Sasha Grey Shoots Video for The Roots

NEW YORK — AVN Female Performer of the Year Sasha Grey has made her way into another music video for a major recording artist.

This time around, it's Grammy-winning hip-hop group The Roots, for an as-yet-unreleased track called "Birthday Girl."

"I was approached to do this music video for The Roots in 2007," Grey told AVN. "The video was shot very low-key and in a relaxed style on location in Long Island."

Directed by Rik Cordero, the video was shot last weekend and as of yet has no set release date. The song will be released exclusively through iTunes.

"For me, it sends an interesting message," Grey said. "Our society is obsessed with using sex to market videos, films, music, campaigns, etc., etc., but yet porn is considered taboo and immoral. The concept of the video is a girl turning 18, and luring men to her because she's of age, and her sister isn't happy about it.

"The entire video is filled with sexual innuendos, which is quite normal," she went on. "It will be exciting to see how many viewers get angry that a porn star is playing the role of a young woman who is embracing her sexuality in a naughty way."

Earlier this year, Grey appeared in the Smashing Pumpkins video "Superchrist." Stills from the set of the "Birthday Girl" shoot can be found at For more Sasha Grey, visit

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