I'm "in bed" this week to interview my old friend, photographer Phyllis Christopher, one of the original genies of women's erotica.
Phyllis is the evil mastermind who took the famous picture of me a mud mask and curlers, tied to the bed, surrounded by dirty magazines and god knows what else.
We had so much fun making a pictorial of "A Day in the Life of a Sexpert." (See below in the left sidebar for the photo!)
In Bed with Susie Bright 255: Sexy Stuff with Phyllis Christopher
Phyllis eventually became our photo editor at On Our Backs, in the early 90s, but I remember the first time I received a package of mysterious S&M photos from an unknown woman in Buffalo, more than two decades ago.
In this interview, we talk about what inspires her, from butch goddesses to unrepentant women dropping their drawers in public places. You can check out her erotic photography at your leisure so you can see what I mean! Her work takes my breath away.
Finally, I asked Phyllis to help me take on a tough letter from a listener who wants some advice on getting over the death of his loving and sexually adventurous partner. I greatly appreciate receiving that question, because I always wanted to talk about that particular taboo: grief and sexual yearning.
Don't forget, you can send your confidential questions, feedback about the show, and requests for Susie's girly cards to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Episode 255, June 30, 2006)