She had achieved a level of fame and longevity that is increasingly rare for porn performers in a constantly changing industry. On December 5th, , Ames took her own life. Did the porn community go too far in piling on her for a few off-the-cuff remarks? Did cyberbullying drive her to suicide? A year later, journalist Jon Ronson — whose work has previously investigated both social media mob mentality and the nuances of modern life working in porn — is attempting to resolve some of these questions with a new Audible exclusive podcast, The Last Days of August.
‘Last Days of August’: New Podcast Probes Porn-Industry Suicide
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Adult movie star August Ames first got into porn when she was Her cause of death was confirmed by the Ventura County Medical Examiner as asphyxiation due to hanging. At the age of 19, August talked about her involvement in porn with website Adult DVD Talk , revealing that she'd fallen into it after trying to make some extra money through modelling. She said: "Honestly, I had done some modeling back home. I saw a link to 'Be A Model'. I just had to get my confidence up I guess. And when asked if she knew about the stigma surrounding the adult film industry, she added: "Oh yeah.
She appeared in almost movies, including a non-pornographic film in , and was nominated for several AVN Awards. She was of Polish ancestry and was also one-quarter African-American. Ames's mother suffered from bipolar disorder. Ames was married to Kevin Moore, a pornography producer and director for Evil Angel.
By Stephanie Haney For Dailymail. A new podcast chronicles the weeks leading up to last year's mysterious death of adult film star August Ames, raising questions about what actually led her to take her own life. The death of year-old Ames, whose legal name was Mercedes Grabowski, was previously attributed to cyber bullying after she tweeted her displeasure over being cast to shoot a scene with a man who had done gay or 'crossover' porn. But journalist Jon Ronson raises the possibility that it was her final shoot that pushed her to her sexual limits, and ultimately over the edge, in a new 'Serial'-style podcast called 'The Last Days of August' which will be released on Audible on January 3.