Sunny Leone Renews Vivid Contract, Will Perform with Men

Sunny Leone has signed a deal to appear in up to six more movies for Vivid Entertainment. As part of the contract, the former Penthouse Pet will be performing with men for the first time in her adult career.

The 25-year-old brunette has been a Vivid Girl for the past two years. Her first movie under the new contract, Sunny Loves Matt, co-stars Matt Erickson and will be out in late 2007 or early 2008.

"This is a huge step in my career and an important part of rebranding my image," said Leone.  "While having sex only with girls in my movies for the past two years, I've been watching all of the scenes between girls and guys and thinking, that's where I want to be. I'm so excited about my next movie that I wish August was here already. I'm leaving cute and sexy to become really hot and sexy and I'm going to do everything that I always wanted. I'm so happy to be doing it with Vivid."

Of Indian descent, Leone was named Penthouse Pet of the Month in March 2001 and went on to win the Pet of the Year title in 2003. Virtual Vivid Girl Sunny Leone won the Best Interactive category at the 2007 AVN Awards. Independent Film Quarterly recently hailed Leone as "one of the most distinctive...and perhaps, one of the most beautiful adult actresses." 

In addition to her adult career, Leone has hosted E!'s "Wild On!" and worked as a re-carpet interviewer for VH1 and the Sundance Film Festival's 'After Dark.' Leone was among the Vivid girls featured in the recent Showtime reality series Debbie Does Dallas...Again.