TARZANA, Calif.—The evening of April 24, movie aficionados, cast, crew, industry luminaries and critics descended upon Westwood, California for the world premiere of Revenge of the Petites. Featuring a star-studded red carpet, an energetic screening and a wild after-party, the premiere at the Regent Theatre was a resounding success. Glowing reviews from the theatrical showing highlight how producer AMKingdom.com perfectly captured the essence of '80s coming-of-age comedies, while including all the hot sex viewers always dreamed of.
For most of the cast and crew, the premiere was their first time seeing the finished movie, the biggest of their careers.
After getting over the initial shock of seeing her vagina on a huge movie screen, Revenge of the Petites star Skin Diamond exclaimed, " I loved it! I was really happy with my acting in the film and loved playing the character of a cynical tomboy—something different than what I'm used to. I would love to do more features like this. Harry [Sparks] did a great job directing, and I think how much we enjoyed filming comes across well."
"It was an awesome experience working with Kim [Nielsen] and all the great cast and crew in Revenge of the Petites," stated redheaded lead Marie McCray. "I knew I was a good actress before, but after seeing myself on the big screen for the premiere, I see myself as being one of the best actresses in the adult industry. I had a great time with the whole experience and would love to do it again!"
Director Harry Sparks reflected, "I was so touched to see all the people who came out to support our movie. Kim [Nielsen] and I were still editing it earlier that day. As a labor of love, we wanted everything to be perfect, and judging by the amazing audience response, we succeeded."
On hand for the premiere were a mix of adult industry and mainstream media, including AVN, British GQ, CraveOnline.com, Fleshbot.com, Philippine Tribune, EMMReport, and more. Regardless the publication, the response was unanimous: Revenge of the Petites is a must-see movie.
"What a blast it was going to a Hollywood-style premiere, especially for such a fun, cute, sexy, and unique adult movie," said AVN founder Paul Fishbein. " Revenge of the Petites restores some faith in the future of adult films. Story-oriented features are still alive."
AVN Magazine Editor-in-Chief Sharan Street commented, "Seeing this collegiate comedy on the big screen, right down the street from UCLA—with a raucous crowd cheering on the hottest climaxes (cries of 'Get it!' could be heard more than once)—was an all-too-rare experience for fans of adult entertainment. And the story itself is both sexier and sweeter than most mainstream teen comedies."
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Fleshbot.com stated, "AMKingdom pulled out all the stops with its world premiere of Revenge of the Petites, and we were glad to be on hand for the event. Offering up dozens of our favorite porn stars in extremely hot and wild sex scenes, Petites is everything a porn fan could hope for. And containing a hysterical story reminiscent of the great '80s comedies, it's everything a movie fan could desire."
British GQ magazine columnist Anka Radakovich stated, "The porn star-filled audience at the screening of Revenge of the Petites was so rowdy I could barely hear people's orgasms, but at least everyone applauded when someone had one."
CraveOnline.com Film Channel Editor William Bibbiani said, "AMKingdom is pulling out all the stops to promote Revenge of the Petites as the next phase in legitimate pornographic entertainment, teetering towards the mainstream without sacrificing the explicit sensuality that defines the genre. They might be on to something. The direction by Harry Sparks would have impressed by being merely competent, from a conventional filmmaking perspective, but he pushes the envelope by incorporating narrative techniques that the adult industry hasn't experimented with in decades, if at all. Comparing a sex comedy like Revenge of the Petites to the works of Sergei Eisenstein sounds hyperbolic, and certainly Sparks' goals are comparatively modest, but we'll be damned if he doesn't seem to understand the master's intentions regarding the power of montage, and Sparks is admirable in his attempt to explore the technique's capacity to titillate, if nothing else."
"There's a definite sense throughout the film that Sparks is a legitimately strong director who isn't trying to make a mainstream film that happens to have sex with it, or an 'adult' film that happens to have a narrative. He incorporates both mindsets, thought by some to be inherently conflicting, in fairly equal measure and crafts in the process a genuine motion picture experience that's both pleasurable and arousing," Bibbiani continued. "We have a long way to go before the worlds of conventional filmmaking and pornographic content are intertwined, but Revenge of the Petites is at the very least a step in the right direction for an industry too often focused on blasé 'couples' storytelling, goofy parodies and narrative-free ‘gonzo' presentations."
Key adult industry figures were also entertained by the premiere. Kick Ass Pictures co-owner Scott said, "I enjoyed the movie. I thought the casting was spot on. Marie [McCray] and Skin [Diamond] were especially good in their roles. All the acting was good, and the sex was really good too. I liked the way the sex scenes were cut together. It was clear that a lot of time and hard work went into making the movie."
In Revenge of the Petites, petite and nerdy Marie and her best friend Skin embark on their freshman year of college. They soon realize college life is not as easy as it seems. Subjected to the taunts, teasing and practical jokes of the tall and beautiful girls of Theta House, led by the vicious Vanessa, Marie and her friends are left with no choice but to join a sorority for other petite girls. When one cruel, practical joke by the girls of Theta House goes too far, the petites have enough. With the help of a former member of Theta House, the petites set out to get their revenge in the hilarious and heartfelt coming of age story with an adult twist.
Rare for an adult film, Revenge of the Petites features an extremely large cast of top adult performers. In addition to Marie McCray, Vanessa Cage, and Skin Diamond, Revenge of the Petites stars Celeste Star, Dani Daniels, Cassandra Nix, Ashley Jane, Zoey Kush, Riley Reid, Kris Slater, Sativa Verte, Heidi Hanson, Katie St. Ives, Seth Dickens, Victoria Rae Black, Tia Cyrus, Nina Devon, Hayden Hawkens, Leilani Leeanne, Talon, Sarah Shevon, Trinity St. Clair, and James Deen.
Releasing on DVD May 9, Revenge of the Petites notably redefines adult entertainment as the first feature to merge niche markets like petites, hairy and exotic with traditional adult elements. Tying all the niches together is a feel-good story with heart. Revenge of the Petites caters to a mixed market and includes something for every taste and desire.
Exile Distribution is now accepting pre-orders for Revenge of the Petites. Featuring a huge budget, 23 adult stars, 30 extras, an original feature script, and original music, Revenge of the Petites is one of the most anticipated adult movies of the year. The 3-disc coming-of-age dramedy from AMKingdom.com contains over 8 hours of content, including the feature movie, extended sex scenes, interviews, and a behind-the-scenes documentary.
Pictured: Kim Nielsen and Sativa Verte