It was high noon at the Bunny Ranch. Wild horses frolicked in herds, making their way around the see-through white gates that surround the ranch. The air was warm and the feeling was calm as mountains back dropped the far landscape. Inside, red velvet covered the room from floor to ceiling, dim lights scattered throughout. Doors leading to a variety of rooms filled the halls, including the hard-to-miss ‘Pussy Powder Room’ (which purposed as the bathroom) and the boldly named ‘Hooker Booker’ ( appointment-scheduling office), positioned directly across from it.
A couple of working girls, and a very protective dog later, an exclusive view of Dennis Hof’s legal sex brothel was made clear, but in an entirely different light one might predict. Hof's reputation for his racy HBO show, Cathouse, created himself the stigma of a “pimp” in the media. But what about the side of Mr. Hof and the girls working at the ranch not mentioned by the media? Their values, their past, the details behind the scenes that are continuously shaken off and left unasked?
Barefooted and wearing a black Bunny Ranch button-down polo, Hof had the set up at his dining room table while Cooper, the cameraman, dodged Hof’s 14-year-old-dog, Domino, who had six teeth pulled the day before.
BY, REIGHAN FISHER
PUBLISHED IN, "THE NEVADA SAGEBRUSH," HTTP://NEVADASAGEBRUSH.COM
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This is my new friend Elrayah Sadala. He is from Africa and moved here as a refuge because where he is from you are not allowed to express your religious beliefs and if you do you get executed. I found him on the steps outside of a church wrapped up in a blanket getting ready to sleep. As my group of friends and I headed back to our car I gathered up any water bottles we had and my friends gave me money to bring to him. As I approached him he immediately started drinking the water and was so thankful for that alone. I sat on the steps and listened to his story, and he never once asked me for any money. I noticed he had a cast and crutches and didn't once say anything about it. I asked him what happened and he said he was hit by a car and was actually there for a while but had to leave because he could not afford to stay.
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