'Three Stooges' Parody Mainstream Buzz Continues
LOS ANGELES — Will Ryder Productions' "Not the Three Stooges XXX" is continuing to gain mainstream media attention with the latest instance coming on Tuesday's live radio broadcast of the Howard Stern show.
Stern interrupted sidekick Robin Quivers' daily newscast on his show to talk about the parody, igniting a lively discussion.
“I have to mention there’s a new porn parody of the 'Three Stooges,'” Stern said.
The movie is being distributed by Pulse Distribution.
Ryder said the inclusion of an impromptu movie review on the "Howard Stern Show" heard on Sirius/XM radio is another boost for the movie which has faced legal challenges from the moment production was announced.
Stern, made aware of the porn DVD by Stern Show writer Richard Christy, began to critique portions of the movie live on the air and made comments about Larry, Curly and Moe and the parody performances of Evan Stone, James Bartholet and Anthony Rosano. Comments about racism were also made when the ‘Black Butler’ played by "Not the Cosbys XXX" actor Thomas Ward hit the screen dressed in a black tuxedo true to the period.
“Wow isn’t that a bit racist?” Stern said, before he broke into laughter as Ward played the post-slave era character.
“I played the Sambo character and Will Ryder wrote a funny script that really was right for the nineteen thirties so I just cooned it up a bit and those that really know 'The Three Stooges' will remember a recurring role for this character,” Ward said.
“People love the 'Three Stooges' and we’re having fun with this parody and I am glad Howard Stern has a DVD copy,” Ryder said. "We’ve been facing legal challenges for a while now especially since they decided to release a mainstream 'Three Stooges' movie around the same time as our porn parody.
“But this is all in fun and it’s obvious that our porn movie was not created by anybody associated with the actual 'Three Stooges.'”