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.
Be warned. A couple of these are NSFW: