At 17, Amy Fisher was "the Long Island Lolita" who shot the middle-aged wife of her middle-aged lover, Joey Buttafuoco. Twenty years later, Fisher is that picky diner creating a minor stir at a Charlotte eatery on Friday.
So little did the adult entertainer care for the lobster macaroni and dessert she'd ordered at Blackfinn in Epicentre that she complained to her server and ordered them returned to the kitchen.
She didn't like the pasta, the server said a little later. And the dessert? It wasn't what she'd thought it was going to be, a handful of curious diners were told. Several others had obviously noticed Fisher, maybe recognizing her from "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew." Or could be they'd seen her pay-per-view movies, read one of her books or seen her porn site.
Fisher went to prison for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuocco in the face in 1992. After her release, all the notoriety brought reality TV gigs, sex tapes and a burgeoning career in adult entertainment. Which is what has brought her to Charlotte this weekend, with top billing and two shows nightly at a Morehead Street club, the Uptown Cabaret.
While promoting a contract to make regular such appearances in 2009, Fisher said she planned to strip until her fans told her to "put your clothes back on – you're too old."
Fisher is 37 now.