While conservative lawmakers continue to deny the basic acceptance and civil rights of the LGBT community, as epitomized by North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” and recent employment protections that were shot down at the last minute—it’s interesting to note that some of them have a stronger connection to that community than they’d ever publicly acknowledge.
Some of these same lawmakers aren’t practicing what they preach, and, as is often the case, their secret sex lives fail to align with their party line.
Enter the “Darling of K Street,” Brittany Bendz.
Bendz is a transgender porn star escort—and MIT grad—whose reputation for guarding her client’s identities has made her a huge hit with politicians, lawyers, and other members of the United States government. She is their dirty little secret; the skeleton in the closet of squeaky clean, happily married men elected to power.
Thanks to its revolving door of influential lobbyists and politicians, K Street symbolizes the ultimate trifecta: power, money, and sex. This is where S&M temptress Bendz made a name for herself dominating Washington, D.C.’s affluent, turning the tables on politicians who ask for it (not so surprising when you consider that D.C. is the kinkiest place in the nation.)
Selling sex on-camera or off makes little difference to this real-life Baroness, who felt that becoming a “purveyor of intimacy” was simply an extension of her career in porn. However, she won’t see just anyone—in these privately paid encounters, Bendz prefers to cater to a white-collar clientele, from bankers to congressmen.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, 28-year-old Brittany Bendz opens up about her private affairs with the political elite.
How did you become a Baroness?
That’s inherited. It’s passed down, but they’re somewhat archaic titles. When I applied to the association that regulates it, I was surprised they recognized my gender change. I thought for sure they wouldn’t. It was almost a lark for me to do, but they were fine with it.
Do you ever meet with politicians in D.C.?
I have three congressmen, people from the World Bank, people from the Pentagon. I think I’ve penetrated every major institution except for the White House.
How did you meet the congressmen?
When I got those guys they didn’t know I was trans. They didn’t respond to an ad I had up, I found them out in D.C., just going around in bars finding lonely guys who could use a little company.
How did the congressmen react when they discovered you were trans?
Two of the three are from red states and one of them is pretty kinky. It turned him on even more. One of my other congressmen was disappointed but I think so enthralled with my overwhelming sexuality that it made the issue not too important. Like, “Well, I wish you had an innie instead of an outie but, you know, we’ll make do.” I’m very proud to say they’ve all walked away with a big smile on their face.
So are you converting Republican congressmen?
[Laughs] Oh, no… as a matter of fact, I heard one of them the other day arguing against the transgender bathroom issue.
Given your relationship with the congressman, how did you feel about that?
I expect them to tow their party line. I did send him a text like, “Wow, you’re getting kind of ballsy, aren’t you?” and he’s like, “Yeah I’m sorry it’s just what they need me to say.” I was like, “I know it’s alright.” I don’t really see them leaving their wives for me.
What do you think your advantage or edge is?
When it comes to actually drawing the customer or the viewer in and taking him there, a lot of [porn stars] fail miserably and that’s my edge. I know I’m not the prettiest girl out there but I’m certainly the most deviant.
I heard you specialize in S&M. Is that something your more conservative patrons ask for?
Definitely. One of the congressmen I see really loves it.
Does that surprise you?
It doesn’t surprise me at all. It’s very much a corollary to the very powerful man paradigm that they’re all trying to work within. They’re in these jobs that have tremendous pressure and they have expectations of them not just professionally, but socially and personally. There’s no outlet for them—for their sexual deviance—so they seek me out.
The reason why I think trans girls and BDSM have become bedfellows, if you’ll pardon the pun, is that the core aspect of BDSM is humiliation. What’s more humiliating than being forced to suck a cock? Right? Especially if you’re someone like that, especially if you’re a member of Congress or on a committee... you might feel the need to be really filthy and humiliated.
Are the politicians you see concerned with secrecy?
Of course. They know the cornerstone of my business is discretion. I have a reputation; I don’t go around and name names. I’m an established provider/purveyor and that inherent trust appeals to them.
You’re involved in the private world of some very powerful people. Have you ever been surprised by what you overhear?
A lot of them don’t like to talk business. I’ve tried to, not to pry information out of them but men usually like to talk about their jobs… but no, most of these guys are tight-lipped. I ask how work was and they say something like, “Oh it’s fine, why don’t you come here and take my pants off?”
Any kinky requests from political patrons?
Most of them like a basic whipping and being tied down. Stuff that comes up a lot is sensual domination. I get into my boots and my thigh-highs and force them to suck me off. Then it might graduate into more of an escort session, like kissing and petting with more intimacy.
Have the services you provide earned you any nicknames?
I’m known as the Darling of K Street… lawyers love me. I used to think that was just something my clients told me, that they like my intelligence and when I engage in conversation with them. I used to think it was BS but men really do respond to intelligence—at least in D.C.
You list yourself as having graduated from MIT, so why go this route and choose this line of work?
For other women, escorting and porn is a way to make money, but for trans women, not only is it a way to make money it’s also validation. When you’re making serious money—either from porn or escorting—then you really feel it, and you know your sexuality is so pleasing it’s valued.