Red Light District Joins Adult Empire Unlimited
Red Light District gets the green light!
The notorious brand behind top gonzo series such as Cum Stained Casting Couch and celeb sex tapes like Screeched and 1 Night in China is now available on Adult Empire Unlimited! Over 300 Red Light District catalog titles can now be streamed as part of AE Unlimited, with the archive poised to grow each day over the coming months. It’s like your own personal trip to Amsterdam’s Red Light District, sans the hassle and expense of getting there!
The company was founded in 2001 by Dion Giarrusso (formerly of Elegant Angel) and his half-brother, David Joseph. Their mission was simple: create unflinchingly hardcore porn at a consistently high level of quality. Famed director Vince Vouyer was initially in charge of the company’s production side, spearheading such tone-setting series as Cum Swapping Sluts and Straight A Students. At first, the company was known for its 18+ teen movies, but it soon branched out into popular genres such as MILF and interracial. In all its many themes, the company sought to set itself apart from the pack with a commitment to quality. “I believe it was the highest quality product at the time,” Joseph told XBIZ in 2007. “Right out of the gate we knew we definitely wanted to strive to try and have the best quality, and that was always the idea.” Red Light District scored its biggest-ever marketing coup in 2004 when it struck a deal with Rick Salomon to distribute the infamous Paris Hilton sex tape. Further sex tapes, including one featuring Saved By The Bell‘s Dustin Diamond, soon followed.
Porn fans accustomed to seeing scenes shot in elegant, luxurious Los Angeles homes have Red Light District to thank for starting the trend. As part of its overall attempt to bring a more high-quality feel to porn, the company opted to shoot scenes in upscale homes rather than hotel rooms, as was then a common practice. “I think that was all part of the concept and I think that’s why it worked,” Joseph said in 2007. Ownership and creative control of the company have changed over the years, but in August 2018, co-founder David Joseph announced he had re-acquired the brand and planned to amp up its production schedule.
As a result, there’s no better time to explore Red Light District classics on AE Unlimited! If you’re looking for a good starting point, we recommend going all the way back to 100% Natural, RLD’s first-ever release. In addition to featuring some entertaining performances from throwback stars like Sophie Evans, it boasts an early directorial credit for talented filmmaker/pornstar Toni Ribas!