Amy Lindsay, Ted Cruz (AP/Matt Rourke/Photo montage by Salon)

Ted Cruz campaign pulls "Conservatives Anonymous" ad starring porn star Amy Lindsay

"Maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time," Lindsay says in the ad


Scott Eric Kaufman
February 12, 2016 9:17PM (UTC)

Texas Senator Ted Cruz's campaign has pulled an ad featuring conservative voters in an "anonymous" group therapy session after being alerted to the fact that one of the actresses in it has starred in soft-core pornographic films.

Though the distinction between hard-core and soft-core pornography is lost on "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski, Amy Lindsay insisted in in an interview with BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski and Christopher Massie that it's an important one.

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The star of "Erotic Confessions," "Carnal Wishes," "Secrets of a Chambermaid," and "Insatiable Desires" told Kaczynski and Massie that she's a conservative Christian and a Republican, and that she had narrowed her choice in the GOP primary to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. "In a cool way, then hey, then it’s not just some old, white Christian bigot that people want to say, ‘It could be, maybe, a cool kind of open-minded woman like me," she said.

"I have clearly talked to the filmmakers and stuff and just to be clear, I assumed that they knew, but none of the filmmakers or the casting director knew about my complete filmography in the past that you’re talking about, so I was wrong in that statement," Lindsay added, before acknowledging on Twitter her "disappointment" in the fact that the ad had been pulled:

Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler told BuzzFreed News that Lindsay replied to an open casting call, and "passed her audition and got the job. Unfortunately, she was not vetted by the production company. Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad."

View the ad itself below via the New York Post.

Cruz Campaign Had No Idea a Former Adult Film Actress Was in Its Ad


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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