August Ames dead: 5 things to know about the pornstar

Angelo Anderson
December 7, 2017

Today, announced the death of 23-year-old straight porn star August Ames, an actress who recently came to prominence in the gay blogosphere for homophobic tweets saying that she refused to work with gay or bi male porn stars for "safety reasons".

Following confirmation of Ames's death, an outpouring of condolence from friends and industry peers filled up Ames's Twitter page, with many describing her as a kind person with a big heart. He also requested for privacy during this hard time.

Ames' cause of death had not been determined.

August Ames, real name was Mercedes Grabowski, was an adult film star who performed in more than 270 X-rated flicks. Sought after from the beginning of her career, Ames earned a nomination in 2015 for AVN Best New Starlet, and was a nominee every year since for Female Performer of the Year, including this year for the upcoming 2018 AVN Awards in January. To this, many Twitter users pointed out that gay-porn workers are also tested by the same agencies that test heterosexual-porn workers. "I'm not putting my body at risk, I don't know what they do in their private lives", she wrote.

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Following the post, Ames was accused of being homophobic, as social media users clamored for her to issue an apology.

Suggesting that the backlash may have contributed to Ames taking her own life, Rossi tweeted, "A life wasted simply because HER opinion didn't mesh with YOURS". Fuck you guys attacking me when none of my intentions were malicious. What the f-k ever!

August Ames' cause of death has been a mystery... until now. #LAdirect I do my homework for my body'.

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She said she was uncomfortable about working with a porn star who had previously appeared in gay adult movies.

"A lovely life is GONE because people like to use their "fan base" to bully others because THEIR opinion doesn't agree with YOURS", she wrote on Twitter.

Producer Jules Jordan tweeted: "Rest In Peace to August Ames, one of the best, nicest people I ever knew in the business".

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