We Knew Sasha Grey Before She Joined the Entourage (NSFW)

If you're a follower of hardcore porn, HBO's show Entourage, or pubic hair-related internet phenomena, you already know who Sasha Grey is. You probably didn't see her in last year's Steven Soderbergh independent flick The Girlfriend Experience. But last year, before she was deep into her "crossover" into pop culture, Sasha sat down with me to talk about her transition into mainstream acting roles, her thoughts on relationships in the adult film business, and feelings on women's lib.


Sasha was in South Florida for Exxxotica, doing early promotion for the Soderbergh movie. We spent an afternoon at the Catalina Hotel on South Beach and she told me her philosophies about life.

They include the notion that sexuality is all relative and equivalent:

"It's an individual thing. I have best friends who've never had an orgasm. I have best friends that love anal sex, and I have best friends that hate anal sex. There's so many different aspects to our sexuality, and we can't talk about them without being vilified."


Her thoughts on feminism:

"Whether you're anti-porn or pro-porn or somewhere in between, feminism has become such a generalized, watered-down viewpoint. Someone can say, 'I'm a feminist because I believe in sexually empowering women.' That's my view on feminism. Someone else's opinion might be, 'Having sex is just wrong no matter what.' And both sides might call themselves feminists."


Her acting method:

"Each and every day, I would try to take of what I knew of this person and throw it into each scene. So some of it was method, but not full course."


After this week's episode, in which Sasha bears herself with "the natural look," Twitter was aflutter with commentary (mostly critical). Sasha posted a response to her account:

"If you're curious...that's what a grown woman looks like. Besides, I shave where it counts. I'm happy to contribute to making it ok again:) All 'fashions' have their cycles!"


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