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VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JULY 18, 2014

 VIVID LIVE MEN’S CLUB OPENS IN HOUSTON - Vivid sent some of the sexiest and most beautiful performers to celebrate the grand opening of the newly licensed and luxurious Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston on July 17-19. (The club is located at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd. in the Briargrove area.) 
Co-hosting the opening is legendary Tera Patrick, considered one of the all time top performers in the industry, along with Vivid founder and owner Steven Hirsch. Other superstars making it hot in Houston for the opening were Ash Hollywood, Kendall Karson and Jayden Cole. Tera and each of the three performers were set to welcom guests, sign autographs and pose for snapshots. Ash, Kendall and Jayden will also appear as featured dancers for all three nights of the opening party at the newly renovated club. Said Steven: “Opening a club in the Houston area has been a priority with us. Many of our fans are based here so we so know it’s a terrific city and we already feel welcome. We’re excited to be part of the incredible growth and dynamic energy of this market.” The 12,000 ft club has a new state-of-the-art light show and luxurious new furnishings. There are three stages on the main floor and another in the VIP bar. The multi-level club also features a Champagne Room, Private Dance Room and Sky Boxes.

 X-MEN XXX: AN AXEL BRAUN PARODY MAKES ITS DEBUT - X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody made its debut from Vivid Entertainment online this week at www.vivid.com. It will be in stores across the country on July 29. The X-Men team gets the porn treatment in a new Braun masterpiece that features an incredible ensemble of marvelously erotic mutants, awesome costumes, and mainstream-quality visual FX, along with Braun’s legendary attention to detail. The director says “Allie Haze is outstanding as Rogue, a character that Bryan Singer notoriously omitted in the otherwise highly entertaining DOFP; and Tommy Gunn is the short, gruff Wolverine, a portrayal totally more faithful to the comic book than the one made famous by Hugh Jackman!” The all-star cast also includes Skin Diamond as Storm, Andy San Dimas as Phoenix, Chanel Preston as Polaris, Jeannie Marie as Emma Frost, J. Jay as Cyclops, Mike Moz as Professor X, Tom Byron as Magneto and the late Billy Glide in his final role as Colossus. Release of the movie stirred immediate media interest. 411Mania.com launched a contest, saying: “I think we all knew that it was just a matter of time until the comic world's most famous mutants got the porn parody treatment, courtesy of adult movie powerhouse Vivid and legendary director Axel Braun…Vivid was kind enough to do a giveaway for this gem. To enter, simply email me at stevethegoose@gmail.com with your favorite X-Men in the subject line.” More stories about the launch can be found on DrunkenStepFather.com, AVN, XBiz, Idlehands and other sites.

Disclaimer: “X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody” IS A PARODY MOVIE. The movie is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Marvel Characters, Inc., 20th Century Fox or any person or entity owning the rights to the characters parodied therein or the work being parodied.

 VICE INTEVIEWS VARONE, “THE KING OF SWINGER PORN” – Vice.com writer Ezra Marcus says “Phil Varone’s life revolves around dicks and drumsticks. He played drums in Saigon Kick and the legendary hard rock band Skid Row. After he quit playing in Skid Row, he spent several years dabbling in typical Los Angeles post-fame ephemera—Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, stand-up comedy—but nothing stuck until he moved to Vegas three years ago and found his true calling: swinger porn…The only difference between Varone the porn star and Varone the rock star is that he now films his bedroom festivities. As the host and director of 100% Real Swingers, a porn series for Vivid Entertainment, he serves as an orgy whisperer. In one video, 100% Real Swingers: Kentucky Old Glory, he maintains a laid-back kayak-instructor vibe as he leads a handful of couples through a risqué game of corn hole and shows them how to properly build a glory hole. ‘No splinters!’ he says. Although Varone starred on Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew (he did it for the money), he isn’t some problematic horn dog. He's just another example of the forceful trajectory the American dream occasionally enacts on regular people—an easy-mannered rock star who has had several mother-daughter threesomes and is easing into middle age as a porn director in Las Vegas.

VIVID RADIO “LIKE AN XXX VERSION OF ‘FRASIER’ – The headline on a story on popular website Supercompressor.com by writer Jeremy Glass says it clearly: “Vivid Radio’s Phone Sex Is Like an XXX Version of ‘Frasier.’” Glass writes: “We love Vivid Entertainment—so when we were given an all-access pass to Vivid Radio, we were like...sure, we're down to listen to some smut at work. And when it comes down to it, that's exactly what you're listening to: hot aural sex. (See what just happened there?)  Boasting a huge array of porn stars like Joanna Angel, Alexis Texas, and Aiden Starr, VR lets guests/clients call in and essentially have very public phone-sex with their favorite porn stars. It's like the XXX version of Frasier that everyone growing up in the '90s always wanted. Whoa. Weirdest pants-tent ever.  Over 25 different girls handle the microphone and you can listen to men converse with some seriously talented, dirty-talking hosts. Unlike most radio programs which have three or four-hour segments, the hour-long shows on Vivid Radio give that rapid-fire level of variety that porn-lovers need and desire.  If you want to listen to some quality smut shows like Tap That Ash with Ash Hollywood, Lewd, Screwed, and Tattooed with Joanna Angel, or Diary of a Dominatrix with Aiden Starr, download the SiriusXM app or stream it on www.VividRadio.com for four extra hours of content. Go ahead, we won't tell.”  Glass is the “vice” editor for Supercompressor.com.

 STRONG AAN REVIEW FOR KENTUCKY SWINGERS – Art Koch of Nightmoves and AAN writes a strongly positive review of Phil Varone’s latest, 100% Real Swingers – Kentucky Old Glory. Koch writes, “Now you may think of Kentucky as the place for good whiskey, horses, the Kentucky Derby and mint juleps and you’d be right. But as we find out, it is also one hell of a hotbed for couples in the swinging lifestyle and Varone takes us right to one wild swinger’s party where the sex flows very freely, and most importantly, very agreeably. There is nothing faked or staged and the camera work catches everything allowing for some great visuals of the goings on with these everyday couples who love being in the lifestyle and enjoying themselves.”