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Vivid Studio Insider For August 12, 2011

VIVID MAKES THE ‘TONIGHT SHOW’ MONOLOGUE -- Jay Leno had some fun with Pippa Middleton last week, and Vivid helped him out. Here’s a portion of Leno’s monologue: “according to ""USA Today,"" Vivid Entertainment -- you know they're the ones that make all the porn films. [applause] Well, you guys know. Sure. They have a standing offer of $5 million. They'll only pay $5 million for Pippa Middleton -- you know, Kate Middleton's sister -- to be in a porn movie; $5 million to do one scene. Well of course, this would be a total embarrassment for the Royal Family. I mean, almost 1,000 years nobody in that family has ever had a job. So this would be huge. [laughter and applause ] I mean, actually getting paid for work.”  


STAR WARS XXX: A PORN PARODY TEASER ON YOUTUBE DRAWS ATTENTION – There was widespread media attention within hours after Vivid posted a first YouTube clip this week of the eagerly anticipated adult movie spoof, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody. The movie will be distributed by Vivid in late September. Promising that “this clip will give people a good flavor of our approach,"

 Vivid founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch said: "Star Wars fans will not only love the layers of detail the spoof offers but the sex that fills the script. It's a good feeling to create something fun with director Axel Braun and our talented actors who all gave beyond their best to make it into something we would be proud of." Announcing that the trailer would be “disturbingly safe for work,” popular website said, “what's so disconcerting about this innuendo-filled preview is that you don't know which of these of characters will be in flagrante delicto. Luke? Obi Wan? Dr. Evazan? Jek Porkins? All of your dreams could come true!” announced the YouTube teaser and said the Star Wars parody was “greatly anticipated.” The cheeky website Celebrity Smack proclaimed in a headline: “May The Force Be With You As You Watch The Teaser Trailer For Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody.” They story concluded: “I can give you pretty good odds that it’ll be more entertaining than the prequels.”

DISCLAIMERStar Wars XXX: A Porn Parody is a parody movie. Star Wars®, Darth Vader®, Luke Skywalker®, Chewbacca®, and Obi-Wan Kenobi® are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd or Lucasfilm Ltd. This video is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., Lucasfilm Ltd. or any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors.

MEDIA ATTENTION SOARS WITH SPREAD EAGLE ANNOUNCEMENT – The SuperXXXHeroes imprint of Vivid released Spread Eagle, a sexy, original and dark tale of vengeance on Wednesday August 10th at It will be in stores on Monday, August 22nd. The release announcement attracted widespread media attention. Tony Batman reported: “Vivid is working hard to make things good at the Superheroes office and along with B Skow have what the Tony Batman team thinks is a high flying hit with Spread Eagle, we may even review this one…” Among the sites that picked up on the release announcement were Genesis Online, The Floating World, the blog,, and many more.


 NIGHTMOVES ON SPIDER-MAN XXX: “TRULY AMAZING!” Art Koch of NightMoves DVD Reviews has nothing but praise for the Axel Braun’s Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, which he called ‘a truly amazing movie.” Koch’s essay on the film will appear as the feature review in the September issue. Koch writes: “This has been one of the most talked about, most anticipated films of the year and it has been worth the wait in every way. Once again Axel Braun’s deft hand for perfection, detail and bringing something to life in such a fascinating way comes to the front. This is an extraordinary production from beginning to end. From the costuming, to the sets, the storyline, special effects, the perfect music and a brilliant award worthy cast, this film has it all. Oh yeah, there is also some smoking hot sex scenes too!” Koch concludes: “No question Spider-Man XXX will be one of the biggest, most nominated films of the year and is definitely a 5 star must see film for everyone! *****”

SEVEN VIVID TITLES ON XCRITIC ‘HIGHLY RECOMMENDED’ LIST PLUS TWO ‘PICKS’ – A recap of recent reviews shows seven Vivid or Vivid-distributed movies have received the coveted “Highly Recommended” ranking. In addition two recent movies -- Kimberly Kane's Been Blackmaled and Rough Sex 3: Adrianna's Dangerous Mind – were XCritic Pick choices. The Highly Recommended titles were: The Incredible Hulk XXX: A Porn Parody; My Little Black Book, No Boys Allowed, Mr. Marcus' Sex Drive, The Victoria Rae Black Experiment ,

Perfect Match, and Superman XXX: A Porn Parody.


VIVID REFERENCED IN JAMES FRANCO SPECULATION -- The Los Angeles Times commented last week on reports that actor James Franco is starring in a sex tape. “Just don't expect his raunchy home movie to get scooped up by Vivid Video anytime soon,” reported the L.A. Times Show Tracker blog. To fill out the back story, the blog noted: “As he explained on Tuesday night's ‘Conan,’ the sex tape began like so many do: As a bit of youthful experimentation. ‘When I was young, it's not like I went down to Van Nuys and tried to break into the porn industry. I got a video camera and my girlfriend and I decided to film ourselves. [We] watched it back and said Yeah, well, let's never watch that again,' he recalled.’