Lorelei Lee (born March 2, 1981) is an American pornographic actor and writer. She took her stage name from Marilyn Monroe’s character in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She is best known for her performances as a fetish and bondage model, particularly on the pornographic site Kink.com, where she has also worked as a director.
Along with fellow Kink model and director Princess Donna, Lee was the subject of Brian Lilla’s 2007 independent film A Tale of Two Bondage Models, which appeared at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.
In 2008, she appeared in the documentary 9to5 – Days in Porn and also toured nationally as part of the “Sex Workers’ Art Show” with other prominent members of the kink and sex-positivity community.
In 2009, Lee appeared in Graphic Sexual Horror, a documentary about Insex, a now-defunct bondage website.
Later in 2009, she was the subject and leading actor of the short movie Lorelei Lee, which was directed by Simon Grudzen and Jesse Kerman and shown at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival; the film received multiple awards at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, including Best Directing, Best Original Score and Best Use of Social Issue/Political Genre.
In 2012 Lee, along with adult performers Isis Love and Princess Donna, was the subject of a documentary film about the website Kink.com, Public Sex, Private Lives, which was, in part, funded by donations made to Kickstarter.
Awards and nominations
|2015||AVN Award||Nominated||Best Director – Parody||Barbarella: A Kinky Parody|
|Nominated||Best Screenplay – Parody|
|Nominated||Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Dylan Ryan)|
|Nominated||Best Web Director||N/A|
|FSC Award||Won||Woman of the Year||N/A|
Involvement in Milk Nymphos trial
Lee starred in John Stagliano’s enema-focused film Milk Nymphos, which in 2008 became the subject of a federal obscenity trial. The case reached federal court in Washington, D.C., and, on July 16, 2010, Lee was expected to testify as a witness on behalf of the defense. Citing concerns of personal safety, Lee requested to testify under her stage name; the prosecution objected, arguing that allowing her to do so “gives some air of legitimacy to the porn star” (which Lee later called “incredibly insulting”) and that “she shouldn’t be treated any differently than anyone else in this case”. The case was ultimately dismissed on July 16, 2010, before Lee was scheduled to testify.
Lee identifies as queer and has been married to a trans man since 2012.