CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Girlfriends Films is donating $1,000 to National Public Radio (NPR) on behalf of Ryan Keely, in accordance with the studio's monthly charity donation program.
Ryan Keely's submission of NPR has been selected as June's donation—the third monthly check for $1,000 in the charity program's new format. In April, performer/director Melissa Monet selected Planned Parenthood, while in May, performer Lily Cade chose Lambda Legal.
Ryan Keely, a frequent lesbian performer with Girlfriends Films and a Penthouse Pet, believes in NPR's commitment to social education.
"NPR is an amazing, mostly unbiased news source providing in-depth coverage of complex news stories," Keely stated. "It is very important to donate to NPR, as the government is looking to de-fund this important program. Government-funded in the past, NPR's lack of commercials provide the air time for the reporters to fully explain current events in an intelligent and interesting way. If it weren't for NPR, I would not be as worldly a woman as I am today."
"I'm honored my entreaty on behalf of NPR was selected by Girlfriend Films to receive this generous donation," she continued. "In every scene I've ever shot for Girlfriends Films, they've allowed me to express my sexuality in a true and accurate way. Girlfriends Films is a leader in creating real lesbian erotic films. As their core business is groundbreaking in concept, it is unsurprising they go above and beyond, donating to charity in this creative way. I dearly hope this action inspires others to give, as there are many worthy causes in need of money and volunteers."
"It is often difficult to find media willing to suppress their preconceived notions when reporting," observed Girlfriends Films Vice President Moose. "NPR provides a platform for its listeners to hear the virtues of the industry, instead of merely criticisms. Ryan made a great choice when selecting NPR to receive the $1,000 for the month of June, and we are proud to present the organization with the check."
Each month, Girlfriends Films selects an adult performer from received entries and makes a $1,000 donation in her name to the specified charity. The only condition is performers must choose from one of the organizations receiving a "B+" rating or better by the American Institute of Philanthropy.
Girlfriends Films has a long history of charitable contributions, having donated over $20,000 to various causes in 2010 alone. The company recently restructured its charity program from an annual end-of-year donation to an ongoing monthly program. Any Girlfriends Films performers interested in participating may apply by emailing the following information to PR@GirlfriendsFilms.com: Name, AIP charity of choice, reason(s) for selecting the charity. Chosen performers will be asked to submit a personal photo depicting the performer engaged with the charity, the charity's mission, or a similar charitable act. The photo will be used for promotional purposes.
A multi-talented entertainment dynamo, 2011 Penthouse Pet of the Year Runner-up Ryan Keely is one of the most sought-after female performers in the adult industry. With her own brand of hardcore fetishism and a devoted legion of fans, Keely recently aroused the curiosity of mainstream audiences as well, appearing in M. Night Shyamalan's spoof trailer Escalation and the HBO original series Life on Top. In addition to her adult film credentials and recent mainstream appearances, Keely is also the Penthouse Forum's sex advice writer, and a frequent guest expert on IGN's gamer dating and sex advice show Knockin' Boots. Keely recently spoke out against internet piracy at Wesleyan University. Prior to appearing in front of the camera Keely hosted radio programs for KSEXRadio.com and Playboy Radio, and worked as a buyer for companies selling adult merchandise. Ryan Keely is bi-coastal, living in New York and Los Angeles. Subscribe to Ryan's Twitter feed here.
Ryan Keely's movies for Girlfriends Films include Women Seeking Women: Vols. 63, 64 and 69, Net Skirts 2.0, Lesbian House Hunters: Parts 1 and 2, and Juicy Pink Box's Therapy 1. To purchase any of these titles, visit Girlfriends online store.
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