Long-time Kink.com porn legend Lorelei Lee has co-written a mainstream movie about the porn business. It’s due out in 2012, and Gram Ponante has the scoop:

With the completion of the movie “Cherry,” a story about the porn industry that she co-wrote with “Adderall Diaries” author Stephen Elliot, Lee is poised to quietly overtake Sasha Grey, Tera Patrick, and Jenna Jameson in bringing an adult industry narrative to the general public. The movie stars James Franco, Heather Graham, Ashley Hinshaw, and Lili Taylor.

“It’s one girl’s story who happens to be a porn performer,” Lee says.

“Is Cherry’s character based on you?” I ask.

“People are going to think that this is a story of my life,” Lee says, “but it’s not. Tiny bits are similar, but Cherry is a different person.”