I’VE recently started watching a new TV series called the “The Girlfriend Experience”.
It’s about a law student named Christine Reade (played by Riley Keough) who works as an intern during the day and a high-end escort by night.
It’s highly addictive and I recommend getting your eyes and ears around it.
After finishing season one, I got thinking about the Perth escort scene and whether it was a flourishing industry? Is it as glamorous as this show portrayed the industry to be?
I had sooooo many questions. So I got in touch with a male escort by the name of ‘Jeremy’ (not his real name) who works here in Perth.
Jeremy was 100 per cent honest with all the questions we threw at him and nothing was off limits.
What is the escort scene like here in Perth?
The escort scene in Perth has exploded recently. When you look at the books like “50 Shades of Grey” and now TV shows like “The Girlfriend Experience”, I think it’s becoming more socially accepted to some degree. It’s certainly a collaboration of all of the above that has made Perth’s escort scene what it is today.
Do you know how many escorts are working in Perth?
How many escorts in Perth, well that’s a tough one. Well let’s look at all the facets that makes up the world of escorting, the straight/gay/bi male and females then transgender and everything else in between the sheets, with fetishes and taboo activities. But a realistic number I would say, low hundreds.
Do you have to carry more than two phones, living a double life?
2 phones at least. I know some escorts who have 4 or more for each character they play.
How many clients do you see?
Currently it’s roundabout 20 consistent clients on a weekly or monthly visit, then there’s the clients that are once off.
Are you boyfriend to some clients like on the TV show or is it more like one off dates?
Both and everything in between.
Are your clients a mix of ages and genders?
Within my experience, it was previously an older clientele of 40 upwards however it’s slowly changing and it’s not just guys… it’s also a lot more women and couples these days.
Have you ever had an instance where a client was cheating on a partner and their partner found out and confronted you? (This happens in the TV show, I had to ask.)
Great question, thankfully no which is fantastic because clients pay for discretion. In saying that, when I did start escorting years ago, I did have a few issues when it came to clients with wives, girlfriends and partners, because I was always brought up with Christian values and belief that your faithful to your partner, so it was a bit of a battle within myself I guess.
Any final thoughts?
I think as a society we’re growing in the area of sex, it was back in the old days “don’t talk about it” and certainly don’t advertise it… Now the industry is thriving. I think escorting has its place in society. Without it I would hate to imagine the repercussions of it. Being able to experiment and discover yourself in a non-judgemental environment and being able to live in a way that you may not be able to in the real world, now that’s exciting for some.
You can listen to the chat in full below — you’ll hear how he dates both men and women and how much he makes from one weekend. You won’t believe it!