L.A. Times: Porn Stars Are Crossing Over
"Porn stars are turning up with increasing regularity on shopping-mall movie screens and in prime-time television shows, underscoring pornography's steady migration over the last three decades from the pop-culture margins to the mainstream," the article says.
The article references the recent appearance of recently-retired performer Katie Morgan in Kevin Smith's new film "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" and active performer Sasha Grey's starring turn in the upcoming Steven Soderbergh production "The Girlfriend Experience."
Also referenced are Jenna Jameson's appearances in mainstream films and the New York Times bestseller list with her book "How To Make Love Like a Porn Star" and the rock opera based on the life of Linda Lovelace now being performed in Los Angeles.
"Zack and Miri" director Smith said that his film was a throwback to the '70s Golden Age.
"Back in the early days of porn, all the porn had a sense of humor to it, very bawdy, very winky, almost vaudevillian," he said. "It feels to me like the sense of humor has seeped out of porn. Audiences want to go straight to the action.
"If it dies at the box office," he added, "I don't think we'll see another porn-related comedy for a long time."
The entire article can be read here.