Sasha Grey

Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh cast Sasha Grey, best known as that girl gagging on a penis or as the youngest winner of the Adult Video News’ Female Performer of the Year award, as the lead in his low budget indie drama The Girlfriend Experience. Written by the same people who did Ocean’s 13, the film follows the life of a call girl.

Sasha started porn at 18 after being a reported stoner in high school and has recently been transitioning to more mainstream media such as modeling, art and music videos.

For Grey, who lists Jean-Luc Godard, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Catherine Breillat among her favorite filmmakers, “Girlfriend” will be her third legit film appearance in 2009, having notched small parts in Dick Rude’s indie “Quit” and Canadian horror project “Smash Cut.”

“To have the opportunity to work for an Academy Award-winning auteur is truly a great honor,” Grey told AVN. “I’ve been an admirer of Soderbergh’s films for years, and I am elated that I have been given a leading role in a character-driven film.”– Variety

I. AM. SO. THERE. There doesn’t even need to be a coherent plot. I just need Soderbergh to put a DP scene or something like that so I can tell my friends I’m not addicted to porn, I’m addicted to art!

If you’re interested, check out Sasha Grey filming a scene over at the very NSFW Fleshbot. Also, trying to find a picture of Sasha not drenched in semen was surprisingly easy.