Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
A Brazilian porn star is seeking election to the Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly as a candidate for the Christian Labour Party.
Adult movie star Bianca Naldy decided to run for the position this year with Agir (Act), which until a recent rebrand was known as the Christian Labour Party.
Naldy said Christian voters would have no problem with her raunchy past in films like ‘Easter Bunny Looking for Carrots’ and ‘Rolling Around With a B*tt Plug In’.
She said: “Sex is from God. It was God who created sex. Even animals need sex. There are people who, out of hypocrisy, criticise me for what I do.
“The only difference is that I do it in front of the cameras. I pay my bills and I don’t step over anybody.”
Naldy used to be an evangelical Christian herself but does not follow any particular religious doctrine today.
Agir’s political position has been described as centre to centre-right. Its ideology has been described variously as labourism, Christian democracy and conservative liberalism.
Before being called the Christian Labour Party, it was known as the National Reconstruction Party.
It was under this banner that Fernando Collor de Mello won the 1989 Brazilian presidential election, beating Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and taking office the following year.
Naldy said she became interested in politics after being asked about the subject on a podcast.
She said: “I was asked what I thought of politics and what I would do if I received an invitation. I said ‘why not?’
“After that, I was invited to participate as a candidate. I accepted because politics is part of everything in our life.
“With BRL 100 (GBP 17), you can’t buy anything. Neither at the market nor at the gas station. Politics is in everything.”
Before entering the porn industry five years ago, Naldy worked as a municipal guard and as a nurse technician.
She said her campaign motto will be “family, health, education and the well-being of the people”.
The Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the south-eastern Brazilian state of the same name, which has a population of over 17 million.
It has 70 state deputies elected by proportional representation.