.A. party. I would say wait until this one was made into a movie, but it already has been. A hundred or perhaps thousands of times and can be rented at any seedy adult video store.