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New documentary examines the lives of porn stars

By Sandy Cohen

AP Entertainment Writer

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LAST UPDATED: 02:17 p.m. HST, May 02, 2013


LOS ANGELES » Ever wonder what makes young, pretty, "good" girls pursue careers in porn?

So did Deborah Anderson, that's why she made a documentary and fine-art photography book on the subject. "Aroused" opens in select theaters today and is available for download on iTunes. The book is available on Amazon.

Many of the 16 adult-film actresses featured in "Aroused" attended the film's premiere Wednesday night at the Landmark Theatre and hung around afterward to autograph the coffee-table book.

Anderson was inspired to explore these women's stories after casting a porn star in a photo shoot for a magazine. She was struck by the woman's warm personality and her stories of harsh treatment from the public despite contributing to a widely consumed product of a billion-dollar industry.

The porn stars in the film don't see themselves as failed actresses. They say they enjoy their work and see off-duty sex as having nothing to do with their day jobs. All say they have had sexually transmitted diseases. Most share concern for how others view their profession and worry whether this could impede future job or romantic prospects.

Anderson said she hopes the book and film will spotlight the humanity of these women and the sensuality of their work.

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www.thearousedproject.com







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ejkorvette wrote:
Who Cares? I pray for them. Some no fault of their own: Abused, Homeless, Hopeless. Some to their fault: Spiritually Lost, Attention Starved, Ego and Money driven. Sad. I pray they find their way to Righteousness.
on May 3,2013 | 01:07AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
A documentary on porn stars?...you gotta be kidding!.....
on May 3,2013 | 01:11AM
Upperkula wrote:
Hey make a book about the male porn star, not just the wahine. Men fell dirty too when they got to stick their member in some strange persons muffin for a living.
on May 3,2013 | 07:42AM
Waokanaka wrote:
Hey, what about the guys in porn movies ?? Aren't they just as exploited as women ?? aren't they being used for their bodies ?? Are the guys any less naked than the ladies in these productions ?? Just maybe, just maybe, these people ACTUALLY enjoy their "work" !! And, after all, are they worse than murderers ?? Do their productions cause more harm than the violent video games that glorify and trivialize killing another human being ?? Get real, make love, not war. Never heard of anyone dying from TOO much sex....................
on May 3,2013 | 08:31AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Documentary on porn stars?....you gotta be kidding!
on May 3,2013 | 11:20AM
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