LOS ANGELES—Multiple AVN Award winner Brooklyn Lee has confirmed her retirement from shooting adult movies to AVN. Lee announced her retirement May 1, on AdultDVDTalk.com.
In her post, Lee said, "Also, yes, I have retired. Off to other things and greener pastures. It's time for me to focus on the bigger picture; my education. Just going to school & being me. All is well...the adult industry is simply no longer a place I belong or wish to be."
Since beginning her performing career in 2010, Lee has gone on to be one of the most in-demand and decorated female performers in the industry excelling in all-sex movies as well as scoring lead roles in major feature productions. There is no doubt Lee leaves the industry at the height of her career.
In 2013 Lee won five AVN Awards for Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene, Best Anal Sex Scene, Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) and Most Outrageous Sex Scene. She also was nominated for Female Performer of the Year and Best Actress. Just last week Lee took home XRCO Awards for Orgasmic Oralist and Superslut.
"There has been some speculation that I quit because of my long-time boyfriend, who is a figure behind the scenes in the industry," Lee wrote. "I would love to tell you that I am a fully liberated woman who does what she pleases and can easily separate work life from home. I won't lie to you. While the man that I love never once asked me to quit performing, I did do so in part because of him. When you reach a point where you loathe heading to set because there's only one person in the world you have any desire to have sex with, it's time to move on from sex work...so I did.
"I take with me many fond memories and unique experiences; I wish the very best to my friends that remain in adult. I came, I saw, I conquered...and now I'm done."
Lee told AVN that she's returning to school to pursue a professional degree, but is not on a pre-med track as had previously been mentioned in other reports.
Perhaps Lee's biggest on-screen accomplishment to date is her stirring performance last year in John Stagliano's return to feature filmmaking, Voracious, a movie she also co-wrote. Spiegler reports that Stagliano expects Lee to reprise her role in Voracious 2, which would mark the final performance of her career.
Lee currently stars as the Black Widow in Vivid Entertainment's Iron Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody and also in Vivid's forthcoming new-school remake of Behind the Green Door.
"Green Door is hopefully going to be great," Lee told AVN. "I haven't seen any of it, so I can't really say. I do know that while we were shooting it, we were fully engaged and cared deeply about the project. Let's hope that energy transfers to the film."
The 23-year-old Ohio native also is featured in the mainstream documentary Aroused, directed by celebrity photographer Deborah Anderson, for which she appeared at the movie's premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The movie is playing in select cities and is available for pre-order on Amazon.com and iTunes.
While many industry observers would expect Lee to garner several AVN Awards nominations for 2014, she says she would not be attending the show.
"I have no intention of attending the awards shows next year, although I wish everyone the best and will be there in spirit," she said. "I'm pulling for Chanel Preston for Female Performer of the Year."