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October 25, 2008 11:16pm
Sasha Grey a Star Writes Amelia G
Source: Blue Blood
by: Company Press Release

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) -- Blue Blood Editrix Amelia G Writes Sasha Grey is a Star, not a Crossover Star. Blue Blood Editrix Amelia G has been described as a sexpert, a media critic, a social anthropologist, and a jump-on-the-tables punk. So it probably comes as no surprise that she had a strong opinion to share about the recent announcement that pornstar Sasha Grey will be starring in the upcoming Steven Soderbergh film the Girlfriend Experience, financed by Marc Cuban.

On BlueBlood.net, Amelia G's article ''Sasha Grey is a Star and not a Crossover Star'' points out fun factoids like that Sasha Grey is the youngest ever winner of AVN's Female Performer of the Year award and Steven Soderbergh is the youngest ever winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'or. Amelia G gives a bit of background on the writing team of Brian Koppelman and David Levien and on punk icon writer/actor/director Dick Rude and horror filmmaker Lee Demarbre.

Amelia G posits that this casting is not the mainstreaming of porn; it is the freedom given to talented people willing to truly own who they are. Punk-identified folks tend to bristle at the word ''mainstream'' so there are places where telling someone they are crossing over to mainstream really fails to sound like a compliment.

Lux Alptraum quickly picked up the story over at Fleshbot saying, ''The mainstream press may have hailed Sasha Grey a crossover star, but Amelia G's not so sure she agrees. Perhaps instead of drawing a line in the sand between porn and ''mainstream'' media, we should throw out all the labels and just recognize Sasha as a star, period. Oh, and she's also thrown in a gallery of the lovely Sasha... which definitely makes her argument all the more compelling. (blueblood.net)''

Already both the Blue Blood forums and the Fleshbot comments are humming with debate over the crossover concept challenged by Amelia G's article.

BlueBlood.net, the free entertainment portal side of Blue Blood, also recently featured articles examining all sorts of media, including Zack and Miri getting censored, the downward spiral of Heroes, the innovation of the Emerging Illusions fashion show, hot judo, NWA business lessons, a behind-the-scenes look at being an extra in Pirates 2 by Joel Awesome, and a beautiful eulogy for Gidget Gein by filmmaker Ramzi Abed. Blue Blood keeps it diverse.

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About Blue Blood:

Blue Blood is a counterculture lifestyle company founded by Amelia G in 1992. Blue Blood began as a pioneering magazine dedicated to showcasing the beauty, sensuality, and coolness of the emerging eclectic underground populated by gothic, punk, fandom, and pre-internet cyberculture. The magazine quickly rose to the largest circulation in its niche. In addition to sponsoring numerous successful events, Blue Blood very successfully transitioned to the web. Both the print and digital incarnations of Blue Blood have received press in diverse venues, ranging from HBO and Fox to Lollipop and Vf to Marquis and the Hong Kong Sun. Among Blue Blood's various enterprises are a variety of entertainment publications in both print and digital media, innovation in content-packaging, and the SpookyCash affiliate program, as well as the Blue Blood Boutique, which purveys a signature line of apparel and accessories.

About Amelia G:

Amelia G is the editor, writer, and photographer who founded Blue Blood, the seminal counterculture print magazine, and now helms an extended network of adult and non-adult entertainment sites, the Blue Blood Boutique, and the affiliate program SpookyCash. Amelia G's B2B internet properties have received coverage in venues from adult internet trade magazines to Forbes. Amelia is called upon to offer her subcultural expertise when the New York Times Magazine wants to know about vampires and when .TV wants to know about this Gothic thing. In partnership with Forrest Black, Amelia G has shot dozens of magazine covers and a couple thousand pages of magazine editorial. Forrest Black and Amelia G have worked for pretty much every important large or small circulation subculture magazine, photographed members of more than one hundred bands, shot dozens of clothing designers' lines and had their work published by all the major adult publishing houses including Playboy, Penthouse, Flynt, Crescent, Magna, and AVN. As a writer, Amelia G started out writing for science fiction and punk zines and for professional metal magazines as a teenager, and lost count of her nonfiction clips when the total broke a thousand published features. Her fiction has appeared in dozens of anthologies and magazines, is regularly honored in Best of collections, and was described by Locus as ''poignant.'' Amelia G was born in London and lived in five countries on three continents, before making Los Angeles her home. Her vices include pretty boys, pretty girls, iced lattes, and original ideas.

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