Before Ashley Madison...before Heidi Fleiss...

There was Madam
Xaviera Hollander’s


Now bound to be the next big original musical comedy sensation
based on her bestselling tell-all novel and presented by InJoy Entertainment!
 




First published in 1971, Xaviera Hollander’s The Happy Hooker: My Own Story (co-written with Robin Moore and Yvonne Dunleavy) has, according to Wikipedia, now sold over 20 million copies, placing it 55th in their list of best-selling books of all time (somewhere between The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Jaws!) It has been translated into 15 languages and has never been out of print.

A frank and informative account of Xaviera’s years as the most influential madam in New York, it has been hailed as the most important book of its era on the subject of sex, along with Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch. Its delightfully explicit accounts of the swinger scenes of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s introduced its readership to jaw-dropping stories of lesbianism, bondage, fetishism and more, with a mix of shrewd observation and uninhibited appetite that makes its author an irrepressible storyteller.

Several sequels were to follow, including Xaviera!: Her Continuing Adventures (1973), Xaviera Goes Wild (1974) and The Happy Hooker’s Guide To Mind-Blowing Sex (2008). Xaviera also began writing an advice column in Penthouse magazine in 1973, a career which was to last for 35 years.

The Happy Hooker was adapted into a movie in 1975, starring Lynn Redgrave in the title role, followed by two sequels The Happy Hooker Goes To Washington (1977) and The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980) with Xaviera’s role played by Joey Hetherton and Martine Beswick respectively (the latter in a cast which also included Phil Silvers and Adam ‘Batman’ West). Xaviera herself starred in the movie My Pleasure Is My Business (1975) playing the semi-autobiographical role of Gabriele, and played herself in The Life And Times Of The Happy Hooker (1974). In 2008 she appeared in a documentary about her life, Xaviera Hollander, The Happy Hooker: Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary, directed by Robert Dunlap and produced by John Patti, which won Best Documentary prize at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and the Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

Xaviera herself has been a frequent guest on chat shows all over the world, interviewed by such luminaries as Larry King, Sally Jesse Raphael, Selina Scott and RuPaul, and made a celebrated appearance on the BBC’s Hard Talk. She lectures internationally, speaking six different languages, on such diverse topics as ‘A better understanding of human sexual relationships’, ‘Women in power’ , ‘Networking’ and ‘Eroticism and Sado-Masochism’.

The title The Happy Hooker has become a household name – even though Xaviera herself never liked the title coined by co-author Robin Moore. A search through Google shows that it has been ‘borrowed’ by a guide to crochet, a fishing store in Ohio and a rugby trophy in Northern Ireland, among others! Even if they do not recall the book itself, the title alone has a high recognition factor with audiences all over the world.

Recently, Xaviera turned to writer Richard Hansom and composer Henry Aronson, along with co-composer Warren Wills, to create her story into a frank, funny and life-enhancing musical which captures the vivacity of New York City between the Summer of Love and the Watergate Scandal.

 

 


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