During the mid s, she used a fake ID to conceal the fact that she was two years underage when she starred in X-rated films and was one of the most sought-after pornographic actresses in the adult entertainment industry. When the FBI acted on an anonymous tip that Lords was a minor during her time in the industry and pornographers were distributing and selling illegal images and videotapes, the resulting fallout led to prosecutions and court cases in addition to bans on all but the last of her adult films. After her departure from pornography only two days after turning the legal age of 18, Lords enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institutewhere she studied method acting with the intention of becoming a mainstream actress.
Ruling in a case against two producers and an agent who hired teen-age porn queen Traci Lords, the U. The three men were indicted on charges of violating a statute prohibiting the filming of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The defendants argued that they had no way of knowing the actress was a minor.
Though it's been nearly 30 years since Traci Lords, then just 15 years old, posed for Penthouse and starred in a slew of adult films, it's her porn past with which people still tend to associate her. Which is, in some ways, unfair, as she's garnered praise and success for her music, mainstream films and book projects since then. Still, it's not entirely surprising: sex sells, especially when it's controversial sex.
I have been for many years. The very dirty past she struggles to keep in a tightly closed closet gives her that much more of an aura of bad-girl sexiness. But Traci Lords moves through this mystique like a woman half-asleep and half-awake, like a medicated bombshell, a lurid Ophelia.
Women cleaned it, and a strong opinion was rewarded with a fat lip. Her parents ended up divorcing when Nora was just seven years old. When she was just ten years old, Nora might have had what most would consider a life-changing experience while walking home from school one day, cutting across a piece of property that had a big grassy green field.
Top definition. Traci Lords unknown. A female who lied about her age to get into the porn industry in the 70's and 80's.
The book party mob rushes the small woman and begins smacking her with light. Press photographers -- freelance, wire service, Weegee wannabes -- corner her in the back of a railroad car-narrow bar in New York. Men and women are shouting, "Traci, look at me!
This auto-biography tells the story of former porn star Traci Lords, and her ascent through the world of adult entertainment. At 14, Lords ran away from her Southern California roots, looking to find an identity. I remember feeling important, even powerful. My sexuality had robbed me of so much, and now it suddenly gave me something that had eluded me in every aspect of life — control.
Her new movie is called ''Not of This Earth. At one time, almost 60 films, videos and loops were available featuring her in various sex acts and poses. But Lords, now 20, quit all that when she was 17, just before California law enforcement officials discovered she was underage when the films were made.