Traci Elizabeth Lords born Nora Louise KuzmaMay 7, is an American actress, former pornographic actress, singer, model, and writer. During the mids, she used a fake ID to conceal the fact that she was two years underage when she starred in X-rated films and was one of the most sought-after pornographic actresses in the adult entertainment industry. When the FBI acted on an anonymous tip that Lords was a minor during her time in the industry and pornographers were distributing and selling illegal images and videotapes, the resulting fallout led to prosecutions and court cases in addition to bans on all but the last of her adult films.
After her departure from pornography only two days after turning the legal age of 18, Lords enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institutewhere she studied method acting with the intention of becoming a mainstream actress. She made her mainstream screen debut at age 19 in a leading role in the remake of the Roger Corman science fiction film Not of This Earth. Lords also pursued music in addition to her film career. After her song "Love Never Dies" was featured on the soundtrack to the film Pet Sematary Twoshe was signed to Radioactive Records and subsequently released her debut studio album, Fires to generally positive reviews.
Despite the poor sales of the album, the lead single " Control " had moderate commercial success. She is currently starring in the comedy series Swedish Dicks on Pop.
Kuzma has one elder sister, Lorraine, and two younger sisters, Rachel and Grace. Her parents divorced when she was seven years old and Kuzma moved with her mother and three sisters to her great-grandmother's house. Around that same time, her mother enrolled at Ohio University and became employed part-time. When Kuzma was twelve, she moved with her mother, her mother's new boyfriend, and sisters to Redondo Beach, California. She didn't see her father for many years after.
In Septembershe began attending Redondo Union High School but dropped out at age 15 to enter the porn industry. She was angry at her mother and found a father figure in her mother's boyfriend. Roger Hayes, as she calls him in her autobiographywas a drug abuser and molested Kuzma in her sleep.
Kuzma refused to follow them to a new place and was left with her older sister Lorraine. Her mother and two younger sisters eventually found a new apartment. At age 15,  Kuzma became pregnant by her high school boyfriend.
Afraid of her mother's reaction, she went to Hayes for help. He arranged for her to have an abortion without her mother's knowledge. The woman offered to improve Kuzma's job opportunities by helping her get a fake driver's license.
She provided Kuzma with a new birth certificate on condition that if she were ever caught she would say that she had stolen the phony identification. Posing as her stepfather, Hayes drove her to the agency.
During August, when she was selected to model for Penthouse magazine's September 15th-anniversary issue, Kuzma was asked to choose a stage name. According to a interview, she chose Traci—one of the popular names she had longed for growing up—and Lords, after the actor Jack Lordsince she was a fan of the television series Hawaii Five-Oin which he portrayed the character of Steve McGarrett.
Lords made the first of many porn movies inwhen she appeared in What Gets Me Hot! Besides her work in porn, she also appeared in the music video for " Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' " by the heavy metal band Helix. Lords continued making more movies until late when she tried to quit the industry at age 17, but returned a few months later. Afterwards, she met Stuart Dell, who became her boyfriend, manager, and business partner. They formed the Traci Lords Company.
Dell and Lords made a distribution deal with Sy Adler, an industry veteran who ran Vantage International, that they would produce three movies for the company. The second, Beverly Hills Copulatorwas released afterwards, but the third movie, Screamerwas shelved. During late May around three weeks after Lords' 18th birthdayauthorities were informed that she had been underage when she appeared in the porn movies.
She had lied according to Lords, it was a "white lie" to law enforcement, photographers, producers, directors, co-workers, and the general public for two years. The owners of her movie agency and X-Citement Video, Inc.
X-Citement Video, Inc. She was taken into protective custody and hired high-profile lawyer Leslie Abramson. On July 10, district attorney 's investigators searched Lords' Redondo Beach home as well as the Sun Valley offices of Vantage International Productions a major producer of adult movies and the Sherman Oaks offices of modeling agent Jim South.
South and other industry officials said that Lords, who was seeking employment, provided a California driver's license, a U. Leslie Jay, a spokeswoman for Penthouse publisher Bob Guccionealso said Lords showed identification indicating that she was older than 18 before the illicit photos for the September issue were taken.
Two adults who knew Lords, but who requested anonymity, said they saw her picture in the adult magazine Velvet during July and telephoned the district attorney's office to inform authorities that she was underage, but LP) an investigator told them, "There isn't anything we can do about it.
On July 17,video rental shops and adult movie theaters in the USA scrambled to withdraw from their shelves all hardcore material featuring Lords in order to avoid prosecution for distributing child pornography.
John Weston, attorney of the Adult Film Association of Americasaid distributors should withdraw any movie made before Mayfeaturing Lords "in sexual conduct, no matter how briefly". The withdrawal of Lords' movies from the market cost the industry millions of dollars, Juno Reactor Instrumental Mix - Traci Lords - Control (Acetate. While most of her movies were permanently removed from distribution in the United States, several were re-edited to remove Lords' scenes entirely such as Kinky Business and New Wave Hookersor in a few cases, had new footage filmed with a different actress playing her part as in Talk Dirty to Me Part III.
After spending several months in therapy, Lords decided to concentrate on acting. She enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institutewhere she studied method acting for three months. After leaving the school, Lords placed an advertisement in The Hollywood Reporter looking for representation.
She was contacted by Fred Westheimer and although the agency declined to officially represent her, he decided to send her out on a few auditions. As a result, she was offered a guest role in an episode of the television series Wiseguy. He immediately cast Lords into the lead role of Nadine Story, and Not of This Earth became her first mainstream film debut since her departure from the adult film industry. Although the film failed at the box office, it did well in video sales.
Based on that success, Lords was offered to appear in Wynorski's next film, The Haunting of Morella However, Lords turned down the offer due to the requirement of having a nude scene, since she was trying to establish herself as a serious actress. In NovemberLords enrolled in another acting class and again began looking for an agent. In December, she mass-mailed her resume to various agents and arranged a meeting with Don Gerler.
Lords auditioned for the part of Breathless Mahoney in the film Dick Tracybut the role went to Madonna. The film was a critical and commercial success, and her portrayal of the rebellious teenager Wanda Woodward established her as a legitimate actress. On the set of the film, she met the property master Brook Yeaton, whom she began dating. The couple married in September in Baltimore, Maryland. Directed and produced by her former boyfriend and business partner Stewart Dell, the video had been filmed in early An extended version was reissued in under the title Traci Lords: Advanced Jazzthetics.
She continued modeling and walked the runway for fashion designers such as Janet Howard and Thierry Mugler. DuringLords decided to emphasize her career as a recording artist. She first got signed to a development deal with Capitol Records. During the spring ofLords began working on her debut album.
The company arranged her to fly to London and meet with producer Tom Bailey. After finishing her recording with Bailey, Lords was introduced to producer Ben Watkins of Juno Reactor with whom she recorded more techno -influenced songs.
She later met Mike Edwards, the main singer of the band Jesus Jones. Around the same time, Lords was cast in the television series Roseanneappearing in three episodes. During JanuaryLords appeared in four episodes of the television series Melrose Placewhere she played the part of Rikki Abbott. It received generally positive reviews and the lead single " Control " peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.
The album's second single, " Fallen Angel ", was also successful in charts, peaking at number eleven on Hot Dance Club Songs. After the release of the album, Lords embarked on a small tour performing as a DJmostly in Miami nightclubs. By the end ofLords divorced her husband of five years, Brook Yeaton. InLords appeared in a small part in the Gregg Araki film Nowhereand starred in the drama thriller Stir.
She played a felon, Sharon Lesher, who is manipulated by a serial killer Jack-of-All-Trades and eventually becomes his partner in crime Jill-of-All-Trades. Lords was eventually approached to appear in the sequel Blade II portraying Racquel's twin sister Valerine in seeking of vengeance upon Blade.
However, she turned down the offer because of her contradictory schedule. However, it was later neglected after she left the record label. In August, Lords ended her two-year relationship with John Enos after they reportedly got into an argument because her cat was killed by one of Enos' dogs. InLords had lead roles in the films Epicenter and Chump Change. Comedy Arts Festival. She played Jordan Radcliffe, an heiress and leader of the Human Resistance Group "The Raven Nation" after the aliens used her brother to murder her parents.
In the book, Lords chronicled her childhood, career, and two-year stint in the x-rated industry. The book received positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success, making The New York Times Best Seller list. It was criticized by pornographers, who claim they were the victims. Lords continued to use the now-famous stage name that she had given herself as a minor and ultimately made it her legal name.
She explained, "I chose to stop running from it. Instead, I won it, legally changing my name to Traci Elizabeth Lords. That's who I was, and that's who I was going to be. Duringit was announced that Lords was working on new music and had recorded a cover version of Missing Persons ' song " Walking In L. She signed to Sea To Sun records the following year, and released the chart-topping single "Last Drag". Lords is currently recording new music in Los Angeles. By the beginning ofLords became unexpectedly pregnant.
Now I'm expecting a boy! We're stunned and thrilled. I just want you to know, these Ds are mine. I haven't had a boob job, she laughed! But now I'm starting to show. And my husband is happy with the changes in my figure. I never thought Juno Reactor Instrumental Mix - Traci Lords - Control (Acetate would be on something called Zack and Miri Make a Porno. So I went and I read the script at his house and I was prepared to say no.
I thought I have the perfect out. I just had a kid. No one is going to blame me if I say I just can't do this right now. But it made me laugh out loud and it made me just literally cry. It was just funny. I'm done with all that, she said. Lords chose to breastfeed her son in between takes instead. She was disappointed by the final project.
The production was just too careless. Watkins released the fifth Juno Reactor album, Shango, in It was the band's first album Juno Reactor Instrumental Mix - Traci Lords - Control (Acetate Metropolis Records. The track opened up an entirely new direction for Juno Reactor. The same song was featured in the trailer for the movie "Once Upon a Time in Mexico", as well as in the film itself. In the fall ofJuno Reactor released a new single titled "Hotaka", recorded in a Japanese studio overlooking Mt.
Inthe Odyssey album was released as a compilation of the best Juno Reactor tracks of the past decade. The latest Juno Reactor album, Labyrinth, was released in October and featured Watkins' work from the Matrix films. The new album once again confirmed the tribal music influences present in Juno Reactor's work, with tracks like "Conquistador II".
The Soundtrack was released in July by Sony, Japan, though printed in very limited numbers. The group may soon release an EP entitled? In Oct Juno reactor performed a taped concert in Tokyo. Including an extended lineup and some new work, this show will be featured in a forthcoming tour DVD. Later, the group, in collaboration with Don Davis, had a number of tracks featured on the soundtracks for the Matrix series of films most notably the famous freeway chase scene in The Matrix Reloaded, which featured "Mona Lisa Overdrive", as well as the Animatrix, which featured the track, "Masters Of The Universe" on the segment, "Kid's Story" and "Conga Fury Animatrix Remix " on the segment, "Final Flight of the Osiris".
Their single "Guardian Angel" was featured as the opening theme of the anime series Texhnolyze. Juno Reactor soundtracks have also been played during baseball, basketball, and gridiron football games, the Japanese Grand Prix, and appear on the PlayStation 2 games Jet Moto 3 and Frequency, as well as the Xbox game Mad Dash Racing.
Juno Reactor also scored the entirety of the Mark of Kri game. The name Juno is the name of an Ancient Roman goddess. In this fashion, Juno Reactor symbolizes a "powerhouse of the ancient religions". One of the band's logos is actually a form of the symbol associated with the asteroid Juno. This may be related to the several occurrences of their sampling of this movie on the Transmissions album.
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