Home > News > NEA Rejects Offer of Proceeds from Sasha Grey Film • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


NEA Rejects Offer of Proceeds from Sasha Grey Film

NEA Rejects Offer of Proceeds from Sasha Grey Film
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
What will drive VR headset adoption among consumers?
Adult Entertainment
Hollywood Movies
Gambling / Gaming
Video Games
Out of 187 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Feb 6, 2012 2:00 PM PST    Text size: 

LOS ANGELES The National Education Association (NEA), the country's largest teachers union, told TheHuffingtonPost.com Monday that it would not accept any donations from Assence Films based on the sales of its new title "Anal Artists" that features one of Sasha Grey's final scenes.

The newly launched Assence Films, which is distributed by Exile Distribution, had indicated plans to donate a portion of the movie's proceeds to the NEA's Read Across America program upon announcing the movie's release last week.

The offer came on the heels of Grey making national news in November when she was a guest reader at an elementary school in Compton, Calif., prompting public outrage that led to Grey responding with a statement. Assence's decision to donate proceeds in support of Grey was made without her knowledge, the report said.

According to The Huffington Post, the NEA statement read: "Sasha Grey is not affiliated with the National Education Association’s Read Across America program nor has she been invited or endorsed by NEA to read at any of the association’s Read Across America Day events, and NEA will not accept any proceeds from her latest, or any of her films."

Howard Levine of Exile Distribution told the Post that the NEA's position is discriminatory.

"Anyone that's supporting reading and helping kids and donating money to their cause should be accepted," Levine said in the report. "I understand their position they don't want to be associated with any adult film stars. I think that everybody has a slanted opinion on what the adult film community is so I know that they're trying to be politically correct." 

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Adult Biz Should Learn More About Habit-Forming Products

In the end, our industry has a leg up on mainstream. The psychological drive for sex is the best trigger there is. But spending some time understanding and wrapping a framework around how to create a habit-forming... More »

Sizing Up Today's Social Media Networks

Social media is filled with noise — noise of funny cats, political rantings, viral videos and, of course, porn. With more than a 1 billion people on social media, it is a major source of quality... More »

Paysite Power: What's the Bottom Line to Build a Site?

There’s rarely any shortage of ideas. I once had a brilliant one sure to make millions; the result of being bitched at 500 times for leaving the bathroom sink a mess — a disposable shaving... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.


XBIZ London Gathering

Nov 26 - Nov 26
London, UK

2015 The Adult Awards

Nov 27 - Nov 27
London, UK

ANME Founders Show

Jan 11 - Jan 12
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

XBIZ 2016

Jan 12 - Jan 15
Los Angeles, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!