CHATSWORTH, Calif.—A safe-for-work trailer for Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody is now available online. Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody marks the first release directed by General Stone in conjunction with Pleasure Dynasty and Sensuous Diamond. Exile Distribution begins shipping Taxi Driver to retailers, e-tailers and distributors around the world July 22 to meet the movie’s release date of July 29.
In an effort to support retail outlets and distributors, the x-rated take on the Hollywood classic starring Robert De Niro will only be available to own on DVD. The safe-for-work trailer introduces viewers to the perfectly cast adult performers as fan-favorites Travis Bickle, Iris and Sport.
“Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody is quite possibly the most anticipated parody to ever come out,” said XBIZ editor Dan Miller. “I love someone is doing an edgy, controversial film with substance. I can't wait for this.”
AVN editor Peter Warren weighed in on the spot-on casting. "Casting Tommy Pistol as Bickle was a brilliant choice," he said. "Not only does he bear a distinct resemblance to the young De Niro, he's proven time and again that he has the acting chops to pull the role off. I'd wager that Scorsese would approve."
To view the full-length, safe-for-work trailer for Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody, visit here.
Taxi Driver 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, pictured), Lily LaBeau (Betsy), Evan Stone (Sport), Misty Stone, Nikki Charm, Sean Michaels and 6-time Best New Starlet recipient Chanel Preston.
“This is probably the best parody I have shot. We took an iconic masterpiece and paid close attention to detail,” said Director General Stone. “Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody will be an instant x-rated classic.”
“The sex is as intense as the movie itself,” said Howard Levine, president of sales for Exile Distribution. “This was a labor of love for General Stone, who successfully turned the masterpiece of American filmmaking into a masterpiece of pornographic filmmaking. The iconic character of Travis comes through perfectly in the parody and will help make Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody an instant classic, selling consistently for years to come.”
When discussing the move to bypass a VOD or paysite release, Levine added, “Everyone at Exile Distribution fully supports our retail outlets, and we feel releasing the movie solely on DVD will help prevent pirated copies from flooding the internet.”
Another move by Exile Distribution to aid retailers and prevent the online pirating of Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody is the employment of Takedown Piracy, one of the most effective companies patrolling the Internet for pirated content and copyright infringements. Its services will help steer consumers back to stores, said Exile.