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  PHENOMENAL LAUNCH FOR FARRAH ABRAHAM SEX TAPE – The headline in The New York Post on Wednesday said it all: “'Teen Mom' porn debut crushes Kim K's record.”  The Post said the launch of the tape created a “feeding frenzy...that quickly amassed 2 million viewers in just 12 hours” (compared with 600,000 for Kim during the same time frame when her tape was introduced). The Post was just one of thousands of newspapers, websites and blogs to report on the online debut of Farrah Superstar: Backdoor ‘Teen Mom.’  Others included The Huffington Post and TMZ, which used a similar headline, “Farrah Abraham 'Backdoor Teen Mom' Porn Krushes Kim K Sex Tape.” TMZ reported that “Farrah swamped Vivid's servers so hard ... the site went down Monday morning for 9 minutes ... which is more than enough time to satisfy most of the buyers -- trust us. Vivid honchos tell us they were able to access additional servers to handle, as they put it, ‘the immense load.’"  Later on Wednesday, Farrah appeared on the first of a two-part report on the ET television show, in which she said she made the tape with James Deen “to protect my privacy” and was saddened when word of the tape got out.  Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch also appeared on the ET program and noted, “Our traffic was four times more than on the day we introduced the Kardashian tape, which was a huge surprise to us but obviously we’re happy about it.”   

 The highly anticipated sex tape began airing on VividTV starting on May 6th.  It is the latest celebrity sex tape to be aired on VividTV’s newly launched 24/7 linear TV channel and VividTV On Demand, which have a combined distribution of more than 52-million households in the U.S. and internationally on major pay TV platforms. Says VividTV President Ken Boenish: “Farrah has generated a tremendous amount of media coverage this past month and Google searches on her are through the roof. This is exactly the kind of unique content that sets VividTV apart. Our services are centered on leveraging Vivid’s immense brand cachet to bring content to TV platforms that is exclusive and decidedly different.”

Vivid Entertainment co-chairman Bill Asher added, “We are extremely pleased with the progress of our television division.  It is an important part of the company’s overall aggressive growth strategy.”  The announcement of the channel launch and acquisition of Farrah Superstar comes just weeks after the company revealed agreements for Vivid Cabaret gentlemen’s clubs in both Los Angeles and Manhattan.  “We feel that the time is right for expansion of the Vivid brand into a number of adult marketplaces, and television is definitely a cornerstone of that expansion,” Mr. Asher said.

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 ‘IRON MAN XXX: AN AXEL BRAUN PARODY ‘ DEBUTS ONLINE MAY 14TH AND IN STORES MAY 21ST   -- ‘Iron Man XXX:  An Axel Braun Parody; debuts May 14TH online at vivid.com and will be in stores nationwide on May 21st.  Braun, who has a legendary reputation for attention to detail, has created an original action-packed explicit tale about billionaire philanthropist Tony Stark (Dale DaBone) and his superhero alter-ego Iron Man. In Iron Man XXX, Stark’s limo is attacked and he is critically wounded. He finds himself the prisoner of an Afghan terrorist group known as the Ten Rings and he is forced to build a deadly weapon.  Instead he uses his keen intelligence to fabricate an indestructible armor and escape his captors. However an electromagnet has been embedded in his chest by fellow captive Dr. Hoe Yinsen to keep shrapnel from killing him.  The magnet unfortunately carries a side-effect – priapism, a medical condition in which a penis remains erect for long periods of time. Once free, he must fight the evil and powerful enemy Mandarin, save the world and…get laid (not necessarily in that order).  Says Steven Hirsch, “Axel doesn’t just create the worlds of the superheroes for his movies, he lives in them. He’s been imagining them since he was a kid and, in a sense, with his wildly inventive adult parodies he’s made his dreams come true. One of the reasons why he’s the industry’s top director is that he truly loves what he does.”  The outstanding cast of characters includes Lexi Belle, Brooklyn Lee, Derrick Pierce, Shazia Sahari, Dana DeArmond, Jazy Berlin, Skin Diamond and the remarkable Lexington Steele, reprising his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury.

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