Steven Spielberg’s Daughter Says Being A Sex Worker Is ‘A Healing Journey’
Steven Spielberg’s daughter, Mikaela Spielberg, is opening up about her experience in the adult film industry.
It was previously reported that Mikaela Spielberg revealed she would start doing adult films.
She said earlier this year:
“I got really tired of not being able to capitalize on my body and frankly, I got really tired of being told to hate my body. And I also just got tired of working day to day in a way that wasn’t satisfying my soul. I feel like doing this kind of work, I’m able to ‘satisfy’ other people, but that feels good because it’s not in a way that makes me feel violated…I’ve always been a very sexually natured person.”
She later added that her parents were more than okay with her decision:
“My parents – despite what people have written – aren’t embarrassed, they were actually kind of expecting it to be my career… some sort of outsider art… or taboo art, because they’ve always known that I was a little bit neurotic. That’s not to say all performers are neurotic…just the kind of performer I am – they’ve always known that whatever I wanted to do in life I probably was going to do it whether they liked it or not.”
Now, it looks like she’s happy with her decision and said it’s actually been “healing” for her.
She told Daily Beast:
“I felt like had I not done the work I needed to do on myself, and on my relationships, I would have been dead within the year.”
“I’m really enjoying work, and it’s giving me a whole new life-affirming way to be. It opened up a gateway into being able to dance. The best part of it has been that anytime I want to I can just go into work, and go dance.”
She said one day she hopes to be able to pay it forward:
“I’ve been given so much, and my hope is that I can give some of that back into the community. I’m not the one to decide what place in the community I have. That’s for people who’ve been in it much longer than me to decide.”
“In all honesty, it was about independence—but not in regards to placing myself above other women. That’s not what it was. It was about independence in finances and independence in freedom of speech. You know the acronym NLOG [Not Like Other Girls]? That wasn’t the goal for me of going into sex work. I wanted community, and I wanted to be 100 percent in charge of my own life in a way that was creative and not destructive.”
As for what made her become a sex worker, she explained:
“…I was at a point—maybe two years ago from now—where I was heartbroken, vulnerable, and felt like my soul had kind of been split in two. And I was covering that up with drinking. And I am no longer like that.”
“I’m a harm-reductionist, and I’m in the middle of a healing journey. About two years ago, I was at my worst. I will say this: Harm-reduction is about doing your best and keeping your goals in mind with any substance that you may have ever had a problem with. It’s about making smaller goals that are more attainable.”