In this issue, a study of the mental health of female adult film performers by Grudzen and colleagues provides a rare glimpse into the traumatic childhoods of female porn actors and the trajectory of exposure to forced sex and domestic violence they experience as adults. Compared with a statewide sample of California women, the female porn actors were more likely to have had childhood histories of foster care, to have received welfare, to have had forced sex, and to have been younger at first sexual intercourse. With a few exceptions, most of these risk factors were not independent predictors of self-reported mental health and depressive symptoms. Nevertheless, rates of depressive symptoms were 1.5 to 2.5 times higher among the female adult film performers than among those in the statewide sample. More than half wanted mental health care, but less than half had received it. Ironically, the Internet, a medium that exploits them, was also creatively used to recruit the female porn actors into the study and confidentially gather the data to tell their story.