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- Crissy Moran
- Born December 22, 1975 (1975-12-22) (age 34)
- Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
- Other name(s) Chrissy Morgan, Chrissy M., Chrissy Moran, Crissy M
- Occupation Film actress, Former porn actress
- Years active 1999-present
- Official website
* 1 Adult film career
* 2 Mainstream film career
* 3 Anti-pornography advocacy
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Adult film career
Moran's career in the sex industry began in the fall of 1999 with her first pornographic photo shoot. At the time, she was working at a local Hooters restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. However, she felt that the environment became degrading and she began seeking employment elsewhere. She left Hooters and began working in a variety of other jobs which included a local retail store, the County Clerk of Courts, and the Supervisor of Elections office.
One day, after posting bikini photos of herself on the Internet, she received email responses that led to her modeling in Miami and Los Angeles for Playboy and Hustler, She found greater financial success through establishing her own online pornography site. After moving to California, she eventually performed in over 40 mainstream porn films. In late 2005, Crissy received new breast implants.
It was reported that Moran was making nearly $15,000 each month through her work in the porn business, along with receipts from her successful Web site. However, in October 2006, she became a Christian and announced that she was leaving the sex industry.
Mainstream film career
Prior to her retirement from the porn industry, Moran had a role in Nick Palumbo's theatrically released NC-17 horror film Murder-Set-Pieces (2004).
In 2008, Moran appeared in the short dramatic film Oversold, which was a modern adaptation based on the Biblical story of Hosea and Gomer, in which she plays the leading role. Director Paul Morrell had approached Moran, originally wishing her to be a consultant for the adult business side of the story. But after discussing the project with her, he realized she would be perfect in the lead role.
In 2009, Moran had a role in another Paul Morell project, the indie horror film Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust, which took the best elements of 70s and 80s slasher films and gave it a modern twist.
In 2010, Moran appeared in the documentary, Exxxit: Life After Porn, which is an exploration into the personal side of the six billion dollar a year pornography industry. Other participants included Asia Carrera, Nina Hartley, Mary Carey, Houston, Randy West, Richard Pacheco, John Leslie, Amber Lynn, Seka, Raylene, Luke Ford, Bill Margold, Shelley Lubben, and Sunset Thomas. In their own words, over a dozen men and women who have retired from the porn industry, recounted their life and times in the business, and how it's led to where they ended up afterwards.
 Anti-pornography advocacy
Moran currently lives in the Los Angeles area. While she left the sex industry in 2006, pornographic photos and videos taken during her time working in the adult entertainment industry continue to remain online. Although efforts to date have been unsuccessful, Moran continues to attempt to have her photos legally removed from these Web sites established by past boyfriends and business partners.
In April 2010, Moran began working with Shelley Lubben and the Pink Cross Foundation as they set up a booth and distributed materials during the Adultcon Adult Entertainment Show in Los Angeles. Materials distributed included educational materials for individuals working in the porn industry that addressed various topics such as STDs, Cal OSHA laws, and contractor vs employee law. Religious materials distributed included Bibles, books, and various Christian literature.
In addition to working with the Pink Cross Foundation, Moran has also serves on the Advisory board of Beauty from Ashes Ministries and assists with local outreaches organized by Harmony Dust and Treasures Out of Darkness.
1. ^ a b c d "Crissy Moran". Internet Adult Film Database. . Retrieved 14 June 2010.
2. ^ a b c Daniels, Tripp (June 1, 2003). "Crissy Moran - Full Metal Beauty". Adult Video News (avn.com). Retrieved 14 June 2010.
3. ^ a b c d e f "She quit porn industry and turned to Christ". The Florida Times-Union (Morris Communications). December 3, 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
4. ^ a b c d Cosmopolis (December 27, 2007). "Crissy Moran – Patrónka porna?" (in Slovak). Magazin (magazin.atlas.sk). Retrieved 14 June 2010.
5. ^ a b c ABC News Nightline: "Is There Life After Porn for the Stars?"
6. ^ a b c d Frisbie, Annie Young (February 11, 2009). "Porn Star No More". Christianity Today (christianitytoday.com). Retrieved 14 June 2010.
7. ^ a b "Crissy Moran, una mala que vio la luz" (in Spanish). El Argentino. elargentino.com. January 29, 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
8. ^ Rimet, Martin (November 28, 2006). "Crissy Moran quitte le porno pour...la religion" (in French). MAXIvip. maxivip.fr. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
9. ^ Moran, Crissy (October 30, 2005). "Boobs healing nicely and new puppy". Crissy Moran 2005 official blog. Crissy Moran. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
10. ^ a b "Crissy Moran". The Insider (CBS Entertainment). Retrieved 14 June 2010.
11. ^ John Willis, Barry Monush, ed (2006). SCREEN WORLD. 57 (illustrated ed.). Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 186. ISBN 1557837066. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
12. ^ Luke Price. "Former Porn Star Sees Film As Vehicle For Telling Story". OversoldTheMovie.com. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
13. ^ "Interview With Paul Morrell on Oversold, Starring Crissy Moran". Christian Movie. christian-movie.com. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
14. ^ "Trailer Debut: Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust". Dread Central. Dread Central Media, LLC. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
15. ^ "Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust Unveils Serial Killer Purge in this Clip". 28 Days Later Analysis. 28DLA.com. May 13, 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
16. ^ Goldberg, Matt (June 9, 2010). "Exxxit: Life After Porn". Collider. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
17. ^ "Exxxit: Lust, Labia Trimmings, And The Lasting Stigma Of Porn". Jezebel. Gawker Media. June 11, 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
18. ^ Moran, Crissy (April 7, 2010). "Adultcon This Weekend - Please Read :-)". Chrissy Moran Myspace. Chrissy Moran. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
19. ^ Beauty from Ashes Ministries
20. ^ Guardian Angel Article
* Crissy Moran at the Internet Movie Database
* Crissy Moran at the Internet Adult Film Database
* Beauty from Ashes
* Pink Cross Foundation
* Treasures Out of Darkness
Analysis of deletion - for wikigeeks only
This article was nominated for deletion on June 12, 2010, and deleted on June 20. The editors participating in the discussion voted 10-6 to keep the article, but the closing administrator essentially disregarded whether there was consensus to delete the article or not (which is the governing criterion) and decided it should be deleted. This happens among wikipedia admins squeamish about sex-related articles. The amount of news coverage of this woman is far beyond what many folks on wikipedia need to pass muster. E.g., if Crissy Moran was, say, a chef instead of a former-porn-star-turned Christian, this article would never be deleted.
In fact, this is the 3rd time this article was nominated for deletion. The first nomination, back in June 2006, resulted in a strong keep, with most editors voicing an opinion that the article be retained. A second nomination, in January 2007, failed to garner a single editor in favor of deletion. This time, however, despite numerous additional sources being added to the article, and a majority of those participating voicing that it should be kept (with valid rationales), someone who wanted to delete it, deleted it.