LOS ANGELED — Howard Levine, Exile Distribution Chief, tried to place Hot Mess Entertainment’s latest title, "Hairy Mormon's of Salt Lake City," in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Gift Shop to no avail.
He reported that, despite some initial local interest, his gesture was ultimately turned down.
"We thought we had a shot since it's all local girls, and Mormons are always trying to reach out to a younger demographic," Levine said. "But eventually Distribution Vice President Greg Garber turned us down.”
Levine reminds distributors and retailers that "Mormons are only two percent of the U.S. population, so there's still lots of folks to sell [to]."
The title features Salt Lake girls with an aversion to the razor. Levine said of Hot Mess’ new release, "this line is on fire, and I'm on a ‘mission’ to sell these Mormons!"
"Hairy Mormon's of Salt Lake City" ships on May 14 and streets on May 21.