Jun Posted by maxineowen. Today, I am posting an interview with Asia Carrera.
The Atlantic Crossword
My Life, My Remembrance, My Journey
Even five years removed from her life in adult entertainment, there are few people in the world of pornography more iconic than Asia Carrera. It was the early days of the internet when Asia created and maintained one of the first celebrity blogs, giving her fans a chance to interact with her and see the… ahem …ins and outs of her day-to-day life. But even as she played the object of our desires, she also helped put an upbeat face on an industry badly in need of positive PR. In the world of pornography, hers is an uncommon and amazing tale, and if her story had ended there, Asia would still be an adult film legend. In June of , while driving home from Las Vegas, her husband Don was tragically killed in an accident leaving Asia alone and pregnant with their second child. In the desperate spiral that followed, Asia found herself financially unstable and emotionally drained. And now, finally on her feet, she is no less a trailblazer, fighting each day as a single mother with a smile on her face.
By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail. Asia Carrera's days of wearing a colander on her head in public are now behind her - at least for the immediate future. Carrera, whose real name is Jessica Steinhauser, pleaded no contest last Thursday in exchange for avoiding jail time.
The most heartbreaking scene in the documentary After Porn Ends , about the post-porn lives of 12 adult stars, may be when Asia Carrera talks about her membership in the high-IQ society Mensa. She explains that Mensa links to all its members' websites, but that they wouldn't link to hers because Eventually, though, the society did feature her in an issue of its magazine devoted to Mensa celebrities—a big moment for her, she says. Which, to me, just seems incredibly sad. This after all, is Asia Carrera, a woman who ran away from home at 17 and pulled herself together to become a successful businesswoman and a world-famous name and face. Yet, despite all of that, what she wants is validation from some random group of self-declared smart people. For someone like her to need the approval of someone like them is an apocalyptic admission of neediness that's depressing to think about. There's certainly a fair bit of evidence in After Porn Ends , available on iTunes now and on DVD later this month , to support such suspicions. And nearly all of them talk about the bitter stigma of being in the adult industry. Houston lost her job selling real estate when a client recognized her.