Simpson, and Eve Babitz for this magazine. But for Anolik, host of the new podcast Once Upon a Time in the Valley, Hollywood and the porn industry that Lords dominated in the mid s are far more closely related than either might admit. Or the hypocrisy. The fourth episode drops on Tuesday; get an exclusive preview of that here:. This is sex, glamour, scandal, crime, and the movies—just a different kind of movie. This was a huge scandal, and one I was totally unaware of, because at the time it broke I was seven years old.
Lords got into the adult film industry by using a fake birth certificate to conceal the fact that she was two years under the legal age of When the FBI acted on an anonymous tip that Lords was a minor during her time in the industry, and that pornographers were distributing and selling these de facto illegal images and videotapes, the resulting fallout led to prosecution of those responsible for creating and distributing. After her departure from the industry only two days after turning the legal age of 18, Lords enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute , where she studied method acting with the intention of becoming a mainstream actress. She made her mainstream screen debut at age 19 in a leading role in the remake of the Roger Corman science fiction film Not of This Earth. Lords also pursued music in addition to her film career. After her song "Love Never Dies" was featured on the soundtrack to the film Pet Sematary Two , she was signed to Radioactive Records and subsequently released her debut studio album, Fires to generally positive reviews. Despite the poor sales of the album, the lead single " Control " had moderate commercial success.
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A few weeks ago, I, along with my partner on Once Upon a Time I thought I was ready to do as Traci did, and leave the Valley behind, move on. Only then I realized: there is no moving on from the Valley.
Sign In. Traci Lords Actress Soundtrack Producer. Up 59 this week. Traci Lords is a study of a determined and complex woman with a very controversial background. She moved with her divorced mother and three sisters to Los Angeles at age