Gram Ponante

Gram was the first person who predicted (despite his own disgust with the movie) that Corruption would come home a winner. He even went so far as promising to buy me lunch if I didn’t win best director.

Well I did, so I figure he’s due for lunch on me.

Luckily, I didn’t make similar wagers with everyone else who was certain we were gonna win or I would be having my mea culpa catered (however, Paul Thomas does owe me $50, but that’s another story). Attending the party would be (in no particular order) Ernest Greene and Nina Hartley; Tristan Taormino, Shylar Coby, and Marci Hirsch from Vivid; reviewers Houston Don, Den from CAVR, and Roger T. Pipe; MAC, Mischa Allen & Wit Maverick from Adam & Eve; Dave Diamond from Hustler; David Lord; Tricia Deveraux and a selection of Kylie’s fans and other performers.

I sat each one down in course and explained calmly why there was absolutely no chance that we would win. That Fashionistas, whatever its weaknesses, was unbeatable.

I even went so far as to tell Peter Warren from AVN not only could we not win this year, but now that Pirates II has been announced, our 2007 show, Upload, is doomed as well.

Okay. I was wrong. I made an ass out of myself not once but twice on theAVN stage because I didn’t know what to say. You don’t have to rub it in.

I should also mention that I’ve never been so glad to be so wrong in my life.

A special thanks to Belial, Nic, Stephen, Kari, Angie, Trendee, Audra, Jenn, Alvin and everyone on the cast and crew who worked so hard to makeCorruption a movie that stands apart from the pack.

A lot happened in Vegas, and I’m sure I’ll be blogging about the things we don’t cover in our podcast (we’ve had some in-house technical difficulties that have stalled the first volume, but it’s coming) as the weeks go by. For now, let me just say that this is the first time in memory I’ve come back from Vegas feeling better about my life and career than I did when I left. That’s enough.

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