Hollywood turning to Adult industry?
While Hollywood and Bollywood are growing closer there may be another new trend for Hollywood and the Adult industry, or as I'd call it, Naughtywood (I'm copyrighting that phrase right here). We've seen Steven Soderbergh take on Sasha Grey in The Girlfriend Experience, and now word is that Riley Steele is set to take on a substantial role in Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D.
Now while that might seem like a film that wouldn't be too much of a stretch considering the past history of "scream queens" in Hollywood, the cast on that is already pretty big, boasting Richard Dreyfuss, Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames, Dina Meyer and Kelly Brook, her role is supposed to be a large one.
"It's crystal clear that Riley Steele adds yet another dimension to Piranha 3-D...Her natural beauty will light up the screen as she frolics with the hordes of spring break partygoers in our very contemporary, scary 3-D movie."
Meanwhile Digital Playground CEO, Samantha Lewis, who Riley Steele films for, said:
"I am extremely proud of Riley Steele and her significant role in 'Piranha 3-D'. This is an amazing opportunity for Riley as the 94 page script was written to capitalize on her powerful sex appeal and has her appearing in a large number of scenes. I have every confidence in Riley's ability to instill all of her beauty and charisma to the film through her spectacular screen presence."
I'm not entirely sure if she's really pushing up her part in the film, but she is suggesting that it's a part much larger than that of a simple scream queen role.
Steele herself is the most excited, obviously, and had this to say:
"I thought getting an audition for Piranha 3-D was one of the highlights of my life, but when I was offered the part, I almost died...I'm going to be around all these amazing actors, so I really want to keep up and learn from them."
That does suggest that she's keen to capitalise on this film and move forward with other Hollywood projects. Still Naughtywood isn't behind her.
Mind you it could be a publicity piece of casting and we might find that when we get to see Piranha 3D we'll find that there isn't actually a big part after all, however this news from Bloody Disgusting and PR Web is highlighting something of a trend.
Not only are some adult stars moving in front of the mainstream Hollywood camera from the Naughtywood one, but we're hearing about some very big Naughtywood stars moving behind the Hollywood camera with Stormy Daniels producing and directing a horror film in New Orleans, something she's extremely reluctant to talk about but includes some Hollywood horror actors as well as Naughtywood actors, and Jenna Jameson appearing in more and more mainstream Hollywood films, even if she doesn't look like herself these days!
Is the link up between Hollywood and Naughtywood growing, and could there ever be a time when the flow of talent would go the opposite way?