As you may have seen last month here on the blog, we highlighted Hollywood actress-turned-porn girl Maitland Ward's return to television with her brand new series, "The Big Time," where she is set to play the role of an adult film superstar.
According to her, the show is very much "sex-positive" and will explore the ins and outs of the adult industry, especially the "family environment" aspect, which she describes as "a tight-knit community."
This move marks a full-circle moment for the award-winning adult star, taking her back to her roots, giving her the chance to entertain on the small screen once again.
There's no way around it; Maitland's career is a fascinating story and one worth telling, and tell it she will. The six-time XBIZ award-winning performer has recently announced her memoir, My Escape From Hollywood: Why I Left to Become a Porn Star, which will be published by Simon & Schuster's Atria books division.
Ward has said that she plans to hold nothing back in detailing her life, going from the wholesome world of Disney family sitcoms to sitting atop the adult industry.
The Maitland Ward Story
Known from her roles as Rachel on Boy Meets World, ditsy blonde Brittany in White Chicks, along with multiple other notable performances in both drama and comedy, Maitland has had a long career in front of the camera.
Not wanting to be typecast as a sweet and innocent girl, she later found a new way to express her creativity through a passion for cosplay. The blue-eyed, charismatic redhead began going to events across the country, transforming herself into different characters like Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman, and sexy Princess Leia. This comic con enthusiast says cosplay has helped her be more confident in feeling sexy on and off the camera. This mindset shift undoubtedly helped her fearlessly take her career in another direction.
Unexpectedly, Maitland entered the adult industry in 2019 as the new face of Deeper.com, a high-end XXX site with a luxurious and sensual feel doing mild kink. There, she began working with some of the most high-profile stars in the industry, such as Keiran Lee, Manuel Ferrara, Markus Dupree, and fellow Fleshlight Girl Riley Reid.
After only one year in porn, she was the winner in two categories at 2020's AVN awards: Best Supporting Actress and the Best Three-Way Sex Scene. The same year, at the XBIZ Awards, she won three categories: The Best Actress - Feature Movie, the Best Sex Scene - Feature Movie, and Crossover Star of the Year, all for her critically acclaimed film, "Drive."
My Escape From Hollywood: Why I Left to Become a Porn Star
Maitland's memoir will give fans an inside look at her life from her early days up until the present.
According to Atria Books Senior Editor Michelle Herrera Mulligan, expect "a steamy, no-holds-barred memoir chronicling everything from her days on the classic soap The Bold and The Beautiful and popular ABC/Disney sitcom Boy Meets World, to her meteoric rise to porn stardom, and why she decided to kiss mainstream Hollywood goodbye."
When starting out with the concept in mind, Maitland told The Post, "I originally wrote some sample chapters, really funny stuff from the porn industry, like what I experienced… It feels like a 'Sex and the City' kind of thing. I think it's going to be very conversational."
In her tell-all, Maitland dives deep into more controversial topics as well - nothing is off the table, including her rare perspective on the sexism she experienced first-hand in Hollywood to the liberation she's found in women-produced adult entertainment.
In explaining her motivation to pen this profoundly revealing look at her life and career, Mrs. Ward said she felt inspired by the tremendous support she received from both fans of mainstream television and the adult world. She felt confident in writing a memoir that would allow her to tell her story without fear of judgment from anyone.
"This is one of the proudest moments of my career," said Ward. "I'm so thrilled that I get to share my life and story in such a unique and impactful way. I am beyond grateful to Simon & Schuster and Atria Books for having belief in my writing and my voice."
To date, Maitland has over two million social media followers across various platforms and has earned more than 700,000 OnlyFans "likes." You can follow Maitland Ward on Twitter and Instagram as well as ManyVids, OnlyFans, and Patreon.
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