Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Slate on Spitzer

Well, not Spitzer exactly, but the Emperor's Club. Josh Levin takes a tour of the escort service's website. Highlights include:

According to a page on "Introduction Fees," the club ranked its call girls from three to seven diamonds based on "individual education, sophistication, and ambiance." Prices range from $1,000 for an hour with a three-diamond prostitute up to $3,100 for a seven-diamond hooker; dawn-to-dawn rates go from $10,000 for a three-diamond to $31,000 for a seven-diamond. Bargain hunters take note: $30,000 will buy you a trio of three-diamond prostitutes—that's a total of nine diamonds for less than the price of a single seven-diamond call girl.

But my favorite is this bit on "buyouts":

"We understand that some of our clients / members and represented models may be interested in long-term companionship / private dating on a more personal level," the site explains. "We are happy to contribute to such arrangements." How does Emperors' Club express its happiness on such joyous occasions? By demanding a "buyout"—"a mutually agreed upon lump sum which the client / member transfers to the company to compensate the company for its role in and allocation of valuable resources which make it possible for this relationship to occur between the client and model."

1 comment:

BJ said...

I think the ability to buy ad spaceon the website is better than the buy-outs. All pimps will sell you their girls for the right price (or so I've heard), but not many have "Your Ad Here" stickers.