Funny PR Bull from Will Ryder

I got an interesting press release today.  It always just fascinates me how little we call people out in our industry for the bull that gets said on seriously a daily basis.  The headline of this press release reads “Brady Bunch Creator Dies; Not the Bradys XXX Remains #1 Selling Porn Parody of all Time“.  REALLY?  Are you kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!

First of all, I found it a little creepy that someone would use the death of a person to promote their porno but that isn’t really what I found off about the email.

I don’t know about you but I would venture to guess that Pirates or Pirates 2 from Digital Playground, a parody of sorts of Pirates of the Caribbean, would probably be “the #1 selling porn parody of all time”.  I can’t say for sure, but then again … can Will Ryder?

Which porno parody really is the best selling “of all time”?  Would it be Pirates?  What about Vivid’s Batman?  I heard that did extremely well.  What about BatFXXX from Bluebird?  It won a ton of awards last year and they spent a crazy amount of money making it.


While we can pretty much guess that Will Ryder pulled his stats out of his ass, I do wonder what porno parody really is the best selling of all time.

I also wonder how many different ways he will find to exploit the sale of his movies.  Of course this is the same man that one time sent out a press release to promote the sale of one of his movies levering the story of a porn star who was raped, so seeing him promote the real death of someone to promote his movie shouldn’t surprise me.

Will Ryder I totally get that you are a PR machine and want to promote your movies but maybe before you rush to write up a press release you should stop and ask yourself, is this really tacky of me?  Should I really be promoting my movie when talking about some girl being raped or someone dying?  Also while I’m at giving advice you should really think about some of the things that come out of your mouth like you invented the porno parody genre or that one of your movies is the best selling porn parody of all time.

Those kind of things diminish any real accomplishments you may have.

You make some good movies, you should be totally proud of that.  You don’t need to just make up stupid stuff that most of us know are just flat out lies to make yourself look better.  You really don’t.  Unlike some people in our industry, you’ve actually paid your dues.  You actually make rather good movies.  So you don’t need all the bullshit hype.


Jesse Jane and Gabriella Fox on the Cover of Club 2-09

DIGITAL PLAYGROUND CONTRACT STARS, JESSE JANE® & GABRIELLA FOX™ GRACE THE COVER OF CLUB “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” Commandeers the February Issue of Club

December 23, 2008 — VAN NUYS, Calif. — The sexy girls of Digital Playground’s epic blockbuster “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” rule the February 2009 issue of Club magazine.  Jesse Jane® and Gabriella Fox™ fondle each other on the breathtaking cover of Club magazine, one of the top adult magazines on the market. The sizzling hot magazine includes an exclusive photo set of Jesse’s first time burying her head between Gabriella’s tan thighs. Also in February’s issue is an on the set look at the making of “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” and an amazing contest where 50 lucky winners will receive great prizes like an autographed library of Digital Playground films starring Jesse and Gabriella, and autographed “Pirates” and “Pirates II” DVDs and Blu-ray™ discs.

“We are delighted to celebrate Club’s 35th Anniversary with the help of Digital Playground,” says Lisa Monteith, Club’s Editor. “Jesse Jane is one of our favorite girls ever and we know Club readers love her, so to feature her in a hot layout with new Digital Playground star Gabriella Fox and to have a special report from the set of her movie ‘Pirates II’ was the icing on the cake. Digital Playground has the same ideal as Club – beautiful girls in really nasty action – so it’s a match made in heaven!”

Joone, Digital Playground’s Founder says, “I would like to thank Lisa Monteith, Lisa Massaro and Club for their continued support of our contract stars and films.”

“The cover looks freakin’ amazing!” adds Jesse Jane. “It’s just as exciting to see myself on newsstands now as it was five years ago. Club is a delicious magazine and I hope all my fans subscribe.”

Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” stars Digital Playground’s beautiful contract girls Jesse Jane®, Shay Jordan™, Katsuni, Stoya™, Riley Steele™ and Gabriella Fox™. The film costars the talents of BellaDonna, Sasha Grey, Jenna Haze, Brianna Love, Abbey Brooks, Shawna Lenee, Rhylee Richards, Brea Lynn, Shyla Stylez, and Veronica Rayne. Evan Stone, Tommy Gunn, and Steven St. Croix reprise their groundbreaking roles from the original “Pirates”. The film also includes industry studs Manuel Ferrara, James Deen, Marco Banderas, Mick Blue, Ben English, and Charles Dera.


About CLUB:  Club is a nationally distributed magazine from Club Media, Inc., in addition to sister titles, Club International and Club Confidential. Club is legendary as the publication that’s been home to the hottest sex megastars in the world and it’s a magazine of superlatives: the prettiest girls, the hottest action, and the highest quality. Club has been turning America on since 1975.

Pirates II Gets an Amazing 27 AVN Award Nominations

As I was looking through the list of AVN award nominations I couldn’t help but think DAMN Pirates is racking up the noms.  This year Digital Playground released their big budget movie, Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge. So it was no surprise to anyone that when the AVN award nominations where released Pirates II would be all over the list with an amazing 27 nominations in all.  But even though their nominations were no surprise, it was a little impressive that they got so many.

  1. Best Actor (Evan Stone)
  2. Best Actress (Jesse Jane)
  3. Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene (Belladonna & Jesse Jane)
  4. Best All-Girl 3-Way Sex Scene (Katsuni, Belladonna & Stoya)
  5. Best Couples Sex Scene (Shay Jordan & Steven St. Croix)
  6. Best Videography
  7. Best Video Feature
  8. Best DVD Extras
  9. Best Music Soundtrack
  10. Best Threeway Sex Scene (Belladonna, Sasha Grey & Evan Stone)
  11. Best Director of a Feature Film (Joone)
  13. Best Editing
  14. Best Group Sex Scene (Stoya, Gabriella Fox, Abbey Brooks, Shyla Stylez, Veronica Rayne, Brea Lynn, Charles Dera, Manuel Ferrara & Marco Banderas)
  15. Best Non-Sex Performance (Zaaf B)
  16. Best Non-Sex Performance (Wu Chow)
  17. Best On-Line Marketing Campaign – Individual Project
  18. Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project
  19. Best Packaging
  20. Best Screenplay
  21. Best Special Effects
  22. Best High-Definition Production
  23. Best Supporting Actor (Ben English)
  24. Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Gunn)
  25. Best Supporting Actor (Steven St. Croix)
  26. Best Supporting Actress (Belladonna)
  27. Best Supporting Actress (Katsuni)

Apparently I missed a few because a press release came out today stating there are 30 nominations. The press release is listed for you below.


“Pirates II” Surpasses the Original “Pirates”, the Previous Record Holder!

December 1, 2008 — VAN NUYS, Calif. — Digital Playground’s adult masterpiece, “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” receives 30 AVN Award nominations, smashing the previous record held by the original “Pirates”. “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” received at least one nomination in every category it was eligible for, including a Best Video Feature nomination and a Best Director nomination for Joone. “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” is the biggest adult production in history and has fans eagerly anticipating the final results from the AVN Awards on January 10 in Las Vegas.

For more information about the movie and to view the trailer, visit

Additional nominations for “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” include: Best Actress (Jesse Jane®), Best Actor (Evan Stone), Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene (Jesse Jane and BellaDonna), Best All-Girl 3-Way Sex Scene (Katsuni, Stoya™, and BellaDonna), Best Art Direction, Best Couples Sex Scene (Shay Jordan™ and Steven St. Croix), Best DVD Extras, Best DVD Menus, Best Editing (Joey Pulgadas), Best Group Sex Scene (Tent Orgy), Best High-Definition Production, Best Makeup, Best Music Soundtrack, 3 Best Non-Sex Performances (Zaaf B, Frank Bukkwyd, and Wu Chow), Best On-Line Marketing Campaign, Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Packaging, Best Screenplay, Best Special Effects, 3 Best Supporting Actors (Ben English, Tommy Gunn, Steven St. Croix), 2 Best Supporting Actresses (Katsuni and BellaDonna), Best 3-Way Sex Scene (BellaDonna, Sasha Grey, and Evan Stone), and Best Videography.

Joone, the internationally awarded and highly acclaimed writer/director of “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” and Digital Playground’s Founder says, “I would like to thank the fans for whom I made this movie.”

Company CEO, Samantha Lewis is pleased with the nominations. She says, “I’d like to thank everyone at AVN for acknowledging our efforts this year, especially with ‘Pirates II’. My entire staff has worked harder than ever before to make these nominations a reality and I really appreciate the notoriety and attention AVN is giving us. Congratulations to all the nominees!”

“Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” stars Digital Playground’s beautiful contract girls Jesse Jane®, Shay Jordan™, Katsuni, Stoya™, Riley Steele™ and Gabriella Fox™. The film costars the talents of BellaDonna, Sasha Grey, Jenna Haze, Brianna Love, Abbey Brooks, Shawna Lenee, Rhylee Richards, Brea Lynn, Shyla Stylez, and Veronica Rayne. Evan Stone, Tommy Gunn, and Steven St. Croix reprise their ground-breaking roles from the original “Pirates”. The film also includes industry studs Manuel Ferrara, James Deen, Marco Banderas, Mick Blue, Ben English, and Charles Dera.

All hands are on deck for the epic, blockbuster “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge”, directed by award-winner Joone, and produced by Joone and his business partner Samantha Lewis. The film released on DVD on September 27 and Blu-ray November 7.

Big Budget gets Beat Out by Low Quality?

There is no denying that Digital Playground spent a shit ton of money on the production and marketing of Pirates II.   I heard rumors about their marketing budget but I don’t know for sure.  Let’s just say if the rumors are true, they spent more money on marketing Pirates II than probably 10 normal movies cost to be made.  Anyway the point is, did all of this hoopla really pay off?  Although the movie remains at the top of the charts but you know what’s selling even better?  A movie thrown together almost overnight and rushed into production.  I’m not saying it’s a low quality piece of shit or anything but let’s be real, as fast as this fucker was made, it couldn’t of exactly had the highest of production values.  Of course I speak of the political spoof, Who’s Nailin’ Paylin from Hustler.  Knowing that your super high budget fuck flick is being outsold by this shit, has to be a sore spot of Digital Playground, who currently has their stars like Jenna Jane traveling the globe promoting the mega hit.  Truth is, by far Pirates II is a better movie.  It’s not just because the girls are hotter, which they are but because it’s clear when watching the movies that the overall production values are better with Pirates II than with Hustler’s Sara Palin political porn.  It’s crap.  They threw it together in 5 minutes and you can see it come through in the scenes of the movie.  I get that the idea was funny.  It really is but I still say Pirates II is a better movie and I hope that is reflected come awards time.


Digital Playground is very pleased to fulfill the first run order for “Pirates” on the day of its’ release. Coinciding the ship date with national “Talk Like a Pirate Day”, is no accident and the demand for the title within the underground Pirate community is staggering in itself. Add to that fans of the A-list cast, Joone, Digital Playground, Adam & Eve, filmmakers, HD, mainstream cinema, video games, CGI, animation and it’s no surprise that Mike Barry, Director of Adult Operations at DVD Empire says, “In a year that is producing a record number of big budget, high quality adult movie releases, “Pirates” is leading the pack. “Pirates” is out selling the next highest pre-book title by almost 2 to 1, proving again that adult movie customers do indeed appreciate a quality product.” Lending further support to Barry’s claim, “Pirates” is the all time # 1 pre-ordered title and it already ranks in the top 5 on Adult DVD Empire’s ‘current best sellers’ list, a first time feat for any title in ‘pre-order’ status. Sonia Yanez, Buyer for New Beginnings, a leading west coast distributor, agrees, “The pre orders for “Pirates” have been amazing. This is a must-have for every video store and adult retailer.”

Digital Playground President, Samantha Lewis is excited by the pre-orders around the world. She says, “Our out-the-door numbers have already surpassed our projections for the entire first month. Now that we have DVD’s shipping, our marketing efforts can really manifest. “Pirates” is the best investment we’ve ever made. Thank you Joone!”

Watch the “PIRATES” trailer NOW at or CLICK HERE to PRE-ORDER PIRATES Now

PIRATES” began shipping today, with a September 26th street date. The triple disc set offers both standard and WMV-HD DVD formats. Additional features include 16×9 Widescreen Format, Bloopers, Casting Video, Photo Gallery, Audio Commentary with the Stars, Behind the Scenes, Visual FX Making of, HD Behind the Scenes, Pirates Short, Bios, Trailers, Chapter Index and No Regional Coding.

About Digital Playground, Inc.: Digital Playground is the undisputed world leader in adult filmmaking and interactive formats. They’ve built their reputation creating, marketing and branding the most recognized, demanded and highest billed adult performers in the world. Teaming these exclusive contract stars with award-winning directors and a comprehensive post-production facility, complete with the only state of art special effects team housed by an adult entertainment compendium places DP miles ahead of the competition. Founded in 1993, Digital Playground created, produced and trademarked “Virtual Sex”, the first and most technologically advanced cyber sex simulator on the planet. Female owned and operated, Digital Playground emphasizes quality first in every venture with fastidiously high production values in erotic film and novelties for women, men and couples. Digital Playground’s commitment to excellence, innovative technology, brilliant full-length productions and exclusive contract stars are the secrets to their success. Bridging the gap between the entertainment industries, assisting the mainstream world with their quest for sex and the sex world with their quest for mainstream inclusion makes Digital Playground the highest demanded supplier of content for pay-per-view networks worldwide.