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Softcore Porn Actress in Ted Cruz Ad Warns He Might Lose Support From Voters Like Her

Softcore Porn Actress in Ted Cruz Ad Warns He Might Lose Support From Voters Like Her

Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (L) and actress Amy Lindsay, (R). | (Photo: Screen grabs via YouTube)

The "late-night steamy" film actress who was the reason the Ted Cruz campaign pulled down a national television advertisement warned that the campaign could lose support from voters like her..

Actress Amy Lindsay, whose acting resume includes titles such as "Sex Games Vegas," "Bikini Airways," "Radio Erotica," and "Carnal Wishes," has achieved newfound fame after news broke that she had filmed a 30-second television commercial for Cruz titled "Conservative Anonymous."

On Monday, Lindsay told KTRH's Matt Patrick that she filmed six commercials in total for the campaign.

"We shot six of these commercials several months ago and I was just checking back and forth on the website of the production company to actually produce the commercial," Lindsay explained. "I never even saw it. I never knew it was released."

It wasn't until Lindsay received a call from a BuzzFeed reporter asking her to comment on the Cruz campaign taking down the ad when she realized what had happened.

Although some have called the films that Lindsay has worked on "softcore porn," she asserted during the interview that she only stars in movies that are "rated R," not "rated X."

"'Adult' is a word that, to me, gives it the connotation that is associated with rated 'X.' I would call them late-night steamy movies but rated 'R,'" Lindsay argued.

According to dictionary.com, softcore means "of, relating to, or containing sexually arousing depictions that are not fully explicit."

Although Lindsay may have a colorful acting past, The University of Texas journalism graduate says she was not just acting when it came to her conservative beliefs. She explained that she has always "voted on the right."

"I actually believe in the words that I was saying," Lindsay said. "In this commercial, you only see a little tid-bit of what I say but I had a lot more to say. I guess they cut this one down. When I went in for the audition, I thought the writing was smart and something I could definitely get behind."

Cruz campaign spokesman Rick Tyler said in a statement to reporters that the campaign didn't know of Lindsay's acting past and would not have cast her had they known about it.

"The actress responded to an open casting call. She passed her audition and got the job. Unfortunately, she was not vetted by the casting company," Tyler said. "Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad.".

Lindsay added that she didn't know that the commercial she was auditioning for would turnout to be a Cruz commercial, although she did know that it was for a GOP presidential candidate.

"I didn't know that it was for Ted Cruz. Once we shot it, I did. But my first initiation, all I did was read it but it was clear that it was for a Republican candidate," Lindsay said. "I think it became a bigger deal than it would had they just let it go."

In an interview with CNN, Lindsay was asked if it was "un-Christian" for the Cruz campaign to drop the ads just because of her filmography.

"I don't think it's un-Christian. I think this is politics as usual," she said. "It was done in a snap moment. Someone's got to make a decision, and sometimes it's just better to take it down."

"From what I have heard, they are re-evaluating the rest of the campaign. I have actually got a lot of support on the right, from a lot of people, who think that the Ted Cruz campaign might have acted hastily and like hey, 'This is also the type of person who may be voting in this race, not just a white, male, christian, gun-toting people,'" Lindsay added. "It is people like me that tend to be fiscally conservative and more socially liberal in some of my views that I feel about. I think if they were smart and they probably are, people would look at broadening the horizon of women that might be leaning Republican."

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