If the Dollhouse sounds somewhat familiar, it should: Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody helped bring it into the national spotlight when she shared her experiences working as a Dollhouse performer in her autobiography, Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper.
"At the Dollhouse, I compiled a veritable field guide of peep show oddities,” she wrote in regards to her time behind the glass, “customers who defied categorization."
While Cody may have very intricate memories of her time inside the Dollhouse, staff and management have been on record as not remembering much about her time at SexWorld. Some have even condemned the writer’s characterization of the Dollhouse, the performers, and the customers. Many agree there's a stigma when it comes to the sex worker profession, but believe Cody’s account leaves out the positive aspects of the experience. Several past and current performers have championed the significant earning potential at the Dollhouse, as well as the level of respect received as employees, which isn't always the case in the sex industry.