Michael Zen, a prominent director of both straight and gay adult movies since 1976, and whose film Blue Movie helped cement the top status of both its star Jenna Jameson and its producer Wicked Pictures, has died of pancreatic cancer. He
was 83 years old.
Michael was an editor in our business before he became a director, and he directed many great movies: Skin Hunger, Babylon, Satyr with Jenna Jameson, and he did his series Stardust for Vivid with Jenteal.
Zen was also responsible for some top-rated productions from other studios: Metro ( Taboo 17-19 , Things Change 3-4, Cinesex 1-2 and Revenge ) and Caballero ( Filthy Rich ), while on the gay side, he directed for top
studios like All Worlds Video, HIS/VCA and Vivid Man. Zen also edited much of his own work.