TV's Call Girl

What drives high-class escorts? In one Showtime comedy, it's simpler than you may think

Hannah (Piper) is not as interesting as her job description.

After New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was busted as Client No. 9 of the Emperors Club prostitution ring, the first and simplest question pundits asked was, Why do powerful men do this? (New York magazine succinctly answered with a picture of Spitzer, the label brain and an arrow pointing to his crotch.) Next came, Why do their wives stand by them?, for which many thinkers offered many theories.

An even more interesting question, yet one less scrutinized in the news coverage, was, What kind of women get into this business and why? Luckily, pay cable was made to answer such puzzlers....