Background[ edit ] Chong was born Grace Quek  Chinese: Former teachers and classmates describe Chong as quiet, intelligent, and studious. She then went on to study law at King's College London on a scholarship.
While in the United Kingdom Chong was riding on a train and met a man she became attracted to, and agreed to have sex with him in an alleyway. He brought along other men, and she was gang raped and robbed in a rubbish closet under an inner-city housing block.
She also began working in pornographic films. In , she started in porn by answering an advertisement for a modeling agency in LA Weekly. The "agency" turned out to be an adult film company, which led to photo shoots and then an interview with porn director John T.
Bone, recognizing Chong's talent, embarked on producing a series of films starring her. Chong took part in this gang bang on January 19, , when she was 22 years old. She said part of her motivation to do the film was a desire to challenge gender roles. Initial reports differed as to whether she had sex with men over the course of 10 hours, or with around 70 men multiple times to reach a total of —the largest number ever in a pornographic film.
Acting on the understanding that male participants who had verified a recent negative test for HIV would wear a color-coded tag, Chong had sex with some men without a condom.
It later emerged that the testing had not been as strictly verified as the producers had led Chong to believe. Loretta Chen viewed Chong's work in pornography as an attempt to challenge the settled notions and assumptions of viewers about female sexuality and gender boundaries, but was not taken seriously enough.
Historically Messalina suffered from a poor reputation, a fact that some[ who? According to Chong, she sought to question the double standard that denies women the ability to exhibit the same sexuality as men, by modeling what a female " stud " would be.
For her performance, Chong earned a "dubious achievement award" in Esquire magazine. The event also prompted author Chuck Palahniuk to write a novel, Snuff , about a fictional character who aimed to surpass Chong's record by having sex with men. The Annabel Chong Story[ edit ] Main article: He met Chong and set out to produce a documentary about her.
The Annabel Chong Story, was released in Female sexuality is as aggressive as male sexuality. I wanted to take on the role of the stud. The more [partners], the better. In she directed and performed in the gang bang movie Pornomancer, her take on William Gibson 's novel Neuromancer. After she largely stopped appearing in mainstream adult videos, concentrating instead on producing content for her website and appearing in a few BDSM videos.
In she completely retired from porn, thanking her fans in a final message on her website that announced, "Annabel is dead and is now replaced full time by her Evil Doppelganger , who is incredibly bored with the entire concept of Annabel and would prefer to do something different for a change. In limited correspondence for the biographical play , she told the producers, "Do whatever you want with Annabel Chong because this person doesn't exist anymore.