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Vivid Studio Insider For August 19, 2013


 SNEAK PEEK XCRITIC REVIEW OF ‘WOLVERINE XXX’ - Xcritic reviewer Don Houston gives Wolverine XXX: An Axel Braun Parody a ‘highly recommended’ assessment in a special “sneak peek” review.  Houston calls the parody “a long anticipated homage to the Marvel comics character that helped revive their entire franchise back in the late 70’s” but says “this porn version shows writers more willing to adhere to the source material, albeit with some appreciated sexual antics in costume.”     The Vivid parody “was a lot of fun, had some fine sexual trysts, and used a variety of stylish techniques to appeal to the comic book fan in me as much as any related release to date.”  His conclusion: “As this is a preview copy without all the bells and whistles, I will give my final scoring next month when the official release comes out but as it stands, I think this merited a Highly Recommended, the movie blowing away the multitude of parody pretenders out there on the market. In short, Wolverine XXX: An Axel Braun Parody had everything you could want in a superhero parody, even Wolverine in his original “Weapon X” outfit (circa his introduction in “The Incredible Hulk” comics before that fateful release of Giant Sized X-Men #1 that came out almost 40 years ago). There were enough other characters to make this a ‘must have’ as well, ladies like Asa Akira, Andy San Dimas, Allie Haze, Charmane Star, Aiden Ashley, and Maya Hills; no wonder they held this one until this late in the season...but the stylish approach used to present this one looked good, I look forward to seeing what kind of extras will be included when the commercial release comes out next month.”

Another early review of Wolverine XXX came from Strange Things Are Happening, which said: “…there's a lot to admire here. As ever, the costumes and characters are spot-on and performances are generally decent – Tommy Gunn is suitably gruff in the title role and the supporting cast are mostly impressive – I'm fast reaching the conclusion that anything with Allie Haze in it will be worth a look. The sex scenes are as explicit and varied as in any other porn movie, but more impressively, Braun creates some genuinely impressive visual images – the moments leading to the death of Mariko are excellent and within the brief time he has, Braun has come up with some moments of genuine atmosphere at the Weapon X facility…But like all his films, it's entertaining and amusing, especially if you grew up with these characters, and well worth checking out. “

 VIVID LIVE IN MIAMI SET TO OPEN SEPT. 12TH -  Vivid Live, Miami’s spectacular new gentlemen’s club, will open on Thursday, Sept. 12th. It’s operators promise “an experience with the look and feel of the world’s leading adult company, Vivid Entertainment.”   Located at 7020 NW 72nd Avenue, the luxurious new adult club sits on 2.5 acres of land near the Palmetto Expressway and just minutes from Miami International Airport. Said to be “the largest upscale club of its type in the area, Vivid Live will target a decidedly affluent demographic.” A group of Miami area real estate professionals invested over $10 million in the creation of the club, which is licensing its name from Vivid Entertainment as part of the Vivid’s new nightclub branding division. A Charlotte club is already open and two new clubs under the management of Rick’s Cabaret will open soon in Los Angeles and New York City.   The luxurious 30,000 square Miami gentleman’s paradise will feature every amenity, including three separate entertainment rooms with soaring 40-foot ceilings; the Vivid Ultra Lounge with 22 private, lavish VIP suites; four extra-exclusive luxury sky suites; separate VIP bachelor party and bottle service areas and a state-of-the-art sound system. Vivid Live will also have a world-class dining room. In addition to exquisite gourmet meals there will be a complimentary grand buffet Monday-Friday from 11am to 7pm. The highlight of Friday’s buffet will be fresh and delectable seafood and Thursday’s buffet will be Churrascaria style with an array of mouth-watering carved meats. No other local club has ever presented as ambitious a dining program as Vivid Live.  Said Steven Hirsch: “This latest addition to our growing roster of Vivid gentlemen’s clubs around the country will be a fantastic entertainment venue. We think it will definitely become one of the most popular destinations in South Florida.”

 MYLA AND FARRAH CONTINUE TO MAKE NEWS – The gossip sites continue their fascination with Myla Sinanaj and Farrah Abraham.  The Hollywood Gossip called Myla “The Anti-Kim in Action” in a story by Hilton Hater that began thusly: “Wanna try anal? Oh my God. Are you serious? So kicks off a teaser for the Myla Sinanaj sex tape on the official Vivid Entertainment website, as the world's best known porn company has given fans a look at Kris Humphries' ex-girlfriend directly challenging Kim Kardashian. In the preview, we see Myla's lover watching the Kim Kardashian sex tape... only for Sinanaj to tell him to turn it off because she can ‘do better.’ Sinanaj then goes on to lose her ‘butt virginity…’”   A similar report appeared on TMZ, which said: “TMZ broke the story ... Myla believes her sex tape will make her the next Kim Kardashian -- telling us, ‘I may not like Kim, but she was smart and she's sexy and I look a lot like her so why not make a tape and make millions and get a reality show?’"  


In another Myla development, Hollywood Life reported: “Farrah Abraham‘s first sex tape was such a hit, that she is coming out with a sequel! Fellow Vivid adult star and Farrah’s friend Myla Sinanaj spoke exclusively to HollywoodLife.com, where she revealed that Farrah and porn star James Deen made a second tape that will be ‘leaked’ later this month. Read on for all the scandalous details.”