LOS ANGELES — Grooby has announced its flagship site, ShemaleYum.com, will be rebranded as GroobyGirls.com starting today.
“Change is good, and we've changed our company and sites constantly over the past 20 years,” Steven Grooby said. “Simply renaming a brand that has as much worth as 'ShemaleYum' wasn't something that could be done overnight and without having a proper plan in place, and that plan was to build 'Grooby' and 'GroobyGirls' brands, which we've spent a number of years doing. We're now in the position where they can replace the original website name.”
According to a representative, ShemaleYum.com launched in 1996 and is the world’s longest running trans adult website, featuring an unprecedented mix of newcomers and top stars annually. Many of the most popular TS performers today had their first shoots on ShemaleYum, including Vo D'Balm, Domino Presley, Kylie Maria, Wendy Williams, Bailey Jay and over 1850 different trans women.
GroobyGirls.com launched in 2011 as a promotional site for Grooby models. Each year a limited number of t-shirts are released to the models and fans. Other GroobyGirls merchandise has included calendars, playing cards, towels, stickers and tattoos.
The company currently operates over 30 membership sites and produces approximately 50 DVDs a year. Visit the new site at GroobyGirls.com.
When asked if Grooby had plans to change the names of any of its other sites, he stated, “ShemaleYum.com is the biggest and most important of our sites, and this site had to be first otherwise we'd look hypocritical. We'd also look hypocritical if we didn't re-brand the other sites and we have plans for all of them, we just ask people to be patient. Most of our sites already use 'tgirls' (a word which we helped define) or 'transsexuals' but for the rest we'll change, we've an amazing domain for Shemale.XXX so watch for that.”
Grooby’s marketing and editorial director Kristel Penn added, “Grooby has been a longstanding ally of the LGBTQ community and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. I’m really excited for this rebrand, especially for our community. Whether you know our company personally or not, I believe people will see this change is a more accurate reflection of our company ethos.”
Existing affiliates will not need to change their links, the company indicates. Interested affiliates can contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly.