‘Hollywood likes to pretend it’s spotless’

Porn star Maitland Ward says Hollywood has a dark underbelly.

“They always like to pretend they’re squeaky clean,” the former Disney adult movie star tells Vidak For Congress. “But it’s really like, no.”

“Especially these Disney shows, which are so family-friendly and genuine and they try to pretend they’re something different from (what) they are,” she adds.

In her recently published memoir, “Rated X,” the former “Boy Meets World” star claimed she was asked to try on lingerie for producers in the office.

“This happened more than once, because Rachel was the only character who consistently took her clothes off,” she claimed in the book. “An assistant would take me out of my dressing room and take me upstairs where I would be given a range of options, some playful and girly, some so defiant I knew Disney would never approve them, but I would try them anyway.”

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Maitland Ward has given up mainstream Hollywood for a career in porn.
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Ward went on to claim that she was forced to change behind such a thin curtain: “I’m sure they could see the silhouette of my naked form.”

When she stepped outside, the group, mostly men, judged whether the outfits showed “too much or not nearly enough to show the boys [watching the series] thrilled.”

She even claimed that a producer had said with an embarrassed laugh, “You’re like a daughter to me,” before being asked to try on a different outfit.

Today, the actress, 45, sounds somewhat surprised at her career path.

“You would (not) think that a Disney star when she was young would become a top porn star,” she says. “Don’t just make a sex tape or anything, you know? Like a real, substantial, award-winning pornstar, making more money and (who) has more credibility and respect than when she was young.

The former ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ star recalls being “thrown out a lot by Hollywood.”

Maitland Ward with copy of her "Rated X" book.
Ward describes her path to porn in her recently released memoir.
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The artist of “Lesbian Superstars” goes on to explain that in her memoir she wanted to highlight the positive side of the porn industry.

“There’s so much negativity and stereotypes that aren’t true and a lot of stereotypes against artists that aren’t true,” she says. “And so I really wanted to shed some light on the good the industry is doing and how sex positive has set me free.”

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Ward has won awards for making porn.
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She describes feeling “angry” when “people try to portray porn as if it’s such an awful place where everyone is on drugs and there’s like, you know, drunken orgies going on and it’s nobody cares”, adding that porn sets are “very much the same as a normal studio set.

“In Hollywood, I think the more they try to cover things up, the more it gets underneath,” she concludes.

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