HOLLYWOOD—Production company DOOM Incorporated launched a campaign today through crowd funding website Indiegogo.com to back a feature film about the life of Golden Age adult legend Vanessa del Rio.
Thomas Mignone, director of On the Doll and a host of music videos, wrote and is attached to helm the untitled project, which according to its official Indiegogo page "follows the wildly exhilarating life of the legendary adult film icon Vanessa del Rio, set against the backdrop of organized crime-controlled Times Square during the 70s & 80s."
The page goes on to say that the project's producers chose to go the route of crowd funding in order to keep the picture "authentic and true to Vanessa's story in a way that the typical Hollywood studio system would not allow or even consider."
Listed as consultants on the project are adult industry veterans Bill Margold and Cass Paley, as well as del Rio herself.
For more about the proposed biopic, including a video featuring interviews with del Rio and Mignone, visit www.vanessadelriofilmproject.com.