Vivid obtained the footage from a collector of rock 'n roll memorabilia. It was shot about 40 years ago in a hotel room as Hendrix had an erotic liaison with two slender brunettes. When the footage starts, Hendrix appears mellow while on the receiving end of bi-racial lovemaking from the two girls. In contrast, his enthusiasm to give back pleasure appears to be boundless.
The Vivid DVD is a sexual documentary that gives insight on the uninhibited rock 'n roll scene of the Sixties. The company consulted with several experts to authenticate the footage and the movie features commentary by two of the experts that Vivid brought in: Pamela Des Barres, author of "I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie" and other books, who teams up with Cynthia Plaster Caster, famous for creating plaster molds of the penises of rock stars, including that of Hendrix. We learn more about the sexual side of Hendrix' music through the commentary from both women who knew him personally.
"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," said Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch. It's easy to see that he turned women on with his music and his passion."
As consultants, the first job of Des Barres and Plaster Caster was to confirm that it is actually Hendrix portrayed in the 8 mm footage. "No doubt about it," says Plaster Caster. "That's Jimi Hendrix' d*ck and I should know." She then relates how she was invited to Hendrix' hotel room on February 25, 1968, where she made a plaster mold of his penis which she compares to Jimi's on film.
Plaster Caster says Hendrix had an orgasm while in her cast for the mold, which she numbered #0004 and called the "Penis de Milo." "It was a magical process that only lasted a half hour," she recalls. In the Vivid DVD she also reveals that on the night she cast Hendrix' penis she also had sex with musician Noel Redding, bassist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience band.
Des Barres says in her commentary: "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.'"
Des Barres and Plaster Caster talk extensively about Hendrix and his influence on the Sixties. "It was a time of exploring bodies, music, drugs, of the coming together of like-minded souls who thought they would change the world," says Des Barres. She and Plaster Caster were both among the "top groupies" invited to all of the major musical events.
"The footage proves," says Des Barres, "that Hendrix was fabulous in bed and really wanted to please his partner."