Sasha Grey to Keynote 2010 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

ENCINO, Calif.—Sasha Grey, the 2008 AVN Performer of the Year, author and star of Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh's, The Girlfriend Experience, will present the keynote address at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), Jan 7-10 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Grey's speech will take place Friday, Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m. and is open to trade attendees and press only. Immediately following her talk, the Expo will present its always-popular women's session, titled "We Are Women, Hear Us Roar."

Grey, 21, has starred in more than 80 adult films in the past three years, and has won four AVN awards, including the prestigious Female Performer of the Year honor in 2008. She was featured as part of the art work for the Smashing Pumpkins' 2007 album Zeitgeist and included in the 2009 Rolling Stone magazine Hot List. As mentioned, Grey also recently starred in The Girlfriend Experience, which was released May 22 through Magnolia Pictures.

"I am very excited to be asked to give the keynote speech at the 2010 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo,” Grey said. “This has been an incredibly exciting year and one in which many things have changed for me and for our industry at large. In this tough economy it is of even greater importance to show appreciation for the fans and supporters who make it possible for us to continue to do what we love. I am proud to be part of AEE and to continue to work hard and provide my voice to an industry that I believe in."

"Sasha Grey is one of the most thoughtful, intelligent and original voices in adult entertainment today,” AEE spokesperson Sean Devlin said. "We are thrilled that she is going to share with our attendees her thoughts about the adult entertainment industry, her artistic and sexual aesthetic, women and the industry, and breaking through to mainstream celebrity." 

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