People think you’re just this f–king hooker, someone who’s money-hungry, dirty and gross. But that’s not my reality," said Boomer Banks on a recent March afternoon, looking up from his sewing machine. "It isn’t my be-all, end-all. It’s just a way for me to be able to get what I need for the rest of my career."
Strewn around Banks’ cozy Chelsea apartment are glimpses of this future dream — scraps of cloth draped on chairs, naked dress mannequins covered in pins. Banks might be an escort and porn star, but he sure as hell loves to sew.
His passion for silks and skirts brought him to New York City in 2011 in hot pursuit of a career in fashion design. But with opportunities scarce, he soon found himself jumping from unfulfilling retail job to retail job, plotting a plan B.
Then, early last year, Banks put together his first profile for Rentboy.com, the unabashedly NSFW ad-listing website for male escorts. This, he thought, could be his ticket out.
So he paid the site a small fee to post a number of risque photographs of himself, as well as a short bio that includes information about his penis (“extra large”) and sexual fetishes (“S&M, water sports”). He then kicked back and waited for interested parties to contact him.
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