"Documenting myself has become almost a necessity," Sasha says of her passion for photography. "I figured if I am on set I might as well take advantage of my surroundings and document my life in an exciting, untraditional manner." Sasha adds, "Some of these photos were staged and some were candid. I find it beautiful that sometimes it is difficult to distinguish the difference between the two."
By drawing inspiration from luminaries like Cindy Sherman and Nan Goldin, NEÜ SEX delivers a unique memoir of Sasha's ascent to cultural icon through her pop art photography. This visual diary, which was shot from March 2006 to December 2009, is both playful and intellectual. NEÜ SEX captures the cynicism and comedy in her personality, through her rise from obscurity into cultural icon.
This is Sasha Grey: honest, unscripted and unfiltered.
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INFORMATION ON NEÜ SEX
Available at Amazon and select retailers across the US - MSRP $30 | Celebrity / Erotica / Vérité
Hardcover | 6.7 x 9 inches | 192 pages | 150 full-color photographs |ISBN 978-1-57687-556-8
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sasha Grey made her breakthrough performance as the star of Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience. Since then, Sasha has continued to solidify her talents through various acting roles. At The New Museum in New York City, she took on the character of "Molly Millions" for a stage performance of Brody Condon's Case, a reading of William Gibson's Neüromancer. Later, Sasha starred in Lee Demarbre's Smash Cut, garnered a prominent role as the girlfriend of lead character Vinnie Chase on HBO's Entourage and landed a role in Mark Pellington's I Melt With You. Grey has also moved behind the camera, producing her first feature length film, Modus Operandi. Additionally, Sasha has contributed vocals on albums for Current 93 and Lee "Scratch" Perry. Her band, aTelecine, released their debut A Vigilant Car Park in 2009, and has since released two more full length albums. This is her first book
In 2011 VICE Books will release NEÜ SEX from Sasha Grey, Fashion Cats by Takako Iwasa, and the second DOs & DON'Ts book.
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