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Don Nedler, who owns Lizard Lounge, one of the largest dance clubs in Dallas, says Rubber Doll is "absolutely one of my favorite fetish performers, and we've worked with all of them." At one of Lizard Lounge's recent events, she performed as Rubber Nun but also spent an hour working the "wheel of pain," where she spanked and dominated a few of her luckiest Texas fans. Nedler says the event grossed about $50,000.
Eight years after the launch of her website, she is one of the most cherished women in the fetish world. She also produces and distributes her own DVDs and takes care of her own travel arrangements. Two years ago, she launched a second site, which has drawn more women into the business. Rubber Doll oversees every part of the operation — finding the young ladies, dressing them, and designing and building the sets. The name of the site: ShinySluts.com.
Rubber Doll — who, for what it's worth, does not have a criminal record — declines to disclose how much she commands for her performances. Nor will she say how much money she makes from her website, where she lists more than 1,000 members paying about $30 a month to access her material.
"Honestly, it's sometimes hard to calculate the money, because I have a lot of high costs too," she says. Her rubber outfits run anywhere from $600 to $2,400 each, "and sometimes with a lot of accessories, even more than that." She estimates she has 250 latex costumes in the two closets she dedicates to them. She conceives most of the outfits herself, often sketching the idea for a rubber catsuit or a rubber assless skirt on a piece of paper and then giving it to a designer. She works with three primarily: one based in the United Kingdom, one in Chicago, and one in Miami named Maggiedelena, a latex clothing designer.
Rubber Doll's shows and web content are mostly solo or girl-on-girl. It's pornographic but not XXX by traditional standards. Her fans — including a lot of couples, she says — almost never see her interact with men. When they do, it's her boyfriend, known to her fans as Rubber Russ.
As a performer, she's as flexible as the rubber toys she enjoys abusing onstage. "I guess most of my ideas just come from life," she says. "I like to think outside the box."
Maggiedelena has worked with Rubber Doll for three years. She says the clothing, the shows, the whole Rubber Doll experience grows out of the performer's enthusiasm. "She has a passion for what she does," the designer says. "That's the reason she does what she does. She doesn't have an ego. She's a great person, and she loves it." Maggiedelena will drop everything to work on something for Rubber Doll. Outfits that might otherwise take months to design, cut, and glue together — "you can't really sew latex," Maggie explains — she'll finish in days for her favorite client. "Look at her. My stuff looks fantastic on her, and it makes me proud."
Although latex might accentuate the shine and curves of the raven beauty, it is not conducive to wardrobe changes. Putting on these fragile, skin-tight duds is a slow, sometimes-arduous process. Each time she wants to don a new outfit, she covers her body in a water-based lubricant and eases on the clothing. She's careful not to tear any part of the one-of-a-kind pieces.
Back in Miami Beach, the crowd is still wondering what she's going to do with the giant black faux dick and the angle grinder, which is now on and screeching. She sits in a chair facing the crowd. Her partner, Lexi, kneels in front of her. Then, as she mouths the words smack my bitch up, Rubber Doll lowers the grinder to the metal dildo. A few sparks fly onto Lexi's waiting chest. Then more. Soon, Rubber Doll is hacking away at the phallus in a blaze of bright-white light and heat. She thrusts her crotch upward and pounds the power tool.
The audience doesn't know whether to applaud or call the fire department.
After the show, it's back to work in the studio. More building. More travel. She says she can't do this forever, and when her looks fade or the fans go, she'd like to transition to the business side full-time. And what will this quiet administrative assistant turned fetish star need then?
Well, a secretary would be nice.Click here to view outtakes during our photo session with Rubber Doll.