Okay. Don’t be ashamed if you know who Sasha Grey is. I know you do. And don’t be ashamed if you know what the book ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is about. It seems every girl on Facebook suddenly turned pervert because of this book. But what does E.L. James’s ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and ex-adult movie actress Sasha Grey have in common? Erotica novels.
Yes, after Sasha Grey moved away from the adult entertainment world she made some weird moves. First she collaborated with Vice Magazine for a (really good) photobook called Neu Sex. Shots she took during her work of herself and her surrounding ended up in several art galleries around the world. Suddenly she went from nasty underground pornstar to mainstream adult film actress. And she loved what she did:
‘Documenting myself has almost become a necessity. There are so many photos of me, taken by other people, that aesthetically I have no control over. Documenting myself allows me to reflect on the day, on the feelings I am having, and on my environment. When you work in the entertainment industry, there are always new surprises; there certainly isn’t one day that’s similar to the last. I feel that an essential part of this great gift of constant change is to embrace all of the complexities that come with the unknown, and continue to appreciate them every day. I figured that if I were on set, I might as well be taking advantage of my surroundings and documenting my life in an exciting, untraditional manner. I look back at these photos today and see how much I’ve grown, how my opinions have changed, and how they will continue to change.’
While she was working on her book, she showed her acting skills to the world as Vinnie Chase’s pornstar girlfriend in a season of HBO’s Entourage. And nowadays there are even rumors of Sasha Grey playing a role in the movie of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. And that’s not all. Remember what I said about erotica novels? Yes, Sasha Grey is writing her own erotica novel called ‘The Julliete Society’. The book is being described as a female Fight Club set in a highly sexualized world. Oh boy.
‘For the very first time I can create my own world, my own characters, my own story, and express my own vision with publishers who are just as passionate about the subject matter as I am,” Grey said in a statement. “I’m not interested in trying to reinvent the erotic novel, but I look forward to taking it back to its source as a salacious treatment of sex, particularly female sexuality, as something mysterious and sensual. Me sensual? Go figure!’
With all this fuss about all kinds of Grey, Vice Magazine thought it was time to shed some light on Sasha Grey’s actions. Below you’ll find the result, a short documentary about Sasha Grey, getting in and out of the porn industry. And as a bonus, crazy/facebookmillionaire/artist/always walking around in funny clothes/Dirty Hands David Choe makes an appearance too!