VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR MARCH 16, 2012
TLARAW.COM NOMINATES ALLIE, CHYNA, SPIDER MAN XXX, AXEL BRAUN -- Vivid Girl Allie Haze has been nominated as Female Performer of the Year in the 2012 TLAraw.com Awards competition. Vivid's Backdoor to Chyna was nominated as Best Porn Movie, Spider Man XXX: A Porn Parody is up for Best Porn Parody and Axel Braun is up for Best Director. Should she win the TLAraw.com award it would be just the latest in a series of top awards for Allie. She won the Best New Starlet from TLAraw.com, XRCO and Night Moves magazine last year, and earlier this year she was chosen as Female Performer of the Year by XCritic.com. Says Allie: "Just being selected to be on the ballot is quite an honor for me. I'm always thrilled to get feedback from fans. There's nothing more important for me than pleasing them." The TLAraw.com nominations are also the latest honor for Braun and Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, which was a big winner at this year's AVN Awards. Axel himself won the Director of the Year (Body of Work) award for the second year in a row at the AVN Awards, one of nearly two dozen awards he has taken home in the past two years. Backdoor to Chyna became a runaway bestseller in 2011. Directed by B. Skow, it was Chyna’s first film for Vivid, and her second movie Queen of the Ring, will be released later this year. TLAraw.com 2012 awards voting takes place at TLAraw.com and visitors are urged to vote for their favorite stars until 11:59PM ET on Saturday, March 31st.
ALLIE HAZE SHINES IN OVERNIGHT, A DRAMA DIRECTED BY B. SKOW – Vivid is releasing Overnight, a movie about love, sex and secrets starring Vivid Girl Allie Haze. The original drama that tells the story of a corporate raider and a hooker who meet by chance and plunge into the desperate, dark side of longing. Allie stars as Vera, a beautiful hooker hired by corporate raider Lance, played by Richie, who appears to be successful but is actually riddled with guilt about what he does. The guilt manifests itself in night terrors so severe that he is capable of suicide. His wife left him and he's in the middle of a takeover deal with a struggling business when he offers Vera $12,000 to help him get through a night that, like every night for him, could be his last. "This is a great movie for couples," says director B.Skow. “They will love the richness and intrigue of the story and the really superb acting. In some ways, this is an old school '80s type drama with strong storyline, intrigue and sex."
ASKMEN.COM NAMES SUNNY TO TOP 99 WOMEN LIST – Vivid Girl Sunny Leone has been named to the Top 99 Women in the World list compiled by AskMen.com. Along with a stunning photo of Sunny on the AskMen.com website, there was this comment: “Why is Sunny Leone no. 82? Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone was introduced to the reality show Bigg Boss 5 (the Indian version of Big Brother) in order to spice things up. But her time on Bigg Boss also allowed the former Penthouse "Pet of the Year" to prove there's much more to her than the usual porn-star cliches. Confident and fun, the sexiest reality star in recent memory has shown she's just as impressive with her clothes on as off, and has guys both in India and abroad wishing for a new housemate of their own.” Sunny’s comment: “It's an honor to make any list. I think that it's really weird that people think so highly of me sometimes, and it really makes me smile.”
VIVID MOVIES IN NEW TRIBECA EXHIBIT– Consent, a new exhibit that "aims to close the gap between what we think about porn and what we say" opens March 21st at apexart in TriBeCa in New York City. It’s curated by adult writer and critic Lynsey G and features clips from three of Vivid's Rough Sex and other adult movies. The exhibit explores such topics as porn's relationship to body image, sexual behavior, addiction, performer and consumer consent, piracy, sex as performance, and personal and private identity. With tongue in cheek, the invitation to Consent asks viewers to acknowledge that "by entering this exhibit, I consent to viewing and considering its content, thereby releasing the creators from all liability which may arise should I find myself unexpectedly offended, aroused, or embarrassed." Adult stars in the Vivid clips include Sasha Grey, April Flores, Sinnamon Love, Adrianna Nicole, Madison Young, Brittney Andrews, Danny Wylde, Evan Stone, Tyler Knight and Mr. Marcus. Consent also includes excerpts from three Vivid movies: Sex Drive, starring Mr. Marcus; Night Nurses, a classic feature that explores what really goes on during the high shift at a busy hospital and Chemistry 4. The clips are played silently over interviews Lynsey G has with porn actors and producers as well as consumers of pornography. Consent opens with a reception at the gallery from 6-8 pm and will run through May 12th.