Charlie Sheen Gives Porn Industry 'Shot in the Arm'

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Published March 10, 2011

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Charlie Sheen has never made a secret of his affinity for pornography and porn stars. But since his very public meltdown began a few weeks ago, interest in Sheen’s preferred companions has only grown.

“There has been a huge storm of publicity around the girls associated with Charlie Sheen,” Steve Javors, managing editor of AVN Media Network, an adult industry trade publication, tells FOX411. “Whether it’s Capri Anderson with that infamous night at the Plaza Hotel in New York, or his 48-hour bender at his house up in the Hills—we’ve seen all these girls on the celebrity blogs, TMZ and in the mainstream media.”

Sheen shamelessly declared his love of adult actresses during a wild interview with ABC News last month, telling Andrea Canning that porn stars are "exciting" and "you already know what you're getting before you meet them."

"They're the best at what they do and I'm the best at what I do," Sheen explained. "And together it's like, it's on. Sorry, Middle America. Yeah, I said it."

Adult entertainers and the studios that employ them have seen a huge increase in sales of Sheen related material since Sheen has embarked on a one-man mission to rant against his former employers at CBS and Warner Bros.

“Since Sheen’s meltdown started a couple of weeks ago, there’s already been about five or six Sheen-related titles released,” says Javors. “The number of adult titles has gone down in recent years, but something like this that has really captured mainstream media’s attention—everyone’s talking about it—is a phenomenon. The industry likes to capitalize on people’s notoriety, and they’re doing that with Charlie Sheen.”

Almost every adult entertainment company is rushing to produce Sheen-based DVDs.

“A lot of studios are putting out compilations of previously shot footage that they have of the girls,” explains Javors. “The big thing now is parodies of mainstream TV shows and movies. There is an original parody that is coming out from Exquisite Multimedia called ‘Charlie Shein’s Vegas Porn Star Party,’ and there’s also a lot of comp releases—DVDs using previously shot footage of girls who are rumored to have been with Charlie Sheen. Smash Pictures is coming out with 'Charlie’s Party Girls' starring Bree Olson and Kacey Jordan—two of the more high profile names. It also features Melanie Rios, Gigi Rivera and Ginger Lynn."

Capri Anderson, who was a relative unknown in the porn world, shot to porn stardom because of her association with Sheen. 

“She’s now a contract girl for Vivid,” Anderson’s manager, Gina Rodriguez of DD Management Group tells FOX 411. “A contract girl will only shoot for one company, she won’t shoot for anyone else. Most actresses in the adult industry are free agents—they’ll shoot for anyone. Being a contract girl is kind of a big deal. Most contract girls make $60,000 a year, which isn’t very much—but Capri’s contract is more than double that. In one year, a contract girl will shoot four movies, and each movie takes about two or three weeks to shoot. Capri is also doing appearances, and that can be pretty lucrative. She charges $3,500 for an appearance, and no nudity is involved. She just shows up at a club and hosts. She’s booked almost every weekend through June right now. Before the incident with Charlie Sheen, Capri was completely out of the business. So this definitely changed her life—for the better. She’s even been approached by mainstream producers to do a reality show.”

One of Charlie Sheen’s “goddesses,” Bree Olson, has also been pitched to join the ranks of mainstream reality TV stars, “Somebody from VH1 called with interest of Bree appearing in a reality show,” Foxxx Modeling agent Chris Canetold FOX411. “Associating with Sheen has definitely heightened Bree’s cross-over appeal—she has interest not only from the adult industry, but the mainstream industry as well.”

Sales numbers for XXX rated DVDs are hard to come by, as almost all production companies are privately owned, but at least one adult video director is reaping the benefits of having Olson star in his film. 

“This is the perfect storm for us—we couldn’t have planned this any better,” Will Ryder tells FOX411 of his best-selling title, “Not Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man XXX.” “There’s no way that I could have ever predicted that Charlie would have this huge, public meltdown and the stars of my movies would be so public on national television. It’s unbelievable, it’s unprecedented and I’m loving every second of it.”

“Charlie has given the adult industry a shot in the arm, there’s no doubt,” adds Ryder. ““We’ve only been out for one week with [our latest Sheen-related video] and we’ve already moved 10,000 units. For one week of sales, that’s a lot of units to sell in porn. For most titles, a company will sell 1000 units at best."

Adult entertainment giant Vivid is even looking to have Charlie Sheen direct one of their movies. On March 3rd, Vivid cofounder Steven Hirsch sent Sheen a letter saying, “The fact that you are the ultimate connoisseur of adult films would definitely work to your advantage.”

So far, there’s been no response from Sheen. “We haven’t heard back from him—yet!” says hopeful Vivid spokesperson Jackie Martin.

In the meantime, Ryder is just grateful that Charlie Sheen is staying in the headlines, “Keep selling my movies, buddy. I love it!”

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