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Vivid Named Studio of the Year - XCritic Consumer Reviews

VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR NOVEMBER 22, 2013

 

 VIVID RADIO ON SIRIUSXM CHANNEL OFF AND RUNNING - Vivid Radio, the new 24-hour channel of leading adult film company Vivid Entertainment, has launched on SiriusXM Channel 102. Programming began with “The Vivid Superstar Hour,” hosted by legendary Vivid Girl Monique Alexander. She was joined on a rotating schedule by Julia Ann, Tori Wells and Raylene amongst others, with lively and very explicit discussions on sexy topics, plus guest interviews with adult stars, producers and directors, journalists, and celebrities. Regularly scheduled programs also include shows produced by popular adult entertainment companies that fans of porn and sex love like Evil Angel, Cal Exotics, Adam & Eve and The Bunny Ranch. Among the adult super stars on early programs are Debi Diamond, Mary Carey and Sam Phillips along with hot young starlets like Kendall Karson, Ash Hollywood and Penny Pax.  Programs also feature some of the kinkiest girls in the business, including Annie Cruz, Mika Tan, Aiden Starr and Kimberly Kane.   Vivid Radio also airs specialty shows such as the “CEO Roundtable” hosted by Vivid founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch, “Inside Adult” hosted by Adult Video News founder Paul Fishbein, “100% Real Swingers” hosted by rock star, director and swinger Phil Varone and “Directors Roundtable” hosted by Kimberly Kane. Future Vivid Radio shows will include exclusive behind the scenes programs on Vivid’s Celebrity Sex Tapes, plus live remotes from Vivid Cabaret LA, Vivid Live in Miami, Vivid Gentlemen’s Club in Charlotte and Vivid Cabaret NYC, the flagship New York club after it opens early next year. For the latest schedule, visit vividradio.com.

STEVEN HIRSCH ON STERN SHOW - Vivid’s Steven Hirsch was a guest on The Howard Stern Show during the week and the two talked about porn and more porn. Steven noted that the adult industry has changed dramatically in recent years, and Vivid is pioneering with adaptations such as Vivid TV, Vivid Radio, Vivid Cams and other innovative new products and services. Asked who he thought was the biggest porn star of all time, Steven said it was Jenna Jameson, and that he’d love to do another movie with her. As for celebrity sex tapes, Steven noted that Vivid was first in the genre when it marketed the Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee tape, but that Kim Kardashian Superstar is still the #1 best seller. He also said that when Octomom was hot, he offered her $1 million, but today he “wouldn’t offer her $100.” As for a tape with Howard himself and Robin Quivers, Steven said it “would be the biggest selling tape ever” and he would pay as much as $15 million for it. A tape with Robin on her own having graphic sex would fetch “a few million” and a tape with Howard and his wife Beth would probably earn an offer of $10 million. He also offered Howard $1 million to host Vivid Radio for a week, but Howard said he didn’t want to do a show in L.A.

 THE NEW BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR HAS “TRUE ARTISTIC MERIT” – An exceptional new review of The New Behind the Green Door has been posted on mainstream pop culture site 411 Mania. Editor Steve Gustafson recalls the history of the original Behind the Green Door , noting that “what really caught my eyes about this erotic drama is the involvement (as director) of the legendary Paul Thomas….who explores the sexual side of human nature as only he knows how.” The story is at the essence of the movie, according to Gustafson, concluding: “I touched on the cinematography earlier and I wanted to stress that this isn't your run-of-the-mill adult film. It has depth and the shot selection is thoughtful. You become invested in Lee's Hope and each scene is built on the last. It's easy to dismiss a porn movie or use it as a punch line but The New Behind the Green Door has true artistic merit. When compared to the original, it's a shocking example of not only how far the adult film industry has come but also how far away from the weight it used to have. 
This is yet another outstanding product from Vivid and Paul Thomas. It stands above anything else on the market and a great tool to use for discussion on sexuality and the porn industry. Head to vivid.com today and buy it.”
XBIZ AWARD NOMINATIONS – The Xbiz Award nominations for 2014 have been announced and Vivid is up for many of the top honors at the January 24 ceremony in the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Following are the Vivid nominations:

Studio of the Year
Vivid Entertainment

Feature Movie of the Year
Devil On a Chain
The New Behind the Green Door
Parody Release of the Year - Comedy
Clerks XXX: A Porn Parody

Parody Release of the Year - Drama
Iron Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Wolverine XXX: An Axel Braun Parody

Couples-Themed Release of the Year
Orgy University

Director of the Year - Feature Release
Kimberly Kane, Devil on a Chain
Paul Thomas, The New Behind the Green Door

Director of the Year - Parody
Axel Braun, Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Axel Braun, Iron Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Axel Braun, Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
B. Skow, Clerks XXX: A Porn Parody

Best Actress – Feature Movie
Kimberly Kane, Devil on a Chain
Brooklyn Lee, The New Behind the Green Door

Best Actor - Feature Movie
James Deen, The New Behind the Green Door
Tommy Pistol, Devil on a Chain

Best Actress - Parody Release
Aiden Ashley, Wolverine XXX

Best Actor - Parody Release
Xander Corvus, Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Dale DaBone, Iron Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Ryan Driller, Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Tommy Gunn, Wolverine XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)

Best Actress - Couples-Themed Release
Sarah Shevon, Orgy University

Best Supporting Actress
Mia Lelani, The New Behind the Green Door
Alexis Texas, Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)

Best Supporting Actor
D Snoop, Devil On a Chain
Steven St. Croix, The New Behind the Green Door

Best Non-Sex Acting Performance
Shylar Cobi, Iron Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Johnny Keyes, The New Behind the Green Door
Nate Liquor, Orgy University
Zak Sabbath, Devil on a Chain

Best Scene - Feature Movie
Brooklyn Lee & James Deen, The New Behind the Green Door (Vivid)
Brooklyn Lee, Nat Turnher, Jon Jon, Prince Yahshua, The New Behind the Green Door (Vivid)

Best Scene - Parody Release
Aiden Ashley & Tommy Gunn, Wolverine XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Kelly Divine, Chastity Lynn & Evan Stone, Clerks XXX
Kendall Karson & Ryan Driller, Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Andy San Dimas & Eric Masterson, Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody

Screenplay of the Year
Devil On a Chain (Vivid Entertainment), Kimberly Kane and Nate Liquor
The New Behind the Green Door (Vivid Entertainment), Phil M. Noir

Best Cinematography
The New Behind the Green Door (Vivid Entertainment), Eli Cross

Best Art Direction
Iron Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
The New Behind the Green Door

Best Special Effects
Iron Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Wolverine XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)

Best Music
Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)

Best Editing
The New Behind the Green Door (Vivid Entertainment), Fletcher Martin
Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)

Marketing Campaign of the Year
Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom
Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
The New Behind the Green Door

Pro-Am Release of the Year
100% Real Swingers Big Bear
Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom


 XCRITIC GIVES WOLVERINE XXX “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” REVIEW – After reviewing the fully produced package, XCritic has again given Wolverine XXX: An Axel Braun Parody its “highly recommended” nod. Reviewer Don Houston awards the movie a solid four star ranking and comments: “The movie was 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.”