Hendrix Family Denounce Hendrix Sex Tape
by Paul Cashmere - May 2 2008
The estate of Jimi Hendrix, Experience Hendrix, have made a statement to denounce the Jimi Hendrix Sex Tape that is being released in the USA.
In a statement at the Jimi Hendrix website, Janie Hnedrix, brother of Jimi and head of the company that controls Jimi's assets has published "We, Experience Hendrix, the family company of Jimi Hendrix are aware of the release of the adult videotape which alleges to contain illicit footage of Jimi Hendrix. We strongly dispute the claimed authenticity and affirmatively state that Experience Hendrix is neither involved in, nor have we authorized the distribution of this film. Further, we deplore this obvious exploitation of Jimi Hendrix. We view the release as nothing more than a callous attempt to trade on the image and reputation of a deceased artist who is unable to defend himself against such an outrageous and baseless assertion. We are highly offended by the disgraceful portrayal. ??While we do not wish to call undue attention to this desecration, we reserve all rights and remedies under the law to protect the character and legacy of Jimi Hendrix with which we have been charged and legally possess".
The Jimi Hendrix Sex Tape is being released by Vivid DVD.
In a statement this week. Co-chairman Steven Hirsch said "This new movie shows that Jimi Hendrix could have been as great a porn star as he was a rock star. He could clearly play more than just his guitar. It's easy to see that he turned women on with his music and his passion."
Professional groupie Pamela Des Barres says "The footage proves that Hendrix was fabulous in bed and really wanted to please his partner."
She features in an interview in the bonus material.
In her commentary she says "Hendrix liked to be filmed having sex. He's the ultimate adult film movie star. I understand why everyone wanted to sleep with the guy. He played like an all-encompassing rock orgasm. He reeked of sex. You wanted to strip to keep up with him when he played 'Foxy Lady.'"
The tape will be released on May 6th.
(Least it portrays him as being the cat's meoooowww in bed. I'm sure lots are gonna want to have a peek at this film.)