The day to day life of an escort agency owner and manager who wants a long and successful career is very different to the expectations of most people, which are pretty much formed by films, TV and the media in general. The common expectation is that of some kind of Heidi Fleiss – the Hollywood Madam – character. They assume that most of the business consists of wandering in to major nightclubs and bars with a stable of glamorous, beautiful and sexy women behind her. They then get taken into the VIP rooms with all the celebrities and rich business men, drink network and get down to business. And then the clients get added to the legendary black book and become regular VIP clients. You get your name and photos in the papers, magazines, blogs. Twitter, Vine, YouTube, Snapchat and everything else. But here is the problem. Heidi Fleiss was in business for four years. And then she got busted for prostitution, tax evasion, supplying drugs, and dozens of other charges. She served twenty months of a seven year sentence. Ouch.
Her predecessor on the other hand, a lady called Madam Alex – real name Alex Adams – ran her escort business quietly, discreetly and under the radar for nearly twenty years. She was only caught when, quite frankly, her former protege Heidi Fleiss grassed her up to the police, despite later trying to flaunt her virtue in not revealing her client list. Which she was clearly paid to keep silent. Alex Adams had a black book of the most powerful, rich and famous men in the whole of the Western world and beyond. And she did it without anyone knowing her name beyond the whisper of the word “Alex”.
That is how you run an escort agency if you want to be successful. You keep your head down, your profile low and your mouth shut. But, unlike the illustrious Ms Adams you do not trust anyone. Ever. At All. About anything. Build an apprentice or protege? I would rather chew my own right arm off. I love going to nightclubs and dancing the night away. I even frequent the VIP rooms of those nightclubs. But only after I have made damn sure that none of my escort girls are working there that night.