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 PHIL VARONE’S ‘GROUPIES’ SERIES LAUNCHES - Phil Varone Groupies: The Music From Behind has launched online on www.vivid.com and will be in stores across the country on Sept. 9. The first of four movies in Varone’s new Groupies series was greeted with considerable media attention.  A lengthy AVN interview  with Varone began: “The Vivid director is back to his first passion: on stage with his band, and back stage with the groupies… One would expect that Varone will take a more central role in his new series, titled Groupies: The Music From Behind series (a sly takeoff on VH1’s Behind the Music series). Asked why he decided to revisit his original field of sexual conquest, Varone explained that it came about when he started touring again with Saigon Kick. Vivid Vice President Marci Hirsch, who is also a ‘big rock fan,’ suggested that his travels with the band would open up the possibility to capture some groupie sex on camera. Varone began by asking women who’d expressed an interest in hooking up whether they’d be amenable to doing so on camera—and the new series was born. (Click here for the press release on the new series).”  XBiz.com also carried a story on the launch, along with ShortandSweet,  GuysGabAfterDark.com, which included a trailer, and CarnalSkin.net, which used a trailer and a story with lavish photo illustration.  In the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, Robin Leach wrote:  “The Las Vegas-based musician estimates that he’s bedded more than 3,000 women and says he’s nowhere near stopping.
He told me: ‘Let’s face it, the three reasons why guys dream of being rock stars is for fame, fortune and women. The questions I get asked most often are how many girls have you had? How do you get different girls? Is it easy to get them? Can you tell us some stories?’ Now he’s filmed a series of four videos on tour stops: Phil Varone Groupies: The Music From Behind is the first, in which he answers all those questions and curiosities. The Vivid releases start selling in stores Sept. 9, but the first episode is available at Vivid.com now.”  ShortandSweet.com’s Raph Greco also interviewed Phil. Asked if he’s had any surprises while “auditioning” girls for the series, Phil replied: “They were all great ! In Groupies 2 coming out in December, I run into a beautiful black girl who is 19 and as naughty as it comes and also the super hot Kendra Lynn who is 20 and even naughtier. Sometimes it’s just good to be me. Ha!” 
Disclaimer:  Phil Varone Groupies: The Music from Behind is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Viacom International Inc., the VH1 show “Sex Rehab” a/k/a “Celebrity Sex Rehab.”


 XCRITIC.COM INTERVIEWS NICKI HUNTER – The latest in an on-going series of XCritic.com interviews with Vivid Radio hosts is with Nicki Hunter. Reporter Apache Warrior writes: “This talented adult radio personality knows how to keep her listeners' attention and get them calling in. Her new taboo themed program will expose their ‘forbidden’ fantasies and bring them out into the open. Since I love taboo material, Nicki's show ‘Mission Sex Possible’ is going to be a routine activity on Wednesdays for me. I may even call in and surprise her. You should too.”  Nicki told XCritic: ‘Vivid and I have had a long standing friendship and mutually beneficial working relationship for many years. The people at Vivid Radio are veterans in the adult radio world and are committed to bringing the sexiest radio to their listeners. I have had multiple shows in my previous years on various platforms, so when I expressed interest in joining the Vivid Radio lineup, we found something that would work for all of us. I'm now committed to Wednesdays at 5pm PST on www.vividradio.com, the SiriiusXM app and channel 791. I am overjoyed at returning to sexy radio. My show is about random topics that push the limits. It's called "Mission Sex Possible: The Hunter Zone" and I am Special Anal Agent Nicki Hunter. Together, my listeners and I will dive deep into what's sexy, taboo, and where only the sexually brave dare to tread. So far we have talked about the true love of the ass and anal play, the fantasy of playing with the step-relatives, the best tits that were ever born or created, and about sex in the back seat of the car... And getting caught! Anything goes...including virginities.’”  
 
JELENA JENSEN INTERVIEWED BY CRAVEONLINE – Hip website CraveOnline film channel editor William Bibbiani interviewed Vivid Radio host Jelena Jensen last week. The interview is now available as a podcast. Bibbiani called Jelena “lovely and talented” as he introduced her as the star of numerous adult films and now host of the Vivid Radio show “J-Spot” (Thursdays, 5-6 pm PT). In the interview, Jelena said that when she first got in the adult business, “I didn’t want to have sex with anyone.”  She began doing modeling, then girl-girl soft because “I actually hired the girl, just in case I didn’t like it and didn’t want to do it; instead, I loved it.”  She’s now focused on her “J-Spot” show, which she enjoys because every week she choses the topic to focus on. “It’s always fun to have someone in the studio to interact with. I was on yesterday and I was talking about oral sex...are you a giver or receiver, what techniques do you like? Almost everyone said they are a giver; just two guys said they are receivers, but they were also givers.”  

 AVN INTERVIEWS TERA PATRICK ON HER VIVID RADIO GIG – A recent interview by AVN with famed adult star Tera Patrick began with these tantalizing sentences: “One of the adult industry's top-tier entertainers, Tera Patrick hasn't been in a hardcore scene for several years, but she still has plenty of hardcore fans. Patrick was already on our minds this month with the release of the mainstream movie Live Nude Girls, in which she has a role, so we were intrigued to hear that she was returning to Vivid in September.Well, returning to Vivid Radio, that is—to host a month's worth of weekly radio shows at the studio where she performed as a Vivid Girl starting in 2003.”  In the interview with Iris Blocks, Tera said  her one hour guest hosting spots will be September 3, 10, 17 and 24, but she did not disclose any further details because she wants listeners to be surprised.  Asked what accomplishment she’s proudest of, Tera replied: “Being a mother and a good partner. I've won every award, traveled the world many times, make great money, but having a healthy beautiful loving family trumps everything.”  Noting that Tera has a degree as a registered nurse Blocks asked Tera if she “will ever work in the medical field again?” Her reply:  “Actually I don't rule it out. I still dream of working in a lab and finding cures for incurable diseases. Science is my first love and fascinates me, so who knows?”  


ALEXIS TEXAS IS ‘COVINO & RICH’ GUEST – Vivid Radio host Alexis Texas was a guest last week on the popular ‘Covino and Rich’ show on SiriusXM.  

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vivid news 2014-08-29
<![CDATA[VIVID TO RELEASE PHIL VARONE GROUPIES: THE MUSIC FROM BEHIND FEATURING AUTHENTIC GROUPIES ON VIVID.COM ON AUG. 26 AND IN STORES ON SEPT. 9]]> /news/2014-08-25/vivid-to-release-phil-varone-groupies-the-music-from-behind-featuring-authentic-groupies-on-vividcom-on-aug-26-and-in-stores-on-sept-9/ /news/2014-08-25/vivid-to-release-phil-varone-groupies-the-music-from-behind-featuring-authentic-groupies-on-vividcom-on-aug-26-and-in-stores-on-sept-9/

Rock Star Fantasies Come True with Varone’s New Movie, the First, in a Series of Four

 LOS ANGELES – (August 25, 2014) – Vivid Entertainment will introduce Phil Varone Groupies: The Music From Behind online on www.vivid.com on Aug. 26 and in stores across the country on Sept. 9. The movie is the first of four installments in Varone’s new Groupies series, with each being shot in a different city.  Rock star (former Skid Row and current Saigon Kick drummer) and now porn director/performer Varone takes viewers backstage at concerts and inside hotel rooms to see how groupie sex sizzles. As a veteran rock drummer Varone estimates that he’s bedded over 3,000 women, and says he’s nowhere near stopping.  Being a rock star is one of men’s most popular fantasies, according to Varone. “Let’s face it, the three reasons why guys dream of being rock stars is for fame, fortune and women. The questions I get asked most often are, How many girls have you had? How do you get girls? Is it easy to get laid? Can you tell us some stories? Phil Varone Groupies: The Music From Behind answers all these questions and curiosities. It also introduces some very hot girls and visits places never before seen except by rock stars.”  Varone is still active with his band Saigon Kick and shot interiors for the movie when they were on tour recently at Cheetah (formerly The Button South) in Hallandale Beach, Fla. “I remember that stop very well,” he mused. “I hooked up with a real stripper and then shot what unfolded.”  Varone’s first book “Un-Philtered: Real Life On and Off the Rock’n’Roll Tour Bus” is available through www.riverdaleavebook.com and through his website, www.philvarone.com It includes details on some of his most erotic adventures. Fans can follow him on Twitter @ThePhilVarone.

Disclaimer: This video is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Viacom International Inc., the VH1 show “Sex Rehab” a/k/a “Celebrity Sex Rehab.”

About Vivid: Founded in 1984, vertically integrated Vivid Entertainment is the leading source for quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and licensing programs. Vivid-branded products range from condoms and apparel to vodka, to name a few. This year Vivid licensed its powerful brand for gentlemen's clubs and opened locations in Charlotte, Miami, Los Angeles and New York with commitments in a host of other major cities. Vivid's movies are seen online, in DVD, VOD and now on its own network, Vivid TV in over 60 million homes nationwide, as well as in Europe, Canada and Latin America, with new cable systems launching monthly. Its Vivid-Celeb imprint made "celebrity sex tape" a household word and helped launch the Kardashian phenomenon in the process. Vivid is the most awarded studio in the history of the industry and its high-budget productions remain the most acclaimed couples-friendly adult films ever produced. Vivid Radio—Vivid’s 24/7 radio channel—is available on vividradio.com, the SiriusXM app and on channel 791. Mainstream television audiences got to know the company through two seven-part series on Showtime, as well as through publications ranging from The New York Times to Forbes and on TV networks from CNBC to ABC. Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch recently received the first AVN Visionary Award as a leader who "has propelled innovation, and taken his company and the business to whole new heights." For more on Vivid visit twitter.com/VividCorp or facebook.com/Vivid.

 

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vivid news 2014-08-25
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR AUGUST 22, 2014]]> /news/2014-08-22/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-22-2014/ /news/2014-08-22/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-22-2014/

 MORE UNCOVERED ON FARRAH’S STRIPPING GIG – Farrah Abraham’s job as a stripper at an Austin club may earn her more than a half a million dollars. At least that’s what she told RadarOnline, setting off a chain of media coverage that invariably mentioned her Vivid movies. The RadarOnline story began: ”Time for the haters to put their money where their mouths are!” It added, “Despite critics slamming former Teen Mom-turned-porn star Farrah Abraham for her new stripping gig at Palazio Gentlemen’s Club in Austin, Abraham tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that she’s excited about her new job because she’s getting paid the big bucks.” It quoted her as saying “the club loved how hardworking and focused I was, so they offered me a $544,000 agreement to be celebrity house feature.” In a follow-up story Examiner.com wrote: “The 23-year-old reality TV star is not yet done with her five minutes of fame. Farrah Abraham capitalized on two adult films from Vivid Entertainment. Both movies were with leading man James Deen, Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom, was allegedly ‘leaked’ and the second, Farrah 2: Backdoor and More, have the couple at play amid three various fetish themes. When the news first broke last week that the “Teen Mom” was working at an Austin strip club, Abraham claimed it was for research, ‘like Jennifer Aniston.’ No, Farrah, you are nothing like Jennifer Aniston.” Among other media that picked up on the story was the Huffington Post.

STEVEN HIRSCH “ENCAPSULATES” INDUSTRY REACTION TO FREE CONTENT – Xbiz.com has published an “informal survey” of the adult industry’s reaction to free content. Writer Jared Rutter reports on a survey of industry leaders and says “their views are encapsulated in this statement from Vivid Entertainment's Steven Hirsch, one of the architects of the porn marketing paradigm. ‘The adult industry is increasingly challenging. We all know this and there are fewer movies being shot. Traditional adult producers need to carve out their own niches of unique content to be competitive today. Because the marketplace is crowded and we are constantly fighting free porn, diversification to sell content across multiple venues is also essential. As in any super competitive industry, the smarter and stronger companies will survive.’ New delivery systems, diversified content, unique niches: all significant elements in today’s porn perspective.”

 JELENA JENSEN – PORN STAR NERD – Vibe.com has interviewed Vivid Radio host Jelena Jensen and the full interview will be posted this weekend. The Vibe.com interview follows one with XCritic.com, which said of the brunette beauty: “Not only has she been a Playboy model and Penthouse Pet, but she wins for her webmastering skills. She's a beauty and a geek rolled up into one ravishing human being. Now, her fans can call her on her new Vivid radio show "Jelena Jensen: The J-Spot" every Wednesday at 5-6pm PT and 8-9pm ET on www.vividradio.com. She will make your Wednesdays more enjoyable.”  

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vivid news 2014-08-22
<![CDATA[Vivid Studio Insider For August 15, 2014]]> /news/2014-08-15/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-15-2014/ /news/2014-08-15/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-15-2014/

FARRAH ABRAHAM TRIES STRIPPING – Farrah Abraham, star of the Vivid movies Farrah Abraham: Backdoor Teen Mom and Farrah 2: Backdoor and More is now working at a strip club in Austin. According to E! News she “recently began a stripping gig at Palazio Gentlemen's Club in Austin, a source confirms to E! News. ‘She was hired a couple of weeks ago as a cocktail waitress but wanted to make more money dancing, so they moved her up to the stage,’ the insider dished. ‘She was on all three stages, the main stage and two side stages.’” The report said Farrah is working at the strip club for “research.” The story of her stripping gig was also picked up by the Huffington Post.

 CHERI MAGAZINE CALLS SPIDER-MAN XXX 2 “A MASTERPIECE”
The “Video Voltage” section of the latest issue of Cheri Magazine features a full-page photo montage from Spider-Man XXX 2 , calling the movie Axel Braun’s “latest masterpiece.” A movie synopsis beneath the photos says the movie is full of “intensive arachnid action.”

 MONIQUE ALEXANDER PERFORMS AT VIVID LIVE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB IN HOUSTON
Monique Alexander was the featured performer at Vivid Live Gentlemen’s Club in Houston on Thursday, Aug. 14 through Saturday, Aug. 16. The bubbly Monique was scheduled to perform nightly, mingle with fans, sign autographs and pose for snapshots. Says Monique: “I love Houston. It’s a great sports town. It’s both energetic and laid back at the same time. I always enjoy myself when I’m there.” Monique also has a show on Vivid Radio, Vivid Girl: Monique Alexander, heard on Mondays from noon to 1 pm PT (on www.vividradio.com as well  through the SiriusXM app and on channel 791). 

 NICKI HUNTER HOSTING ON VIVID RADIO
Vivid Radio host Nicki Hunter appeared recently on the Credence & Bishop syndicated radio show. She called in from California’s “Porn Valley” to chat with C & B, who called her “one of the most prolific and hardest working girls in the industry—performer, director, producer, make-up artist, lighting, set design, and more.” She acknowledged the compliment, noting she has worked on more than 2,000 films. Tony Batman covered the appearance and noted that she revealed “what kind of guy she likes to date and have sex with including what penis size she prefers.” Nicky also posts frequently about “The Hunter Zone” on Twitter. Her show is heard Wednesday 5-6 pm PT.

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vivid news 2014-08-15
<![CDATA[ADULT SUPERSTAR AND VIVID RADIO HOST MONIQUE ALEXANDER TO PERFORM AT VIVID LIVE MEN’S CLUB IN HOUSTON AUG. 14-16]]> /news/2014-08-11/adult-superstar-and-vivid-radio-host-monique-alexander-to-perform-at-vivid-live-mens-club-in-houston-aug-1416/ /news/2014-08-11/adult-superstar-and-vivid-radio-host-monique-alexander-to-perform-at-vivid-live-mens-club-in-houston-aug-1416/

 HOUSTON — (Aug. 11, 2014) — Monique Alexander, one of Vivid Entertainment’s most popular stars, will perform at Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston on Thursday, Aug. 14 through Saturday, Aug. 16. Vivid Live, operated under a license from leading adult company Vivid Entertainment, is located at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd. in the Briargrove area.

 Vivid fans will recognize Monique from such titles as Cry Wolf and Debbie DoesDallas Again. She also made cameo appearances as a porn star on TV show Entourage and in the movie Crank: High Voltage. Petite and slender with long dark auburn hair and big brown eyes, the bubbly Monique will perform nightly at the newly renovated Vivid Live, mingle with fans, sign autographs and pose for snapshots.  “I love Houston,” says Monique. “It’s a great sports town and it’s both energetic and laid back at the same time. I always enjoy myself when I’m there,” she said.  When she’s not making movies, Monique is behind the mic at the Vivid Radio studio with her show Vivid Girl: Monique Alexander. Her show is heard on Mondays from Noon to 1 pm PT on www.vividradio.com as well plus through the SiriusXM app and on channel 791.  A serious sports buff, Monique was a sports reporter on the National Lampoon Radio comedy show and also represented the adult industry in a debate during Sex Week at Yale University. She has won multiple awards for her film performances.  Guests at Vivid Live enjoy a complimentary gourmet lunch/dinner from 11 am to 7 pm, Mon.-Fri. and a breakfast buffet from 2-4 am on Thurs., Fri. and Sat. With bar drinks, wine and domestic beer daily at $2.75 until 9 pm, the club offers the best Happy Hour in Houston.  The 12,000 ft. club sports a new state-of-the-art light show, the hottest DJs, lavish new furnishings, 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.

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vivid news 2014-08-11
<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR AUGUST 11, 2014]]> /news/2014-08-11/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-11-2014/ /news/2014-08-11/vivid-studio-insider-for-august-11-2014/  SUPERCOMPRESSOR.COM COVERS VIVID’S TOP 10 CELEBRITY SEX TAPES – Popular website Supercompressor.com carried a story highlighting Vivid’s top 10 sex tapes and showing cover art from all of the movies. The story began: “Steven Hirsch is the head of Vivid Entertainment, the legendary porn company that brought you basically every single piece of smut you hid away from your parents over the last 30 years. And when the porn king is not churning out superhero parodies and X-rated talk radio, he and his company are bringing you the crème de la crème of the porno world: celebrity sex tapes. Yep, Vivid's had a hand (lol) in the creation and distribution of celebrity sex tapes since the very beginning and have no plans on stopping. Pamela Anderson, Tila Tequila, Farrah Abraham, etc. It's a mind-numbing list full of enough T&A to circle the Earth twice. Recently we were offered the chance to speak with Mr. Hirsch, so we thought, Why not have him rank, in his humble opinion, the top 10 celeb sex tapes ever? To our delight, he obliged. Mr. Hirsch, take it away... (Oh and this probably goes without saying, but this is all kind of NSFW.)” Here are the top four in the Supercompressor story:  

1. Kim Kardashian Superstar
"Kim had, uh, everything going for her. From her father representing O.J. to her stepfather being Bruce Jenner and Kim being not only beautiful, but Paris Hilton's best friend. It was a no-brainer."
2. Pam & Tommy Lee: Hardcore & Uncensored
"The one that started it all. Every celebrity sex tape owes a debt to Pam and Tommy."
3. Kendra Exposed
"The first sex tape with a seriously established celebrity. This movie didn't make her career, this movie was part of her career. That's the idea, it really was the first one where Kendra was already a star, so people knew who she was. She was on a hit TV show and the cover of magazines."
4. Farrah Abraham Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom
"Surprise best seller. Hottest sex in the celebrity sex tape genre. It wasn't the first backdoor celebrity sex tape, but it was the first backdoor celebrity sex tape that the media really latched onto." 
The complete Supercompressor.com list is available at: http://www.supercompressor.com/vice/the-best-vivid-entertainment-celebrity-sex-tapes-ranked.

 VICE.COM INTERVIEWS STEVEN HIRSCH ON TUBE SITES – Vice.com reporter Sophie Saint Thomas recently interviewed Vivid’s Steven Hirsch on the value of tube sites to the adult industry. Noting that she had earlier written about adult stars who object to free content on tube sites, Thomas said she then “came across a cornerstone of the adult entertainment industry who disagrees with the porn stars—Steven Hirsch...He believes production companies benefit from tube sites and need them to survive. Interested to learn more about his unconventional business opinion, I called him to talk about his partnerships with tube sites, why the porn industry has changed, and how porn stars can use tube sites to their advantage.” In the interview, Steven says Vivid was “one of the first adult entertainment companies that really used the internet to its advantage, so we're used to always pushing the boundaries of technology…For us it's been important to find niches and content that people are willing to pay for and then use the tube sites as a way to help promote those (celebrity and well-produced) movies.” He also noted that “The industry continues to evolve, and there are two ways you can look at it: You can either complain and whine about why things aren't the way they were two years ago, or you can continue to evolve and produce content that people want to see. You have to be flexible, and you have to be willing to take chances and not be set in your ways if you want to survive for a long period of time. The tube sites are only the most recent incarnation of what is the big threat to the business. At one point it was piracy, and we saw VHS tapes being pirated and DVDs being pirated. You've got to work through that stuff.” Steven also noted that “The tube sites may in some ways be bad for the industry, but it's also spawned a whole new market, which is camming. The girls out there who are camming—and do it right and make it a priority—are making a bunch of money.” 

 JELENA JENSEN INTERVIEWED ON XCRITIC.COM – The latest in XCritic.com reporter Apache Warrior’s interviews with Vivid Radio hosts is with Jelena Jensen ("Jelena Jensen: The J-Spot" every Wednesday at 5-6pm on www.vividradio.com, Sirius XM app and channel 791). Jelena notes, “Every week I touch on different topics and am hoping that I’m able to educate listeners as well as entertain them at the same time. Every week my show is completely different.” Of the adult industry, Jelena noted: “I guess the only thing that really surprised me about the business when I first got in was how a performer could actually take control of their career and turn it into a brand. If you really put the energy and effort into it, you can go far. But you do have to work for it.” She also revealed what the J-Spot is: “The most erogonous area of my body would have to be my neck and shoulders. I love been bitten there from behind.”  

 XCRITIC.COM ON DATING GAME XXX AND X-MEN XXX – XCritic.com reviewed two recent Vivid movies. Reviewer Don Houston recommends The Dating Game XXX: A Porn Parody and says it is “the kind of silly, sappy parody that tends to work better than some of the re-imagined parodies that merely copy key elements of an existing show or movie and add sex to it. The Dating Game XXX was a true parody of the original television show that I, as an actual viewer of said show decades ago, can say reminded me of the goofy charm it had, all while offering up some heated sexual trysts worthy of your time so check it out. XCritic’s Houston also recommends X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, saying it “was my favorite parody released by the director this year.”

 MEDIA COVERS FALL IN L.A. ADULT FILM PRODUCTION – Media, including TMZ, the Los Angeles Times, ABC Radio, the Associated Press (AP) and international news agencies such as Agence France Presse and Latin America’s EFE have covered the dramatic drop in adult film production in L.A. County as a result of mandatory condom regulations. Vivid’s Steven Hirsch was quoted in many of the stories. The TMZ story said in part: “Porn honchos tell us they are fleeing California.  Vivid Prez Steve Hirsch tells us ... his company currently does not produce movies in L.A. County -- where there's currently a mandatory condom law.  He says the current testing procedures are more than adequate.” The Los Angeles Times story, said: “The number of permits issued for X-rated productions plummeted about 90% to just 40 permits last year compared with 2012, according to data from FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles film permits for the city and county. Only 20 permits have been issued so far this year. ‘We're not shooting in L.A. anymore,’ said Steven Hirsch, founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment. ‘We'd like to stay here. This is our home, where we've produced for the last 30 years. But if we're forced to move, we will.’" L.A. Times and TMZ stories were picked up by other news media around the world. The Associated Press story included this: “One filmmaker that is staying put for now is the Vivid Entertainment Group, one of the industry's largest. Chief executive and co-founder Steven Hirsch says that could change quickly, however, if the industry loses an appeal to overturn the county ordinance. Or if the state Legislature passes a similar condom requirement it is considering. ‘There are several places we're looking into,’ Hirsch said Wednesday. ‘Some people are already shooting in Nevada, and that's something that's certainly on our radar.’ In the meantime, Vivid has closed its Los Angeles film set and is making movies outside LA County, Hirsch said, declining to reveal exactly where. He said his company would prefer to stay in the city in which it was founded in 30 years ago, adding Los Angeles' sun-dappled skies and iconic landscape give even a porn film a classic look that is hard to duplicate.” The AP, L.A. Times and TMZ stories were picked up by other news media around the world.

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vivid news 2014-08-11
<![CDATA[Ray J -- Kim Kardashian Sex Tape Regrets ... I Never Shoulda Banged 'Bitches' On Camera]]> /news/2014-07-30/ray-j----kim-kardashian-sex-tape-regrets-i-never-shoulda-banged-bitches-on-camera/ /news/2014-07-30/ray-j----kim-kardashian-sex-tape-regrets-i-never-shoulda-banged-bitches-on-camera/

Ray J -- Kim Kardashian Sex Tape Regrets ... I Never Shoulda Banged 'Bitches' On Camera

 

Regrets ... Ray J's had more than a few, and he lays them all out in a new song that includes a not-even-thinly veiled shot at his ex sex tape partner Kim Kardashian.In "Never Shoulda Did That" ... Ray confesses and sorta apologizes for a bunch of…



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<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JULY 28, 2014 ]]> /news/2014-07-28/vivid-studio-insider-for-july-28-2014-/ /news/2014-07-28/vivid-studio-insider-for-july-28-2014-/

VIVID STARS HELP LAUNCH NEW ‘VIVID LIVE’ IN HOUSTON -  Vivid sent four gorgeous  performers to the July 17-19 grand opening of the new Vivid Live Men’s Club in Houston (at 2618 Winrock Blvd., just off Westheimer Rd. in the Briargrove area). Tera Patrick, acclaimed as one of the all time top stars in the industry, co-hosted the opening party with Vivid chief Steven Hirsch.  She was joined by stunning blonde Ash Hollywood, who hosts Tap that Ash  on VividRadio.com, the SiriusXM app and channel 791; Kendall Karson, winner of the XBiz Award for Best Scene in a Parody for her role in Vivid’s Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody; and beautiful redhead Jayden Cole, the former Playboy model and Penthouse Pet of the Month who won Exotic Dancer Magazine’s Best Newcomer Feature Entertainer and Miss Exotic Dancer titles.  Ash, Kendall and Jayden danced each night and all of the stars welcomed guests, signed autographs and posed for snapshots.  In an interview during the opening ceremonies on 88MilesWest.com, Ash told writer Chad Cooper that she was pleased to be back in Houston and particularly happy to help launch Vivid Live, where she said the Vivid performers were getting a “really positive reception” from Houston fans. Cooper said Ash was “one of our most fun and best interviews ever.” 

 VIVID “DEFINITELY INTERESTED” IN BEYONCÉ SEX TAPE -  The gossip sheets were buzzing this week about a purported new sex tape starring Beyoncé  and spouse Jay Z. In Touch Weekly magazine (August 4) said Beyoncé “flipped” over news of the tape, and Vivid was immediately asked about it.  The magazine wrote this week:  “If it’s for real, Steven Hirsch, founder of the adult film company Vivid Entertainment, tells In Touch that his company would be willing to shell out big bucks to get its hands on a copy. ‘Depending on the quality, length and steaminess of the sex, we might go as high as $2 million for it,’ he says. ‘We’re definitely interested.” 

 VIVID FEATURED IN VICE.COM ADULT SET DESIGN STORY – Writer Zach Sokol of popular website Vice.com interviewed set designers Kylie Ireland and Andy Appleton for an article headlined “Meet the Married Couple That Designs Your Favorite Porn Parodies’ Sets.”   In his story, Sokol writes: “When we think about porn sets, we automatically picture white leather couches, nauseating pieces of art tacked up on the (also white) walls, and a stray shag carpet. A million porn clichés burn in our heads, revolving around aesthetic choices secondary to sex, but thanks to Vivid’s parody films and successful Vivid SuperXXXheroes imprint, the porn industry is undergoing a production design renaissance.  Most of Vivid’s farces are directed by modern day porn legend Axel Braun. In AVN award-winning pornos like Batman XXX and Star Wars XXX, which X-Critic called ‘The mother of all porn parodies,’ the performers f*ck and s*ck on sets that look like the bastard children of George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic…the budgets are bigger, the costumes often look like the superheroes they’re mimicking, and the sets are less janky than you’d expect.”  When asked what the hardest set was to design, Appleton said, “The Land Speeder [from Star Wars XXX] was the most complicated.”  Ireland explained why she and Appleton take so much time to make the sets look great: “People ask me, ‘Why do you do it?’ Like for Thor XXX, we had to make a big hole in the desert, a crater, for when he slams the hammer. It took a few days, and in the movie you see it for less than two seconds. Often we spend hours building things and they’re on screen for just a second, but it’s that moment like finishing the Cantina [in Star Wars XXX], and all the lighting guys have done their thing, and you walk behind the camera, and it looks like the Cantina—exactly like it. That’s why you do it.” 

 MEDIA COVERS LAUNCH OF X-MEN XXX - The adult and comics media kept up their pre-launch coverage of X-Men XXX, with links to the movie’s trailer and giveaway contests. ForcesOfGeek.com was in the lead, with an item that began:  “Axel Braun's at it again with another superhero porn parody which appears more faithful to the comics than the studio developed mainstream adaptations. This time Braun tackles fan favorite comic, the X-Men and as the photos below prove, they certainly have put effort into the costumes.”  StrangeThingsAreHappening.com wrote: “As ever, Braun seems to have captured the essence of the comic books in the way the official films would never dare to do (I mean, look at that Wolverine costume!).”  The movie launched online last week and will be in stores starting July 29th. 

DISCLAIMERS: "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody" is a parody movie. Batman®, Robin®, Batman & Robin®, Catwoman®, The Riddler®, Batgirl®, and The Joker® are registered trademarks of DC Comics, a General Partnership, composed of Warner Communications Inc. and E.C. Publications, Inc.  This video is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with DC Comics General Partnership, Warner Communications Inc. or E.C. Publications, Inc. or any other person or entity affiliated with any of them.    

"Star Wars XXX A Porn Parody" is a parody movie. Star Wars®, Darth Vader®, Luke Skywalker®, Chewbacca®, and Obi-Wan Kenobi® are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd or Lucasfilm Ltd. The video is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., Lucasfilm Ltd. or any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors.

“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.

 

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<![CDATA[VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JULY 18, 2014 ]]> /news/2014-07-18/vivid-studio-insider-for-july-18-2014-/ /news/2014-07-18/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.”

 

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 FARRAH IS NOW A FOODIE – Farrah Abraham has revealed her newest business – a new frozen yogurt restaurant – and as it always does, the announcement generated more media mentions of her Vivid-distributed movies, Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom and Farrah 2—Backdoor and More. TheHollywoodGossip.com writes, “say what you will about her, but Farrah Abraham is a woman who never stops hustling, a relentless, tireless worker always thinking of her next move.   She's got the Farrah Abraham sex tape (she is NOT a porn star, dammit), her sex toy line, her sex book, her Christian parenting book, and so on. Her latest business venture does not involve sex, though. Or books! She's opening a restaurant in Austin, Texas ... one which she hopes will become a national franchise that expands under her innovative direction.” The website wraps up its most recent story by saying, “we wish the Backdoor and More star the best with this sure to be awesome establishment.” A story on the restaurant in Gawker also noted that her tape excerpt was the “most viewed” in Gawker history. Also this week, an XBiz.com story said she would hold a launch party for her new sex toy line and noted: “Abraham, of Vivid’s Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom celeb sex tape fame.”

 VIVID RADIO’S AIDEN STARR TALKS ABOUT “FINANCIAL DOMINATION” – Aiden Starr,
a celebrated dominatrix and the Vivid Radio host with a specialty in sexual domination, was interviewed by Jeremy Glass of OnMilwaukee.com. The interview, which is the #1 clicked story on the site, is with the host of “Diary of a Dominatrix” (Thursdays, 5-6pm PT and Fridays 4-5 pm PT) focused on how to build relationships with men and women, particularly when it comes to “financial domination.” 

 AAN REVIEWS “SUPERLATIVE” CAPT. AMERICA XXX – Editor Art Koch of AAN.xxx has given Captain America XXX: An Axel Braun Parody a highly positive review. Says Koch: “Once again Axel Braun delves into the comic book hero arena with another superlative parody, this one being the revered Captain America. As always he has assembled a terrific cast, expansive sets and costumes, details, effects and a top notch production crew headed by cinematographer Eli Cross. This parody version has all you could expect from our super hero plus some very steamy sex scenes to bridge the entire story.” He adds: “Visually this is a stunning view with all of the colorful, form fitting costumes, the looks and actions of the characters. As porn super hero parodies go, Braun has once again hit the mark with plenty of physical action, humor all wrapped in a neat package that everyone can enjoy. I definitely recommend getting hold of this super hero parody. It is fun, very sexy adult entertainment.”


 

 

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