Former pornstar Sasha Grey to release her first novel
Sasha Grey – the former pornstar – has announced that she plans to release an erotic novel titled, “The Juliette Society“. Grey, who retired from performing in hardcore porn in 2009, has been working hard at expanding her career beyond the adult industry. She’s landed acting gigs on shows like Entourage, starred in the movie “The Girlfriend Experience“, and also was featured in the Enimem music video for his hit song, “Spacebound”. With the release of The Juliette Society, Sasha Grey will now be able to add “Novelist” to her resume.
In an article appearing over at Deadline, Sasha Grey talked a little bit about her upcoming book, saying…
For the very first time I can create my own world, my own characters, my own story, and express my own vision with publishers who are just as passionate about the subject matter as I am. I’m not interested in trying to reinvent the erotic novel, but I look forward to taking it back to its source as a salacious treatment of sex, particularly female sexuality, as something mysterious and sensual. Me sensual? Go figure!
While The Juliette Society, which is described as “Fight Club set in a highly sexualized world with an assertive female protagonist”, is Sasha Grey’s first fictional novel, it’s not her first time as an author. Published in 2011, Neu Sex was a book of photography that offered an uncensored look into her life, views on sex, and life in general. On her official website, Sasha Grey people can purchase a copy of the book. Additionally, Grey also uses the site to explain her move away from performing in the porn industry…
It’s become quite evident that my time as an adult film performer has expired. Don’t worry, I haven’t found Jesus. One thing is for certain, I’m proud to say I have no regrets, I genuinely feel I accomplished everything I could as a performer. I was able to work with the industry’s most professional performers and companies, and I’ll always cherish the friends and relationships I was able to build. It was simply the perfect time for me to move on…while I was on top (pun indeed, intended). Life sometimes takes us in a direction we could never have imagined.
Before her retirement in 2009, Sasha Grey had become one of the most popular and successful pornstars in the industry. In addition to being featured in the insanely best selling Pirates 2, Grey also starred in such films as Nurses, Malice in Lalaland, and My Dirty Angels #17. While many women have walked away from porn careers, few have every left while so popular and with so much money still left on the table. However, with everything that she’s accomplished since, it’s hard to argue that Sasha Grey is anything short of a success. And while her erotic fiction career will probably never overshadow the fame she achieved while performing as a pornstar, it does certainly continue Grey’s journey as an incredibly talented and artistic force of nature.
The Juliette Society will be published by Grand Central Publishing in the US, while Little, Brown will be publishing it in the United Kingdom. As of yet, there have been no details regarding the release date for the new novel.