Adult Film Star Sasha Grey Causes A Stir By Reading To Elementary School Children; Says She'll Do It Again
"I read 'Dog Breath' by Dav Pilkey to the sweetest 1st and 3rd grade children.
"Read Across America" is a program that was designed to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading in elementary school students. Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart. Illiteracy contributes to poverty; encouraging children to pick up a book is fundamental. I believe education is a universal right. 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 will not live in fear of it.
To challenge non-profit education programs is an exercise in futility, counter-productive and anti-educational. I cannot thank my fans and "Read Across America" enough for supporting my decision. Your support and kind words continue to inspire me. I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives."
Since leaving the adult industry two years ago (she posed for Playboy last October) Sasha has been working on crossing over to mainstream films. In addition to a recurring role on Entourage in 2010, she starred in director Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience. She has a few films in the works also - Skinny Dip, starring Doug Jones, Pam Grier and Danny Trejo; and, ironically, Linda Lovelace biopic Inferno, starring Malin Akerman, Paz de la Huerta and Matt Damon. Lindsay Lohan was previously involved in the project but was replaced by Akerman.