Dish delves into Toronto's diners, Montreal's "sexy restos," Paris' haute eateries, and Tokyo's fantasy "maid bars" in an insider's look at gender, power, and the art of service. Former waitress and Gemini award-winning director Maya Gallus dines out and dishes the dirt with waitresses, restaurant owners, and matre d's about the demands of the job. What's revealed are the fantasies, desires, and prejudices projected onto women servers-including those of substitute wife, girlfriend, and personal servant. She discovers that as prices on the menu rise and serving acquires the respect and salary of a vocation, the number of women servers declines; the most sophisticated eateries employ only men to serve their well-heeled patrons. From the hustle of a busy truck stop to the discreet hush of a Parisian house of fine dining, Dish serves up a delicious and illuminating look at the lives of women in the restaurant business.
Discover the bizarre and often hilarious world of women who work in the alternative adult industry, with exclusive access to their online playgrounds. Focusing on the increasingly popular world of webcam erotica, we follow some of the savvy businesswomen finding creative ways of cashing in. With 28,258 people accessing online adult content each second, the world's appetite for saucy screenplay seems to be insatiable. Applications on mobile devices that allow people to fulfil fantasies 'on the go' are currently valued at £80 million in the UK alone. With the UK adult industry worth over £1 billion as a whole, the money making potential is endless. As each webcam conversation clocks up a minimum of £1.60 a minute for these technological temptresses, these women can make over the hourly national minimum wage in less than six minutes. With the ability to earn a living from the comfort of their own homes, it's no wonder these online belles indulge in some of the most niche fantasies, no matter how peculiar. From baked bean showers, to crushing tiny cars in stilettos, we are about to enter their bizarre world.