It was July, 2006 and Vivid was at the peak of its synergistic powers. Director Paul Thomas had corraled Leone, Monique Alexander, Penny Flame, and a dozen other women for a remake of “Debbie Does Dallas” and the production was being filmed by Showtime/World of Wonder. At other locations in Porn Valley, Vivid-Alt director Eon McKai was shooting “Debbie <3 Dallas” to appeal to the non-existent steveporn audience.
That day we were all in a graveyard in Whittier, just outside of Los Angeles. Since moving to California I had visited the Forest Lawn chain of cemeteries (parodied in the great movie “The Loved One”) as well as Hollywood Forever, where summertime meant drive-in style movies projected on sarcophagi. I had slowly swallowed the idea that graveyards could be something other than places of quiet contemplation, but I still wasn’t comfortable with the idea.
Imagine how I felt when Leone walked through the bone orchard, naked but for sneakers. From now on, when people get a shiver, they can say “Nude French Canadian pornstress Sunny Leone just walked over my grave.”
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