The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. This article was published more than 10 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. When Linda Lovelace, a woman best known for carnal abilities that rivalled Saracen the Sword Swallower's, published Ordeal , her third autobiography, in , she triggered the coining of a phrase in porn circles known as "The Linda Syndrome. What could be more natural? After the publication of both Ordeal and Out of Bondage , and in addition to her having testified before the Meese Commission on Pornography, Lovelace was no longer singing her "I live for sex" song. Porn stars Samantha Fox and Traci Lords are now considered to embody the "Linda Syndrome," as both have walked away from their former careers, as both look back at the industry with distaste, and complex explanations. The young Lovelace once stated that she had always been liberated: "I've always done the things I want to do when I want to do them.
Former X-rated star shares fight to overcome troubled past
What she found was stardom — fame, at the age of But this is not some sunny Hollywood fairy tale. It is much darker story of a child caught in the very adult world of pornography. Her name is Traci Lords. And for the first time on television, she shares secrets about her struggle to overcome years of X-rated scandal. Her creative talents seemed to lie elsewhere.
By Laura Collins and Louise Boyle. Actress and former porn star Traci Lords has revealed that she was raped as a child while growing up in Steubenville, Ohio. The year-old, who became an infamous teen porn actress, was just ten years old at the time of the sexual assault. She has spoken out in reaction to the current Ohio rape case which has thrust her hometown onto the national stage. So was my mother. Scroll down for video. Ordeal: Actress and singer Traci Lords revealed to Piers Morgan on Thursday that she was raped in her hometown of Steubenville when she was just ten years old. Miss Lords' attacker was 14 years old. Loss of innocence: Miss Lords when she was a year-old high school freshman left and right, in , after having become a prolific porn star. Asked by Piers Morgan if young men are brought up to be disrespectful to young women in the Ohio town, Lord responded simply.
It was reissued as a paperback on June 29, , with an additional chapter and photos. The book primarily details Lords' career in the adult film industry , when she appeared underage in dozens of pornographic films and became one of the most notable pornstars of the s. It also chronicles her childhood, transition to mainstream films and musical career. Traci Lords: Underneath It All received positive response from critics and was a commercial success. Her parents divorced when she was 7-years-old due to her father's abusive behavior, and she moved with her mother and three sisters to her great-grandmother's house. When she was 10, she was raped by a sixteen-year-old acquaintance. At the age of 12, Kuzma moved with her mother and sisters to Lawndale, California , along with her mother's boyfriend Roger, who was a cocaine dealer. At 14, she became pregnant by her high school boyfriend. Searching for a job in order to get money for an abortion , Kuzma was introduced to Roger's friend Lynn for whom she started working as a babysitter. Lynn offered to help her solve her job problems by getting her a fake driver's license ID.