Vivid Studio Insider For March 30, 2012

HIRSCH MAKES HEADLINES WITH SANTORUM/SAAR COMMENTS -- Steven Hirsch made headlines this week when he said both presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and blogger/activist Malika Saada Saar are wrong in their anti-porn stands. Steven said in an article written for The Huffington Post: "I have always found it interesting that some people feel compelled to control the lives of others. These self-appointed morality police believe they are better suited than you to decide what you can watch and what you should think. They want laws passed that take away our First Amendment freedoms; we should all hope that they do not succeed." Steven rejected a call by Santorum for a ban on pornographic movies and websites because, the former senator says  "obscenity" causes brain damage, ruins marriages, leads to prostitution and sex trafficking, and "contributes to misogyny and violence against women." Ms. Saar, writing in her Huffington Post blog, agreed with Santorum and said that "mainstream porn is now hard-core and celebrates the debasement of the female body." Saar said she is "disappointed by the left's summary dismissal of Santorum's proposed idea to ban porn." Said Steven: "Speaking for myself and my company Vivid Entertainment, I believe that Ms. Saar and Mr. Santorum are out of touch. Their arguments don't hold up to scrutiny. Lets look at the facts: The FBI, National Crime Victimization Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other credible organizations actually report a drop in rapes, teen pregnancies and sex crimes since 1991, when porn first became widely available on the Internet. Even in the medical community prominent couples therapists frequently recommend that their patients watch adult films to help strengthen their relationships. Would this make sense if women were being degraded? Would doctors dare even consider such treatments if this were the case? Allegations of misogyny are also untrue. Women increasingly control the adult business. There are many women who own adult companies. Women decide which movies they want to perform in, what scenes they are comfortable with and who their partners will be. No woman is forced to act in an adult film; they do so of their own free will," he added, noting that two of Vivid's most popular directors "are women who have won multiple awards for their work -- Kimberly Kane and Tristan Taormino." Steven’s Huffington Post article was widely quoted in the mainstream and adult media. 

 VIVID TO RELEASE THE AVENGERSXXX:  A PORN PARODY MAY 1st -- Vivid will release The AvengersXXX:  A Porn Parody online at on Tuesday, May 1st and in stores nationwide a week later on May 8th.  The debut coincides with the U.S. release of the movie it parodies, which is scheduled for May 4th. The character-rich parody is directed by ultimate fanboy Axel Braun and the original script was written by Braun and Mark Logan. In the AvengersXXX parody storyline The Hulk has run rampant through Las Vegas, leaving a path of destruction in his wake.  Nick Fury, the head of the S.H.I.E.L.D. peacekeeping organization, asks several super heroes including Iron Man, Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch to help capture The Hulk.  When the assembled players begin to bicker amongst themselves, Iron Man decides he can take on the Hulk alone. Says Axel: “The AvengersXXX parody parodies some of the major superheroes, like the ridiculously sexy Ms. Marvel and Scarlet Witch, which have always been part of the erotic fantasies of every adult entertainment fan. And my Nick fury can totally kick Samuel L. Jackson’s ass.” Parodied characters include She-Hulk played by Chyna, Black Widow by Brooklyn Lee, Ms. Marvel by Lexi Swallow, Sharon Carter by Phoenix Marie, Scarlet Witch by Danni Cole, Thor by Brendon Miller, Nick Fury by Lexington Steele, Hawkeye by Eric Masterson and Spider-Man by Xander Corvus, Iron Man by Dale Dabone, Spider-Woman by Jenna Presley and The Hulk by Jordan Lane.
DISCLAIMER:  THE AVENGERSXXX: A PORN PARODY IS A PARODY MOVIE. All characters and related materials are trademarks, copyrights, and/or registered trademarks of their respective license holders and/or owners.  The parody movie is not sponsored, endorsed by, or affiliated with Marvel Characters, Inc. or its affiliates or parent company or any other company owning the trademarks of characters seen therein. 

 PRO GOLF'S FAMOUS '3 MISTRESSES' ON THEIR ENCOUNTERS – Vivid's new movie, "3 Mistresses:  Notorious Tales of the World's Greatest Golfer," was released on this week and will be available in stores across the country on April 3rd. The movie stars Devon James, Joslyn James and Holly Sampson – the three adult actresses who made national headlines as being mistresses of Tiger Woods. News of the Vivid movie made newspapers and websites around the country, including most of page 3 of Wednesday’s New York Post, which quoted director B. Skow as saying: "Any time three women get together to talk about the same guy the results are going to be more than interesting," said B. Skow. "Now, when these women also happen to be adult stars that have sex for a living, and reveal they have been with the same guy, you can be sure they'll share absolutely everything." 

Disclaimer:  The statements made by Devon James, Joslyn James and Holly Sampson were represented to be true and accurate and are believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of the release.  The video features a fantasized version of a celebrity golfer.  This is not the real Tiger Woods.  This video is not endorsed or sponsored by Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods® and all other related marks are registered trademarks of Tiger Woods Enterprises S.A. and/or ETW Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

 TMZ SAYS OCTOMOM GETS NEW BUT LOWER PORN OFFER FROM VIVID – TMZ reported on Wednesday that Vivid has made a new offer to Nadya Suleman to make a pornographic video. The TMZ story appeared under the headline: “XXX Honcho to Octomom Your Porn Stock Is Plummeting.”  The story said, “Octomom's topless photo shoot didn't completely sabotage her porn future ... but it did drastically reduce her XXX market value -- this according to a brand new porn offer from Vivid Entertainment. In case you didn't know, Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch offered Nadya Suleman $1 MILLION in 2009 to star in her own skin flick -- but Octo turned him down. Hirsch made a second offer in 2010 to help bail her out of foreclosure -- $500,000 for ONE hardcore scene -- but Octo rejected that too. Now, in the wake of Nadya's topless photo shoot, Hirsch is making one final push to lock the mother of 14 into a porn contract -- except this time ... he's not offering 7 figures ... OR half a million ... not even close. Hirsch sent Octo a letter yesterday, offering her a paltry $100,000 to appear in THREE hardcore sex scenes -- claiming, ‘Regrettably your market value has diminished.’ She might need the money, but don't count on Nadya chomping at the bit any time soon -- Octo called in to TMZ Live yesterday, and seemed pretty adamant she'd never do porn in a million billion years.”