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Aurora Snow Writes on Ageism in Porn for The Daily Beast

Aurora Snow Writes on Ageism in Porn for The Daily Beast

LOS ANGELES—Aurora Snow knows the power of the pen. The adult star has expanded her writing repertoire with a piece titled “Confessions of a Porn MILF” featured on TheDailyBeast.com.

Lamenting on being pigeonholed as a MILF, despite only being 28, Snow describes her transition from “barely legal” star to one that’s a little more seasoned.

“Ten years ago, I was one of adult film’s hottest stars,” she said. “Now I’m 28—and dismissed by directors as over the hill. How did I go from ‘barely legal’ to ‘older woman’ so fast?”

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During those 10 years Snow has become quite a decorated performer. In 2003, she won an AVN Award for Performer of the Year, the industry’s highest honor for a female performer.

Snow, who had initially promised herself to stay in porn only a year, decided to stick with it after finding out how lucrative it was.

“A thespian at heart, I enjoyed the performances more than I expected, and soon shed the promise I made to myself to leave the industry within a year,” Snow said. “I had been a shy, conservative girl with more book smarts than street smarts. But in porn, I was a star. I discovered the free spirit within, embraced the experience, and marked the beginning of a very unexpected career.”

But then, after more than a decade in the business, the youthful star became the older woman.

“I showed up on a set one day and was told I would be playing a MILF,” she said. “Seemingly overnight, I’d gone from teen sensation to an actress who plays … sexy moms? It was shocking, to say the least.”

Despite her initial distress, Snow turned it into a positive, rationalizing, that she “would be able to produce new videos in a niche market previously unavailable to me. What better way to broaden the fan base? There is something for everyone in porn, a niche that appeals to each fantasy and taste. I had obviously hit the teen market hard, but those who watch the young-girl lines are unlikely to also watch the MILF-series lines. I began to see it as an opportunity to create new fans.”

To read Snow’s entire column, click here.

Snow recently blogged for AVN from the obscenity trial of Evil Angel owner John Stagliano.






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