VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JANUARY 3, 2014
PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON TOP VIVID’S ‘MOST WANTED’ SEX TAPE LIST - Vivid has released its fourth annual “Top Ten Hottest Couples” wish list of celebrities it would most like to add to the Vivid-Celeb series, and once again it earned major headlines. The royal couple topped the list for the third year in a row, followed by Katy Perry and John Mayer in second place and Beyoncé and Jay-Z, right behind in third place. Vivid chief Steven Hirsch noted that “The young royals remain our top choice. Kate’s pregnancy and birth to Prince George only made the couple more popular. They project natural good looks and good health and their stature on the world stage is unparalleled. We know our chances of getting them to star in a sex tape are slim, but that’s what wish lists are for.” The 2014 list shows Kardashian and Kanye West slipping to fourth place from second last year; Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are climbing back up from tenth to fifth place and the Beckhams, Victoria and David are new entries at ninth place, as are Ellen Degeneres and Portia deRossi at tenth place.
The headline on Egotastic read: “Kate Middleton (and Her Dude) Voted Tops in Sex Tape Wish List for 2014.” Reporter Bill Swift wrote, “Yeah, I guess they also clicked off for Prince Bill, the royal couple coming out on top in Vivid's annual survey of celebrity couples people most want to see getting it on in front of the camera. Personally, I'd mix and match any of the girls in the Top 10 (well, top 9) and ogle them going at it with Sapphic flames of desire.” He also gave a shout-out to Vivid-Celebs, writing, “You can check out all the current celebrity sex tapes at vivid.com. They're up to 18 of them, which seems pretty symbolic.”
Among dozens of other media covering the story were E!Online, StarPulse, Perez Hilton, Young and Avid Minds, Vibe and Britain’s EntertainmentWise, with the headline: “Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge And Prince William In Sex Tape Shocker--Apparently it's the top wished for X rated video of 2014.” The story began: “What are we wishing for most in 2014? According to a new poll it's a sex tape from everyone's favourite royal couple Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William. While we might have been treated to the delights of Hulk Hogan, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton's sextapes, according to Vivid Entertainment it's the Duke and Duchess that we really want to see getting busy under the sheets after they topped the leading distributor of celebrity sex tapes list - talk about New Year's honours!”
ALL ADULT NETWORK PRAISES 100% REAL SWINGERS: TAMPA – All Adult Network Editor Art Koch had high praise for Phil Varone’s latest, 100% Real Swingers – Tampa. He chose it as his “Friday 5 Star Feature,” noting that Varone “gives the viewer a real peek into the lives of swingers and how they view their lifestyle and what takes place.” The characters “give a very honest and open dialogue about the misconceptions of the lifestyle, all which I agree with 100%.” And the movie, he says, is “done with fun, with good information, very open couples and some pretty steamy sex scenes with the folks at this party. If you’re in the lifestyle, or have been giving it some thought, grab hold of this one and the others in the series. It will really give you an honest 100% real idea of what this lifestyle is all about. This would also make a nice video for anyone having an adult New Year's Eve Party and wants to spice things up a bit more.”
STEVEN HIRSCH LAUNCHES “CEO ROUNDTABLE” ON VIVID RADIO - Vivid founder/co-CEO Steven Hirsch launched a new monthly show, CEO Roundtable, on Vivid Radio, SiriusXM Channel 102. The first show aired December 27th. Says Steven: “The business of adult entertainment has often been the topic of great interest to the mainstream media and we expect we’ll break a lot of major new stories on this show. It’s great to have a regular, unfiltered national media platform that will enable the industry to speak for itself, talk about the challenges we face and the strategies we are using to present great entertainment to our fans. It’s not just one company’s opinion. We’ll present a fascinating cross section of differing points of view from panels that often will include competitors, to give in-depth, unrehearsed insight about our industry.” In the premier episode, Hirsch was joined by John Stagliano, owner of Evil Angel Productions, Kelly Holland, Managing Director of Penthouse Entertainment, Diane Duke, CEO of the Free Speech Coalition and prominent free speech attorney Paul Cambria. AVN’s Mark Kernes reported comprehensively on the first broadcast, and he summed up: The actual discussion was much further-ranging than can be encompassed by one news story, but those who find the topic interesting can tune into Sirius XM Channel 102.”
FARRAH BIG IN 2013 – Vivid made Farrah Abraham, star of Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom, a huge newsmaker in 2013, as reflected in end-of-year coverage. Foxnews.com’s entertainment column ran a story on the Sexiest Scandals of 2013 and the Farrah tape was #2 in the Top 10. Other sites that picked it up include dailynewsen.com; thenewscommentator.com, radaronline.com, 15minutenews.com, firstpost.com and others. Wetpaint.com ran an item mentioning the Farrah tape titled “Farrah Abraham Having One of the ‘Best Years’ of Her Life.” Farrah was also #1 on “Google’s Most Searched for Reality Star of 2013.” The article was widely covered by Huffpost.com, TheHollywoodGossip, InTouchWeekly, and many others. And, a clip of the Farrah tape made Gawker’s “Most Popular Post of 2013.” The news was picked up by HuffPost, Trendrender and others.
Comics for Sinners on Wolverine XXX – Reviewer Richard Boom of the Comics for Sinners website reviewed Wolverine XXX: An Axel Braun Parody. Boom noted, “Many readers of comics have pondered the questions of sex and their favorite superheroes. Never fear: Axel Braun is here to answer many of our greatest questions about sex and superheroes.” Like others, he was taken with the costumes: “I dig the classic spandex look of the actors in the film. Hell, some of the costumes looked better than the Bryan Singer films. At least this version of Wolverine wears the classic yellow costume.”