Gwyneth Paltrow to become hooker for a week

Gwyneth Paltrow to become hooker for a week to draw attention to plight of poorFollowing her globally lauded gesture of empathy with poor people in attempting to live on food stamps for a week, planetary superstar Gwyneth Paltrow has announced that she will highlight the plight of women forced into sex work by turning tricks in a seedy downtown area of Chicago.

A spokeswoman for Paltrow said that the actress would also be using crack cocaine during the week, and was expecting to be beaten by her pimp. She will be operating out of a downtown motel room with stained carpets and worn bed linen.

Greyhound bus lines and Amtrak are planning to augment their schedules to Chicago in anticipation of an influx of johns from around the country, and possibly the world, hoping to have their needs serviced by the stunning celebrity. Delta and Northwest have both said that they will be laying on special charter flights from around the U.S.

Paltrow — who actually gained weight during her week living on SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — has appeared in numerous steamy sex scenes in her career, and sources close to her say that she feels an obligation to women who have to engage in less glamorous intimate relations just to put food on the table.

“Miss Paltrow wants to experience the rough, violent, abusive side of sex as she feels that Hollywood neglects this representation in favor of over-romanticized celluloid love scenes with great lighting and exciting music,” said the spokeswoman.

Paltrow is expected to be able to charge $1,000 dollars just for a hand job, and upwards of $10,000 for full penetrative sex without a condom. After her pimp has beaten her and taken half the money, all proceeds will go to a charity supporting drought-stricken organic arugula farmers in Guatemala.