Vivid Studio Insider For September 27, 2013
THE NEW BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR IS “TRIUMPHANT” AND “MUST SEE” - Art Koch, in a review of The New Behind the Green Door published in the October issue of NightMoves magazine, is clear in his assessment: “It is one of the most anticipated films of the year and it is in stores beginning today. It is a brilliant Paul Thomas remake of the classic Marilyn Chambers classic, Behind the Green Door. It is a must see film, so read my review and then get out to your favorite video emporium and get it.” Koch, who is National Features & DVD Editor of NightMoves and AAN, adds: “Completing the quartet of original porn classics remade by Paul Thomas Green Door is a triumphant addition to those iconic titles of the past. His original screenplay, while different in origin, very much mirrors sexual ideas, thoughts, feelings and desires that were present in the original with Marilyn Chambers’ legendary performance as Gloria. It is all blended together in a tapestry of erotic and dramatic fashion that will have you mesmerized as the story emerges on the screen. The role of Hope, that (as Gloria) made Ms. Chambers a household name and legend, is extremely well delivered by Brooklyn Lee.” He concludes his review by saying: “There are not enough kudos to go around for the making of this masterpiece. Thomas’ direction is simply superb, the writing of the original story is brilliant and the entire cast turns in award worthy performances. Filmed in all of the original San Francisco locations, the settings are impeccable. The music and it varying moods is perfect and the sex scenes throughout the film smoke, smolder and filled with full hardcore intensity, animalistic pleasures and will have your senses in overdrive. The New Behind The Green Door should sweep the coming awards season in many categories and will go down as one of the very best films in porn history. As I said, there is not enough praise to go around for everyone in front of, and behind, the camera in this exquisitely done film.
X3SIXTY ACQUIRES 3 VIVID REALITY SERIES FOR BROADCAST - Television and internet broadcast network X3Sixty has acquired three reality series from Vivid Entertainment. The series—Vivid Valley, Debbie Does Dallas Again and Deeper Throat—will stream on X3Sixty’s InsideAdult.com website and through the company’s affiliates. Two of the series were broadcast on Showtime. Says X3Sixty president Paul Fishbein: “We’re excited to present these extremely sexy and entertaining shows to a new audience of viewers. All three of these series are different and provide viewers with incredible insight into how the adult industry works. And some of the biggest stars of the last decade are profiled within the shows.” The 13-episode Vivid Valley, produced by World of Wonder in 2005, was originally broadcast in Europe and on Playboy TV. The first episodes of Vivid Valley have begun streaming here, with two new episodes debuting each month. Next InsideAdult.com will debut the 2007 Debbie Does Dallas Again followed next year by the third series, Deeper Throat, produced as well by World of Wonder for Showtime in 2009.
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NY TIMES FEATURES VIVID IN ‘INTIMACY ON THE WEB” STORY – A weekend story in the New York Times on web cam models included a quote from Vivid’s Steven Hirsch. Reporter Matt Richtel said the web cam business generates an estimated $1 billion annually. He then noted: “The pornography business as a whole is estimated to be about $5 billion, a sharp drop from a decade ago. Steven Hirsch, the co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, a prominent pornographic movie studio, said that while there remained a market for prerecorded movies and clips — available for download and through cable subscription — interactive entertainment, including camming, accounted for half of the sales in the industry.”
NEWEST VIVID-XBIZ SURVEY GETS WIDE PICKUP – Media throughout the country covered the most recent Vivid-Xbiz Sex Survey, which indicated sex tapes featuring Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake would be huge sellers. The L.A. Weekly reported on the story with the headline: “Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake Sex Tapes Top Most-Wanted List.” Writer Dennis Romero said of the survey, “it's interesting stuff. You can find more results here (NSFW link).” Stories on the 12th Sex Tracker Survey also appeared on ABC News Radio, which reported: “These days, it's not unusual for even the biggest stars to have a sex tape floating around somewhere, but what about those artists who've managed to avoid it up til now? According to a new poll, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake are the pop stars that adult movie fans would most want to see doing the nasty while the cameras roll. In the 12th annual Sex Tracker Survey, conducted by Vivid Entertainment and XCritic.com, Katy received 26 percent of the vote -- the largest percentage -- among female pop stars. Coming in at #2 was Selena Gomez, followed by Rihanna and Miley Cyrus, with 20 percent, 10 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Other artists who were mentioned but failed to garner a significant percentage of the vote include Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Fergie, Shakira, Britney Spears, Pink, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.”
FARRAH ABRAHAM CAUGHT HOOKAH-ING AT VIVID CABARET LA OPENING – RadarOnline reported this week that “The Teen Mom turned XXX star Farrah Abraham was photographed happily smoking a water pipe as she continued promoting the porn industry at Saturday’s opening night launch party for Vivid Cabaret L.A. Wearing a flowing white dress that had her surgically enhanced cleavage on full display, Abraham was one of several prominent porn girls at the club’s grand opening parties, including Kris Humphries‘ ex-girlfriend Myla Sinanaj and Sydney Leathers famed for being Anthony Weiner’s sexting pal. While raking in the cash thanks to her movie Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom, Abraham has tirelessly promoted herself at porn events. Earlier this month, she appeared at the gentlemen’s club Vivid Live Miami. And as RadarOnline’s photo gallery of Abraham at the event shows, she always looks smoking hot.”
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RUMORFIX REPORTS ON MYLA AND SYDNEY “GETTING NAUGHTY’ AT MIAMI’S VIVID LIVE – Website Rumorfix.com reported on an appearance at Miami’s hot gentlemen’s club Vivid Live with the headline: “Sydney Leathers And Myla Sinanaj Get Naughty At Miami Club Opening.” The story reported: “Now that Anthony Weiner is out of politics and no longer a New York City mayoral candidate, his sexting partner Sydney Leathers is still doing all she can to extend her 15 minutes of fame. The Weiner and Me porn star made a red carpet appearance at the grand opening of the Vivid Live Gentleman’s Club in Miami over the weekend. She showed off her newly enhanced, tucked and trimmed body in a tight blue mini-dress. The 23-year-old posed with club goers and signed autographs and is still obviously relishing the sudden fame she gained to after exposing Weiner’s outrageous sexting messages. The novice porn star even got naughty with fellow porn newbie Myla Sinanaj, who is just starting her adult film career as well after making headlines as the ‘anti-Kim’ Kardashian for allegedly hooking up with Kim’s ex Kris Humphries. The ladies got cozy in a lap dance for excited club-goers.”