All The Pretty Girls: A Novella
Saurab Kumar, author
Like many immigrants, twenty-four-year-old Ifran straddles two worlds. Although he’s assimilated to life in the United States, he’s still deeply rooted in his Indian culture and Muslim faith. At times he feels like an outsider, but working as a journalist for LA Daily is the perfect opportunity to broaden his horizons. Ifran’s first assignment is to interview a woman arrested for showing an anti-Islamic movie at a gay-pride parade. When he arrives at the prison, Ifran is shocked to learn that the defendant, Jenna, is actually a burgeoning porn star. She insists that she’s innocent and that the film promotes same-sex marriage while discussing opposing religious beliefs. Even more surprising is Ifran’s fascination with Jenna. He can’t help but be intrigued by her confidence and passion for promoting sexual awareness—even if he thinks differently. With more research, Ifran discovers that Jenna uses porn as her platform to convey deeper messages of empowerment and acceptance. It’s a unique approach, and he convinces his editors to let him write a full story. As Ifran immerses himself in Jenna’s world, however, he soon discovers another side of himself—one that may be more open minded about women and sexuality than he originally thought.