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VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR MARCH 4, 2011
CAPRI ANDERSON SIGNS AS NEWEST VIVID GIRL -- Capri Anderson, who captured headlines when she was part of Charlie Sheen's incident at The Plaza Hotel in New York City last year, has signed on as a Vivid Girl. Capri recently was the toast of the web, the leading TV talk shows and the hottest gossip and entertainment outlets in the country after she spent an evening with Sheen. What apparently started innocently enough as a dinner appearance with Sheen, turned into a nightmare when she reportedly had to lock herself in Sheen's hotel room for protection. The 22-year-old dark blonde California native is a 5'6" beauty with pouty lips and smoky green eyes. As a youth growing up in New York and Florida she recalls a fun-filled childhood with a focus on dancing but also with enough studying to get her into the National Honor Society. While a college student in Miami, she made a sex tape with her boyfriend and sold it to a website to make money. "We thought that a few people in our neighborhood might wind up seeing that tape, but it turned out it was most of Dade County. I totally blew my cover," says Capri. "But it was my introduction to adult entertainment and I can honestly say that it changed my perception of myself. It's helped me become a woman and given me new found confidence. Becoming a Vivid Girl is a very exciting giant step for me. It means I'll be surrounded by top professionals who will bring out the best in me. I'm not sure yet how I'll get to the Vivid movie sets since I have a bit of a problem when it comes to driving. So far I've been in 17 crashes and as a result I'm now very resourceful when it comes to transportation. I walk or use buses, trains, taxis, bicycles and every once in a while, I'll get up my courage and borrow or rent a car." Says Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch: "Capri is exceptional in so many ways and we think she can fully develop her potential as a Vivid Girl. Actually, we had cut back on our contract actresses program recently, but Capri is so exciting that we decided to reopen it just for her."
BATMAN XXX PARODY NOW AVAILABLE IN BLU-RAY -- Batman XXX: A Porn Parody, the top selling adult movie of past year, is now available in Blu-ray through Vivid.com and in stores nationwide. “I have to say the picture quality is absolutely amazing in Blu-ray,” says Axel Braun, who created and produced the movie that won seven AVN Awards last month, including Best Parody, Best Renting and Selling Title of the Year, Best Screenplay, Best DVD Menus, Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Supporting Actor (Evan Stone, for his terrific turn as The Riddler), and Best Supporting Actress (Lexi Belle for her sexy portrayal of Batgirl). Braun, who during the ceremony was inducted in the AVN Hall of Fame and won additional awards for his parodies of Avatar and Glee, also took home trophies for Director of the Year-Body of Work, while his namesake studio Axel Braun Productions was named Best New Production Company. Earlier Batman XXX took the Best Parody honors in October at the 18th Annual NightMoves Awards Show Weekend and was declared the favorite movie in the parody category at the Fifth Annual F.A.M.E. (Fans of Adult Media & Entertainment) Awards on July 10th during the Exxxotica Los Angeles Expo.
VIVID INSIDER DISHES IN NEW HOLLYWOODLIFE BLOG – Vivid insider Jackie Martin has begun writing a new blog launched by HollywoodLife.com. In her first post she tells how fan voyeurism helps celebrities skate free even after their private sex tapes get a public airing. "Celebrity sex tapes are the ultimate voyeuristic high. They let us watch people we know and care about— in the most intimate of situations. Who can really look away? Celebrities having wild and enthusiastic sex has helped make 'public' sex more acceptable for the rest of us – at least to watch. And the more celebrities do it, the fewer consequences they face in their own lives." Jackie notes that "it certainly didn't hurt her career" after Pam Anderson starred in "Pam and Tommy Lee Hardcore and Uncensored," an early celebrity sex tape released in 1998, The career of Kim Kardashian was "just fine" after she romped with Ray J in "Kim K Superstar," as it was for Kendra Wilkinson following "Kendra Exposed." and presumably will be for Tila Tequila, star of the just-released lesbian frolic, "Tila Tequila Uncorked." And, says Jackie, "with these sneak peeks, we can decide: Do they do it better? What positions do they prefer? Do they look as good naked as they do on the red carper? Then, there's this -- the candid-camera nature of these tapes almost always enables the celebrities to shrug off what at one time might have been an embarrassing revelation. Most of the time, it was never their intention to leak their tapes. But once they are out, there isn't much they can do about them. The public gets its own celebrity fix — and even becomes a bit more sympathetic to the celebrity caught as an accidental bedroom star." Vivid founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch is quoted in the blog as saying: "We're careful about which celebrity sex tapes we choose to distribute. These movies have appeal across several demographics and with both men and women, so we want to choose personalities that have a substantial fan base.”
CINEKINK FILM FESTIVAL SCREENS ROUGH SEX 2 EXCERPT -- The eighth annual CineKink Film Festival is screening an excerpt from Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 movie on Saturday March 5 in New York City. Before the screening, director Tristan Taormino was scheduled to speak on a panel called "Porn Again," about ethical porn-making. Rough Sex 2, which was nominated for a 2011 AVN Award, is part of a showcase of adult industry films titled "Bring It!" Says Tristan: "I'm so excited that CineKink has chosen the final scene from Rough Sex 2 starring Sinnamon Love to screen as part of the adult industry showcase! It is a fantastic film festival that gets bigger every year. The panel before the screening promises to be quite provocative. It is an opportunity for filmmakers and fans to discuss some of the important issues facing the adult industry today."
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