HBO Uncovers 'Crystal' With Fleiss Film


Home Box Office will explore the new life of former madam Heidi Fleiss in a documentary debuting next month.

Premiering July 21 at 9 p.m., Heidi Fleiss: the Would-Be Madam of Crystal goes inside the world of Fleiss -- who served time for running a high-priced Hollywood escort service -- and her subsequent efforts to create a “stud farm” with the first brothel catering to women in Crystal, Nev. But the documentary reveals that she received an unexpected response from neighbors about her new-found business.

The film also explores crystal of another kind: Fleiss’s addiction to crystal meth. She also reminisces about her past as a children’s chess champion and the fact that she’s never been in love.