Lewd Descending a Staircase? Porn Stars Disrobe for Drawing Class

pompeo boobs2h Lewd Descending a Staircase? Porn Stars Disrobe for Drawing ClassTwo mostly naked female models, posed perfectly still, were portraying a classic dominatrix scene last Friday in a spacious and dimly lit Chelsea art gallery. One of them, a curvy 25-year-old known as January Darling, who donned bright red lipstick and shiny Betty Page-like locks, was kneeling upright, wielding a long faux pearl necklace that she used as a leash to constrain her partner, Dusty, a petite girl crouched on all fours who was wearing nothing but a black paper mask and a tiny corset around her waist.

Encircled by about 100 artists with sketch pads and drawing utensils in hand, they’d been holding the pose for almost 10 minutes, and Ms. Darling was starting to get tired. To keep herself alert, she sang a familiar tune over and over in her head: the Oscar Mayer Wiener theme song.

“It sounds ridiculous, but it keeps me occupied,” Ms. Darling told The Observer later that evening. “You have to come up with something that’s gonna keep you busy.”

Ms. Darling was one of a handful of young women who posed for as long as 25 minutes at a time over the course of Adult Drawing, an ongoing XXX-rated affair with wine and DJ’s that attracts artists and voyeurs alike, and where all eyes tend to remain fixed on a variety of racy nude scenes that unfold in the center of the room.

A few similar events have gained popularity in New York over the past several years, like the burlesque-oriented Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, and Michael Alan’s Draw-a-thon, which leans toward experimental theater. But Adult Drawing stands out in its emphasis on good old-fashioned smut.

“I felt like this clinical nude-modeling thing could use a jolt of energy,” said Alex Zoppa, 26, who created Adult Drawing a little over a year ago. “Models from a porn background are more open, so in a lot of ways, it gives some excitement to the art world, which can be a bit stodgy at times.”

Most of Adult Drawing’s models are from the Brooklyn-based porn Web site BurningAngel.com—which prefers everyday girls with tattoos to blond beauties with fake breasts—and their poses are more likely to evoke the clichés of a dirty movie than a life-drawing class.

Friday’s audience, in which a young artista might have been seated next to people old enough to be her grandparents, seemed inspired by Ms. Darling and her friends.

“They’re fabulous subjects,” said Lisa Law, 26, who was putting the finishing touches on a charcoal-drawn bosom.

Ms. Law said she particularly enjoyed the aspect of two models interacting with each other in different positions, like in the dominatrix scene. But as she watched the pair readjust themselves for another grueling 10-minute pose, this time with Dusty’s hands bound behind her back, it was unlikely she could have guessed what was going through Ms. Darling’s mind at the time:

“Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener!”