Jane, despite having to earn a living taking erotic photographs for Internet websites, manages to maintain a degree of decency, and finds herself an anchor for a large number of young Internet models. Jane uses her talent for painting to earn money to ease the hardships of the poorer of them.
The story, set against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic and 9/11, starts out with Jane losing three of her lovers. But her unlikely savior is a shy British fashion model, Gillian, who is fixated on "germs". Neither Jane nor Gillian want an emotional involvement, yet they are inexorably drawn together. Gillian has a twin, Angela, who is a paraplegic. She is expected to recover fully, and in the course of the action, she becomes able to walk.
Then Porn Queen Lisa Love acquires one of Jane's erotic paintings, is curious about the mysterious artist of the work, and tracks her down. It seems that neither Jane nor Lisa Love can resist the other. But life for Jane is certainly not one of "unrestrained self-gratification," as one of her friends accuses. Jane gradually gets out of the porn industry, as Lisa Love is determined to be taken seriously in the legitimate cinema industry.
Meanwhile, Jane has an interesting secret: she is in fact Scorpia, a masked character who frequents the Metal Fetish scene. Scorpia has a large following of fans, who want her to make a movie. Of course, Scorpia's identity is completely unknown, except for Jane and a few close friends. Things come to a head when Lisa Love decides to ask Scorpia to join with her to make a feature length movie.
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- Kay Hemlock Brown, October 2013
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