Vivid Studio Insider for October 11, 2013

 Asa Akira received Porn Star of the Year award from Torin of Vivid Cabaret/LA (2nd from right).  

DARK KNIGHT XXX WINS AT INAUGURAL SEX AWARDS –  The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody was chosen as the Adult Parody of the Year in The Sex Awards in Hollywood last week. The awards were presented by and produced by  X3Sixty Network and  AVN Media Network.  The honor was based on fan preferences.  Vivid Cabaret/LA, one of the sponsors of the event, presented performer Akira, who was chosen Porn Star of the Year, with a diamond bracelet.  The awards show will be broadcast on Showtime in late January 2014.

 FARRAH’S CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS MAKE HEADLINES – The star of Vivid’s top-selling movie Farrah Abraham: Backdoor Teen Mom is making headlines for some controversial remarks and heavy partying. One set of headlines came as a result of another Vivid star, Brooklyn Lee (she’s the lead in The New Behind the Green Door), was quoted Radar Online as asking, “Who is Farrah Abraham? Is that the butts*x teen chick? I think I saw her wasted in Vegas once.” Brooklyn said Farrah should “just own the fact” that she’s an adult star and not try to convince the public that her sex tape was “leaked” without her permission.  But Examiner reporter Corrina Jean says, “In Farrah’s defense, there was talk early on that she signed the 2257 model release form. In fact, there was talk that she signed it for a previous sex tape that she made with an ex-boyfriend and tried to have leaked to the media. That tape was never leaked, though, and she went on to make one with James Deen. The former “Teen Mom” continues to indulge in the world of adult entertainment and doesn’t seem to be listening to anyone who slams her. In fact, even some of her co-stars have spoken out about Farrah’s tape (Catelynn Lowell saying Farrah sounded like a horse and Maci Bookout saying she supported her friend), but Farrah hasn’t taken any of their criticisms well. She is doing her thing and it seems to make her happy.” The RadarOnline story was repeated widely, on sites as varied as The Times of India,  NewsWhip,  Gather and FilmCafe.  

 SYDNEY WOWS THE CROWDS AT EXXXOTICA NJ – Vivid star Sydney Leathers stepped out of the headlines last week to appear at the nation’s largest event dedicated to love andsex – the Exxxotica 2013 show in Edison NJ.  Part of the reason for her star-status at the show was her cyber-relationship with Anthony Weiner, who had just lost his bid to become the Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City, just across the Hudson River from New Jersey.  The revelation that Sydney and Weiner had a steamy sexting relationship drove him out of congress. Shortly after the world discovered who she was, she starred in the Vivid movie titled Sydney Leathers:  Weiner and Me.  Sydney signed scores of authographs at the Exxotica expo’s CLUB Spotlight booth at the  New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center where she met fans, posed for snapshots and signed autographs.