Anton Productions owner Joe Anthony has launched Eight One Eight Media, a new company focusing on girl on girl action with a fetish twist. The studio has been selling DVDs and digital downloads through their websites, www.eightoneeightmedia.com and www.tuppies.com, since February of this year.
"Anton offers a lot of diversity within the fetish world but we wanted to do something that would attract a more mainstream adult audience," explained Anthony. "We were working with a lot of very cute girls who kept saying that they loved working with other girls. Dick [Darkly, Anton Productions webmaster] came up with the idea of calling the clips site Tuppies.com. Tuppy is an East Coast term for a cute, naturally pretty girl."
Eight One Eight Media features those young, naturally pretty girls mixing solo and girl/girl action with a variety of specialized kinks such as foot play and panty and pantyhose fetishes. Starlets have included Penthouse Pets Charlie Laine and Celeste Star, Franchezca Valentina, Riley Shy, Daisy Marie, Carli Banks, Samantha Ryan, Cassie Young, Holly Morgan, Sammie Rhodes, and Miko Sinz.
Anthony, who began his career in adult by producing bondage shoots on the East Coast during the late 90's, is also celebrating Anton Productions' tenth anniversary. "There was a pretty large audience for the stuff I was doing," recalled Anthony. "So, I moved out to the west coast in 1997 with Dick Darkly. Around that time, the internet was just getting big and we were quick to start selling our videos online."
Specializing in bondage, hypnosis, and fetish fare, the studio has built and maintains a loyal following over the years with such dramatically sensational titles as Hypno-Bondage, Knocked Out Beauties, and Washing Nina's Brain.
"A lot of customers come to us because they have heard other fetishists talking about us on the web," said Anthony. "Our bondage stuff has always done well, even though competition has increased about 1000% since I started. Both unconscious fetish and hypnosis fetish are steady sellers. The audiences for those products may not be that big but they are loyal...if they like your stuff, they will keep buying."
Anthony ensures his audience satisfaction by taking a hands-on approach to his productions. He directs, writes, shoots, and edits the majority of his content. "In our early days, I was even known to put on a mask and play the bad guy in some of the bondage videos," laughed Anthony. "Recently, I have hired other directors to shoot some of our videos but, even then, I am very involved in how the finished product looks."
Anthony sees a healthy future for the niche market. "I think fetish producers are an important part of the adult industry today," he said. "I also think that you can clearly see fetish influences in a lot of mainstream porn these days."
For more information on Anton productions, visit www.antonvideo.com.