It could have easily been 3,000 words, not 1,800 or so, although to be honest I’m not sure it would have necessarily been any better at almost double the length.
Anyway, I had to cut a bunch of stuff from my rough draft, including this:
The profitibility of porn might decline in a recession, but it continued to penetrate mainstream culture. Actress Sasha Grey not only made it onto this year's Rolling Stone hotlist but was cast as the lead in The Girlfriend Experience, a new film by Steven Soderbergh. As well, Grey appeared on the April cover of Vice. This caused controversy (not because of her job title), but rather because of the glow-in-the-dark BMW ad superimposed on her. (Magazine covers are supposed to be ad-free). Of course, given her line of work, this was not the first time something repulsive found its way onto her chest.