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Filmmaker to donate adult film proceeds to Read Across America; NEA declines


American schools and educational programs might be drowning from lack of funding, but being deep in the red isn’t deterring one group from publicly rejecting money tied to a pornographic film star, the Huffington Post reports. Former adult film star Sasha Grey made education headlines last November when she was a celebrity guest reader at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, Calif. Now Grey’s name is back: Although she retired from the porn industry last April, one of Grey’s scenes is featured in adult film “Anal Artists,” set to debut this week by Assence Films. In support of her “recent efforts to expose children to the world of literature,” Assence Films will donate a portion of the film’s proceeds to the National Education Association’s Read Across America program, according to XBiz Newswire. But in a statement Monday to The Huffington Post, NEA officials said “no, thanks.”

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