Stuart Canterbury is a veteran producer/director in the adult movie industry, with over 300 major feature films to his credit. With a string of awards and nominations, he has produced and directed titles for Penthouse, Hustler, Brazzers, Adam and Eve, Arrow, Video Marc Dorcel, and many others. Yael Tygiel talks to him about his first novel, Turning Blue, an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes of x-rated movies.
Turning Blue: Tiffany West, the hottest porn star in Los Angeles, is hell to handle. Adult movie producer, Travis Lazar, is a man who will always do the right thing – when he has exhausted all other possibilities. From production to production, Tiffany and Travis collide head-on. When Travis pitches his next movie to Beppo the Bear, a fading mobster who has known Travis since times better left unmentioned, Beppo demands Tiffany West as the lead. What begins as a favor for Beppo the Bear propels Travis into an encounter with the Vice Squad, and then to a blockbuster for the biggest mogul in the business, which receives the Best Picture nomination at the bombastic annual awards in Las Vegas. In a hilarious blow-by-blow account of what goes on behind the scenes of X-rated movie productions, Turning Blue provides a riveting glimpse of the colorful characters and outrageous situations in a veiled and fascinating world where sex, money, entertainment and celebrity connect in a billion-dollar global industry.