Derrick Pierce Directs BDSM Movie, Opens MMA Gym
LOS ANGELES — Derrick Pierce on Thursday began principal photography on his directorial debut for Adam & Eve Pictures, "Pretty Tied Up."
The veteran performer also recently opened his own mixed-martial-arts gym in the Los Angeles area.
Pierce's new movie will feature five BDSM-themed scenes starring several performers who excel in the genre. The hand-picked cast includes Isis Love, Lily LaBeau, Trina Michaels, Bridgette B., Kortney Kane and Skylar Price, along with James Deen, Mr. Pete, Christian XXX and Sascha.
"I want to push the limits," said Pierce, who is in his sixth year in adult and has become well established in BDSM circles in addition to his feature and gonzo work.
“We are very excited about Derrick’s involvement with the project,” said Meredith Christopher, executive producer for Adam & Eve Pictures. “His knowledge of the BDSM world makes him the perfect director for Adam & Eve’s first authentic BDSM movie.”
When Pierce isn't on the set, he is often practicing MMA or training others. The Tae Kwon Do black belt has 17 years of martial arts experience and has been training in MMA for almost two years.
In his first three weeks of business, Pierce quickly signed up 26 new members to train at the 1,400 square foot facility, a tribute to his reputation in the MMA world.
"I missed working with the students," Pierce said. "This is the third school I’ve built from the ground up."
Pierce said he is implementing his own program at the school called Kardio Kombat, a system he developed that combines various aspects of MMA in a non-contact format.
"It's station-oriented training," Pierce explained, noting there are stations for striking, grappling, anaerobic and aerobic training in his regimen.
He also said that his school is excellent for women who want to learn some basics about how to defend themselves.
"My goal is to open three schools in the next three to four years," he said.