Last night the Hustler Store in Hollywood celebrated its grand reopening and complete remodel with a swanky party. Guests sipped champagne as they fiddled with vibrating latex and tested the click-clack of leather paddles. In 1998, the shop pioneered the concept of an upscale adult boutique and has been enabling self-lovers and kinksters alike to purchase naughty goods in a clean well-lighted space— and even feel a little classy about it. And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, the timing was perfect.
Larry Flynt Hustler Store CEO, porn publisher, entrepreneur and icon arrived on the scene in his gold wheelchair. We asked Flynt 3 questions about the upcoming holiday.
What was the best Valentine’s Day present you ever got?
Flynt: You don’t want me to answer that.
Yes, I do.
Flynt: Well, there were several of them… all at once.
If a man is trying to woo a woman what should he get her for Valentine’s Day?
Flynt: Any man really interested in impressing a woman and keeping her interest must always consider her feelings. So many men are selfish, “it’s all about me” when it should be all about her. If he thinks of her first, she’ll respond in kind.
What’s the sexiest thing a woman can wear?