Crissy Moran

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Crissy Moran
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Born (1975-12-22) December 22, 1975 (age 38)[1]
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.[1]
Other names Chrissy Morgan
Chrissy M.
Chrissy Moran
Crissy M[1]
Occupation Film actress
Former porn actress
Years active 1999–2006
Website
http://newcrissymoran.com/

Crissy Moran (born December 22, 1975)[2] is an American former pornographic actress. She began working in adult entertainment in 1999, and between 2001 and 2006 had performed in over 40 adult films.[1][3] In 2006, Moran became a devout Christian and quit working in the sex industry.[4] After retirement, she began speaking out and appearing in national media projects addressing the harms of pornography, human sex trafficking, and the exploitation of women and children.[5]

Adult film career[edit]

Moran's career as a sex worker began in the fall of 1999 with her first pornographic photo shoot.[2][3][6] At the time, she was working at a Hooters restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. However, she felt that the environment became degrading and she began seeking employment elsewhere. She left Hooters and began working in a variety of other jobs which included a local retail store, the County Clerk of Courts, and the Supervisor of Elections office.[3]

One day, after posting bikini photos of herself on the Internet,[2][6] she received email responses that led to her modeling in Miami and Los Angeles for Playboy and Hustler. She found greater financial success through establishing her own online pornography site.[3] After moving to California, she eventually performed in over 40 mainstream porn films.[3]

It was reported that Moran was making nearly $15,000[5] each month through her work in the porn business, along with receipts from her successful website. However, in October 2006, she became a Christian and announced that she was leaving the sex industry.[3][6][7] Moran recounts her conversion in a personal interview:

During my [visit, I went to one of his shoots]. While there, one of his friends got a text message … guys there started passing it around laughing. I asked what they were looking at and they told me it was one of their wives posing topless. Out of nowhere I got really angry and I said I would hope that when I'm married that my husband would not be passing around pictures of me topless or nude. Everybody started laughing, but the guy to my left said when I get married I wouldn't show pictures like that to anyone. I was in shock! Later on that day, he and I started talking. He asked me what I did for a living. I said modeling. He asked me what kind and kept prying. Eventually I told him I did pornography. He said he knew already and that my boyfriend had told the guys and then he asked me if I believed in God. I told him yes and he proceeded to preach the Gospel to me. I started crying and he asked me if I wanted to rededicate my life. I said yes. [After that], I didn't do any more shoots and stopped accepting any income from pornogrpahy.[8]

Moran now travels internationally and domestically, sharing her story about the realities of adult entertainment. While her adult site continues to run (she does not own it and is not able to remove the site), she started NEWcrissymoran.com in 2013 to reflect her life after porn.[9]

Mainstream film career[edit]

Prior to her retirement from the porn industry, Moran had a role in Nick Palumbo's theatrically released NC-17 horror film Murder-Set-Pieces (2004).[10]

In 2008, Moran appeared in the short dramatic film Oversold, which was a modern adaptation based on the Biblical story of Hosea and Gomer, in which she plays the leading role.[6][11] Director Paul Morrell had approached Moran, originally wishing her to be a consultant for the adult business side of the story, but after discussing the project with her, he realized she would be perfect in the lead role.[12]

In 2009, Moran had a role in another Paul Morell project, the indie horror film Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust.[13]

Life after porn[edit]

Moran currently lives in the Los Angeles area. While she left the pornography industry in 2006, pornographic photos and videos taken during her time working in the adult entertainment industry continue to remain online. Although efforts to date have been unsuccessful, Moran continues to attempt to have her photos legally removed from these Web sites established by past boyfriends and business partners.[5][7] Moran stated that she "maintained contact with many of the people that promoted my website. There was a forum they'd use to promote the site where they would post comments and I would [tell them to] take my website down. Eventually they just blocked me."[14]

In 2010, Moran appeared in the documentary After Porn Ends,[15][16] which is an exploration into the personal side of the six billion dollar a year pornography industry. Other participants included Asia Carrera, Nina Hartley, Mary Carey, Houston, Randy West, Richard Pacheco, John Leslie, Amber Lynn, Seka, Raylene, Luke Ford, Bill Margold, Shelley Lubben, and Tiffany Million.

As of 2013, Moran works for Treasures, a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2003 by a former dancer to help women heal from what she calls "sexual brokenness."[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Crissy Moran". Internet Adult Film Database. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Daniels, Tripp (June 1, 2003). "Crissy Moran – Full Metal Beauty". Adult Video News (avn.com). Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Davis first1=Rachel last2=Marshall first2=Konrad (December 3, 2007). "She quit porn industry and turned to Christ". The Florida Times-Union (Morris Communications). Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ Staff. "Porn: When the Camera Stops". ABC News via YouTube. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c ABC News Nightline: "Is There Life After Porn for the Stars?"
  6. ^ a b c d Frisbie, Annie Young (February 11, 2009). "Porn Star No More". Christianity Today (christianitytoday.com). Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Crissy Moran". The Insider (CBS Entertainment). Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  8. ^ Funaro, Vincent (18 March 2013). "Ex-Porn Star Crissy Moran on Leaving the Industry for Christ: Adult Films Were 'Unnatural'" (in English). The Christian Post. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.newcrissymoran.com
  10. ^ Willis first1=John last2=Monush first2=Barry (2006). John Willis, Barry Monush, ed. SCREEN WORLD 57 (illustrated ed.). Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 186. ISBN 1-55783-706-6. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  11. ^ Luke Price. "Former Porn Star Sees Film As Vehicle For Telling Story". OversoldTheMovie.com. Retrieved November 18, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Interview With Paul Morrell on Oversold, Starring Crissy Moran". Christian Movie. christian-movie.com. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Trailer Debut: Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust". Dread Central. Dread Central Media, LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  14. ^ Funaro, Vincent (18 March 2013). "Ex-Porn Star Crissy Moran on Leaving the Industry for Christ: Adult Films Were 'Unnatural'" (in English). The Christian Post. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  15. ^ Goldberg, Matt (June 9, 2010). "Exxxit: Life After Porn". Collider. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Exxxit: Lust, Labia Trimmings, And The Lasting Stigma Of Porn". Jezebel. Gawker Media. June 11, 2010. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Treasures official staff listing". Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

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