Retired Porn Star's Racy Ad For Equal Pay

Claire Gordon
Sasha Grey equal pay campaign
Sasha Grey equal pay campaign

Belgium copied the U.S. when it started its Equal Pay Day a few years ago. Over here, lawmakers and advocates spend the holiday quoting stern statistics about the gender wage gap and proposing legislative fixes. But Belgium's approach is a little bit different. This year, the group Equal Pay Day produced a sexually explicit PSA for the occasion, which features former American porn star Sasha Grey. (It was too graphic for us to include, but you can watch here after you verify that you're 18 or older).

The commercial, which runs just over a minute, shows the beautiful 23-year-old looking pensive, as she talks about her various post-high school stints as a secretary, teacher, waitress and nurse. Naked men and women -- slightly out of focus -- engage in sex acts in the background, as it becomes clear that the jobs Grey is talking about were on-screen roles, especially when she notes, "as a nurse I actually made more than the doctors."