Naked Lady of the Week: Sasha Grey

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:


Is it fair to call Sasha Grey a legend? I feel like it is, in part because her meteoric plummet through the hardcore porn industry now seems like part of a past era.

Upon seeing her for the first time I was astonished by her combination of ferociousness and self-awareness. In her performances she was clearly giving it all, and she wanted to be damn sure you recognized it, often barking metronomically at her partners like a punk singer — a porno Karen O. But despite the fluids, the contortions, and the smeared eyeliner, there was a coolness to her act, a removed-from-it-all collectedness that might have read as contempt if not for her dedication.

Was there anything behind the Evel Knievel daring and zoned-out comportment? Any hint of personality or soul? Possibly not, and yet the routine was hot, memorable, and daringly nihilistic, like the Dead Boys’ blaze through “Sonic Reducer” at CBGB. It was influential too: There is a lot of “gonzo” porn these days, and whenever I see an example of it I think of Sasha Grey.

Nudity below. Have a good weekend.


About Fabrizio del Wrongo

Recovering liberal arts major. Unrepentant movie nut. Aspiring boozehound.
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3 Responses to Naked Lady of the Week: Sasha Grey

  1. peterike says:

    Sasha managed to become some kind of feminist hero, or at least to present herself as such, as she went around “liberating” women by having lots of on camera sex, or something.

    In any case, this article gives some interesting background on how Marina Ann Hantzis, aka Sasha Grey, became so popular, among other things.


  2. JV says:

    She’s highly intelligent from the couple interviews I’ve read. I’ve only seen a few of her scenes, she seemed to approach performing in an aggressively detached manner. The extreme stuff she did came off like a dare, as if she was proving none of it could affect her, a “do your worst” kind of thing. It was really unpleasant, IMO, and I felt bad for her, honestly. But to each his/her own, I guess.


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