Hollywood sure knows how to celebrate the day your taxes are due. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted the premiere of the comedy Sex Tax on April 15. The independent film tells the true story of the IRS takeover of Nevada’s Mustang Ranch.
Dana Green plays Mustang Ranch madame Di. “In a really sweet way, it is what it says it’s about but provocative might not necessarily be the right word,” she said. “I do get to dress up nice and pretty in not very much clothing. It was fun. It was a different kind of experience for me having done a lot of Shakespearean roles. This was a departure and a fun one. That’s what’s so great about acting.”
Angell Conwell plays a Mustang veteran. She’s all business, but of course she has a heart of gold, like all movie prostitutes. “Don’t we all?” Conwell joked. “You know, La La Land, Hollywood, everyone has a heart of gold. “The comedy in the script was definitely different. It was a little risqué which I’m always attracted to scripts that are different. You have a lot of beautiful, talented ladies that represent very well so I think it will please.”
Erin Cardillo plays a reporter looking for a big break on the Mustang Ranch story. “It’s provocative in a comedic way," Cardillo said. "It’s a romp. Once I heard that it was based on a true story, I looked it up and I just thought it was so funny.”
Celebrity brother Ron Livingston celebrated Tax Day at the premiere of his brother’s film. John Livingston stars in Sex Tax and Ron knew it was the place to be on April 15. “I can’t imagine a better [place],” Livingston said. “If there is, I don't know what it is. It sure beats being at home right now trying to finish my returns. It’s one of those things where when you hear about it you go, ‘That can’t possibly be true.’ When you find out that sure enough it is, it’s almost too good to be true. I think it looks hilarious.”
The stars agreed about the timing of the premiere. “I think this was perfect,” Conwell said. “This was the best day possible. I’m loving it. Sex Tax on Tax Day. You’ve got to love it.”
Green concluded, “I think he picked the right day, don’t you?”
Look for Sex Tax to open to the tax paying public later this year.