VENICE, CA—The obituary for the DVD has been written many times, but to paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Just ask director B. Skow. His latest movie, Proud Parents (Skow for Girlfriends), was just released May 27 and already the warehouse at Girlfriends is completely devoid of the discs. On Monday afternoon, one worker thought he’d seen a loose copy over by the stairwell, but when he went to retrieve it, it was gone.
The Proud Parents DVD is sold out and even the guys in the Girlfriends warehouse can't get a copy to check out.
Both Skow and Girlfriends are longtime professionals and they know their audience and generally can gauge sales pretty accurately, but this one got away from them. It has resonated with fans, who have been flooding retailers with orders.
“The reception for Proud Parents has been fantastic,” Skow said. “We knew we had a really great product and were confident that fans would react strongly, but this has been stunning. We don’t see sales out of the box like this very often anymore and it’s fun to see and to be a part of something that is blowing up so fast.”
Fans and retailers can rest assured that orders will be filled as quickly as possible.
The movie stars Casey Calvert as a daughter of a porn star couple. She is looking to follow her parents’ lead by getting into the industry herself. With a documentary crew in tow—and without the permission of her unsuspecting parents—the movie is raising basic questions about right and wrong while also tapping into issues of hypocrisy, parenting and rebellion.
While the trailer originally ran exclusively on Fleshbot, it is currently running on AVN, Adult DVD Talk and other media outlets.
The movie also stars Keisha Grey, India Summer, Lily LaBeau, Aiden Ashley, Steven St. Croix, Kurt Lockwood, and Scott Lyons.
Check out the trailer for Proud Parents here.
Check out Skow for Girlfriends here.
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