Despite uptight parents who think she’s teaching their kids a double-sided dildo instructional class instead of reading a book as part of the Read Across America program, Sasha Grey released a statement today saying she will continue to tackle child illiteracy the way she did cocks in Butt Sex Bonanza. In case you don’t get the comparison, that means she’s pretty serious. TMZ reports:
Porn legend Sasha Grey says she will NOT back out of a national elementary school reading program — despite pressure from parents — claiming she will “not live in fear” of her XXX past. TMZ broke the story … Grey — who once won a Best Oral Sex award for her role in “Throat: A Cautionary Tale” — participated in the “Read Across America” program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA last week. Afterward, the school received complaints for letting Grey around the kids. For the record, Grey has been out of the adult business for 2 years. Now, Sasha has released a statement … saying, “I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent.” She adds, “I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am.” “I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives.”
I realize this is going to make me sound like a Sasha Grey fan, but her band aTelecine is pretty kick ass and Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience (her first ever feature film role) was fucking great. Also, she makes a good point. 1st graders can barely read. She can. If she wants to offer her time to help them learn to read, then shut the hell up about it. If anybody shouldn’t be allowed to read to kids it’s George Bush. We all know what happened the last time he did. The terrorists attacked us. Never forget.
Yes, I realize this headline sounds like I just pulled words out of a hat. TMZ reports:
Porn legend Sasha Grey — winner of the 2010 AVN award for best anal sex scene — was invited to read books to 1st graders at an L.A.-area elementary school last week … but the school tried to cover it all up … after parents pitched a fit. TMZ has obtained photos of Sasha reading children’s books at Emerson Elementary School in Compton on November 2nd … participating in the Read Across America program. Grey, who hasn’t done porn in 2 years, may have been invited because she’s mainstream now, with credits which include “Entourage.” Sasha tweeted about the experience — calling the students the “sweetest” ever. However, not everyone saw it that way … some angry parents complained to the PTA — who then contacted the school’s principal … but there’s one problem. A rep for the school district is flatly denying Sasha was ever inside one of its classrooms — telling TMZ, “We have several celebrities who read to our students each year. The actress you have indicated [Sasha] was not present.”
I honestly don’t see what the big deal is here. Kids should learn the nuances of a2m and double penetration as soon as possible. You know, especially if they want to get into a prestigious school like Penn State one day.
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Sasha Grey showed up to the L.A. premiere of the 7th season of Entourage last night (she guest stars this season), and I only bring this up, because I really hope this works out for her. Well, kinda. I never heard of her until Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience, then of course I immediately downloaded all of her porn. I think she’d much rather sit in hair and makeup all day while being hand delivered pumpkin spice lattes and pretending to want to have sex with Adrian Grenier, that do what’s on my hard drive right now. Christ. I swear some of the stuff she does is because her family is right below her chained to the basement floor with caged rabid rats attached to their face while some guy in an executioner’s mask is waving around a circular saw and a flare.
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Porn star Sasha Grey has been cast in the lead role in Steven Soderbergh’s new film, The Girlfriend Experience, where she plays a $10,000-a-night call girl. Steven Soderbergh is an Academy Award winning director whose films include Traffic, Che, and Ocean’s 11. Sasha Grey was named AVN Female Performer of the Year for 2008 and has starred in 134 adult films such as Anal Acrobats, Suck It Dry 3, and Assault That Ass 9 since 2006. The Guardian UK says:
“The Girlfriend Experience is the second in Soderbergh’s six-picture deal with billionaire entrepreneurs Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner. Each will be shot on high-definition video and released simultaneously in cinemas, on DVD and television….”To have the opportunity to work for an Academy Award-winning auteur is truly a great honour,” Grey told AVN. “I’ve been an admirer of Soderbergh’s films for years, and I am elated that I have been given a leading role in a character-driven film.”
It’s amazing why more porn stars aren’t in mainstream movies, because in most cases, they act and look better than what passes for Hollywood actresses right now. Both Kirsten Dunst and Sharon Stone have no talent and look like they should be hiding under a child’s bed, yet they are somehow big stars. Sasha Grey has an actual marketable skill, yet she’s seen more trains than a railroad track. I’d like to see Kirsten Dunst even try to do porn. All the guys would have to sign waivers until they got one of those things they take paint off cars with to sand her fangs down.
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