VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JANUARY 11, 2014
NEWS OF NEW TILA MOVIE GETS HUGE MEDIA COVERAGE – News this week that Vivid is distributing a second Tila Tequila movie was just about everywhere, from the adult media to the popular mainstream press. AVN carried the story with the headline: “Tila Tequila Gets Another Shot at Love in New Vivid Movie.” AVN reported that “in her newest project, model and TV star Tila Tequila reveals much more to curious fans.” For its part, XBiz.com reported: “Vivid Entertainment has put to rest any speculation as to Internet and MTV darling Tila Tequila’s highly anticipated sex tape today, with the release of Tila Tequila: Backdoored and Squirting (TTB&S).” The attention-grabbing headline on Egotastic.com read: “VIEWER WARNING: Tila Tequila Backdoored and Squirting; First Look Preview of the Second Tila Tequila Sex Tape (VIDEO).” PerezHilton’s headline shouted: “Tila Tequila Sex Tape Comes All Over The Internet! Watch An EXCLUSIVE Clip HERE!” In his typically flamboyant style, Perez reported: “We wondered when Tila Tequila would come (ew) out with her announced sex tape, and now the suspense is over. When Tila isn't busy denying the Holocaust, getting banned from Facebook, and posing in a Nazi uniform, she's busy wearing nothing for an incredibly NSFW sex tape which leaves nothing to the imagination! All we have to say is abandon all hope ye who click here! Our eyes! Our eyes! Ch-ch-check out Tila taking a one-way trip to bone town and forever lose what little innocence you have left in this world (above)!!! There are also some pics from the tape (below).” HollywoodLife.com announced in bold letters: Tila Tequila’s Raunchy New Sex Tape — More New Photos Released.” DrunkenStepFather.com made Tila Tequila Backdoored and Squirting its Clip of the Day. And NaughtyButNice.com began its story by announcing: “Outrageous New Tila Tequila Sex Tape!” All of the stories and Vivid’s own press release were picked up by media around the world as interest in Tila’s newest adult adventure soared.
STEVEN HIRSCH WINS FREE SPEECH COALITON AWARD – The Free Speech Coalition has announced it will honor Vivid Entertainment chief Steven Hirsch with its Legacy Award. The FSC said in a press release this week the award “recognizes innovation, successful business practices and contributions to the industry as a whole.” It will be presented at 6 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the W Hotel in Hollywood, in conjunction with the FSC Summit and XBIZ 360 Conference.
FARRAH’S “EPIC UPSET” – There was extensive follow-up to news that Farrah Abraham was the top celebrity sex tape star in the 14th XCritic/Vivid Sex Tracker Survey. Hilton Hater of The Hollywood Gossip reported, “Farrah Abraham has pulled off an epic upset.In a survey conducted by XCritic.com and Vivid Entertainment, the former Teen Mom was voted Favorite Celebrity Sex Tape Star, receiving 24.5% of the vote and finishing ahead of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee (16.8%) and Kim Kardashian (15.6%). It's safe to assume that a Kanye West and Kim Kardashian sex tape is therefore in the works. Because no way is Yeezus gonna accept anything less than the best from his fiancee, right?" Farrah was also in the news this week when InTouch Weekly reported she’s having second thoughts about making a sex tape that Vivid distributed, quoting her as saying: “It made it hard to have friends and a private life and to trust family, who I feel use me for money…If I went back in time, I would not have done it. The sex tape ruined my life.” Other media were quick to pick up on the story. A RadarOnline.com headline read: Regrets, She’s Got A Few: Farrah Abraham FINALLY Admits Porn Has Ruined Her Life.” CelebBuzz.com reported: “While she may have wanted to hide her face, let this serve as a reminder that she bravely did show her face following the release of the professionally-produced pornography which Farrah has taken to calling a ‘sex tape.’ First, she celebrated her 22nd birthday at the Exxxotica Expo where she signed posters and posed for pictures at $20 a pop. Farrah also showed her face (and more) during a promotional appearance at the Vivid Gentlemen's Club where she posed for pictures and gave away free lap dances. So brave.” And FoxNews.com reported, “It also helped her get cast on VH1's ‘Couple's Therapy.’ … ‘I’m more special than sex tapes,’ Farrah said ‘If anything, now I can steer my daughter to a better future and away from the choices I’ve made…But celebrity sex tape star Myla Sinanaji – “famous” for dating Kris Humphries after he was dumped by Kim Kardashian -- and who released her video with VividCeleb in September -- disagreed. ‘It’s not a big deal to me. Everybody does it. I have friends that do it, but I profited on my tape,” Sinanaji said. "I feel like if other people were given the opportunity to make a tape for that amount of money they wouldn’t be so quick to judge.’”