Mikaela George Spielberg, daughter of the great film director Steven Spielberg, has been getting into the sex work line of business and as we had known previous to this, both Steven and his wife of 29 years Kate Capshaw were both supportive of the decisions she was making.
However, now, a source close to the family told the New York Post that there may be a little more to the story than they are letting on. In fact, the Jurrasic Park director might be embarrassed.
“As Mikaela said, Steven and Kate are nothing but supportive of her, as they are with all their children,” a source told The New York Post Saturday. But now we have this, “Outwardly, Steven and Kate — who are the most evolved parents in the world and love their kids beyond all measure — have always been supportive of Mikaela and try to understand her,” The new source said, “Obviously, though, they’re embarrassed by her sudden public admission of entry into the sex worker world.”
“Nothing can hurt Steven Spielberg’s immaculate reputation, nor Kate’s, but they’re worried about how [Mikaela’s revelation] looks for their other kids, who are trying to be supportive but who are also embarrassed,” the family friend said. “This certainly isn’t how they were raised.”
Mikaela told the outlet The Sun that she is a “sexual creature” and she was “really tired of not being able to capitalize on my body and frankly, I got really tired of being told to hate my body.”
“And I also just got tired of working day to day in a way that wasn’t satisfying my soul,” she continued. “I feel like doing this kind of work, I’m able to ‘satisfy’ other people, but that feels good because it’s not in a way that makes me feel violated.”
She explained, “I’ve always been a very sexually natured person, which has gotten me in trouble before. Not in a predatory way, but just in the sense that people here in the South might not yet be comfortable with that.”
Really, Spielberg is falling into the trap of thinking that sex work is inherently a bad choice to make. Mikaela has stated that she enjoys the work and that she hopes that it helps her become more financially independent.
At the end of the day, sex work is just another job and the embarrassment that Mikaela’s parents feel is mostly pressure from a societal view that sex work is bad. At least they are trying to understand, or it appears that way.