You might know Sasha Grey from such cinematic treasures as Nylons 5, The King of Coochie 4 or more than 150 others. That’s right-she’s a porn star (don’t pretend you didn’t know).
But today, the 21-year-old makes her mainstream debut, playing a prostitute in The Girlfriend Experience, the new film from an up-and-coming whippersnapper named Steven Soderbergh.
What is your secret talent?
[Whispering] I can read minds.
So what’s my mind saying now?
What’s your ideal date movie?
Salo. That’s how I know if you’re a keeper or not-if you [don't] cry or shut your eyes.
That’s a pretty intense little film. Why do you like it?
It’s f**ked up. If it grosses me out, you know you’ve done a good job.
What is one thing a man should always do in bed?
If you want to receive it, give it.
What is one thing a man should never do in bed?
If there’s something kinky you want to try, and you’re not really sure about it, I always say the safest bet is to talk about it-way before. Don’t do it at dinner because then she’ll cry and go home, and boo-hoo, you’re a pervert.
You’re engaged. What are your feelings on weddings?
They’re bulls**t. I want to have a little ceremony, get a little buzzed and have sex as many times as I want.
What’s the key to long-term commitment?
Personally, I don’t believe in sexual monogamy, I believe in intellectual monogamy.
What do you mean by that?
There’s so much of myself that I obviously share with the camera and with the public. But there are certain parts of me… What’s the parallel between [me] and Chelsea [her character in The Girlfriend Experience]? I guess maybe the one is that Chelsea spends time with her clients, and it’s a very intimate time that she shares with many people, whereas I only spend that with one person. It’s kind of the opposite. Not everybody gets that.
Lightning round: Favorite cereal?
First thing that came to mind was Cap’n Crunch. But I really like Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Slightly sweaty armpit. Not like b.o.-just pheromones.
Martini: gin or vodka?
Beatles or Stones?
Favorite TV show?
That always changes. Growing up it was Alf or UPN crap. Now, The Shield or pretty much everything on Adult Swim. Breaking Bad’s pretty awesome.
Boxers or briefs?
Designated hitter rule?
Designated what? I hate baseball. I like football.