Naked Truth: Lifting the Lid on the New Zealand Sex Industry

Author(s): Rachel Francis

NZ - Biography

Former prostitute Rachel Francis, once described as 'New Zealand's most famous madam' and author of Laid Bare, is back with another no-holds-barred expose. Through intimate conversations with key personalities in the New Zealand sex industry, Rachel lifts the lid once more on a hidden world. Those interviewed include a 101-year-old relative of Flora MacKenzie, owner of the famous brothel in Herne Bay's Ring Terrace; Pindi, a confidante of the late Carmen Rupe; Steve Crow, 'The King of Porn', and Storm, owner of the first transgender brothel in New Zealand. This brutally honest and at times shocking account of the New Zealand sex industry will open your eyes and challenge your preconceptions. Delve inside if you dare ...


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Rachel Francis was once described as 'New Zealand's most famous hooker' and is the author of two books on the local sex industry. Her autobiography Laid Bare was published in 2008, detailing her career as a street worker and dominatrix through to her time at the helm of the notorious Zodiac Club in Rotorua. As well as two decades in the sex industry, Rachel has held a wide variety of 'normal world' jobs including office PA, volunteer ambulance officer, carer for the terminally ill, long haul truck owner/operator, pig farmer and newspaper columnist. Now retired from the sex industry, Rachel is focused on what she is most passionate about empowering women from all walks of life.

General Fields

  • : 9780143567622
  • : Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
  • : Penguin Books (NZ)
  • : September 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 306.740993
  • : good
  • : 224
  • : Colour and black and white photographs
  • : Rachel Francis
  • : Paperback