Come out to @hqnyc tonight at 9 to see me! #bandzamakeherdance
— Belle Knox (@belle_knox) March 18, 2014
Belle Knox is at Headquarters NYC right now. She’s going to do her first stage show tonight. Here are some unglamourous and boring photos of the media frenzy. I’ll add more photos and text as the night goes on.
It’s a big strip club but there’s just 30 people here, 15 of them are reporters and photographers. 10 are random men who don’t know what is going on. 3 are here just for her. The rest are bouncers.
I expected creepy guys. But they’re just nerds who don’t actually care that much. Overheard from some guy: “This is getting me into striping because this girl is both an Ivy League student and a porn star. How cool.”
Here she is talking to another random dude:
It’s kind of amazing how everyone here is press. And that it’s a Tuesday night. There’s no big to do, or even a little to do.
This is her friend Caroline:
Caroline is 19. She is moving to LA tomorrow for porn.
Caroline’s posing sexily, but there’s no one here to benefit from it. All the reporters are going to have to blur it out, and they’re here to cover the story, not because they’re interested in a strip show.
She is really sweet and nice. She seems like a normal girl who just got caught in a whirlwind.
She has been upstairs for the last hour or so. The camera people are sitting down looking bored, but there’s some more people coming into the club now.
She just got on stage. Going to get video.
She seems kind of nervous, but not really. She was like, “I will just do this.”
Here it is:
A from Thought Catalog on Vimeo.
S2 from Thought Catalog on Vimeo.
Caroline’s chatting now.
She’s nice. She’s going to tweet this article out.
She tweeted it:
Check out the love feed ! http://t.co/ihV3Sz2St2 pic.twitter.com/KnXxgSqJOa
— Caroline Ray (@xCarolineRay) March 19, 2014
Caroline says, “porn is not for everyone and you need to know how to say no. And to leave the men at home.”