CHATSWORTH, Calif.—It’s not often that an adult star gets to play a character straight out of childhood storybooks, but Cassidy Klein got her chance this summer. The slender, long-haired lass was tapped by Girlsway to star as the title character in Little Red: A Lesbian Fairy Tale, an all-girl adult fantasy based on the Little Red Riding Hood tale.
Klein, a nominee for Best New Starlet at the 2016 AVN Awards, talked about the role when she was on set with the rest of the cast and crew.
Stills by Alan, the co-director and cinematographer, gave the plot in a nutshell: “It’s a modern-day reimagining of a lesbian fairy tale—it’s Little Red Rides the Hood—but Bree [Mills] wrote it where it has all kinds of new characters and different characters, and it’s set in the modern day instead of in a Victorian cottage. ... It’s about this orphan girl who grows up feral in the woods and a social worker finds her and puts her in an orphanage run by this evil Miss Hannigan type.”
Writer/producer/director Mills shared her thoughts about the casting of Klein in the title role. “I have always wanted to push the limits of creativity, and Little Red is a direct result of that. I believe the fans of Girlsway will love what Alan and I did on this, along with the best cast a director can wish for. Cassidy Klein was the perfect choice as Little Red and I hope the voters see that come awards time.”
When AVN talked to Klein on the fourth day of shooting, she bubbled with enthusiasm. “It’s a huge honor to get to play a lead in a Girlsway film. Girlsway is one of my favorite sites to work for. I just love the crew and the way the production runs. It’s a good day on set every time I work for Girlsway. Everything they do is from the heart; it’s well thought out and every minute detail is poured into it. It’s really fun to do a movie like this because it really takes me back to my theater days. You put a script in my hand and it just makes me really excited.”
Klein was just as excited about her costars, among them Jelena Jensen (as the head of the orphanage), April O’Neil (the social worker), Kendra Lust (as the grandmother) and Abigail Mac, Penny Pax, Tanya Tate and Shyla Jennings among the characters Red encounters on her journey.
“Red is in her own little world and pretty much everyone is out to get her, except the social worker and her granny,” Klein explained.
“The sex scenes are so different,” she said. “It’s not your typical ‘oh, that feels so good’ ... There’s a story that follows into the sex scene. You have to keep your character in that sex scene. I think that’s really fun to do. Because I notice a lot of times there will be a feature movie and along comes the sex scene and the girl completely forgets her character’s name. ... I think it makes for a better movie when you stay in character the entire time.
And some of Klein’s scenes sound pretty wild. “My next sex scene is with Shyla Jennings. This is after I’ve been kidnapped. I’ve been taken to this underground gang place and the Flower Girl sort of helps bring out my wild side. ... It’s one of the major turning points for Red.”
She also gets to do a group scene with Jennings and Penny Pax, who plays a fox. “She’s got us trapped in the fox’s den, and me and Shyla have to outfox the fox and find a way to get out of there.”
Klein also tangles with Abigail Mac, who’s the wolf. “Red is once again bringing out her wild side ... she’s got to take down the wolf and then save her granny, so it’s just like a fuck/fight battle between her and the wolf. It’s really good and it’s really crazy and really wild—and I get to foam at the mouth!”
Little Red is slated to come out in September as a worldwide premiere on VOD, DVD and online on Girlsway.com. DVD distribution for Girlsway is handled by Girlfriends Films.
Cassidy Klein can be booked through Nexxxt Level Talent Agency. Follow her on Twitter: @cassidyxklein.