CHATSWORTH, Calif. — “Prom Night Virgins,” a Smash Pictures film starring James Deen, Cali Carter, Kennedy Leigh and Xander Corvus, wraps Thursday. It will be released in August or September.
While the title evokes and executes the traditional American prom narrative of teens losing their inhibitions — and virginities — on prom night, the film is also about contemporary prom politics.
Director Jim Powers told XBIZ that the movie confronts the recent incident in San Diego in which 33 teens were suspended from their prom for shooting a “twerking” video.
Twerking is a sexually suggestive hip hop dance that combines twisting and jerking motions.
“Who cares if the urban youth want to bounce their butts upside down?” Powers said, “If you’re in the middle of Nebraska and you want to twerk, by God, go ahead and twerk. Twerk all over the school.”
In the film, Belle Noire twerks for her “boyfriend” Tyler Nixon in the limo on the way to the prom.
It is for such “realism,” Smash Pictures VP Stuart Wall told XBIZ, that fans love the studio's movies.
The authenticity of the shoot extended behind the scenes as well. For many of the girls this prom was their first, giving them a chance to lose a virginity of sorts.
“Only one of the girls went to prom,” Powers said. “One girl started crying, saying that she finally had a prom dress and a corsage. So for a lot of these porn girls that were thrown out of school before their prom, we gave them something that they never had. I feel almost like a parent.”
A TMZ reporter showed up on location at the “Prom Night Virgins” on Wednesday to interview porn megastar Deen. According to Wall, Deen and Corvus both have a huge female following and are currently the center of a debate on the Smash Pictures’ Twitter page concerning who’s hotter.
The film also features Elaina Ray, Brad Remington, Belle Noire, Jasmine Gomez, Alec Night and Alana Evans (in a nonsexual role).
“I think Smash did something bigger than just giving them free speech or something like that,” Powers concluded. “What they gave these girls is hope and a memory that’s going to last forever. Because that’s what prom is — a memory that lasts forever."