Vivid Studio Insider For February 22, 2013

 VIVID HALTS SALE OF MINDY MCCREADY SEX TAPE – Following the tragic suicide of Mindy McCready, Vivid halted the sale of Mindy McCready: Baseball Mistress, the sex tape the singer made that became a best seller. The footage was shot in 2009 and was originally released by Vivid in 2010. The story of Vivid co-founder/CEO Steven Hirsch’s decision to stop selling the tape was broken by with the headline: “Mindy McCready: Porn Studio Slams Brakes On Sex Tape.”  Steven was quoted in the article as saying Vivid has no plans to resume distribution of the DVD and digital copies of Baseball Mistress on the website. Mindy talks in the tape about her alleged affair with married baseball legend Roger Clemens. The item  In a follow-up story on E! Online, Steven was quoted as saying: "The situation surrounding Mindy's death is so tragic and sad. We decided to stop marketing her tape as a gesture of respect."

 ‘SHORT & SWEET” LOVES CLERKS XXX – Writer Ralph Greco got a look at Clerks XXX: A Porn Parody and came away mighty impressed. Greco wrote about the film in, noting: “I’ve seen my fair share of porn parody--lots of the DVDs produced by Vivid actually, as Clerks XXX: A Porn Parody is--but I have to say this movie is one of the best I have ever seen. I don’t particularly think a parody is so easy to make, in fact I’d opine that it’s damn hard to do (at least right). It’s a fine line to balance being true to the original source material while at the same time interjecting enough levity (and in the case of a porn movie, enough sex) to create something that as much stands on its own as it pays homage. I’d say with Clerks XXX: A Porn Parody Vivid scored on every level.”  Greco reviews the movie scene by scene, then adds: “I found quite a bit of very funny laugh out-loud moments here (there is one great quick sight gag at the beginning I won’t spoil for you, subtle as it is, see if you catch it) and certainly everybody in the film is super attractive, hot, and hung performers all…as you’d always get with a Vivid film. Clerks XXX: A Porn Parody is really one of the best parodies, and one of the better porn films in general, I have seen in a long time.”Disclaimer: “Clerks XXX:  A Porn Parody” IS A PARODY MOVIE.  This parody is not sponsored, endorsed by, or approved by Kevin Smith or Miramax Pictures or any person or entity associated with any of them.

VIVID PERFORMERS GIVE MTV THEIR OSCAR PREDICTIONS – The MTV blog came to the set of the Vivid movie Devil on a Chain last week to interview the performers and get their predictions for Sunday night’s Oscars.  NextMovie “reporter” Jason Fisher noted that “no one knows the movies like porn stars” as he interviewed Kimberly Kane, Brandy Aniston, Veruca James, Star Diamond, D Snoop and Tommy Pistol. Their consensus was that Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln were the top contenders for Best Picture, although Brandy admitted she hadn’t seen it yet. Brandy thought Lincoln XXX would be a good porno, but Kimberly said it would be “awkward” as an adult film.  Skin said she hadn’t yet seen the nominated films: “I wanted to, but I’m a very busy girl getting banged on camera all the time.”  MTV has aired a promo of the feature. 

 KIMBERLY KANE TALKS ORGY UNIVERSITY ON PEEPERZ RADIO – Peeperz Radio has posted an extensive interview with Kimberly Kane, talking about her soon-to-be-released film Orgy University.  Host “MB” takes the listener through Kimberly’s background, her early hears in the Pacific Northwest, and her start in porn, her award-winning career that now includes appearances in over 300 titles and more recently directing more than ten films. by MB on February 20, 2013. MB says, “She is one of those rare talents that is able to steer a project … write, direct and star (if need be) until completion and they are very good films to boot. Her newest project slated for release in mid-March for Vivid is entitled Orgy University  …  a comedy brimming with raunchy sex and laugh out loud dialogue. Orgy University is sure to be mentioned next awards season for good reason. So tune in, get turned on and check out Orgy University director Kimberly Kane!”