(CANOGA PARK, CA) -- Director Erica McLean, famed for having helmed Hustler's ''Barely Legal'' series for the past four years, is proud to announce the pending release of her first stand alone feature film, ''Hardcore Circus XXX,'' hitting the streets June 16th from LFP Distribution.
This marks the first release from McLean's newly formed production company, Cheeky Monkey, and the trailer alone denotes a surprisingly darker direction for the acclaimed directrix. ''Of course,'' McLean admits with a wry smile, ''It's much darker than my 'Barely Legal' series. These are wild, artistic and sexually intense scenes. That seems where I'm headed with the company, really. I've got some great ideas brewing for future projects. It's a very, very exciting time for me!''
The box cover of ''Hardcore Circus XXX'' pays homage to the circuses of the past while combining the eroticism and flash from circuses of the present. For her feature directorial debut, McLean found inspiration in everything old and new, borrowing heavily from the imagery of silent film classics like ''Under the Big Top'' and Francis Lawrence's conceived and directed ''Circus'' music video for pop music icon Britney Spears. ''Hardcore Circus XXX'' follows Erica McLean herself on a twisted, erotic dream induced journey filled with Bohemian prophecy and sexual explorations. Packed with an all-star cast and elaborate costumes, ''Hardcore Circus XXX'' is an epic feature that taps into a more edgy and artistic side of the adult entertainment genre.
''We couldn't be more proud of Erica,'' says Drew Rosenfeld, Creative Director for LFP Distribution. ''When we first saw her trailer for the movie, naturally we were blown away.''
''Hardcore Circus XXX'' has an extensive and extremely talented cast that includes Audrey Hollander, Kimberly Kane, Madison Scott, Lavish Styles, Aiden Starr, Kendra Banx, Starri Knight, Lilly Lovely, Tere Joyce, Lee Stone, Otto Bauer, Rob Rotten, Evan Stone, Tommy Gunn, Sergio Roho, Midget Mike, Ron Jeremy and the late, great Blue Iris.
With rich textures, bright colors and pure imagination, it is crystal clear that Erica McLean has raised the bar for herself as a director and begun a new journey.
To join Erica's circus, visit the movie's official web site at HardcoreCircusXXX.com for more about the making of the feature, photos, video clips and more to come!