Sex & Gender

Porn Star Lisa Ann on Performing as Sarah Palin in Tampa: "I'm Not Really an Actress. I'm a Mattress Actress"

Read our full gonzo guide to the RNC: "Fear and Loathing in Tampa."

Sarah Palin might not have been invited to the Republican National Convention, but her porn impersonator is crashing the party.

This Friday and Saturday, America's most popular adult film star Lisa Ann will take her traveling Sarah Palin act to Tampa to strip for conservative delegates from across the country. We were curious how Ann prepares to play the country's most polarizing politician -- both on the big screen and the stripper pole -- so we gave her a call.

"I don't have an acting coach or days to prepare for my role or anything like that," she tells Cultist. "I'm not really an actress. I'm just a mattress actress."

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