There are all kinds of ways of getting into the film industry! Apparently when someone says “I’m going to make you a star, now bend over and make a porno” it doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t be able to make the cross-over into mainstream cinema later like it used to! Sasha Grey is currently the queen of crossing-over seeing as she worked with Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh, Traci Lords has appeared in several movies including Kevin Smith‘s Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Krista Allen has kind of done it (or at least done Clooney) and now Michelle Sinclair, better known by her adult film star name “Belladonna,” is attempting to make her feature film debut in the horror thriller, Stripped, set to film in Dallas this Fall.
I’m not one who normally recognizes adult film stars but even I know who Belladonna is. It’s safe to say she definitely has a following around the world and people will pay to see her do a plethora of things.
Stripped will be directed by first time writing/directing duo John Wildman and Justina Walford. And Belladonne (or Sinclair) will be joining previously announced cast members Tiffany Shepis and Samrat Chakrabarti.
“We could not be more excited to have Michelle be a part of this project. She was someone that Justina and I had in mind as a ‘dream choice’ for this role from the moment we began thinking about casting. She has an innate openness and warmth that you can’t help but be drawn to. It will be a thrill to introduce her to a whole new audience and re-introduce her to Belladonna’s legion of loyal fans”
Apparently this is the film that Sinclair has been waiting for:
“Aiden (her husband) and I are both fans of horror films and we thought the script was both exciting and twisted. We have been looking for the right mainstream project for me to do and after reading the script and hearing John and Justina’s ideas, we knew that STRIPPED would be a perfect fit for me.”
The film is being described as a “post-feminist horror… [that] follows the events surrounding a birthday outing with two brothers and a friend which turns into a horrific fight for survival after they become trapped in a house with a ‘family’ of malevolent women.”
Sinclair will play the role of ‘Ginger’ in the film, a relative newcomer to the household of women whose loyalties are dangerously ambiguous for all concerned.
More on Belladonna becoming a film-maker not just a porn actress:
Sinclair has built upon her initial notoriety as Belladonna to become an award-winning director and producer as well. With her husband and business partner Aiden Kelly, they have developed their Belladonna Entertainment company and Deadly Nightshade Productions label into notable successful business ventures known for “gonzo” entertainment with a feminine flair.
Sinclair has also co-starred in James Gunn’s popular comedy web series, “PG Porn,” and appeared on the Showtime reality series, “Family Business.” In addition, she was a featured subject in both Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ acclaimed HBO documentary “Thinking XXX” and Jens Hoffman’s documentary “9to5: Days in Porn”.
Sounds interesting to me! Will you pay to see Belladonna act in a horror film?