Porn Star Sasha Grey Lands Hollywood Role

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Sasha Grey is only 20 years old, and yet she’s accomplished so much. Not only is she a fast-rising porn star (Los Angeles magazine dubbed her the next Jenna Jameson), but her Wikipedia page says she’s a “film and stage actor, writer, photographer, performance/transgressive artist and experimental musician.”

We’re not sure if Grey legitimately excels in all of the above, but she’s apparently a good enough actor to snag a role in Steven Soderbergh‘s next movie, “the Girlfriend Experience.” The plot, admittedly, shouldn’t be a big stretch for Grey: It’s about a high-end call girl. But we’re sure this role will be more challenging — artistically, at least — than some of her previous films, including Freaks of Cock and 18 Years Old (we’re guessing this one was made two years ago?).

In addition to the Soderbergh gig, Grey’s resume is full of eclectic achievements. She appeared in a video by the Roots (Birthday Girl), sang on a Lee “Scratch” Perry track (“Pum Pum”), modeled for American Apparel, and starred in a movie directed by Dave Navarro (Broken). She’s also in the process of making a documentary about the last four years of her life and is a member of a fledgling art band called aTelecine.

Citing French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard and David Bowie as her biggest influences and pondering the relationship between pornography and existentialism, this renaissance girl is either one very confused young lady or a new breed of ultra-confident feminist. Either way, if she were to ever win an Academy Award, we’re sure she’d be the only Oscar winner in history to have also won AVN Awards for categories like Best Three-Way Sex Scene (Fuck Slaves) and Best Oral Sex Scene (Babysitters). [Source: New York Post]

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