FROM http://www.advocate.com Gay producing duo Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have moved from a porn classic to a porn giant, reports Variety . On the heels of creating the theatrical documentary Inside Deep Throat , Bailey and Barbato have now sold their 13-hour investigation on mega–porn company Vivid Entertainment to the Playboy TV network, where it will air as a weekly series. The documentary, Vivid Valley , will premiere its first hour on Playboy TV on Saturday, October 1. The program will then continue Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. eastern, available to the network’s monthly subscribers and by pay-per-view to nonsubscribers.
Vivid Valley centers on company founder Steven Hirsch, who turned porn actors into porn stars by signing them to exclusive contracts. Hirsch signed arguably the most famous porn star ever, Jenna Jameson, who is featured throughout the documentary. Bailey and Barbato’s World of Wonder company also produced TransGeneration , the Sundance Channel’s exploration of transgender college students, as well as Bravo’s Showbiz Moms and Dads and AMC’s Movies That Shook the World .
Fayner Says: Although Hirsch has done well by signing girls and launching them into stardom, it must be stated that Jenna, along with Tera Patrick were both considerable bigwigs at the time they became Vivid Girls. That is all.