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Vivid porn doc pops over to Playboy

'Valley' special debuts on adult net

Playboy TV has bought a 13-hour documentary on Vivid Entertainment, the prolific porno producer-distributor.

Produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (“Inside Deep Throat”), the first hour of the docu, called “Vivid Valley,” premieres on Playboy TV on Saturday. Doc will run as an hourlong weekly series at 9:30 p.m. ET Saturday, available as part of the service to Playboy TV’s monthly subscribers and by pay-per-view to nonsubscribers.

Central figure in the docu is Vivid founder Steven Hirsch, who built a stable of porn stars by signing them to exclusive contracts.

“Vivid Entertainment has been almost singly responsible for propelling adult entertainment into the mainstream with crossover stars like Jenna Jameson,” said Mark F. Mauceri, VP of worldwide programming for Playboy.

The docu’s cameras follow Jameson and other porn actors both on and off the set, seeking out their opinions on everything from plastic surgery and drug use to child rearing and personal relationships.

Bailey and Barbato’s World of Wonder company will help to promote and market “Vivid Valley” on its Web site through Webisodes and podcasts.

In addition to the theatrical docu “Inside Deep Throat,” World of Wonder has created and produced “Sho Biz Moms & Dads” for Bravo, “TransGeneration” for the Sundance Channel and “Movies That Shook the World” for AMC.