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Porn With A Bespoke Twist

from FORBES

A Porn Star Book Is Selling with a Bespoke Twist

A new limited-edition book by an adult film star aims to sell copies by offering buyers something they won’t find elsewhere.

Girlvert: A Porno Memoir is priced at a whopping $200 and limited to a mere 50.

So, what’s the twist?

Each book jacket contains one of the starlet’s pubic hairs.

[P]orn star Oriana Small, whose stage name is Ashley Blue, and her publisher are exploring what the literary-minded and sexually curious will pay for when it comes to art books.

Girlvert is Small’s autobiography of her decade-long career in the porn trade. Small, as Blue, is a widely-known performer. She is famous for her extreme sexual performances and for starring in an adult video series entitled “Girlvert.” The book is her story of what happened on stage and off, from her personal struggles to performing for the cameras to finding love.

Blue joins a new literary niche: porn star authors. Porn star-turned-”Entourage” guest star Sasha Grey, who scored the lead role in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience,” recently released Neu Sex, a book of erotic photos. Jenna Jameson’s How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, co-written with Neil Strauss, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and continues to sell.

And Girlvert has scored a nod from another controversial author, James Frey. “Oriana Small has pushed herself to the outermost extremes of what the body and mind are capable of — all before turning thirty years old — and now she’s made it an authentic read for the rest of us to marvel at, elevating the depravity and denial inherent in the pornographic arts to a singular literary experience,” Frey’s blurb for the book reads.

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Posted on May 13, 2011 by Editor

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