Sasha Grey’s Mainstream Crossover

Sasha GreyWhen Sasha Grey landed a recurring role on HBO’s “Entourage” series, it definitely didn’t hurt the porn career that she seemed well on the way to leaving behind. If anything, she has been an even bigger money-maker on VOD theaters than she already was, as those who didn’t already know her hardcore porn flicks scrambled to see more of her than they were getting on the TV show. As a result, she is one of five nominees for Performer of the Year at the 2011 VOD Awards, along with her 2011 AVN nominations for Crossover Star of the Year and more.

“Fuck Sasha Grey,” a collection of previously unreleased scenes that Belladonna directed throughout Sasha’s porn career, was released in spring of 2010 and became an instant classic, the subject of rave reviews and recipient of numerous award nominations. It’s up for Best All-Sex Release and Best Double Penetration Sex Scene at AVN Awards 2011. As if that weren’t enough to recommend it, the movie is twice nominated for AVN’s Most Outrageous Sex Scene award: for the furry-themed “Bearly Legal” with a costumed Tony T. and the BDSM-themed “Humiliation in the Bathroom” vignette with Claire Adams.

Sasha is no stranger to the awards circuit, having won AVN Performer of the Year shortly before her 20th birthday, less than two years after she did her first scene. To date, she’s the youngest girl to win that top honor. Before that, she’d already won some awards, including Best Group Sex Scene for that infamous “Fashionistas Safado the Challenge” orgy scene that marked her porn debut. All the top critics’ groups have showered her with titles such as Favorite Oral Starlet, Number One Porn Star of the Year, Crossover Star of the Year, and more.

Though she’s been doing mainstream film work for a couple of years, 2010 will likely be remembered as the year Sasha really crossed over – maybe for good, if the rumors of her adult industry retirement are true. Her recurring role on season seven of “Entourage” was a big deal and has led to further mainstream acting roles. Sasha made news again in September when she graced the cover of Playboy magazine, reportedly the first hardcore porn star to do so. In the coming year, Sasha’s got even more big plans. Her mainstream movie career heats up with “I Melt With You,” a Hollywood movie that won’t require her to play a sex worker. It will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 and stars Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane, and Carla Gugino. Neu Sex, a book of Sasha’s photography documenting life on porn sets, is scheduled for a February 2011 release. She’ll be on the eighth and final season of “Entourage” in summer 2011.

As she has slowly worked her way into going “legit,” studios have found ways of continuing to bring out Sasha Grey scenes. Filmed at some point in 2010, “Future Soccer Mom Sluts” came out in October 2010. Going from playing a future MILF to a teenaged slut, she’s also in the youthful “Teen Cum Junkies,” in a typically Sasha-style rough and filthy scene with Manuel Ferrara. In November, “Couples Erotic Games 2” showed Sasha in another ass-focused fuck fest. There are more “new” scenes on the way, so even though she most likely hasn’t filmed any new fucking in a while, we have yet to see the last Sasha Grey porn!

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