LOS ANGELES—Vivid Entertainment has scheduled a casting call July 20 to audition male and female talent for the remake of the landmark classic porn movie Behind the Green Door. McKenna Taylor, daughter of the famous adult star in the original film, Marilyn Chambers, will help choose the actress to play the lead female role.
Legendary multiple-award winning director Paul Thomas will helm the new original production, titled The New Behind The Green Door.
"Vivid has already made best-selling movies based on Deep Throat, The Devil in Miss Jones and Debbie Does Dallas, and with Behind the Green Door we will have reprised all four of the iconic early adult films," said Steven Hirsch, the studio's founder/co-chairman. "The '70s are referred to as The Golden Age of Porn and these four titles helped launch the porn business into the mainstream. Behind the Green Door dug deep into the sexual side of human nature and took viewers to a place that no other adult film had gone before. We hope to achieve the same result with our remake."
Released in 1972, Behind the Green Door is believed to be the first hardcore adult movie widely distributed in the U.S. and is credited with helping to establish a mainstream market for porn. The original was directed by the infamous brothers Artie and Jim Mitchell. It generated headlines when it was revealed that Chambers was the same beautiful blonde model seen smiling and holding a freshly diapered baby on boxes of Ivory Snow laundry detergent that were on the shelves of millions of homes across the country, until they were hurriedly recalled by the manufacturer.
Vivid obtained rights to Behind the Green Door earlier this year. Following the selection of a cast, Vivid will start production of the remake in September and a release date will be announced.
Press is invited to attend the casting call and meet McKenna Taylor from 1-4 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Vivid offices, located at 3599 Cahuenga Blvd. West, 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90068.
Press also is invited to attend the callbacks for performers, which has been scheduled for 1-4 p.m. July 23, also at the Vivid offices. Taylor will attend both casting sessions.
For press wishing to attend either of the two casting calls, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured above: McKenna Taylor