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R min Drama. The story of a young man's adventures in the California pornography industry of the late s and early s. Not Rated 94 min Documentary. An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry. Votes: 7, TV-MA 87 min News. Considered the industry's highest honor, the AVN Awards celebrates outstanding achievements in the world of adult entertainment in categories that recognize performers, directors, retailers
Nina Hartley born Marie Louise Hartman ;   March 11, is an American pornographic actress , pornographic film director, sex educator , sex-positive feminist , and author. Marie Louise Hartman was born in Berkeley, California , to a Lutheran father and a Jewish mother both deceased   whose family was from Alabama. She was a registered nurse per the California Board of Registered Nursing until her license expired in Hartley saw The Autobiography of a Flea the first adult film directed by a woman, Sharon McNight  alone, at a theater in San Francisco and chose her life work: making porn. In , during her sophomore year of nursing school, she started working as a stripper at the Sutter Cinema and later the Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre. She started out at first in photo spreads for Hustler and High Society. Explaining how Marie Louise Hartman became Nina Hartley, she stated in an interview that she chose the name "Nina" because it was easy for Japanese tourists to say during the time she was a dancer in San Francisco; "Hartley" was chosen as it was close to her own real last name and because she "wanted a name that sounded like that of a real person". In , she directed her first movie Nina Hartley's Book of Love. For many years, she also toured the United States and Canada as a stripper and made personal appearances at adult shops. A long-time board member of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation ,  Hartley considers herself a liberal and an outspoken sex-positive feminist ,  although for a time she was a socialist activist.
Sign In. Nina Hartley Actress Director Producer. Up this week. After graduating from Berkeley High School in , Nina attended San Francisco State University's undergraduate school of nursing and graduated in Her career in the adult-entertainment industry began while she was in her sophomore year of nursing school, Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Share this page:. Plus, Who Went Home First? Projects In Development Dating the Industry. The Sexiest Pornographic Actresses.