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VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JANUARY 14th, 2005
VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JANUARY 14th, 2005VIVID TEAMS WITH LIL JON FOR TWO FEATURES
---Vivid has signed
a two-picture deal with multi-platinum "crunkmasters"
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz.
Says Lil Jon: "Working with Vivid means we've
gone right to the top of the adult industry. We're
gonna have some fun, with hot sex and lots of
crunk-ass parties." Lil Jon is the "King of Crunk,"
known for his high-energy style of rap with heavy
bass beats and repetitive lyrics. Crunk refers
to his high-energy drink preference as well as
a lifestyle that emphasizes partying. The Vivid
projects came about after Lil John "expressed
an interest in doing something with the Vivid
Girls and with the Vivid promotional machine?he
wanted me to produce it for him," Christian
Mann, owner of Video Team, told AVN.com.
Production on the first feature began last week,
with a working title of Lil' Jon & The East Side
Boyz Vivid Vegas Party. The second feature is
tentatively titled Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz
Nightclubbin'. Vivid Girl Mercedez is among the
talent scheduled to work with Lil Jon, who will
have a non-sex role in the videos, which will
be released in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
VIVID-THE CLUB OPENS IN LAS VEGAS
---Vivid has teamed up with leading
restaurant operator ARK Restaurants Corp.
to open an upscale nightclub at The Venetian
Resort Hotel Casino. VIVID-The Club is
a state-of-the-art club that got a preview launch
last week at an AVN Awards after
party, and opens to the public on Tuesday, January
11th. Upon entering the club, guests walk under
20 ft. long wood trellises with syncopating beams
of light that lead them into the main room. The
club's interior design features the rich colors
of dark stained wood columns highlighting violet
and burgundy wall coverings.
Located at The Venetian on the second-level balcony
overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, VIVID provides
a stimulating space and sensual atmosphere perfect
for dancing and intimate conversation with friends.
The club features extraordinary technology that
includes three-dimensional, holographic silhouette
images of dancing girls projected throughout the
club to create the illusion of live dancers. Additionally,
the dance floor is surrounded by a 25 ft. wide
light-emitting wall containing thousands of tiny
bulbs. Says the Las Vegas Review-Journal,
"It's no big surprise that Vivid, the reigning
brand name in porn, would establish a presence
on the Strip. But the surprise is that the branding
came with a nightclub -- and not even a topless
one -- instead of lending the Vivid name to another
topless dance revue." The newspaper quotes Steven
Hirsch as saying: "This is the type of
business we want to be in. It typifies the Vivid
lifestyle, which is beautiful people and a sensuous
atmosphere. When people think of Vivid, they think
of the adult entertainment company. Along with
that goes a certain connotation of the type of
people that we'll have at the club and what type
of girls will be there, as opposed to just having
a generic name for a club."
Vivid Girl Savanna Samson on January Xcitement cover.
XCITEMENT SAYS SAVANNA IS VIVID'S BAD
the widely distributed gentlemen's club magazine,
features Vivid Girl Savanna Samson
on its front cover this month with an attention-grabbing
headline: "Savanna Samson: Vivid's Bad Girl."
Savanna, who got her start as a dancer at the
famous Scores in New York City, is featured in
a six-page photo layout inside the magazine. In
an accompanying article and interview, managing
editor Cindi Loftus writes: "The
first thing you'll notice about Savanna Samson
is that she is beautiful; the next thing will
be her warm smile. After you talk to her for a
few minutes you'll discover her intellect, her
sense of humor and how open and easy to talk to
she is." Loftus says Savanna gives her all to
everything she does and is "the porn world's over-achiever."
In the interview Savanna reveals some exceptionally
detailed secrets about her enjoyment of sex, which
is apparently how the magazine came up with the
"bad girl" tag.
VIVID WINS BIG AT AVN ---Vivid
Entertainment Group won 13 top honors
at the 2005 AVN Awards show in Las Vegas on Saturday
night (January 8), the most of any single studio.
The awards have been called the Oscars of adult
entertainment. Vivid won Best Film recognition
for The Masseuse, which
earned a total of seven awards. Vivid
Girl Jenna Jameson and her husband/partner
Justin Sterling were chosen as
Best Actress and Actor respectively for their
work in the Vivid production, The Masseuse.
Vivid was also the distributor of Bella
Loves Jenna, which won Best Video Feature.
Vivid directors Paul Thomas and
David Stanley were chosen as
best directors; Thomas for his work in film on
The Masseuse and Stanley for his directing in
video with Pretty Girl. Vivid
Girl Savanna Samson, who was co-host
of the awards on Saturday night, was honored twice:
for Best All-Girl Sex Scene (in The Masseuse
with Jenna) and Best Group Sex Scene (in Dual
VIVID SCORES HIGH IN DVD TALK "BEST OF
2004--- The adult DVD online review site
DVD Talk says Vivid had four of the top ten releases
in 2004, including the best of the best. DVD
Talk says #1 is "Jenna Jameson
Is The Masseuse," noting that "The remake
of a popular classic porno, the movie showcased
Jenna as a lovely young gal that connects with
her client at a local massage parlor, leading
both of them to places they've never been. A combination
of sex that fit the plot, attractive costars,
and the ability of the cast to actually act in
a competent manner, The Masseuse proved to be
Paul Thomas' best movie of the year." In an unusual
departure, DVD Talk included a "second opinion"
that concluded that "Bella Loves Jenna"
was in fact the best feature of the year. There
was no mistaking the heat generated when two porn
legends, Jenna Jameson and Belladonna, got together
to show that established stars could be just as
blazingly hot as any flavor of the month cutie."
The other Vivid productions in the top ten "Tera
Tera Tera" ("Simply put, she has an avid
fan base and this movie amounted to the Holy Grail
for those fans to see her in action once more.")
and "The 8th Sin" ("This movie
was incredible. This was one of those few porn
features that tries, and succeeds at being the
MERCEDEZ IS GENESIS COVER GIRL ---
Vivid Girl Mercedez is on the
cover of the February issue of Genesis on sale
now nationwide. The issue also includes pictorials
of Vivid Girls Jenna Jameson,
Tera Patrick and Malezia.
The cover story features 10 pages of stunning
photos of Mercedez fresh from the shower, along
with a brief article that concludes Mercedez "is
becoming porn history in the making."
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