VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JANUARY 8, 2016
VIVID’S OFFER TO MISS COLOMBIA GETS HUGE COVERAGE Vivid chief Steven Hirsch’s offer to Miss Colombia of up to $1 million to make an adult movie made headlines around the world. Steven sent a letter to Ariadna Gutierrez within days of her being stripped of the Miss Universe crown she wore for only a few moments (before Pageant host Steve Harvey realized he’d mistakenly awarded it to her when he should have given it to Miss Phillippines). TMZ was the first to cover the story, noting: “‘The only name that most people remember is Vanessa Williams, Hirsch wrote, adding the reason for her rise to fame was nude pics in Penthouse. Hirsch goes on with his pitch ... ‘Celebrity sex tapes we have distributed have enhanced the careers of stars such as Kim Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Pamela Anderson and many others." And Hirsch is willing to give Ariadna wide berth, saying, ‘You will pick your partners, the type of sex you want to have and how many movies you ultimately appear in.’And Hirsch put a cherry on top by saying he would ‘commission the making of the first Vivid Girl Crown for you and we believe it will be grander than anything Miss Philippines will ever wear.’" The story of Vivid’s offer to Miss Colombia was an immediate media sensation. The New York Daily News was among the major newspapers covering it, printing the letter to Ariadna and a photo of Steven and writing: “Vivid Entertainment has offered Ariadna Gutierrez $1 million to make a sex tape — telling the shortest-reigning Miss Universe she could ‘benefit’ from her experience financially while also ‘increasing your fame way past that of the new Miss Universe.’ ‘She's going to fade into anonymity over time ... and this is a way for her to stay relevant and even increase her fame,’ Vivid honcho Steven Hirsch told the Daily News. Best of all, she could act out a revenge fantasy against pageant emcee Steve Harvey, who named Gutierrez the winner when the crown actually belonged to Miss Philippines.” The story of Vivid’s offer was covered widely by magazines, radio and television shows, and websites such as Inquirer.net and HollywoodLife.com, PerezHilton, AskMen, FoxNews and dozens of TV and radio stations across the country.
MARY CAREY WILL COVER ‘THE SEXY SIDE OF POLITICS’ IN VIVID RADIO SHOW SEGMENT Former California gubernatorial candidate and porn star Mary Carey, is covering “The Sexy Side of Politics” in a new segment on her VividRadio.com “Happy Hour” show. The new segment has been incorporated in her regular her show, which airs from 12-1pm PT. “Mary is definitely the most political porn star in the history of the adult industry,” says VividRadio.com general manager Farrell Hirsch. “When she ran for governor of California in 2003 as an independent it was a bit of a lark for her, but when she wound up with a credible showing (10th out of 136 candidates) it influenced her to take a stronger interest in politics. Says Mary: “Politics is all about power and so is sex, I’m intrigued with the current presidential candidates and with so much television exposure for them, I think I’ve had a chance to get a feel for how effective each of them would be in bed. And, yes, this could be an indicator of how they would lead our country. This will be just one focus of my segments.” Mary says she is “registered as ‘Decline to State,’ which is Independent. I ran as an Independent in the California recall election in 2003. I am Socially Liberal and Fiscally Conservative. As of now I do not know for sure who I am voting for.” But she admits she likes Marco Rubio “for so many reasons. He is from South Florida which is where I grew up. He is young, hot, fearless and not to mention his wife is a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader. I would love a hot, spirited First Lady!” Bill Clinton, she says, was her “favorite President ever! Maybe we have it all wrong and Hillary is not only ok with Bill fooling around with other women but maybe she joins them in the bedroom!” As for Donald Trump, she says I love how honest he is, much like myself when I ran for Governor of California. I spoke my mind, and he does too. The fact that he is not a career politician is something I like about him since we know he is not just saying what is politically correct. He says whatever comes to his mind. I also find his hair very sexy!”
AIPDAILY POSTS WEEKEND WARRIOR RETRO REVIEW Christina of AIPDaily.com has posted a retro review of the 2000 Vivid film about paintball, Weekend Warrior. Directed by Dyanna Lauren, “the plot is quite simple, a group of friends are all hanging out when the guys bet the girls that they can’t beat them on a paintball outing. The ladies are quite ingenious bunch as they decide to use more than just their guns in order to win.” In summarizing her review, Christina says, “First off I want to say that I didn’t know that Dyanna Lauren had directed movies back in 2000 so that little factoid was cool to learn. That and the fact that she didn’t feel the need to be in the movie as well. That being said this is a fun film. The plot is really simple and they get to the action pretty quickly. This makes it a nice pickup for fans of features and all-sex films. There are a few issues here and there but nothing major and therefore I give this a 4 out of 5 stars.”
SINFUL MAGAZINE LAUNCHES VIVID RADIO PROMO Sinful Magazine has begun a 3 month promotion for Vivid Radio. Announcement of the promo reads: “VividRadio features some of the sexiest adult film stars on the planet including Monique Alexander, Alexis Texas, Aiden Starr, Brandy Aniston, Joanna Angel, Mary Carey, Nicki Hunter and a host of others. Thanks to VividRadio.com, SINFUL Magazine is offering 5 readers a free three month subscription to VIVIDRADIO. Simply check out VIVIDRADIO.com and fill in the form below. Winners will be announced on Jan 29th.
BRANDY ANISTON INTERVIEWED ON CYBERSTATIONS VividRadio host Brandy Alexander was interviewed on CyberstationsUSA.com, which claims a listenership of four million. Brandy spoke at length on the “After Hours” show with host Chris Connor, who reported afterwards that the interview was “fantastic.” Brandy said she is breaking new ground with her VividRadio show, with in-depth discussions of topics such as masturbation and the where-what-when-how of sex. She recently hosted a “CyberSex Monday” program that was very popular with listeners. She also said that every few years she re-invents herself and is now focused on being a porn star, businesswoman, director and radio host – all while balancing being a mom. “I’m used to it, though, because I’ve always been a hard worker.” She also said that being part of the adult business is “easy for me because I am so well-versed in the business and it’s like family to me.” Her goals in 2016 – to return to college, travel more and do more feature dancing in gentlemen’s clubs.
RYAN KEELY TO GUEST HOST ON VIVID RADIO IN JANUARY The gorgeous, outspoken, sex positive, multi-talented adult performer and writer Ryan Keely will be guest host for Ash Hollywood’s VividRadio show “Tap that Ash” in January. Ryan will take over for three Mondays, Jan. 11, 18 and 25 from 1pm-2pm PT while Ash takes a break, returning in February. VividRadio is the world’s most listened to adult radio network. Ryan is a former Penthouse Pet and Pet of the Year runner-up and she is currently the host of Playboy TV’s Jukeboxx Live show. “I’ve always been into sex,” says Ryan. “When I was young I read ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ front ways and back a million times. I’ve also been a Dan Savage reader for years. They taught me a lot about sex and about being loving, open and nice to people and trying new things.” Ryan’s first job was working at a sex shop in San Diego. She felt that being in sales was more like being a consultant to customers on how they could enhance their sex lives and she found that she was very good at it. Says Ryan: “I love learning about sex and I love talking to people about sex. The work is salacious enough to keep me fascinated and varied enough that my mind is always boggled.”