CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Pleasure Dynasty and Sensuous Diamond's Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody is riding high in the wake of multiple award nominations and stellar reviews from the industry's top critics. Praised for its pitch-perfect adult take on the Martin Scorsese classic and scorching sex scenes, the debut title from Pleasure Dynasty's parody platform is a must-stock for retailers looking to cash in on the perfect holiday gift item. AVN bestowed a perfect 5-star "Editor's Choice" rating on the movie.
Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody stars Tommy Pistol as Travis Bickle, a man beginning to disconnect from society and on the verge of a breakdown. Unable to sleep at night, Bickle takes a job driving a cab through the dark streets of New York, receiving an education in sin. A high-profile cast supports Pistol, including Jessie Andrews (Iris), Lily LaBeau (Betsy), Evan Stone (Sport), Misty Stone, Nikki Charm, Sean Michaels and Best New Starlet recipient Chanel Preston.
Adult Video News (AVN) recognized Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody with 2012 AVN Awards nominations in eight categories, including Best Actor (Tommy Pistol), Best Cinematography (Paul Woodcrest), Best Music Soundtrack, and Best Director – Parody (General Stone).
AVN Senior Editor Mark Kernes gave Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody a rare 5-star Editor's Choice review, indicating a perfect score.
"It's been a long time since we've seen Martin Scorsese's award-winning film Taxi Driver, but in our view, the General Stone-directed parody deserves as much praise in the adult world as Scorsese's film got in mainstream," Kernes wrote. "Tommy Pistol's performance as Travis Bickle is riveting nearly every moment he's on screen…Think of De Niro's performance in the mainstream version crossed with the Rorschach character in Watchmen and you'll be close."
"Pleasure Dynasty and director General Stone are up to the task, bringing the porn version to life in a fitting tribute to the original," wrote reviewer Scott Ross. "Tommy Pistol does a great job of portraying Travis Bickle….The videography is excellent and even includes some nice camera angles during the sex scenes. Overall, General Stone admirably works within his limitations to create a dramatic parody that uses the mainstream classic's sexuality to insert sex scenes in a way that doesn't interrupt the flow of the movie."
Veteran critic Roger T. Pipe of RogReviews.com raved, "This is a very true telling of the classic film with a few important changes… Tommy Pistol does a very good job. The supporting roles are beautifully acted. Lily LaBeau plays the object of Travis' misguided affections and does so with equal parts sophisticated superiority and doe-eyed wonder. She also turns in a wicked hot sex scene at the end of the movie. Mark this down as a really strong contender for Best Parody: Drama or even Best Feature. It's that good."
NightMoves magazine editor Art Koch gushed, "This parody is a serious parallel to the original and General Stone is to be congratulated for creating a very believable, well-structured film. Everything about this film spells award nominations for General Stone, the cast and becoming one of the top parody films ever."
The movie scored high marks from Gram Ponante of Fleshbot.com, who wrote, "Taxi Driver takes itself seriously and is done so well that we do, too, and that's no mean feat for a porn movie."
XCritic.com hailed Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody as "a fine homage" and reviewer Apache Warrior remarked, "I recommend this film, and I suspect that this production company has a very good future."
Pleasure Dynasty created Taxi Driver XXX in collaboration with Sensuous Diamond. The property of one of Pleasure Dynasty/PD Films, LLC's investors, Sensuous Diamond was developed through PD Films' unique business model.
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