TO qualify as ‘Manchester’s Most Notorious Escort’, porn star Kat Lee first had to score a couple of salacious headlines in the nationals:
University students are my biggest customers
‘CORRIE HOOKER SELLS SEX ON VIRGIN TRAIN'...
'HOOKER'S SEX CAB IS DANGER TO ALL GIRLS'...
And her most recent stunt: ‘RANDY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GET SEX LESSONS FROM MANCHESTER PROSTITUTE'
But is any of it, the bonking on public transport, alleged celebrity hooks-ups and NUS discounts, actually true?
“Of course it’s all true,” says Lee, forcefully.
It was around 7pm on a Tuesday night when I first managed to get hold of her. I had called three times but was surprised to be put through to her secretary’s voicemail (a secretary? How busy was she?).
On the fourth attempt I was taken aback by an uncomfortably childlike voice on the other end of the phone; sweet, giggly, feminine. I'd half-expected a voice raspy from a life of hard knocks and umpteen fake orgasms.
I asked Lee first about the rumoured student discount. “University students are my biggest customers," she explained. "They find me through my porn site and contact me there. I’m incredibly busy every fresher’s week. They’re usually incredibly sweet, nervous. I feel bad when they only last 30 minutes as I charge £140 per hour.”
The thought of Manchester’s supposed bright and enlightened young things blowing both their loans and loads with a porn star is enough to shock any parent, especially if they're paying the rent.
Lee tells me many of her punters lose their virginity with her before moving on to further partners.
“I feel guilty that they are spending so much money on me – they really should be spending their loans on books.
"So I thought giving a 20% discount was a good idea. But they get addicted, I get millions of messages asking me out on dates. I tell them to go out to parties, see other girls, but they would rather pay for it,” she explains.