Confessions of A Video Vixen

Confessions of A Video Vixen

Book - 2005
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Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry--from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life--to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling.

Once the sought-after video girl, this sexy siren has helped multi-platinum artists, such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly and LL Cool J, sell millions of albums with her sensual dancing. In a word, Karrine was H-O-T. So hot that she made as much as $2500 a day in videos and was selected by well-known film director F. Gary Gray to co-star in his film, A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the film and music video sets, swanky Hollywood and New York restaurants and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only touches the surface of Karrine Steffans' life.

Her journey is filled with physical abuse, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and single motherhood--all by the age of 26. By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticised industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered. If they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to dig themselves out of what she knows first-hand

to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.

Publisher: New York : Amistad, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed,
ISBN: 9780060842420
0060842423
Branch Call Number: 792.028 STE
Characteristics: xvi, 205 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

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Sapphire2 Oct 01, 2012

Sexual Content: A LOT of it! The sex scenes are described in great detail! Very explicit!

Sapphire2 Oct 01, 2012

Violence: There are parts in the book that involve domestic violence.

Sapphire2 Oct 01, 2012

Coarse Language: There are a lot of places in the book that have profanity, which some may find offensive.

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Sapphire2 Oct 01, 2012

I really enjoyed reading this novel. I am glad that I own a copy of the book, and I plan to read it again. Karrine gives the reader an insight on the hip-hop industry and she doesn't sugar coat anything. She also gives young women advice on self-esteem, and how women should value themselves more and not allow men to use them as sex objects. I strongly recommend this book.

Mocha6ft3 Apr 09, 2012

I just recently read an article that a substantial amount of information in this book is false. And this is according to the author, herself. I guess one can assume that the names of these famous men were a lie and we, as the readers, were hoodwinked. That sucks!!! And this was after i read what i considered to be an interesting book. This is how i felt about this book before the article. During and after i read this book, i wondered how the men felt about her writting details of how they were in bed and their names. Were they happy or proud to be mentioned in a book that did well on the New York Times best sellers list? She certainly held back very little about her past and her sexual liasons with very famous men. My friend told me the difference between her and the average woman that does have sex with mutiple men is the men she had sex with are famous. Maybe so. Maybe that's the reason why i read this book. To get the dirt everyone was talking about. And there's plenty in this book. I will admit reading about her past was sad and i can see why she chosed to do what she did. Opportunity came knocking and she flung the door wide open. It's an interesting book of the choices she made and the well known people she met. I give this book 4 stars. The gumption to name famous people, the success she gained with her skills and opportunity. Bustello, a toasted bagle with butter and jelly.

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Jaerez28 Mar 20, 2017

Jaerez28 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 18 and 45

Sapphire2 Oct 01, 2012

Sapphire2 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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