LOS ANGELES — Emily Willis, reigning XBIZ “Female Performer of the Year,” toplines the showcase “Influence 2” for Vixen Media Group (VMG) and current “Director of the Year” Kayden Kross.
The feature, described by a rep as “the company’s most unique project to date,” will be released in four installments across VMG brands Blacked, Deeper, Vixen and newly launched all-girl brand Slayed, with whom Willis recently inked an exclusive contract.
“Elsa Jean: Influence,” costarring Willis, won the 2021 XBIZ Award for “Vignette Movie of the Year.”
“The new production is a continuation of ‘Influence 1,'” noted the rep. “The story builds on the first by employing both a flashback to one of the iconic Elsa scenes and weaving in-and-out of scenes with other established characters, serving context and backstory to the original production.”
“Shot with the same high-end aesthetic, viewers can expect a whimsical Wes Anderson approach to the erotic masterpiece — a cross between ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and ‘Cinderella,’ complimented by amazing sexual performances,” the rep said. “The story of ‘Influence 2’ has been carefully curated to reflect a point in Emily’s life where she was a door-to-door salesperson and experienced a subordinate position in a world dominated by wealthy couples.”
Kross enthused about tailoring blue-chip projects to its stars.
“When I sat down with Emily she just radiated this really positive and fun energy with a dash of zero fucks given,” the director said. “I wanted to tap into that in the style, and I’m so happy with how perfectly this movie fits who she is. Everyone who worked on this one has been so excited with how original and catchy every part of it is. Fans of Emily will recognize all of her quirks and adorable nuances reflected in every frame of this project.”
Willis said the role proved to be “an exciting new challenge.”
“I was able to utilize real-life experiences and transform them into an erotic masterpiece,” she said. “I loved working with the Vixen team and Kayden on her beautifully written script. The creativity in this film is like no other, from the styling to the production, viewers are going to be taken aback by the production values and the uniqueness of the project.”
“I’ve never shot anything like this before and I can’t wait for my fans to see what we made,” she added.