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Once Upon a Time… In the Valley

Before there were sex tapes, there were sex tapes. Before there were stars who became bigger stars when their private porn went public, there were porn stars. Traci Lords. The first, the best, the O.G. Hardcore since ’84. From the Peabody-nominated C13Originals studios and Vanity Fair's Lili Anolik, comes Once Upon a Time… in the Valley, featuring Ashley West. 
In the roaring 1980s X world, Traci Lords reigned supreme. No one questioned her right to sovereignty. Only, it turned out, the biggest star in Adult, wasn’t one. As America would discover in July 1986, when the FBI busted down her door. Traci Lords was really Nora Kuzma, who entered the industry as a 15-year-old high school sophomore. Traci, the victim, was saved. And the industry, the villain, was very nearly destroyed. But what if the victim here was also the villain; the villain, also the victim?
Once Upon a Time… in the Valley is the world's first real-life psychological thriller and porno-noir mystery. Just think Boogie Nights—if Boogie Nights had a three-way with Gone Girl and A Star is Born.

S1 | Ep 8: Marion Davies' Love Button

Once Upon a Time… In the Valley

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  • 10 months ago
  • 44:41

Meet Troy Matherly, the heart of this story. The heart of Nora's story, and of Traci's story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

S1 | Ep 6: Fake Out and Make Out

Once Upon a Time… In the Valley

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  • 11 months ago
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The adult industry is screwed. The question is: Who's doing the screwing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

S1 | Ep 10: Who Ratted Out Traci?

Once Upon a Time… In the Valley

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The mystery is (maybe) solved. And we hear directly—and at length—from 1985 Traci, in a never-before-aired interview.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

S1 | Ep 1: T-R-A-C-I

Once Upon a Time… In the Valley

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  • 11 months ago
  • 43:20

It's 1986. The San Fernando Valley. And, it turns out, the biggest star in Adult, isn't one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

S1 | Ep 9: The Ghost of Shauna Grant

Once Upon a Time… In the Valley

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  • 10 months ago
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We return to the Valley, and it looks a whole lot different this time around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

S1 | Ep 7: Surf City, USA

Once Upon a Time… In the Valley

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  • 10 months ago
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We leave the Valley and Traci Lords behind; go back to Redondo Beach and to Traci Lords before she was Traci Lords, when she was Nora Kuzma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices