Studio Insider For May, 25 2012

VIVID MAKES AN APPEARANCE ON “WORKAHOLICS” -- Steamy scenes from three Vivid movies– Briana Loves Rocco, SupermanXXX:  A Porn Parody, and Sweet and Natural -- will be featured in the premiere episode of season three of the top-rated show “Workaholics” on Comedy Central. The excerpts are scheduled for the show on Tuesday, May 29th at 10:30pm ET/9:30pm CT.  The 10-episode series “Workaholics” stars the notorious co-workers androommates, Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm, who manage to have more fun on the job than they did in college.  The Vivid footage is part of the kick-off show titled “The Business Trip:  The Guys Plan Their First Acid Trip.”  In the season’s opener, Anders and his boss, Alice, go to a convention at a hotel.  He is surprised to find Adam, Ders and Karl in his hotel room preparing his room for an acid trip.  To keep them distracted, he plays the Vivid movie excerpts on the hotel television. “We’re all big fans of ‘Workaholics” at Vivid,” says Marci Hirsch, V.P. of Production.  “Our movies and the show reach the same audience demographic and so we are literally on their wave length.  We are delighted that they selected footage from our productions and we can’t wait to see the episode.”

   VIVID PERFORMERS HEAT UP EXXXOTICA MIAMI BEACH -- Vivid had three stars at Exxxotica Miami Beach – Chyna, Allie Haze and Capri Anderson.  They signed autographs and posed for pictures with eager fans. All three girls reported they had a great time, although there was a lot of media coverage when Chyna fainted as a result of a flu bug and reaction to medication she was taking. But she returned to her fans at Exxxotica and is now back in Los Angeles, where she’s recovering from the flu.

VIVID VIEW ON OCTOMOM CONTINUES TO MAKE NEWS – It seems that whenever Nadya "Octomom" Suleman makes the news, Vivid is mentioned prominently because of its movie offers to her over the years.  In the latest episode – the pending auction of her home – Vivid’s Steven Hirsch was quoted in a segment on Fox News. The report noted that Octomom has apparently agreed to do a “solo” tape for an adult studio. “That led Vivid co-founder Steven Hirsch, who once offered Suleman $1 million to do a porn film, to say he doubts his company would be interested in working with her in the future. ‘I'm not sure that after that's released (the solo video) that it would make sense,’ he said.”

 MORE AVENGERSXXX PRAISE – With the headline “Surprisingly comic book faithful!” the popular website Newsarama was just one of those praising AvengersXXX: A Porn Parody this week. Contributor Rick Marshall writes: “Basically, we live in a world where a movie like The AvengersXXX will never receive the recognition it deserves for keeping the ‘fan’ in fan-service porn. At first glance, it's easy to dismiss The Avengers XXX as run-of-the-mill cosplay porn, but it doesn't take long – before anyone even gets naked, actually – to discover that there's a spark of something special here. Amidst all of the flesh and grunting and costumes with strategically placed openings, there's some genuine, legitimate comics cred in the story, lovingly inserted into the film like, well... let's just leave that comparison alone. You get the idea.”  And website says: “this is the best superhero porno of our time.”