Vivid Studio Insider For October 12, 2012

=MARCI’S A CROSSOVER PHENOM – AVN includes Vivid V.P. Marci Hirsch in the Crossover Report in the October issue of the magazine, for her contribution to the upcoming book Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey. The article notes, “Over the past year, sex toy sales have sky-rocketed, the term ‘mommy porn’ has been popularized, and erotic novels have replaced the Bible in some hotels, all because of one little book: Fifty Shades of Grey.”  The article says Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey, compiled by editor Lori Perkins, lets “erotica authors, BDSM dungeon masters, professors, lawyers and adult industry professionals weigh in on the must-read series of 2012 (including an essay by) Marci Hirsch, the surprisingly romantic production executive at Vivid.” The book will be published by SmartPop, an imprint of BenBella Books, in November.

 QUEEN OF THE RING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Chyna Is Queen of the Ring gets four stars and a “highly recommended” nod from XCritic reviewer Rob Perez. His review  notes, “Few celebrities who have released a sex tape have gone on to cash in on their sex tape scandal in porn... Chyna, the 8th Wonder of the World during her WWE days, not only has gone further in porn than other celebrities have, but she actually isn’t bad.” He adds that the movie “should definitely be regarded as one of the best parodies of the year and Chyna deserves much acclaim for her natural sexual performance abilities, which definitely put her in a class with the other superstars of porn. Chyna has what many successful adult performers need to succeed—charisma, looks, stamina and genuine love to be a part of the scene and having a good time while she’s getting pumped hard.”

 The Dark Knight XXX GETS 5 STARS FROM GTXXXTREME – Axel Braun’s The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody has earned the coveted 5-star review from GTXXXtreme. Reviewer RavynC writes: “when you have Brandon Miller playing the role of the Joker, it was like watching Heath Ledger all over again except this time in porn! When it comes to the ladies.. Who better could portray the roles of Cat-Woman and Poison Ivy than Aiden Ashley and Dani Jensen.”  She concludes: “Axel Braun’s Dark Knight XXX has the makings of being nominated for many AVN Awards in 2013. Let see just how many nominations Dark KnightXXX gets and how many awards it actually gets! It’s going to be a tough year for other companies the way I see it! All I can say is…Yes you must  have it in your collection!!!” DISCLAIMER:  THE DARK KNIGHT XXX: 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 Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Comics or their partners, affiliates and/or parent companies or any other company owning the trademarks of characters seen therein.

AXEL AND VIVID SCORE AT NIGHT MOVES – The Vivid Entertainment/Alex Braun team took five trophies at the 20th Annual NightMoves Awards ceremony held last weekend in Tampa. Axel was honored as Best Director and also recognized for his work with a Lifetime Achievement award; the Vivid/Braun co-production Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody was named Best Parody Comedy. The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody was selected as Best Parody Drama; and The Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody was chosen as Best Parody Superheroes. It is the latest in a string of achievements for Braun with Vivid, including the awarding of the coveted 5-A rating by AVN for their last five movies.