You may know Nina Hartley as one of the sexiest pornographic actresses in the business, a porn film director, a registered nurse, sex educator, feminist or an author but what you may not know about Nina is that she has suffered from fibroid tumors in her uterus for over 20 years. Though she is a strong passionate woman, the recession has hit her as hard as anyone else and, with an impending operation, (which is thankfully covered by her insurance) she will need money to help her with recovery which will take 2-6 weeks depending on which surgical method is ultimately used.
“[Nina has] never asked for help before, and it’s hard for her to do so now, which is why I’m doing this, but this counts as an emergency.” Says her close friend Lesley, “She’s been hit by the recession as badly as the next person and her reserves won’t cover what she’ll need. Her family is not in a position to help, though they would if they could. That leaves, in the words of Tennessee Williams, “the kindness of strangers.” “Strangers” being you. Of course, Nina doesn’t think of her fans as strangers, only friends she’s not yet met in person, so I like to think I’m asking her friends for help.”
So what is a girl to do? Well, if you know Nina, she’s not one for pouting! So she headed down to The Federal Bar in North Hollywood and held a fundraiser with her friends to cover the cost of her recovery. ZZinsider was on location to interview some of her guests and rock out. Thanks for the great night Nina and we wish you all the best!
If you would like to donate to Nina Hartley’s recovery please visit her site at giveforward.com