At first glance this Ted Cruz TV ad is just another annoying campaign commercial being forced upon people who can’t afford DVRs.
But thanks to the hard work and due diligence of Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski and Christopher Massie, we now know the painful truth: The woman who speaks at the end of the ad has shown both her boobies and butt to the world.
According to IMBD, Amy Lindsay, the actress in question, has a fair share of softcore erotica titles on her résumé: Confessions of a Lap Dancer, Confessions of a Call Girl, and Casting Couch, just to name a few.
And to name a few more, Bad Bizness, Kinky Sex Club, and my personal favorite, Timegate: Tales of the Saddle Tramps.
She’s also done some mainstream work, such as Star Trek: Voyager. But you didn’t click on this headline to read about that. You’re here for Bikini Airways:
At any rate, when contacted by Buzzfeed, Lindsay claimed that not only was the Cruz campaign aware of her previous body of work (which includes The Sex Spa II: Body Work), but, surprisingly, they were cool with it, which greatly impressed her.
“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 told Buzzfeed.
Unfortunately, Lindsay’s admiration for the Cruz campaign was short-lived, and she contacted Buzzfeed to explain that there had been a misunderstanding.
“I have clearly talked to the filmmakers and stuff and just to be clear, I assumed that they knew,“ Lindsay said. "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.”
A spokesperson for the Cruz campaign also confirmed that they were unaware of Lindsay’s filmography, and said that the ad had been pulled.
“The actress responded to an open casting call. She passed her audition and got the job,” Cruz spokesperson Rick Tyler told BuzzFeed. “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.”
If only there was some simple way to check on these things!
While most people (myself included) could care less about the fact that this woman sometimes pretends to bang in front of a camera, we’re dealing with the Cruz campaign. If your target voters are religious conservatives, it’s understandable why a softcore star might not be your first choice.
But considering the people they hired were the ones who dropped the ball on vetting the actress (it’s not like she was hiding her past), and the ad was already running, doesn’t pulling it down just bring more attention to it? Wouldn’t it have made more sense for the campiagn to pull a “love the sinner hate the sin” statement out of its ass and tell everyone to grow up? Wouldn’t that have been the kind of amazing move that might have caught the attention of young people and independents? Didn’t these people learn anything about “forgiveness” from reading the Bible… or from watching Femalien II?