Gates of Heck, A Literary and Cultural History. The Early Years audio podcast interview ". Simon and Schuster, Beginning her professional performance career as a masseuse, soon after becoming a whore, Sprinkle next expanded into burlesque and live sex shows, then to writing for sex magazines and performing in pornographic films and videos where she eventually became a director. Seductive aesthetics of postcolonialism. Sprinle's work has always been about sexuality, with a political, spiritual, and artistic bent.