Penthouse Pets inspired Clara Darling’s Life on Top erotic novels, so it only makes sense that some of our hottest ladies would star in the steamy Cinemax spin-off.
The second season of Life on Top is airing alongside other popular Cinemax After Dark shows, but what makes this series stand out—in our humble opinion—is its exceptionally sensual cast, including 2007 Pet of the Year Heather Vandeven, 2008 Pet of the Year Runner-Up Justine Joli, December 2009 Pet Jayden Cole, and Penthouse model Riley Steele.
Heather stars as a centerfold for a Penthouse-like magazine who has decided to leave nude modeling and go back to school. Her roommate, who’s played by Jayden, has turned her hard partying into a job asset, working as a club promoter. Justine portrays Jayden’s boss, and the two clash as only fiery redheads can. Then there’s Riley’s sexed-up secretary, a small-town girl in the big city for the first time and looking to experience life—and love—in the fast lane.
The series boasts cameos by some of our favorite models, including Pet of the Year Runner-Up Ryan Keely, September 2008 Pet Kayden Kross, and porn star Lexi Belle. Kayden describes her waitress character as “just looking for an easy job—and a lot of cock—while she sails through her twenties.” Despite how sexed-up the character is, Kayden needed a day or two to adjust to a shoot that wasn’t porn. “There was a lot less emphasis on sex and a lot more emphasis on getting the dialogue right,” she says. “Every day was opposite day.”
For Riley, the hardest part of shooting the show was bringing the heat without going overboard. She tells us, “The first love scene I shot, they told me, ‘This looks great, but could you maybe tone it down a little bit? It has to be soft-core.’ I thought that was pretty funny.”
It wasn’t all work and no play while shooting in Romania. On their days off, the ladies managed to find ways to entertain themselves, doing everything from visiting the grave of Vlad the Impaler to checking out the historic castles to get ting down and dirty. “We found this wonderful public pool,” Heather says, “and on our rare days off, the actors would drink copious amounts of beer and lounge poolside, topless, and make out with each other. Or at least the girls would. The locals really appreciated it!”
Fans who watch will get to see their favorite girl-girl adult-star Pets—Justine, Heather, and Ryan—getting it on with the show’s leading men. “People who have seen the first few episodes have already contacted me to tell me how hot they think my boy-girl scenes are,” Justine says. “Everyone was really sexually charged this season, and that definitely comes across on-screen. That’s really the No. 1 reason to tune in: the rockin’-ass sex scenes.”