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Dana Vespoli in Revealing Interview with Sovereign Syre

‘Dana Vespoli’s Real Sexy Diary 2’ in Stores Now

VENICE, CA – Dana Vespoli is always a terrific interview, but in her latest it’s her friend Sovereign Syre who is doing the questioning and with the two knowing each other so well – the latter certainly knows which questions to ask to bring out the Dana’s brand of thoughtful provocativeness – it’s a special kind of fascinating.

“She graduated with a degree in comparative literature and got work in the corporate world, but found it degrading and, well boring,” Sovereign writes in introduction, striking a chord that is familiar to anyone familiar with the work and ways of Sovereign and/or Dana. Yes, a porn star found the corporate world degrading.

“Although Dana’s beauty is what I would define as delicate, her demeanor is salty, intense, cerebral and funny. This contradiction is compelling and a big part of her charm.”

Who could possible read that and not want to continue? (A: The kind of person you wouldn’t want to spend any time with.)

It’s a fairly long interview, but when it’s done one feels it could have gone longer. There is trust and playfulness and, even in a world that doesn’t always reward such things, they aren’t afraid to speak intellectually. They discuss the state of porn today, though not in the usual way, and how Dana’s vision(s) fit in with that. She is not a by-the-numbers pornographer, and she can sometimes frustrate the average porn fan with too much realism or getting artsy rather than just blasting through to the sex without any emotion.

“I come at it with respect for what it is, I come at it trying to have a meaningful experience with another person, or documenting a meaningful experience, or creating a situation where people can come together when we get down to the actual sex,” Dana says. “I know it sounds a little mystical or whatever, but I think when you lack respect for this thing, I think you lose it and it goes away, and that’s what I think happened with these companies. At a certain point no one wants to see a girl get made fun of. At a certain point people are watching this more for amusement than to be turned on.”

Read the entire interview at http://ilovesov.com/a-conversation-with-dana-vespoli/.

For information and to watch the trailer for Dana’s latest movie, Dana Vespoli’s Real Sex Diary 2 (Dana Vespoli/Evil Angel), go to http://evilangel-video.com/1100-real-sex-diary-2.html.

Read her Fleshbot interview at http://straight.fleshbot.com/6008454/dana-vespolis-rubber-fist-of-defiance.

Follow Dana Vespoli on Twitter @danavespoli. Visit her Evil Angel page at http://evilangel-video.com/dana_vespoli/. For everything Dana go to http://risingstarpr.com/clients/dana-vespoli/.

Fleshbot Gets Deep Inside Dana Vespoli with Amazing Interview

Revolutionary, Subversive, Unacceptable Feminist, Recluse

VENICE, CA – We might never know how many licks it takes to get to the center or a Tootsie Pop*, but we do know that Alfie’s feature interview on Dana Vespoli for Fleshbot comes in at more than 3,000 words.

Yes, she’s that interesting!

Titled “Dana Vespoli’s Rubber Fist of Defiance,” the piece opens up with one of the greatest descriptions of Dana that has been articulated so far:

Describing Dana Vespoli as just a pornographer is like labeling Andy Warhol as just a silkscreen printer. She defies definition. Vespoli is a shy subversive, a feminist shunned by feminists, a reclusive porn revolutionist.

The piece examines, assisted by Dana herself, just where porn is today and how someone like her – shooting off the tracks where her explosive creativity creates a new niche with nearly every movie released through her production company – can exist in an industry seemingly being strangled by pirating, budget restraints and fierce competition.

In reality, through her genre-defying product, Dana seems to struggle less with direct competition than with finding her audience. Her relationship with Evil Angel has given her the opportunity to search for and find those who connect with her movies. Of course, it’s an ongoing relationship and there is no predicting where the still-young director may take her audience in the future.

“I have a tendency to go really far sometimes,” Dana says. “I am subversive. I don’t know how else to be. And if I go too far, too hard, it can alienate people. It’s a marriage of art and commerce. I feel like if we are going to do femdom, let’s do femdom. Let’s go as far as we can, but that alienates a lot of people because a lot of fans of femdom are new to it. They don’t want to get scared away. I made two more Fluid movies and I also paid attention to certain things that have been doing well. Incest themes. Older/younger themes. I just put my own spin on those, like I did, My Evil Step Mom Fucked My Ass. It’s a little humorous. It tells you what it is. It fits with Evil. It is anal-based. It is creepy. I have to be creepy. I’m still figuring out my footing and finding what works.”

Dana Vespoli’s Real Sex Diary 2 (Dana Vespoli/Evil Angel) releases this week. The movie, the second volume of the series that looks at her private sex life, features Ava Dalush, Sara Luvv, Logan Pierce, Ramon Nomar, Tyler Nixon and Dana. For more information go to http://evilangel-video.com/1100-real-sex-diary-2.html.

Read the entire Fleshbot interview at http://straight.fleshbot.com/6008454/dana-vespolis-rubber-fist-of-defiance.

* A study by Swarthmore Junior High students concluded it takes 144 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Read the recent Vice article on Dana at www.vice.com/en_ca/read/director-defends-jian-ghomeshi-inspired-porn-movie-792.

Follow Dana Vespoli on Twitter @danavespoli. Visit her Evil Angel page at http://evilangel-video.com/dana_vespoli/. For everything Dana go to http://risingstarpr.com/clients/dana-vespoli/.

Vice Interviews Dana Vespoli About Controversial Scene in ‘Fluid 3’

Director: ‘A Lot of What I Do Offends People. I’m a Pornographer.’

VENICE, CA – In Dana Vespoli’s latest release Fluid 3 there is a scene that was inspired by the real-life events surrounding former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi who is facing sexual assault and choking charges for what he claims was consensual rough sex.

“The scandal that made countless Canadian women (including myself) question their own personal experiences with grey areas of consent can now be viewed through the nuance of a for-profit porno,” writes Elianna Lev for Vice.com.

Dana doesn’t deny that it was inspired by the case.

“I wanted to do something with water-bondage-type stuff and had an idea of someone interviewing a man with obscure sexual taste.

“That scene isn’t making light of the Jian Ghomeshi thing,” Dana continues. “I had one actress who said ‘I’d really enjoy exploring this in a safe place, because there’s something titillating and exciting about a man in power who’s dangerous, and I’m a woman who likes to take risks.’ And I said, ‘Well, if that’s what you’d like, I’d like to shoot it.’ But I can appreciate having a conversation about it.”

According to the article, the scene materialized after Sovereign Syre mentioned to Dana “that she was following the Ghomeshi scandal closely, and was aroused by certain elements of it—particularly the aspect of the power dynamic and the BDSM.”

“There’s a sexual fascination with it, not to take away what (allegedly) happened with these women,” Dana says in the article. “Of course people will take offense. A lot of what I do offends people, I’m a pornographer. I know there’s going to be people who are offended and I know there’s going to be people who find it titillating and exciting.”

Fluid 3 stars Jessa Rhodes, Manuel Ferrara, London Keyes, Dana DeArmond, Wolf Hudson, Chad Diamond, Eric John, Sovereign Syre, Steven St. Croix, Stoya, Carter Cruise and Dana.

Dana has three nominations for this weekend’s 2015 XRCO Awards: Hollywood Babylon (DV Productions/Evil Angel) is nominated for Best Release and Lesbian Anal P.O.V. (Dana VespoliEvil Angel) and Girls Kissing Girls (Sweetheart Video) are both nominated for Best Girl/Girl Series.

The 2015 XRCO Awards will be held this Sat., April 11 at Lure Nightclub, 1439 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Red carpet starts at 6 pm. Visit www.xrco.com for more information.

Read the Vice article at www.vice.com/en_ca/read/director-defends-jian-ghomeshi-inspired-porn-movie-792. For more information on Fluid 3 go to http://evilangel-video.com/1068-fluid-volume-3.html.

Follow Dana Vespoli on Twitter @danavespoli. Visit her Evil Angel page at http://evilangel-video.com/dana_vespoli/. For everything Dana go to http://risingstarpr.com/clients/dana-vespoli/.

Sweetheart Releases Wicked Dana Vespoli-Directed ‘Lesbian Stepsisters 2’

A Physical and Mental Ride with Amazing, Sexy Twists

VENICE, CA – Don’t think it is a cruel April Fool’s joke when you hear that the Dana Vespoli-directed Lesbian Stepsisters 2 (Sweetheart Video) is going to be available in stores this week – because it really is!

The cast is certainly no joke, either. She lined up beauties Chastity Lynn, Bree Daniels, Cherie DeVille, Sara Luvv and Ashlyn Molloy, and Dana herself also makes a sexy appearance.

“I’m really happy about Stepsisters 2,” Dana said. “It’s a great, dark movie. Bree Daniels shines in it, as does Sara Lufv, and Cherie DeVille is outstanding as a corrupt attorney. I think people are really going to fall for this one.”

Fans can go to the Sweetheart site to see a sexy, nearly three-minute preview that shows that the movie not only has very hot sex, it also features some psychological twists that really fan the flames to make this scorching movie with some wicked twists and turns. Check it out at http://www.sweetheartvideo.com/en/BTS-Lesbian-Stepsisters-02/scene/73317.

Also available this week is Evil Angels: Lisa Ann (Evil Angel), which features a Dana working with Lexington Steele. Later this month she will release Dana Vespoli’s Real Sex Diary 2 (Dana Vespoli/Evil Angel).

Dana has three nominations for the 2015 XRCO Awards: Hollywood Babylon (DV Productions/Evil Angel) is nominated for Best Release and Lesbian Anal P.O.V. (Dana VespoliEvil Angel) and Girls Kissing Girls (Sweetheart Video) are both nominated for Best Girl/Girl Series.

Follow Dana Vespoli on Twitter @danavespoli. Visit her Evil Angel page at http://evilangel-video.com/dana_vespoli/. For everything Dana go to http://risingstarpr.com/clients/dana-vespoli/.

Dana Vespoli: ‘Lesbian Stepsisters’ 1, 2, 3!

‘Girls Kissing Girls 17’ and ‘Analingus 7’ in the Works

VENICE, CA – Dana Vespoli is shooting many popular series today and Lesbian Stepsisters can officially join the list.

The first came edition out last year and received tremendous reviews. XCritic recommended it, with Sex Reed using words like “hot sex,” “very nice” and “enjoyable.” At Adult DVD Talk, Captain Jack called it “sensual,” called the girls “absolute knockouts” said the movie was “a treat.” So now there’s volume 2.

Lesbian Stepsisters 2 stars Bree Daniels, Cherie Deville, Sara Luvv, Ashlyn Molloy, Chastity Lynn and Dana and is being released scene-by-scene by Sweetheart on www.SweetheartVideo.com. Available so far are scenes with Dana and Bree, Cherie and Sara, and Chastity and Ashlyn. All that’s left are the BTS and the scene with Sara and Bree, which will be posted April 1 and March 29 (respectively). The DVD releases April 16.

Dana is about to start shooting Lesbian Stepsisters 3 just after she finishes up with Girls Kissing Girls 17 and Analingus 7, which she’s working on now. Both are for Sweetheart.

New in stores from Dana are My Evil Stepson and Fluid 3 (both Dana Vespoli/Evil Angel).

Dana has three nominations for the 2015 XRCO Awards: Hollywood Babylon (DV Productions/Evil Angel) is nominated for Best Release and Lesbian Anal P.O.V. (Dana VespoliEvil Angel) and Girls Kissing Girls (Sweetheart Video) are both nominated for Best Girl/Girl Series.

Follow Dana Vespoli on Twitter @danavespoli. Visit her Evil Angel page at http://evilangel-video.com/dana_vespoli/. For everything Dana go to http://risingstarpr.com/clients/dana-vespoli/.

Dana Vespoli’s ‘My Evil Stepson’ Hits #1 as She Wraps ‘Stepmom #2’

ADT: ‘An Exceptional Release’; Shooting ‘Girls Kissing Girls,’ More ‘Analingus’

VENICE, CA – With Dana Vespoli’s My Evil Stepson (Evil Angel) reaching #1 on Gamelink’s Top 100 Adult Movies chart, Dana was busy wrapping up the next volume of My Evil Stepmom Fucked My Ass 2, which will feature another all-star cast.

The second volume of the popular new Stepmom series, now in the can, will star Kota Sky, Cherie DeVille, Bree Daniels, Puma Swede, Jodi Taylor, Carter Cruise and Dana.

Meanwhile, the reviews are rolling in for her chart-topping My Evil Stepson and they are overwhelmingly positive. In a 4.5-star review Adult DVD Talk called “an exceptional release.”

“This is an exceptional, boundary-pushing release from Dana Vespoli,” fu_q writes. “With the eerily erotic Sovereign Syre/Xander Corvus coupling leading the way, this one bears the darker, twisted mark that its director has come to be known for. Fans of features, fans of incestual overtones, and/or fans of any of the ladies should check this out. If you’re into Dana or Sovereign, it’s a must-see. Hands down and dicks up, it’s a winner.”

With shoots for My Evil Stepson complete Dana is turning her attention toward shooting Girls Kissing Girls and Analingus for Sweetheart. She also appears in two new DVDS, Bikini Blowjobs (Standard Digital) and Brazzers Meanest Lesbians (Brazzers).

The third volume of her popular Fluid series was released this month. Fluid 3 stars Dana DeArmond, London Keyes, Sovereign Syre, Carter Cruise, Jessa Rhodes, Steven St. Croix with Dana.

Dana has three nominations for the 2015 XRCO Awards: Hollywood Babylon (DV Productions/Evil Angel) is nominated for Best Release and Lesbian Anal P.O.V. (Dana VespoliEvil Angel) and Girls Kissing Girls (Sweetheart Video) are both nominated for Best Girl/Girl Series.

Read the ADT review of My Evil Stepson at www.adultdvdtalk.com/review/my-evil-stepson. f

Follow Dana Vespoli on Twitter @danavespoli. Visit her Evil Angel page at http://evilangel-video.com/dana_vespoli/. For everything Dana go to http://risingstarpr.com/news/?page_id=5205.

Dana Vespoli Featuring in New York City This Friday Night

XRCO Nominates Her for Best Release & Twice for Best Girl/Girl Series

VENICE, CA – New York area fans of Dana Vespoli are in for a rare treat this Friday night when she makes a rare stage appearance, featuring dancing for one night only at Sapphire.

In other big Dana news, the X-Rated Critics Organization announced the nominees for the 2015 XRCO Awards and she scored for two categories. Her biggest release of 2014, Hollywood Babylon (DV Productions/Evil Angel), is nominated for Best Release. Also, her Lesbian Anal P.O.V. is nominated for Best Girl/Girl Series, as is Girls Kissing Girls, the Sweetheart Video series she has been directing since 2012.

“I’m really excited to be going to New York City to feature this Friday night, it’s something I don’t get the opportunity to do very often,” Dana said. “It’s going to be made even more special being able to go back east with these noms. Hollywood Babylon was very special to me and I adore shooting girl/girl movies, and to be nominated for my work with Evil Angel and for Sweetheart was very gratifying.”

Next week she will release the latest installment of her fascinating Fluid 3 series. The movie stars Stoya, Carter Cruise, London Keyes, Jessa Rhodes, Sovereign Syre, Dana DeArmond, Manuel Ferrara, Steven St. Croix, Wolf Hudson, Eric John, Chad Diamond and Dana.

Sapphire is located at 333 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022. Call 212.421.3600 or go to www.nysapphire.com.

New releases available to eager fans include Girls Kissing Girls 16 and Lesbian Public Sex Fetish 2 (Dana Vespoli/Evil Angel). For more information on the latter go to http://evilangel-video.com/1045-lesbian-public-sex-fetish-2.html.

Follow Dana Vespoli on Twitter @danavespoli. Visit her Evil Angel page at http://evilangel-video.com/dana_vespoli/. For everything Dana go to http://risingstarpr.com/news/?page_id=5205.

Dana Vespoli Directing 2 Completely Different Projects

Some Sexy Girl/Girl Sweetheart, an Anal, Evil Stepmom Movie for Herself

VENICE, CA – The great Dana Vespoli is hard at work on two movies and you can be sure she won’t be confusing one for the other.

For Sweetheart she’s shooting Girls Kissing Girls 17, a line she has directed for several times. She is also working on the second volume of her controversial My Evil Stepmom Fucked My Ass for her own production company, distributed by Evil Angel.

“I love being able to work on different kinds of projects,” Dana said. “Every movie has its own personality and appeals to different interests and fetishes and curiosities. I love being able to try different things. Each movie is its own opportunity.”

Dana also has a rare feature dancing date coming up March 6 at Sapphire in New York City.

New releases available to eager fans include Girls Kissing Girls 16 and Lesbian Public Sex Fetish 2 (Dana Vespoli/Evil Angel). For more information on the latter go to http://evilangel-video.com/1045-lesbian-public-sex-fetish-2.html.

Follow Dana Vespoli on Twitter @danavespoli. Visit her Evil Angel page at http://evilangel-video.com/dana_vespoli/. For everything Dana go to http://risingstarpr.com/news/?page_id=5205.

Two New Movies From Dana Vespoli This Week

Director Has Releases From Evil Angel & Sweetheart

VENICE, CA – This is a big week for Dana Vespoli fans with two new Dana-directed movies hitting the street this week.

Girls Kissing Girls 16 is releasing this week from Sweetheart Video and stars India Summer, Dani Daniels, Cherie DeVille, Sovereign Syre, Penny Pax, August Ames, Ashlyn Molloy and Dana. August and Penny share the cover.

Also this week, Lesbian Public Sex Fetish 2 (Dana Vespoli/Evil Angel) hits the streets. This one stars Jessie Andrews, Dani Daniels, Ashlyn Molloy, Kalina Ryu and Dana. For more information go to http://evilangel-video.com/1045-lesbian-public-sex-fetish-2.html.

“It was fun working with Dani Daniels in both these movies,” she said. “I think she is one of my most favorite performers for girl/girl.”

Coming next month is Fluid 3, which will star Stoya, Carter Cruise, Jessa Rhodes, London Keyes, Dana DeArmond, Sovereign Syre and Dana.

Follow Dana Vespoli on Twitter @danavespoli. Visit her Evil Angel page at http://evilangel-video.com/dana_vespoli/. For everything Dana go to http://risingstarpr.com/news/?page_id=5205.

Dana Vespoli on Porn Valley Being More Progressive Than Hollywood

International Business Times Article Suggests Adult Industry Leads the Way

VENICE, CA – International Business Times has tackled a topic that will shock the Hollywood elite who tend to consider themselves progressives: they may be falling behind the adult industry.

“Fewer than 8 percent of the top-grossing Hollywood movies in 2014 were directed by women,” Barbara Herman writes for IBT. “And while media discussion of the ‘director gap’ in Hollywood is growing, particularly after the Ava DuVernay Best Director Oscars snub for Selma, one film industry seems to have no problem employing female directors or handing them awards: the adult film industry.”

Dana Vespoli is one of the first people to have her phone ring when the topic of “women in porn” comes up, as it often does, but you won’t see her trying to get attention just because she’s a female director – the work speaks for itself.

“Although she balks at the idea that women have a different style of directing, there’s no question women bring different experiences and viewpoints to their work — a contrast to the largely male vision that dominates Hollywood,” Herman writes.

“’My work tends to be dark,’ she says. She’s not kidding: She described a recent series of films she shot titled Fluid that explored water bondage, and one scene even featured ‘light waterboarding.’ Recently, Vespoli directed a film called Girl/Boy starring Jiz Lee, a ‘gender queer’ performer who eschews gender pronouns, and Vespoli’s own ex-husband, porn star Manuel Ferrara, with whom Vespoli has children.”

Of course, Dana’s unique greatness has been known within the adult industry for quite some time. Here are some snippets from an enthusiastic “5 Hard Ons Out Of 5” review of Dana Vespoli’s Real Sex Diary from Inked Angels.

“Whether writing and directing features and storyline vignettes that (in my opinion) are almost too good for porn or starring in and directing amazing gonzo guerrilla hardcore smut; Dana Vespoli is the force to be reckoned with in adult film making. This is an amazing look into the personal sex live of Ms. Vespoli and I, for one, am thankful for her letting us be flies on the wall. The sex here is real, it’s passionate, it’s raw.

“I just can’t say enough good things about it and to be quite honest, words really cannot describe how completely engrossing and amazing this film is anyway. Everyone should see this.”

Catch Dana in Glenn King’s Maneaters 4: All Bush Edition (Glenn King/Evil Angel), which releases this week.

Read the entire IBT piece at http://www.ibtimes.com/women-porn-they-direct-win-awards-control-their-careers-more-progressive-hollywood-1793950#. The Inked Angels review is at http://inkedangels.net/dana-vespolis-real-sex-diary/.

Follow Dana Vespoli on Twitter @danavespoli. Visit her Evil Angel page at http://evilangel-video.com/dana_vespoli/. For everything Dana go to http://risingstarpr.com/news/?page_id=5205.