Home > News > Sasha Grey Advocates Women's Pay Parity in Web Commercial • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Sasha Grey Advocates Women's Pay Parity in Web Commercial

Sasha Grey Advocates Women's Pay Parity in Web Commercial
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
What will drive VR headset adoption among consumers?
Adult Entertainment
Hollywood Movies
Gambling / Gaming
Video Games
Out of 150 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Mar 12, 2012 7:45 AM PST    Text size: 

BELGIUM — Former porn star Sasha Grey is appearing in an Internet commercial on EqualPayDay.be advocating pay parity for women.

The 70-second spot marks Equal Pay Day set for March 20 in Belgium.

The surprisingly explicit NSFW footage, sponsored by Belgium women’s organization zij-kant, runs a background sex scene as Grey narrates about her various jobs before entering adult.

Although Grey said she's not ashamed of her porn career and admitted that she liked “really dirty things” including having been tied up, gagged and anally penetrated with a 12-inch dildo, the tag line at the end of the commercial says “Porn is about the only way to make more than men” and calls for closing the wage gap and finding a "better alternative."

The slogan is touted in a downloadable PDF after the clip ends.

“This clip features 23-year old Sasha Grey. Sasha is a handsome, intelligent and independent young woman who recently starred in the series Entourage and "The Girlfriend Experience," a movie by Steven Soderbergh. But before this, she was also the most well-known pornstar of the last 15 years. It was no coincidence that she joined the porn industry at 18: it is one of the few fields where women earn more than men. So she actively contributed to closing the wage gap," the PDF reads.

It continues, “In the web commercial we see Sasha in a role she plays well: that of the sweet young woman. She tells us the story of her early professional life. She tells us about the choice she made to leave school aged only 18 years old and to take on a different sort of career. She tells us she earned a decent living. And then the commercial changes in mood. And she tells us with the same sweet smile about the things she had to do to earn all this money. Tough things. Things you wouldn’t do for all the money in the world."

There are also links for Grey’s Facebook and Twitter pages to spread the word.

At the end of the commercial Grey backs the organization’s claim of a 20-30 percent difference in salaries and states that Equal Pay Day wants to help close the gap.

Posters and flyers with the words “Close the wage gap, become a porn actress’” tattooed on a woman’s lower back will also be distributed by zij-kant.

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 !


Law Between the Sheets: Independent Contractor or Employee?

All too often, adult business operators spend so much time focusing on things such as obscenity, record-keeping and intellectual property that they neglect some important corporate issues, including taxation... More »

Courtrooms in the Cloud: For 2257, What Comes Next?

In resolving the latest assault against 18 U.S.C. § 2257, a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals roundly rejected the Free Speech Coalition’s broad assault on the substantive... More »

Raising Capital: New SEC Rules May Be a Crowdfunding Game Changer

On Wednesday, March 25, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced its unanimous approval of the final rules for Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, also known as the “JOBS... 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.



Oct 07 - Oct 09
Hannover, Germany

Adult Film Festival Lv

Oct 16 - Oct 18
Las Vegas, Nv

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Oct 23 - Oct 25
Toronto, Canada

Paul Raymond Awards 2015

Nov 05 - Nov 05
London, UK
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!