Have you heard about this? There's this artist/entrepreneur by the name of Spy Emerson who got herself a box truck and is now rolling it around the Bay Area, and to events, providing a "mobile hotel room" for brief, spontaneous sex. It's called The Hook-Up Truck, and Emerson says she was inspired by a story a gay friend (Sister of Perpetual Indulgence Flora Goodtyme) told her about hooking up via Grindr. "My friend was telling me about ... how he had sex with someone in a driveway,” she tells SFGate. “I thought, ‘What if I started some kind of service for people on the go?’”
Leah Garchik and SF Weekly first reported on the Hook-Up Truck in March, and right on schedule, it launches tonight at Oakland's First Friday art walk. Following that, around 10 p.m., Emerson will roll the truck across the bridge to the Mission District (exactly location TBA, likely via Twitter).
The service, which is a max of a 30-minute rental, will cost you $75 when you come to the truck's scheduled location, or $150 when the truck comes to you. They're also doing party rentals with staff and cleaning services provided: $2500 for five hours. Of course, contraceptives/condoms are provided.
The space, Emerson says, is small. But:
"Everyone who has seen it has had so much fun. It’s like being a kid in a fort,” she said. “It’s designed for sex. There’s a bench, a bar to hold onto, and there’s a mirror on the ceiling. I’m still putting the finishing touches on it.”
So, look for some disheveled, libertine friends to be stumbling out of this thing on a corner near you! Also, it'll be at this NIMBY party in Oakland tomorrow, on Amelia Street, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.