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

NEWS STORY

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
  37.09%
Hollywood Movies
  4.23%
Gambling / Gaming
  4.69%
Video Games
  53.99%
Out of 213 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 !

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Porn Again: Adult Entertainment Can Offer Unique Educational Tools

Nothing demonstrates the importance of sex like the risks we take to get it. How many powerful men have risked careers for a kinky night in a hotel room? How many middle-aged men have risked marriages... More »

Cam Business: Models Benefit by Luring Huge Audiences

As the adult entertainment evolves online, the eventual dominance of live performances was inevitable. For years, audiences accepted the idea of downloading prerecorded video content due to a number of... More »

Dating World: Pushing Traffic Into Hookup Programs

With the dramatic increase in dating brands and hookup sites, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how I believe you can be more profitable within the dating sphere. Any online marketer knows... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
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.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
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.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The European Summit

Feb 29 - Mar 03
Barcelona-Sitges, Spain

Phoenix Forum 2016

Mar 31 - Apr 03
Tempe, Arizona

International Lingerie Show

Apr 04 - Apr 06
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sexpo

May 12 - May 15
Sydney, Australia
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!