The Girlfriend Experience and Adult Film Star Sasha GreyTo Keynote 2010 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
Breakthrough Talent To Share Perspectives on Adult Industry
ENCINO, CALIFORNIA … Sasha Grey, the breakthrough star of Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience, adult video phenomenon, and author, will present the keynote address at the 2010 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). Grey’s speech will occur on Friday, January 8 at 1:30 pm at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Immediately following her talk, the Expo will present its always-popular women’s session, entitled “We Are Women, Hear Us Roar.”
“Sasha Grey is one of the most thoughtful, intelligent, and original voices in adult entertainment today,” noted show spokesperson Sean Devlin. “We are thrilled that she is going to share with our attendees her thoughts about the adult entertainment industry, her artistic and sexual aesthetic, women and the industry, and breaking through to mainstream celebrity.”
“I am very excited to be asked to give the keynote speech at the 2010 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo,” noted Sasha Grey. “This has been an incredibly exciting year and one in which many things have changed for me and for our industry at large. In this tough economy it is of even greater importance to show appreciation for the fans and supporters who make it possible for us to continue to do what we love. I am proud to be part of AEE and to continue to work hard and provide my voice to an industry that I believe in.”
Star of more than 80 adult films in the past three years, Sasha Grey has already made a strong impact on the adult industry and has won four AVN awards, including the prestigious Female Performer of the Year award. Additionally, Grey frequently appears outside of the adult realm. She was featured as part of the art work for The Smashing Pumpkins’ 2007 album “Zeitgeist” and included in the 2009 Rolling Stone Magazine Hot List. Grey recently starred in The Girlfriend Experience, which was released theatrically through Magnolia Pictures on May 22, 2009.
Regarding Grey, Vanessa Grigoriadis of Rolling Stone magazine recently wrote, “To me, what’s most important about her is her impact on feminism. Porn has been one of feminism’s most divisive issues because it hits on such a raw level to so many women. Here are the fantasies of men, and it’s of course better to live out those fantasies through pornography than to try to do them in the real world, but the fact is the real world is impacted by it. Grey says, ‘If you look at me and you think “Here’s a woman who’s intelligent, cognizant and making her own choices, and you still tell me that what I’m doing is wrong, screw you, because that should end the debate.’'