Traci Lord's...career...

spider

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Okay, one question...since I'm too lazy to look into it myself...was Tracy Lord an under 18 porn star?
 

ZachWZ

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She was in a Mini series called the "Tommyknockers".
She guest starred as Autolycus Ex wife on hercules.
In Profiler during season 2 she was Jack's sidekick Jill.

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Brian G Turner

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was Tracy Lord an under 18 porn star?
IIRC, the story is that the joined the adult industry before she was 18, making a number of films. Having become very successful, when she turned 18 she was able to negotiate full rights over the next one she made - which was also her last. She then turned around, alerted everyone to her true age, which meant all her films had to be removed from circulation - except, of course, that last one that she had full rights on. That coup d'etat allowed her to cash in fully on her popularity, at the expense of the adult entertainment industry.

I seem to recall that the US government wanted to prosecute the adult companies involved, only for them to point out that she had provided apparently valid ID when challenged - showing that it was in fact the US government who had provided her with the documentation she used to mislead the industry, meaning no action could be taken.

In the meantime, here's her page at IMDB:
Traci Lords - IMDb

I hadn't realised, but she had roles in in Blade, Will & Grace, and a few other high-profile shows.

In the meantime, lets keep this discussion clean, please. :)
 

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Yup she was a megastar and then she announced that she was underage when all her films were made ( bear in mind this is underage in a US context, not UK or European) so the porn industry lost a stack of $$$$ IIRC she did a few skin-flicks where she had total control but (unsurprisingly) many in the industry weren't very receptive...
 

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She was only 15 when she got started.

The courts were ready to have a field day, but somebody inconveniently asked why the industry would exploit a 15-year-old, that's when the passport she'd used - giving her age as 18 - was produced.

It's still conjecture how she managed to procure a passport with a false birth-date, but it had been accepted in good faith. Her back catalogue was destroyed.
 

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