VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JUNE 24, 2016

VIVIDTV PLANS EXPANSION IN EUROPE & AFRICA -- VividTV has signed an agreement with Totalmedia Solutions S.A. to spearhead sales and marketing as the company continues its expansion across Europe and Africa. Michael H. Klein, president of Broadcasting and Internet for Vivid, said this week: “Totalmedia is highly regarded as the most successful marketing agent of adult entertainment content in Europe. I had personal experience in working with the firm when it handled Sapphire Media International. I am very pleased to have them on board with Vivid starting August 1st .” Michael noted that VividTV, which enjoys nearly 100% distribution to North American cable and satellite homes, launched the VividTV Europe 24/7 adult channel in 2014. Designed specifically for the European viewer, it combines popular local content with Vivid’s best-selling programming. The company’s robust VOD service, also offered throughout Europe, is customized to the needs of each affiliate. He added that “in addition to our explicit, VividTV Europe network, we have created a new soft erotic channel under the Vivid Touch brand, with the launch scheduled for this summer. We are also readying a second explicit channel for introduction in the fall of this year. Totalmedia will be offering all three networks to operators immediately when they come on board.”  

 FLESHBOT INTERVIEWS LEXI BELLE -- Lexi Belle was the featured interview this week at Lexi Belle in Fleshbot.com interview. Fleshbot.com, on the occasion of her appearance at Vivid Gentlemen’s Club in Houston. The interview began: “Blonde superstar Lexi Belle has made a ton of fans happy throughout her lengthy porn career and she is now on the road feature dancing and making the world a happier place that way. She will be appearing tomorrow night through Saturday night at Vivid Gentlemen’s Club in Houston and you should totally go see her if you happen to be in that neck of the woods. ”Lexi said that she “never watched porn before I entered the industry!” Today, she told Fleshbot.com, the most satisfying thing about her adult career is “definitely the fans and also being able to express myself and how I get to be in an environment that embraces sexuality. Some of my fans have been with me since day one and have enjoyed watching me grow over the years.” As for non-professional fun, Lexi says she loves “to travel, snowboard, garden, cook and a little reading. I enjoy time with myself and opening up my mind to new things but what I think I do the most is hang out with my awesome dogs. :)” Her advice on how to please a woman sexually? “Pay attention to her hints or body language.”

 STEVEN HIRSCH QUOTED IN FISHWRAPPER.COM FARRAH STORY -- Pop culture media is following the story that Farrah Abraham may have made a new porn film but Fishwrapper.com said this week Farrah “is not a porn star -- we know that because she’s said it so many, many times. Yes, she made a Vivid sex tape with well-known porn star James Deen, and yes, James has said that the tape was, in fact, porn, and yes, we showed you those photos of her yesterday that were described as Farrah shooting a lesbian erotica video. But guys, she’s not a porn star.” Fishwrapper says it “reached out to our friend Steve Hirsch at Vivid, who had this to say ... a thing that we’re still laughing over:  ‘Looks like Farrah “I’m not a porn star” Abraham is back on the casting couch and ready for Round 2. She has found her true calling and an AVN award is definitely in her future!’" The Fishwrapper story was teased on TMZ.com.

 VIVID CABARET HOSTS LENNY DYSKTRA BOOK PARTY -- TMZ ran an item this week on a book party held for baseball great Lenny Dykstra at Vivid Cabaret New York City. The TMZ story read: “A bunch of strippers got advanced copies of Lenny Dykstra’s new autobiography at a party in NYC Tuesday night and the reviews are in ... IT’S A BOOK!  Here are some pics from the party at Vivid Cabaret NYC -- where the ex-MLB superstar actually took the time to read some pages from ‘House of Nails’ to some of the dancers. ‘He’s proud of his book and he read some passages to the girls,’ Vivid Cabaret NYC girl Kimmie said. ‘Oh, and we all gave lap dances to Lenny. I consider it probably the greatest book party ever.’

 MIMI FAUST’S SEX TAPE BACK IN THE NEWS -- There is new buzz about Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta, the famous Vivid Celeb sex tape, because of a scene in an episode of Season 5 of Love And Hip Hop Atlanta. The sex tape plays a key role in a dramatic exchange involving Promise B Mae’s alleged love child. IBTimes reports: “Promise B Mae finally came under pressure from Mimi Faust and agreed to a DNA test, but before ending her arguments she brought back the infamous Vivid sex tape leak scandal. The woman, who claims that she has a daughter with the 44-year- old American musician (Stevie J.), was confronted by Stevie and Mimi. However, baffled by the confrontation, Promise brings back the Nikko sex tape scandal. ‘You want to bring up sex tapes? You are trying to assassinate this man’s character,’ a furious Mimi told her. ‘You have lied and said things that could have destroyed my life. I would appreciate it if you didn’t contact me anymore,’ Stevie warned.”

 AIP CARRIES RETRO REVIEW OF WHERE THE BOYS AREN’T 6 -- In observance of LGBT Pride Month, AIPDaily.com has published a retro review by editor Christina Doxstader of Where the Boys Aren’t 6, one of a famous Vivid movie series. Christina begins her review by writing, “I know next to nothing about gay, bi or transgendered porn, much less ones that are 10 years old or older, I figured I’d stick with lesbian porn.” In short, she found it “pretty hot and a lot of fun to watch.” The review gave the movie a high rating and noted that “Where the Boys Aren’t was one of the first and most popular all-girl series at a time when all-girl movies weren’t as common as they are today.”