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2011: The Adult Industry in Photos, Part 2 (SFW)

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On-Set: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation: A XXX Parody' (Revolution X/Digital Sin) with Bobbi Starr & Giles, 1/30/11 -- also see the 2010 and 2009 editions of "The Adult Industry in Photos" (Koga/LAist)

"2011: The Adult Industry in Photos" is a candid look back at the past twelve months at a business that is headquartered in the San Fernando Valley. Continued from yesterday.

For two women, 2011 was quite a memorable year:

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Andy San Dimas. Tied for Best Actress at the AVN Awards and Performer of the Year winner at the XBIZ Awards, she appeared opposite Ryan Gosling in director Nicolas Winding Refn's adaptation of James Sallis' novel Drive. In addition, she had a prominent (and apparently controversial) role in Asking Alexandria's "To the Stage" music video, modeled for Mishka's Fall 2011 Collection (NSFW), and was mentioned on Dave Navarro's list of the World's Sexiest Women. With appearances in film, music, and fashion for 2011, San Dimas is certainly a legitimate contender for Crossover Star of the Year at this month's AVN and XBIZ Awards.

Sasha Grey. Her sex philosophy/photo book Neü Sex, not to mention two other mainstream projects she was involved with -- the movie I Melt With You, starring Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane, and Carla Gugino, as well as the videogame Saint's Row: The Third -- were released, and her musical endeavour aTelecine produced three albums. And though she'd finally announced her retirement from the adult industry in April, her past as a performer created controversy and an appearance on The View after she participated in the Read Across America program, reading for a room of first and third graders at Emerson Elementary School in Compton.

Part Three tomorrow, and subsequent parts later this week.