After living the life of a free-spirited, experimental college student, Julie Flowers finds herself college educated, well rounded, and broke. Bored at home and sick of living on her mother’s couch, she takes to the Internet where she quickly finds out that if you seek, you shall find. Discovering a lucrative realm of existence that is kept in the shadows and only inhabited by the wealthy, Julie becomes a sex party hostess, catering to couples who indulge in the art of swinging. The money and indulgence come to a screeching halt after Julie’s business partner abandons her. Though her lawyer comes to her aid in more than one way, she enters a tumultuous time in her life where she is tried in court, beaten up by gangsters, and undergoes a miscarriage. When her life starts crashing down, she swiftly escapes to Los Angeles to salvage what’s left.
Black Geisha is a novel based on a true story about a girl’s sexual journey that leads her through times that are fun and exciting, scary and poignant. After being molested by the neighbor’s son at the delicate age of seven, Julie Flowers’ father cruelly rejects her, and enlists family and friends to follow suit. Not in absolute isolation, Julie is able to seek refuge in her mother, but the two are slowly growing apart. Though Julie begins her journey as a devout Jehovah’s Witness in Brooklyn, events in her life lead her to the point of losing religion and seeking fulfillment by other means. Smart, sophisticated, and sassy, Julie learns that sex sells. Unfortunately, one drawback after another makes her realize that she is in over her head. She abruptly packs her belongings to move cross country to get away from the madness that is her life.
After crashing at her brother’s house for a few months, Julie lands a great job at a high school and finds a cute apartment in Hollywood, California. As she slowly gets acclimated to her new surroundings, going new places and meeting fresh people, things seem to be brightening up. Unbeknownst to her, crazy follows the insane, and she will experience similar pitfalls, challenges, and problems in her new city and life, when she becomes a self-proclaimed geisha of Hollywood. In a complete relapse, Julie is once again involved in swinging. The sex parties reach an all time high and her life begins to spiral downward fast.
Black Geisha possesses many secrets. Through Julie’s eyes, we experience the ups and downs, the loves and losses, and her understanding of survival as she embarks on the roller coaster of her life.