I can't say that my opinion of Sasha Grey has always been favorable. There's something about the look in her eyes that came off as empty to me, turning me off to the idea of looking past her past. But seems I might be better off not taking the side of the judgmental prick, as many parents are doing after learning that the former XXX-rated star of many a gang-bang movie is participating in national reading to children program.
Grey collaborated with "Read Across America" last week and read books to first graders at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA. None of the kids knew that their guest had her porn past, but their parents certainly called in to complain. Which means that these people could give two shits whether or not their kid can read, just that they don't want them finding out that mommy and daddy like watching Grey doing her carnal cavorting.
Sasha went on record after the complaints and officially converted me into a fan. Grey was quoted saying, "I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent. I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am. I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives."
There's no shame in sex other than the bullshit you decide to attach to it. While you might not be the type to feel comfortable taking it up the B-hole (Brian Posehn joke reference there, for those who are fans) for a paycheck, it doesn't mean that you wouldn't watch it. Everyone has their own thing. I for one frankly could care less if a chick had swallowed loads from thousands of men if she was as worthwhile and valuable with her mouth in other regards. But if you bitch about sex (or those who like it despite your protests that they shouldn't) AND you're an illiterate judgmental asstard? I'd gladly, happily and proudly take the cum guzzler as a guest reader to my kids over you.