VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JANUARY 23, 2015

 WETWORK MAKES XBIZ AWARDS SPLASH -- Wetwork swam away with seven wins at the 2015 XBiz Award Show at the JW Marriott hotel in Los Angeles. The sexy drama about  spies, international intrigue, assassins and prostitutes of every sort was honored as Feature Movie of the Year; Eli Cross was named Director of the Year; Steven St. Croix was picked as Best Actor in a Feature Movie; Mark Logan for Screenplay of the Year; Nic Danger and Alex Ladd for Best Cinematography; the Vivid Studio for Best Art Direction; and Robert April for Best Editing. Eli commented: “The way the industry has changed, going in with a big, original feature you really feel like the underdog. We were up against a lot of great projects so it's fantastic to get the recognition in a field like that. A lot of people really committed to this project, and put in an enormous amount of work; Penny Pax and Steven St. Croix each gave career-defining performances. The art direction by Kylie Ireland and Andy Appleton was subtle, incredibly meticulous and well thought-out, so it's gratifying for them to have gotten that award. I'm so grateful to XBiz for the accolades, and to everyone who worked on the film and gave it their all, but mostly to Marci and Steven Hirsch from Vivid, who've been behind this film 100% from day one. They gave us the creative freedom and support to really create something special. Vivid has a legacy of releasing the best adult features in the world, and it’s very meaningful for Wetwork to be a part of that proud history.” Steven St. Croix added: “I really wasn’t expecting anything this year, so I’m humbled and grateful. I think it’s awesome that I won awards when I started in movies with Vivid many years ago and now, as they transition to the new adult market, I win again for one of their features.” Earlier Wetwork won the XCritic.com 2014 Best Adult Feature award and Steven St. Croix was named the Best Male Actor award for his role in the movie.

 XCRITIC POSTS CLIP OF “UNIQUE” TAYLOR CHANDLER MOVIE -- XCritic.com has posted a clip of the newest Vivid Celeb release, Going For The Gold, XCritic wrote: “Vivid Celeb has consistently brought out unique and interesting releases. It's hard to think of one as unique as their latest release, Going For The Gold featuring Taylor Lianne Chandler, the world’s first intersex porn star. In case you were wondering, intersex means that Taylor was born with both male and female parts. This release would be interesting in its own right, but it gets even more interesting as Taylor Lianne Chandler was a rumored Tinder hookup with (an) Olympic gold medalist.”

 MONIQUE TALKS TATTOOS AND GUILTY PLEASURES – The current issue of Steppin’ Out Magazine includes an “Ouch” feature on Vivid Radio host Monique Alexander, talking about tattoos and her own guilty pleasure. She tells editor Dan Lorenzo that she got her first tattoo when she was 20, and since then she has “dated lots of guys without ink, but am drawn to men and women that have tattoos. They catch my eyes first!” Asked what she watches on television, Monique replies: My guilty pleasure is reality TV and my soap opera is The Young & The Restless. I also love the Big Bang Theory, Shameless, Law & Order and Nurse Jackie.” She also puts in a plug for VividRadio.com, noting that she does a “live show every Monday called Momolicious Mondays that’s on at 12pm West/ 3pm East coast time.”

 100% REAL SWINGERS: LAS VEGAS TO DEBUT JANUARY 27 -- The latest in the 100% Real Swingers movie series will debut on www.vivid.com January 27th. This time Phil Varone’s destination is America’s own Sin City -- Las Vegas. 100% Real Swingers: Las Vegas is the follow-up to Swinging American Style: Vegas or Bust. Rock ‘n roll star (former Saigon Kick/Skid Row drummer) and veteran swinger Varone takes viewers to a city that truly never sleeps. The 24-hour swinger haven is the set for an unbelievable night of debauchery that reaches new heights of eroticism. Phil’s cast of real swingers includes couples, single women and single men who have come to Vegas for one reason and one reason only; swinging. With clubs, weekly events and penthouse parties the swinging lifestyle is more prevalent then ever, making Las Vegas the host of “lifestyle” conventions that are attended by thousands of swingers from all over the world. Phil’s swinger friends are always up-for-anything and with cameras rolling, Phil has the footage to prove it. Watch as they rummage through Las Vegas having fun wherever they can, which includes parties, a party bus, threesomes, foursomes and all-somes! Says Phil: “It’s always a pleasure going to a new city and meeting fun, outgoing swingers and Las Vegas is no different. Another amazing city with amazing swingers having fun.”

 VIVID RADIO HOSTS TO COVER AEE AND AVN -- Thousands of industry insiders and fans converged on Vegas this week for the Adult Entertainment Expo and AVN Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel. The all-porn-star hosts of Vivid Radio were on hand to broadcast live from the main fan hall floor of the AEE. Hosts of the shows were Monique Alexander, Joanna Angel, Annie Cruz, Brandy Aniston, Dani Daniels, April Flores, Ash Hollywood, Veruca James, Tera Patrick and Tanya Tate. In addition Alexis Texas was scheduled to team with rocker Tommy Pistol to co-host the 2015 AVN Awards ceremony, often called “the Oscars of Porn.” Leading up to the 32nd annual award ceremony were parties, seminars, x-burlesque shows and many fan events to enjoy. Vivid Radio celebrated its first anniversary in November. The sexy hosts deliver the most erotic radio content in the world at www.VividRadio.com and on the SiriusXM app Channel 791. Their on-air guests at AEE included performers, directors, producers, studio and sex toy company executives and fans in an intimate and uncensored style that captured all the glitz, glamorous sex and sensuality of the famous event.