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Can a Porn Star Become a Serious Film Actress?

In this town, porn has always been a dead end for actresses. It’s a rare occurrence for a porn actress to appear in a Hollywood production, and when she does it’s almost always to play an oversexed character. But public attitudes toward porn are changing. As more and more adult stars hang out at Hollywood parties, date Hollywood stars and make small appearances in Hollywood productions, the stage is being set for a crossover star.

Our money is on Sasha Grey.

Grey has already appeared on HBO’s Entourage and in Steven Soderbergh’s film The Girlfriend Experience. She just wrapped another film called I Melt With You, and now word is out that she is set to star in a film called Skinny Dip. Her co-stars will include Michelle Rodriguez and Eric Roberts.

We don’t know much about the film project and it’s possible Grey will be playing yet another oversexed character. It’s possible that Grey will never find work in Hollywood playing anything other than an oversexed character. But even if she’s always typecast, there’s plenty of mainstream work for the type. And if she can act, producers would be crazy not to eventually give her dramatic work – audiences would eat it up. We here at FBLA would eat it up. That kind of personal reinvention would make for one raunchy, glamorous version of the American dream. Grey, go take some acting lessons and give us a starlet to root for.

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