Bill Asher is a well established executive in the porn industry who joined Vivid Entertainment, LLC as Co-Owner and Co-Chairman in 2001. Over the years, Bill Asher and the Vivid Entertainment team have helped establish the careers of many adult actresses who became household names, including Sunny Leone and Kim Kardashian.
Known today as a fashion icon and reality television star, the latter actress catapulted to fame with the release of a sex tape filmed with ex-boyfriend Ray J. After initially suing Vivid Entertainment for tape ownership, Kardashian subsequently settled for an estimated $5 million. Less than a year after the tape’s breakthrough success, she had the chance to become a reality TV star through the family-centered reality series Keeping up with the Kardashians.
In a recent wrinkle in the story, estranged husband Kris Humphries reportedly made claims that the tape was instigated by Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner, with the original re-filmed, as it did not portray her in an attractive enough light. This claim has been countered by Kim Kardashian, who asserts that she did not confide about the tape with Brooklyn Nets star Humphries during their brief relationship.
The recipient of a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Bill Asher serves as the Co-Chairman and Co-Owner of Vivid Entertainment, a prominent adult entertainment enterprise. Under Bill Asher’s leadership, Vivid has purchased and released sex tapes of high-profile celebrities such as Tila Tequila, Pamela Anderson, and Kim Kardashian.
One of the more recent celebrities to engage in talks about a potential sex tape with Vivid is Amber Portwood. The “Teen Mom” star was critical of fellow reality star Farrah Abraham, who signed a contract with Vivid, but recently followed in her footsteps by announcing she had also signed a deal with the adult entertainment company. With the goal of providing for her daughter, Portwood stated that she was only going to do one film and that it would be with her fiance, Matt Baier.
This past year, Portwood called off her engagement with Baier, which led to speculation that she wouldn’t follow through with her venture into the adult entertainment business. However, recent reports suggest the couple may not have actually broken up and might still star in a film together. Vivid’s Co-Chairman Steve Hirsch responded to those reports by stating that the company is still interested in making a film with Portwood “with or without Matt.”
A graduate of both Dartmouth College and the University of Southern California, Bill Asher is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur who serves as the Co-Chairman and Co-Owner of Vivid Entertainment. In addition to celebrity sex tapes and numerous other adult-entertainment-related projects, Bill Asher’s Vivid Entertainment has produced a variety of superhero pornography parodies.
One of the company’s first superhero-related projects was Batman XXX: A Porn Parody, which used the 1960s-era TV show as the backdrop for its scenes. The film brought plenty of mainstream attention to Vivid as its clean trailer received over 150,000 views on YouTube within 24 hours after it was uploaded. The success of the project led the company to develop Vivid-Superhero as a subsidiary of Vivid Entertainment that is dedicated to producing pornographic films based on comic book superheroes.
Since the creation of Vivid-Superhero in 2010, the company has made films such as Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX, The Dark Knight XXX, Man of Steel XXX, and She-Hulk XXX, among others. Directed by Axel Braun, the films have been successful due in part to the importance placed on the production values; for Batman XXX: A Porn Parody, the company hired the costume designers of the original TV show to re-create the outfits.
With industry experience spanning more than two decades, Bill Asher serves as Co-chairman and Co-owner of Vivid Entertainment, LLC. Over the years, Bill Asher has generated significant consumer interest in his company’s adult product through pioneering sex tapes featuring celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Chyna.
Vivid has continued to stay at the forefront of this lucrative market niche over the years and has developed innovative offerings such as a virtual reality version of the Kim Kardashian tape. As reported in TMZ, Vivid has made high profile offers to potential celebrity actors with assets that it feels will attract widespread viewer interest and benefit the bottom line.
Golden State Warriors athlete Draymond Green recently received a six figure offer from the company to appear in a potential movie entitled Drayzilla. This offer came after Green accidentally posted a nude pictured of himself on Snapchat, revealing assets that Vivid executives felt would make him ideal for a high-quality porn production.
Also in early 2017, US Magazine reported that the star of Teen Mom OG Amber Portwood had received an $85,000 offer from Vivid, plus 35 percent of net revenues, for participation in a porn movie shoot. At the time of the offer, the 26-year-old Portwood and her fiancé Matt Baier described themselves as actively considering the film and impressed by the professionalism involved.