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We get fun press releases from time to time. That this one arrived on Sunday seems all the more, um, zen… guarantee: all dialogue reported verbatim.

Press release: An all-girl rock band made up entirely of porn stars feels they were discriminated against by the popular NBC series America’s Got Talent. The band, Tight, is the subject of a mockumentary (also called Tight) which ironically explores the challenges porn stars face being taken seriously when they try to leave the adult industry.

In March producers at America’s Got Talent contacted the band and said they were interested in having them on the show after seeing a video of them performing on YouTube.  A few weeks later they were informed they wouldn’t be welcome as NBC had decided the act was too controversial for its primetime audience.

Manager Bree Olson is furious. “What are they afraid of? It’s not like we have sex on stage!” Tight is Olson’s first mainstream role since her relationship with actor Charlie Sheen.

Last year the band appeared on The Howard Stern Show, impressing the newest AGT judge enroute to winning his Triple X Factor contest and the $10,000 prize that went with it. But even Stern’s endorsement wasn’t enough to change NBC’s mind.

Lead singer Kelley Jean is convinced the band would have had a real chance to win America’s Got Talent. “If you look at the bands they had last year we’re better than any of them,” the Detroit native says. “I think it’s a shame we were kept out just because of what we do for a living.”

Guitarist Layla Labelle echoes her bandmate’s sentiments, “Just look at how we did on The Stern Show. Howard couldn’t believe how good we are. We would have had his vote for sure. And is there any doubt Howie Mandel would have fallen in love with us?”

Bassist Tuesday Cross says NBC’s reaction didn’t surprise her, “If you’re a porn star you couldn’t possibly have any other talent, right?” Cross is currently touring Europe with the band Boots Kitty and has played with The Eagles of Death Metal.  She is considered one of the most talented young bass players in L.A.

Olson says they were told the band could try again next year but isn’t hopeful. “I would love for America to have the opportunity to make up its own mind but it’s pretty clear porn stars need not apply.”

For now Olson and her band will have to be content with the movie which has been a surprise hit on DVD and VOD. It was selected as the best documentary of 2012 by the Humboldt International Film Festival and has been called ‘the best mockumentary since Spinal Tap’ by the New York Post. It is available at http://www.tlavideo.com/cult-tight/p-342157-7. They also have two CD’s coming out; the official movie soundtrack and a follow-up studio album called Life of the Party.

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