Ah, politics and porn, they make strange but surprisingly natural bedfellows. The world of explicit sexual entertainment has mixed with the Washington elite in an assortment of sordid ways. When it comes to immigration – one of our most hotly debated current political concerns – there’s two adult performers that immediately spring to mind.
Long Island-based cam performer, softcore model, live dancer, pornstar, and activist Maya Morena may have been granted temporary legal residence in the USA through the DACA program but that doesn’t exactly make it easy to keep her porn career going. After well received scenes for studios glorious (Exotic4K), filthy (Gloryhole Secrets, Gangbang Creampie), and erotically sophisticated (Kelly Madison), the Honduran-born performer seemed on the verge of a major breakthrough. Writing eloquently about the difficulties she and other DACA recipients, sex workers or otherwise, face finding work and solidifying a future, Morena is persistent and inspired in her desire to remind folks that you can’t fuck an exotic foreign chick if she’s not allowed in your country.
Some overly eager observers may start shouting racism at the first notice of Ms. Morena’s Central-American heritage and not-exactly-lilywhite skin tone but she’s far from the only adult performer to struggle with US immigration authorities. Polish pornstar and winner of XBIZ and AVN Awards for Female Foreign Performer of the Year (2015 and 16, respectively), Misha Cross, was denied reentry into the USA at Houston airport, detained and interrogated by immigration officials for 48 hours before being shuttled back to Poland and barred from future US entry. Turning some typical authoritarian bullshit into boner-inducing entertainment, the marvelous Ms. Cross makes her directorial debut for Evil Angel this month, releasing Misha in Exile, a star showcase inspired by her banishment. Along with regular co-star Samantha Bentley (who also composed the musical score), Cross takes to the ocean for a movie she hopes will be both “beautiful and technically the highest quality possible.”
Misha in Exile is available to purchase or stream today from Evil Angel. Maya Morena continues to fight for her right to fuck on film in the land of opportunity.