'Morphine' Release Party @ Beauty Bar, 5/20/08
Last Tuesday, pornstar/director Kimberly Kane (MySpace) celebrated the release of her new Vivid-Alt (MySpace) movie Morphine, her second directorial effort for the imprint, with a party at Beauty Bar in Hollywood. Inspired by Kane's experiences working at the Sugar Shack in Portland around 2003, Morphine "...paints a dark picture of a young woman (Audrey Hollander) struggling to leave the tawdry life of prostitution and drug addiction to follow her dreams of being a Nashville songwriter."
In attendance were stars April Flores (MySpace) and husband/director Carlos Batts (MySpace), as well as Mandy Morbid (MySpace) and boyfriend Zak Sabbath (MySpace), Alex Gonz, Julius Ceazher, Kane's sister Katie, and Kane's friend Agata Alexander (MySpace). Also present were Vivid-Alt head/director Eon McKai (MySpace), photographer/director Octavio "Winkytiki" Arizala (MySpace), director Vena Virago (MySpace), artist COOP and wife Ruth, model/photographer Alejandra Guerrero (MySpace), Aiden Starr, AVN photographer Gia Jordan (MySpace), XBIZ reporter Joanne Cachapero, XBIZ's Casey O'Donnell, and Fleshbot reporter DCypher.
The highlight of the evening was the Black Eye Beauty Pageant(!), featuring makeup by Willia, where Morbid was crowned the winner based on audience applause.