Coming Out as a Porn Star

Großartiges Feature von Dylan Matthews auf Vox.com, in dem jede Menge Pornostars von ihrem Coming Out als Sexdarsteller bei Freunden und Verwandten erzählen. Das Telefonat von Stoya und ihrer Oma ist reinstes Gold: „Oh, you’re a nudie girl in the moving pictures!“

My grandma’s maiden name is Stojadinović, and she used to use “Stoya” to sign her paintings in college. I decided to use it as my stage name. Eventually it got to the point where it was like, "Aw, I just did a media-heavy convention, and I was in front of the G4 cameras, and I gave a quote to the Wall Street Journal about whether I’m concerned about high-definition video, so this is now becoming a thing where I kind of have to tell my grandma because of Murphy’s Law of Inappropriate Behavior. If I don’t tell her, she’s going to stumble on it." So I called her:

Stoya: Hey grandma! How are you?
Grandma: Good, how are you? What are you doing for a living? Because your mother says you’re "kind of like a model," and she wouldn’t say "kind of" if you were, and, no offense honey, but you’re a bit short.
Stoya: You know like Bettie Page, right?
Grandma: Yes!
Stoya: I do stuff like that except, because everybody runs around in skimpy clothing now, I do the modern version, where I have sex with people on video.
Grandma: Oh, you’re a nudie girl in the moving pictures!
Stoya: Yes I am.

So I'm thinking, "Sweet, we’re doing good."

Grandma: Do you enjoy it?
Stoya: Yes!
Grandma: Lovely!
Stoya: Okay, I’ve got to tell you another thing.
Grandma: Okay.
Stoya: Well, I’m using your name.
Grandma: Oooh. Vera? That’s not very sexy.
Stoya: Well actually, if I was going for pin-up, that would actually be a fantastic name, but I’m using "Stoya."
Grandma: Ooooh no.

And I’m like, "Fuck, we were going so well!"

Stoya: What’s wrong?
Grandma: I hope that no one at the nursing home gets us confused and tries to put my feet behind my head, because I don’t bend that way anymore.

Coming Out as a Porn Star (via MeFi)