Earlier this summer, X-Play sent out a press release announcing that Will Ryder was in pre-production on Manson Family XXX, a “porn parody” about the horrific 1969 murder spree. A minor media frenzy ensued, and TMZ reported that the project had already inspired outrage and opposition.
Charles Manson will NOT be glorified in porn … so vows the sister of Sharon Tate.
Debra Tate [sister of murder victim Sharon Tate] is incensed over the impending casting of “Manson Family XXX” [....]
Adult film director Will Ryder — whose credits include “Not The Wizard of Oz XXX” — will cast Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten, Linda Kasabian, Charles “Tex” Watson, and others. Manson is the central figure who has sex with all of them.
PornParody.com generally approves of tasteless humor and a no-sacred-cows mentality in porn, but even we question whether this is a good idea. It doesn’t sound clever, just cruel and sad.
After that June 25 TMZ article, we hadn’t heard anything further and figured the project had been abandoned. Then yesterday (September 15), Will Ryder posted a trailer to YouTube:
The trailer contains no video footage, just a collage of static set photos. Nonetheless, it looks like X-Play really made this film and plans to release it soon.
The cast includes Sarah Vandella, Nadia Styles, Cassidy Klein, Maya Grand, Judas, Gaia, Kurt Lockwood, Eric John, Dick Chibbles, Jeremy Conway, Jack Vegas and “JS as Charles Manson”. AIFD lists Ryan Driller in the cast as well.
The world needs anarchists and pranksters willing to push the boundaries of free speech and acceptable taste. We’ll gladly defend Ryder and company’s right to make this film. But we’ll probably choose not to watch it.