Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

A Novel

Mosley, Walter

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore
Debbie Dare has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult-entertainment industry. Millions of men (and, no doubt, many women) have watched the famed black porn queen-- she of the blond wig and blue contact lenses-- 'do it' on television and computer screens every which way and with every combination of partners the mind can imagine. When she discovers her "film producer" husband dead in a hot tub electrocution with a starlet he was "auditioning," Debbie decides she's done with porn. Dealing with estrangement from her family and the child she had to give up, her options for what might come next include the possibility of suicide.

Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0385526180
Branch Call Number: FICTION MOSLEY 2014
Characteristics: 265 pages ;,22 cm


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In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub. El... Read More »

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Mar 24, 2015

As Dorothy Parker famously said: "You can lead a Horticulture but you can't make her think" which pretty much sums up Debbie or Sandra or whatever the hell she'll call herself in the future she had a tendency to overthink rather than trust her instinct but she kept if real like three to five men penetrating her real an enjoyable read.

Nov 15, 2014
  • davis212c rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Discovered Debbie Doesn't It Anymore while browsing for something light and easy to read at the library. The title caught my eye and made me smile; the cover was exquisite. I've read some of Mosley, but am not a great fan. Debbie Doesn't... while not entirely clean is written in a mix of sex and violence as experienced by Debbie (aka Sandra Peel).

Debbie Dare is a super star in the adult film business. With dark black skin, long blond hair, piercing blue eyes, and white beauty mark tattoo on her face she is extraordinary. Deb comes home after a hard day of screwing in front of the camera only to find that her husband is dead. He was electrocuted when a video camera fell in the hot tub while attempting to film a home sex tape with a sixteen year old girl. Debbie doesn't want to do "it" anymore and fights to reclaim Sandra Peel and move forward with her life but doesn't know how to, especially since her husband spent every penny they had.

Thus begins Debbie's journey in search of who she really is. Her journey invites conversations with a cast of characters - Nurse Depression and her boss, Dr. Suicide, with gangsters, loan sharks and hit men, with parents and siblings, with the mother-in-law whom she has never met, with mortuary directors, with old and current colleagues in and out of the business, etc. In these interaction and events you get a view of where Debbie's been, where she is and hope she makes it to the other side.

Debbie Doesn't... is off the beaten path and runs hot and cold on the attention scale nonetheless an interesting insight into the porn world without it being nasty.


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