Fisting A Porn Star On A Tuesday Afternoon

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It’s 6pm, and a hushed crowd is sardined into the only remaining brick and mortar bookstore in Hollywood to witness “Rude” Jude Angelini reading from his controversial paperback, Hyena.

I overhear murmurs… flattering comparisons to Bukowski and Hunter S. Thompson. Cult hero stuff. They’re saying his stories are unapologetic… even shocking in their candor. We’ll see. It’s 2015. I’m old. Nothing’s shocking.

Jude moseys to the podium and speaks with an unexpected bayou drawl, as he thumbs to a random chapter.

“Okay, here’s one about my first girlfriend.”

He proceeds to recap the evening when, high on mushrooms, he attempted to screw an honest-to-god mentally disabled (eg: “all the way retarded”) black girl in her dad’s kitchen.

“I start touching her pussy. It’s dry as a desert.”

Okay. In that moment I knew two things: 1) I was wrong about the shocking thing… and 2) I have to interview this guy for Thought Catalog.

Watch the video to see Jude reminisce about the fisting incident that didn’t make it into the book.

Hyena is a memoir chronicling Jude’s debauched coming-of-age as an awkward white miscreant in the seamy hoods of Detroit. Each chapter is another account of some sordid experience penned in a tone that’s as beautifully poetic as it is ruthlessly raw.

While self-released at first, Hyena grew into such a runaway underground success that Simon & Schuster recently stepped up to publish it on the international stage. TC mark

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