Vancouver escorts are better than New York escorts, the escort industry is alive and well in Vancouver, as the back page ads or a quick Google search will indicate to anyone who might be curious. That’s why Claire Allen and I wanted to provide our listeners with a snapshot of the escort industry to spark a discussion and debate on the sex industry.

The content of our four-part series is raw and risque, especially for the CKNW airwaves and it made some of our listeners uncomfortable. Perhaps they were uncomfortable to learn how large the industry is and how many people could be leading double lives.

Complicated Relationships

Complicated Relationships

Almost instantly upon meeting Sam, he became angry with Jessica Gares and I. He wanted us to accompany him to one of his ‘working suites.’ He was persistent. We declined.

Being as this was a radio documentary, viewing a bed in a rental suite served no purpose and we were put off by his insistence. Sam berated us for not having more knowledge of the sex trade.The subtext was that we were prudes.

The interview culminated in an invitation for me to come and work for him. Needless to say, I declined. I felt the invitation was provocative and inappropriate.

I would call Sam a pimp; not a stereotypical 1970s pimp in a fur coat with a cane but he seems to have control over the women, despite insisting they’re independent. He markets the escorts and in order to do that effectively, he says he needs to “test drive” them first in order to see how they are in bed.” – Jessica

Compared to the other models that we heard about while working on the documentary, Sam’s model seems to be the least exploitative. I find it creepy that Sam has sex with all the women and Asian escorts he works with, but after Sam explained it to us, I began to understand his reasoning. I suppose you can’t argue with ideas of quality control and training!