Why are there so many fucking liars in our business?

Have you ever noticed how totally and completely full of shit people are sometimes?

People give themselves titles and act and then get so full of themselves they sort of start to buy into their own bullshit.

While it is true a lot of the world is full of dumb shits like this but the adult industry seems to have a large number of them.

Not a single day goes by in a week that I don’t check my email and have some new outstanding claim, like the director who claims to invented the entire parody genre, despite the fact that he’s only been directing movies since 2004.

Apparently he forgot that for the previous 10 or 15 years companies like VCA and Sinderella had been putting out parodies themselves.  Hell even Vivid had some pornographic parodies in the 1990’s.

Can’t remember any of the details off of the top of my head right now but I can recall a Buffy The Vampire Slayer parody.   Buffy The Vampire Slayer was a series on TV from 1997 to 2003 so since it was off the air before he even started directing, how the fuck could Will Ryder possibly have created the entire parody genre.  Are you fucking kidding me?

But you know he’s not alone.  He isn’t the only one out there blowing enormous amounts of smoke up our asses.

Who remembers the bullshit press releases from Vivid over the past few years with news of sales that weren’t true?  Wasn’t like the Montana Fishburne bullshit story of 50,000 units sold was the first time they bullshitted about their numbers.   Now the person who used to be in charge of their sales has moved on and as of late he seems to have a big interest in Penthouse DVD and even making some Vivid style big claims of his own.  Triple their sales almost overnight?  Really?  After being fed so many fucking lies over the years from his team I’m going to have to call bullshit on this one as well.

I know people say it’s all a part of the PR game but really how effective is lies as a strategy?  I would think that after so many years of bullshit that people start seeing those people as a joke who they have no respect for.  So since they lied so fucking much now people lost respect for them so how the fuck is that working out for them as a PR strategy?

So it got me thinking.  Why do people do this?  And why is it so common in the adult business?

This chick I know always goes on about how a person is only as good as their word.  She says it a lot and it used to annoy the fuck out of me but you know maybe that bitch was on to something.  I mean fuck how many more fucking times a day can we go through a day when some dip shit isn’t trying to feed us a line of bullshit?

I got an email today with what they called an “important update”.  Really?  You think it is really “important”?  Important to who?  I visited your site and it isn’t even a Page Rank 1 site.  So how fucking important is your site really?  If you can’t even figure out how to get your site a page rank 1 and it’s been around since 2004, how fucking important can your site really be?

Next I noticed your site talked about having over 300 full length movies for your members so I decided to check out your movies page.  When the fuck did a 7 minute scene count as full length?  And I’m not just being a dick here, this site had about 40 listed as newly added about of those 40, not any of them were longer than 12 minutes and most of them were about 7 minutes.

I can remember when people would bitch about a 20 minute scene being to short.  But we have come to accept scenes as 7 to 12 minutes as full length.  What the fuck is wrong with people?

Man there are some lazy ass, lying fuckers in this business.


Howard Levine From Vivid Starts Blogging

Vivid Entertainment head of sales Howard Levine has begun a regular blog on XCritic.com, the popular site specializing in reviews, news, interviews, columns, podcasts and a forum.

“We’re excited to have Howard Levine blogging for us. Howard has a unique perspective on the adult industry that could only come from deep, long-term experience. He knows this biz inside and out and we can’t wait to see what he blogs about,” said Chris Thorne, Editor XCritic.com

The first blog by the veteran adult industry sales executive takes readers back to 1985, the first year he began selling adult movies. “Things were a little different back then,” he writes. “Ronald Reagan took the oath of office for his second term. He did not like porn.

The cost of a stamp was 20 cents and the median household income was $28k. Porn wasn’t free on the Internet because the Internet was just getting started…People who ripped off people in the porn business usually paid, quickly. It was a simpler time. You owe, you pay.”

Levine also recalls that “The gay market was shaken up by the death of Rock Hudson, the first big star to die of AIDS. There were no condoms used back then, and frankly no one really cared. We were selling a fantasy. The numbers were good and people bought big time.”

He recalls that the stars of 25 years ago included “Jamie Gillis who crossed over into mainstream movies; Jerry Butler who married Lisa Lorring, a sales person at Caballero who played Wednesday Addams on the Addams Family; John Holmes; Christy Canyon; Amber Lynn; Ginger Lynn; Bridgette Monet; Honey Wilder….and a young girl named Traci Lords. It would be a year before anyone would discover how young Traci actually was. She made 164 or so movies in a very short time, and everyone stocked them. In 1986, everyone would pay dearly.”

In introducing Levine to its readers, XCritic.com notes that in addition to his role as “lead sales guy at Vivid Entertainment” he is an avid motorcyclist.

About XCritic:
XCritic.com is one of the top Online Adult Entertainment publications. Founded in 2007, XCritic brings together one of the premiere adult review staffs online with over 10,000 reviews between them. XCritic features a staff of porn star bloggers, including AJ Bailey, who regularly blog their behind the scenes exploits on the site. The site is located at www.xcritic.com and twitters under @XCritic. For more info on XCritic email editor@xcritic.com.

About Vivid:
Founded in 1984, Vivid has always placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and a licensing program that extends to advertising, apparel, book publishing and a range of other products. TV audiences have gotten to know the company’s management and talent through two recent seven part series on Showtime, “Debbie Does Dallas…Again” and “Deeper Throat.” Also popular are the Vivid-Alt and Vivid-Ed imprints and the Vivid-Celeb imprint which has become internationally famous for releasing sex tapes of famous mainstream celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Ray J, Shauna Sand-Lamas, former Miss USA Kelli McCarty and many others. The studio’s website www.vivid.com has a large and loyal following of fans of the Vivid Girls.