20 Apr – Petite American ex-porn star Sasha Grey is scheduled to land in Jakarta on 28 April to attend the launch of K2K Production's Indonesian horror movie "Pocong Mandi Goyang Pinggul" (translated as "Shrouded Corpse Bathing While Hip-Shaking").
Movie producer KK Dheraj was quoted as saying Sasha will stay in the country for five days. "Yes, she will come. She will be escorted by six bodyguards from her side and we ourselves will hire about 50 people to guard the porn starlet."
"She's here to promote the movie together with co-stars Sheza Idris, Annisa Bahar and Baby Margaretha."
The movie is the latest in a growing list of Indonesian productions employing foreign porn stars to generate box-office hype.
Previous appearances, cameos or otherwise, have been done by Maria Ozawa, Rin Sakuragi and Sora Aoi, as well as US porn queen Tera Patrick, for movies such as "Hantu Tanah Kusir", "Menculik Miyabi" and "Suster Keramas".
Maria Ozawa especially, was at the centre of controversy for her run-in with religious authorities in the world's most populous Islamic nation, who were intent on barring her entry. Known in AV circles as a passionate performer who is unusually intelligent, Sasha has won numerous industry awards between 2007 and 2010.
It is learned that this is the first time the 23-year-old AV actress is visiting the Asian continent, notwithstanding Australia.
Born Marina Ann Hantzis on 14 March 1988, Sasha has recently turned to mainstream acting, modelling and music.
After her mainstream feature film debut as the lead in Steven Soderbergh's 2009 experimental drama "The Girlfriend Experience", she shifted her focus to acting, starring in the black comedy - horror film "Smash Cut" as April Carson, as well as having a supporting role in season 7 of HBO's "Entourage".
She has also appeared in independent films "Quit", "The Girl From The Naked Eye" and Mark Pellington's "I Melt With You".
On 8 April 2011, she officially announced her retirement from adult films on social media site Facebook.