Neü Sex, Sasha Grey's manifesto
Neü Sex is a book of photographs — Grey's and her husband, Ian Cinnamon's — taken on various porn sets during her years in the industry. (Grey hasn't shot porn since late 2009.) The book also contains a brief introduction and twelve essays by Grey, several of which are just a paragraph or two in length. (via)
Grey said that she appreciated the adult industry for the perspective it offered on "the human condition." And was there anything she missed about the work? "I miss the routine. It's nice knowing I'm going to work, like, Wednesday-Friday-Saturday."
She also called Neü Sex "My sexual philosophy." She rattled off a pretty good line about how "sex is used so often every day in the media, I mean, we use it to sell sneakers. And microwave meals. And at the same time we're taught to kind of keep to ourselves." Especially, she said, as women. "There's this weird thing where we're allowed to be sexy, but we're not allowed to be sexual. So to me it's a veil of safety. So it's O.K. to show your tits but it's not O.K. to talk about what your kinks are. When you're a woman." This leads, said Grey, to women "using sex as a weapon," against men. "And I feel like somehow that comes full circle with women using that against men. Like, You're not going to come with me to see this movie, so I'm not going to have sex with you tonight." Somehow.
But I'm wondering, why the umlaut in the title?