Former porn star Bree Olson broke her silence in a new documentary where she discusses her time in the adult film industry, saying her time in front of the camera ruined her life.
In the new documentary series Real Women Real Stories by Matan Uziel, Bree explains how she went from attending college at 19 to becoming one the world’s most recognized porn stars.
“I saw nothing wrong with being open with my sexuality and my family and friends supported me.”
Before she retired from making porn at 25, Olson became a Penthouse pet and starred in more than 250 adult movies; she made headlines as one of Charlie Sheen’s live-in goddesses.
When she left the adult film industry, however, her world fell apart.
In the documentary, Bree complains she felt excluded from society because of the time she spent in front of the camera making adult films. When she went out in public, Olson says she would often be ridiculed as a slut or shamed for the roles she played on camera.
“Porn is the one industry where the more successful a woman is, the more she will suffer for the rest of her life.”
After retiring from her adult film career, Olson went on to play a supporting role in The Human Centipede 3 and star in her very own web series, but she says the transition to mainstream film was incredibly difficult.
“I left a career where I made millions to try and gain respect.”
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Unfortunately, Bree faced a judgmental public who equated her more with a pedophile than they did a successful actress. To avoid the world’s judgment and her own disappointment, Olson admitted to staying inside her home for days and weeks at a time.
“They look at me as though I am less than in every way and they assume the absolute worst in every way. I also realized I could never go back and be a nurse or a teacher, or work for any company.”
Through her tears, Olson complained that she would never be allowed to work with children because of the time she spent working in porn. She says parents would never let an ex-porn star watch their children.
“You become a segregated part of society that has no civil rights group behind it. Life is already hard enough, don’t do this to yourself. The money isn’t worth the pain of what society will put you through forever.”
Now that she’s left the porn industry, Bree says she’s faced financial difficulty as the adult film industry doesn’t pay royalties to its stars even though her image continues to be used.
This isn’t the first time Bree Olson has tried to talk young girls out of performing in adult movies.
— Maeret Lemons (@MaeretLemons) March 23, 2016
In 2015, Bree posted some advice to young girls on Twitter where she urged them to avoid working in the porn industry because of the stigma it brought, reports the Daily Dot.
The documentary series Real Women Real Stories was created by Matan Uziel as a project where men could embrace women who were in pain, but wanted to speak out and tell their stories.
Nikki DuBose starred in another segment where she told the story about her time in the modeling industry and the impact it had on her depression, eating disorder, and mental health.
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