Once in a while, the adult industry is blessed with the work of a performer whose attractiveness, enthusiasm, and screen presence. Alina Li was such a performer. “Was”? Is she dead? No, thank the maker, but she has apparently given porn the proverbial shaft in favor of a a life free from porn’s unique circumstances and stresses. Initially, this tweet was all the evidence we had of Alina’s retirement:
Selling all of Alina work wardrobe, Email for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
— Alina Li (@alinalixxx) June 27, 2014
Now, the selling of one’s professional wardrobe doesn’t necessarily equal retirement, but Alina (apparently) later confirmed that she was moving on from her brief stint in porn with a post on the AdultDVDTalk forums, telling posters there that, although her recent (and extremely “adventurous”) scene for Kink site Public Disgrace didn’t send her running for the hills, it didn’t help. Having seen the video in question, it’s not hard to see how Alina could see it as the logical conclusion to her brief stint in porn. After all, having your clothes torn off in a crowded convenience store as total strangers grope, grab, spit on, and photograph you, as Bill Bailey’s cock fills your throat and someone’s fingers enter elsewhere, leaving you shaking and crying in the aisles is bound to be a notable experience one way or the other. In her AdultDVDTalk post, Alina spoke directly to disappointed fans: “The Kink scene really pushed me out of the line and I told myself ‘That’s it. What’s the point of it? I am sick of this.” She doesn’t blame the San Francisco-based fetish studio, though, and says “they were doing their job. It was me that stopped enjoying and loving it.”
Those of you feeling the loss of Alina Li particularly harshly would do well to remember that the starlet was only getting bigger and better, and that her very first (and now only) cover feature has just been released. Thanks, Jules Jordan, this will be a perfectly fitting memorial to an incredible talent, truly one of 2014’s premiere, if not Ultimate, Fuck Toys.
Adios, Alina, and all the best wherever you go from here.