Sasha Grey is many things: pornstar, model, actress, musician… but she most definitely, emphatically, is not a victim. And she doesn’t take kindly to insinuations that she’s doing anything other than exactly what she wants.
We doubt that Jenni Perez meant to raise the ire of the lovely Ms. Grey while penning a sex column for her college newspaper, the Daily Nexus. But Jenni Perez should have known better than to slander the name of Sasha Grey. In a column titled “Fake Orgasms Facilitate No Fun,” she likened Sasha’s performances to an eighteen year old faking orgasm; a few weeks later, she made a snide remark about Sasha when discussing her distaste for swallowing semen. But Jenni Perez apparently underestimated Sasha Grey.
To make a long story short: upon learning about the articles, which had made their way around the blogs, Sasha decided to fight back, penning a letter to the editor that ran in yesterday’s edition of the Daily Nexus. Some highlights:
I am neither ashamed or reluctant to admit what I do is performance art… This resonates two of my primary objectives in the adult business… one: challenge the idea of what women are supposed to like or be like in bed, and two: most of the porn I used to watch was boring and I wanted to make it more fulfilling for myself and viewers. These statements were made in order to challenge the one dimensional, romanticized Hollywood-idealized perception of “couples friendly sex”.
I am a very sexually healthy young woman and I take pride in the liberation of female sexuality, I have a cause, I am determined, and I am a hard worker (pun intended). As a sex symbol, with an intellectual stance, I am and will continue to be vilified, and I am ok with that…in fact I am content; it gives me the opportunity to shed the light on the darker areas of sex and validate the insecurities of sexually repressed women. The days of victimized, disturbed porn stars (and civilian women) are fading away… I am the new breed.
If this whole “porn blogging” thing doesn’t work out for us, we’re strongly considering submitting an application to be head priest in Sasha Grey’s Church of Sashatology . Do you think we could get paid for that?
· Sasha Grey Speaks Out (dailynexus.com)
· Fake Orgasms Facilitate No Fun (dailynexus.com)
· Drink It Up or Spit It Out: The Fellator’s Dilemma (dailynexus.com)
· Porn Star Talks Sex, Fetishes and Pushing the Envelope aka My Opinion Editorial (myspace.com)
· Photo by Richard Kern (newnudecash.com)