Stormy Daniels’ Wicked / Adam & Eve XBIZ Editor’s Choice ‘Wanted’ Now in Stores – & Earning Critical Raves!

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LOS ANGELES, CA – (SEPTEMBER 17th, 2015) – The most ambitious project of award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and contract superstar Stormy Daniels’ career, the epic two-disc Wicked / Adam & Eve co-production ‘Wanted,’ is now in stores and receiving critical acclaim from the industry’s top reviewers.

The big-budget western saga finds Ms. Daniels supported by Wicked’s jessica drake and the multi-talented Brad Armstrong, who, in addition to performing, provided the film’s incredibly detailed wardrobe and contributed to the spectacular set design as well. Daniels’ sultry screen posse is comprised of 2015 AVN Female Performer of the Year Anikka Albrite, XCritic Best Actress Allie Haze and AVN / XRCO award winner Amber Rayne.

In his Editor’s Choice review of the film, XBIZ Executive Managing Editor Dan Miller raves, “Wicked Pictures and Adam & Eve gambled on a period piece and sharpshooting director Stormy Daniels came up with nothing but aces in this raucous throwback that sets a new bar for porno Westerns! Engaging, sexy and full of badass women, this double-barreled epic hits every target as one of the best adult movies of the year.” To read the full review, go to http://www.xbiz.com/avi/199074.

XCritic’s thoughtful review of the film was equally laudatory, with veteran reviewer Don Houston giving the release a ‘Highly Recommended’ rating and celebrating the director’s devotion to bringing the project to the screen.  “Eight years and many sleepless nights in the making, Stormy Daniels’ ‘Wanted’ took the combined resources of Wicked Pictures and Adam & Eve to fulfill the director’s vision of the Old West in a way that will keep fans happy for a long time to come.” To read his detailed, in-depth review in its entirety, please visit http://www.xcritic.com/review/42603/stormy-daniels-wanted/.

More high praise for Ms. Daniels’ commitment to excellence comes from Peter Warren, AVN’s Senior Editor of DVD Reviews, who declares her one of the most important adult filmmakers of this – or any – era. “A sprawling epic in the tradition of adult’s most enduring blockbusters, ‘Wanted’ serves up everything you could hope for in such a picture: action, romance, an engaging story, gripping performances, and of course a plethora of steamy sex scenes with some of the industry’s biggest stars. It also firmly places Stormy Daniels in the ranks of the most proficient directors in the annals of erotic features.”

For her part, ‘Wanted’ finds Ms. Daniels returning to the blockbuster territory she mined so successfully in such mega-productions as ‘Operation Desert Stormy’ and ‘Operation Tropical Stormy’ nearly a decade ago. “I couldn’t be more proud to have the support of two of the industry’s biggest companies, Wicked Pictures and Adam & Eve,” she says of the mammoth production. “They gave me the creative freedom to make this movie happen. I’m excited to be sharing ‘Wanted’ with the world!”

Daniels and members of her cast and crew will celebrate the film’s release in style next Tuesday night, September 22nd during the grand opening of Tiffany’s On Vine in Hollywood. Located near the iconic Hollywood & Vine intersection, Tiffany’s on Vine is an elegant lounge and nightclub with an atmospheric tree-lined outdoor space ideal for celebrating all things ‘Wanted.’ Limited quantities of the movie and other Stormy Daniels / Wicked DVDs will be given away throughout the evening, and entertainment will be provided by actor and DJ Talon Reid (Justin Timberlake’s ‘In Time’). Members of the adult industry, and press wishing to cover the event for their magazine or website, are encouraged to contact Daniel Metcalf at (818) 266-7910 (danielroadstomoscow@gmail.com) to reserve spots on the VIP list.

Shot and edited in 16×9 HD, the two-disc ‘Wanted’ DVD package delivers the charismatic performances, posh production values and hot eroticism Ms. Daniels’ fans have come to expect and demand. In addition to the epic, 179 minute feature, which comes encased in deluxe packaging, the release also contains extensive behind-the-scenes footage, three Bonus Sex Scenes, a steamy photo gallery, trailers and other exclusive content.

To learn more please visit www.wicked.com.

About Wanted: Co-produced by Wicked Pictures and Adam & Eve, Stormy Daniels’ epic western saga Wanted is set in 1879 in Diablo City, Arizona – a hard town full of hard people. The suspicious death of wealthy landowner Frank Garrett triggers a chain of events which bring gunfire and bloodshed to the streets of Diablo City. Garrett’s left behind a valuable secret, and everyone wants to discover it. In addition to Daniels, the cast of also features adult stars Anikka Albrite, Allie Haze, Amber Rayne, jessica drake, Brad Armstrong, Chanel Preston, Mia Li, Eric Masterson, Tommy Gunn, Jodi Taylor, Cassidy Klein, Jay Crew, Dick Chibbles, Ryan McLane and many more.

About Wicked Pictures: Established in Canoga Park, California on March 1, 1993, Wicked Pictures was formed with a firm commitment to producing quality adult productions created specifically for women and couples, a decision the company has stayed true to for over twenty years, even when this mission has seemed at odds with prevailing economic trends. And after a health scare in 1998 led many companies to begin instituting policies of mandatory condom usage, Wicked is the only producer still safeguarding performers’ health by continuing to adhere to this policy over fifteen years later. Wicked continues to diversify its commitment to couples’ intimacy through such initiatives as the romance-driven Wicked Passions label, niche imprints like Wicked Comix and Wicked Fairy Tales, the AVN / XBIZ award-winning educational series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” and the Wicked Sensual Care Collection of luxurious lubricants and enhancers. These forward-thinking ventures allow Wicked to explore new ground while staying true to its vision of producing quality adult entertainment and strengthening its appeal to women and couples. For further information, please visit Wicked online at: www.Wicked.com, www.Facebook.com/WickedPicturesOfficial, and www.Twitter.com/WickedPictures.

About Adam & Eve: Since its beginnings, Adam & Eve has striven to ensure it sells only the highest quality products. Since its inception, Adam & Eve has been successful in raising the standards in the American adult themed industry. The company also goes to great lengths to assure customer satisfaction by performing regular quality assurance inspections, offering a non-conditional money-back guarantee, and answering customers’ questions and complaints. The company employs nearly 375 men and women, making it one of the largest local employers in Hillsborough, NC.

Elegant Angel Signs Alexis Texas to Long-Term Exclusive Directing Contract

LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2015) – Elegant Angel has signed adult superstar Alexis Texas to an exclusive, long-term directing contract. The deal calls for the buxom blonde to direct one to two titles per month. “We’re very pleased to sign Alexis to a long-term contract,” said Jerry E, Elegant Angel president. “She is the most popular ‘Buttwoman’ ever, and she’s going to direct and reprise her role in the series.” “Buttwoman” is one of Alexis Texas’ most iconic roles of all time. Texas joins fellow superstar performer/director Bonnie Rotten as the second director under exclusive contract with Elegant Angel. “I’m so excited to be directing with Elegant Angel!” exclaimed Alexis Texas. “I feel like I’m at the right place to showcase all the dirty perverted thoughts in my head for my fans… And to me, Elegant is like home! My career really boosted when I became Buttwoman, and I was one of the only girls to have three ‘Buttwoman’ titles.” Texas added, “I think it’s time for the real Buttwoman to come home and bring Elegant Angel back to what it has always done so well – showcasing women in a different light and letting them enjoy their sexuality! I’m so ready for this next chapter in my porn career!” Within the terms of the deal, the award-winning performer will release one to two titles per month. Her debut movie, “Booty Tryouts,” is set for release in July or August. The cast includes Abella Danger, AJ Applegate, Keisha Grey, Dani Daniels, and Anikka Albrite. Elegant Angel is long known for its high quality adult titles focusing on a variety of genres, including all-girl, fetish, group sex, anal, teens, and more. The studio has been one of the most acclaimed in the industry, having earned scores of awards for movies featuring top adult performers. Having entered the industry in 2006, blonde bombshell Alexis Texas gained the attention of fans and industry members alike with her stunning look, sex appeal and energetic performances. She soon became known for her memorable performances for Elegant Angel as Buttwoman. Texas went on to work for a number of the industry’s top studios and has graced the covers of a variety of adult magazines including Hustler and Genesis as well as appeared in Maxim magazine where she was named to its list of top 12 female adult stars. Alexis Texas’ performances have earned her nine awards, including the 2010 AVN Award for Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene, the 2010 FAME Award for Favorite Ass, 2011 AVN Award for Best All-Girl Three-Way Sex Scene, Best Group Sex Scene and Best Tease Performance. She also received the 2011 NightMoves Award for Best Female Performer, as well as the XBIZ Award for Performer Site of the Year in 2013, among others. Today, Texas’ star continues to rise thanks to her popular movies, her well-trafficked websites, AlexisTexas.com and TeamTexAss.com, and her sexy radio show, “Alexis Texas: Booty Talk” on Vivid Radio. For more, Alexis Texas is online at www.AlexisTexas.com, https://twitter.com/alexis_texas, and https://instagram.com/whitegirlpoliticking/. For more information on Elegant Angel, visit www.ElegantAngel.com.

Wicked Pictures Congratulates Its 2015 AVN Nominees

LOS ANGELES, CA – (NOVEMBER 24, 2014) – The 2015 AVN Awards Nominations were announced at a special industry-only soiree Thursday evening, November 20, 2014 at Hollywood’s Lure Nightclub. Over the course of the evening, industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures and the lines it distributes were honored with over 140 nominations. In a company first, three of the company’s exclusive contract directors – Brad Armstrong, Stormy Daniels and Axel Braun – received Director of the Year nominations in recognition of the high quality of their output.

 

In addition to acknowledging the excellence of Wicked’s feature productions, Adult Video News awarded nominations to such company lines as jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, Wicked Fairy Tales and Wicked Passions. Many foreign-themed nominations went to the productions distributed by Wicked on behalf of such international studios as Marc Dorcel, JoyBear Pictures and abbywinters.com. The 2015 nominations also recognized Wicked’s formidable web presence and the ongoing success of the Wicked Sensual Care line of luxurious lubricants and enhancers.

 

Veteran blockbuster creator Brad Armstrong‘s epic tale of forbidden love Aftermath snared nominations in virtually every feature category, including Best Actress (Wicked Girl jessica drake), Best Actor (Tyler Nixon), Best Director – Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Editing (Scott Allen) and Best Drama. Armstrong’s dramatic four-hour saga Holly…Would also dominated the feature categories, earning such high profile noms as Best Actress (Asa Akira), Best Actor (Xander Corvus) and Best Drama.

 

Armstrong’s impact extended to other areas of the 2015 nominations season as well, with Cabana Cougar Club snaring Best MILF Release and Asa Akira‘s Wicked debut Asa Gets Wicked earning a place in the Best Star Showcase category.  And White Witch, from Aftermath editor Scott Allen, earned Best Drama, Best Director (Allen) and Best Soundtrack nominations.

 

Veteran Wicked director Stormy Daniels enjoyed similar success, with her hit release Switch receiving nominations for Best Comedy, Best Director – Feature, Best Actor (Michael Vegas) and Best Screenplay.  In other highlights, The Real Thing, a humorous adult feature in the patented Daniels tradition, was also acknowledged in the Best Comedy category, and her atmospheric Wicked Passions release Haunted Hearts earned Best Romance Movie and Best Boy-Girl Sex Scene nominations.  Her enduring success as an iconic screen performer was also recognized with a Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty: An Axel Braun Parody.

 

And speaking of the latest filmmaker to join the Wicked Family, parody master Axel Braun received a wealth of attention that spoke to the diversity of his work in the genre over the last twelve months. His Wicked Fairy Tales line earned a Best New Series nomination, while the line’s maiden release, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, received such coveted nominations as Best Parody and Best Director – Parody.  Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody received over ten top honors, including noms for Best Actor (Seth Gamble), Best Actress (Samantha Saint), Best Supporting Actor (Will Powers), Best Supporting Actress (Veronica Avluv) and Best Parody. Braun’s hit spoof 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody earned a much-deserved Best Actor nomination for Kurt Lockwood in the role made famous by Kiefer Sutherland, and several more noms, including Best Supporting Actress (Claire Robbins) and Best Director – Parody.  His all-sex release Riley Goes Gonzo earned several major nominations, including Best Star Showcase for ABP Contract star Riley Steele and Best Director – Non-Feature.

 

Veteran contract filmmaker Jonathan Morgan‘s flair for creating hit adult comedies earned him several high profile nominations, including Best Comedy, Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Brooklyn Chase) for Odd Jobs. Another humorous couples romp, The Masterpiece, earned Morgan a Best Director – Feature nomination in addition to another Best Comedy nom and a Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene nod for Kaylani Lei & Abigail Mac. Morgan’s jeweler’s eye for erotic detail was also acknowledged with a Best Interracial Release nomination going to his hit release Samantha Saint is Completely Wicked 2.

 

jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex saw the titular writer, director and host earning several nominations. In addition to noms for Best Continuing Series and Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project (for jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size), her mainstream media presence, philanthropic endeavors and commitment to social justice were honored with a Mainstream Star of the Year nomination.

 

The latest performer to join the Wicked family, industry superstar Asa Akira, earned a coveted Mainstream Star of the Year nomination as well, in addition to her well-deserved Best Actress nom for Holly…Would. She also earned several sex nominations for her contributions to such other high profile Wicked blockbusters as Aftermath and the Best Star Showcase-nominated Asa Gets Wicked.

 

Among the overseas lines distributed by Wicked, France’s Marc Dorcel received nearly thirty nominations, including Best Foreign Feature mentions for such titles as Prison, Lola The Virgin and Ballerina By Day, Escort By Night. abbywinters.com was honored with several nominations, including Best Amateur / Pro-Am Series (for the second year in a row ) for Girls and their Boys, while Britain’s JoyBear Pictures earned no less than three mentions in the Best Foreign release categories.

 

Looking at his company’s track record in outstanding achievements in production, performance, eroticism and design, Wicked Pictures President and Owner Steve Orenstein is justifiably pleased with his team’s performance. “Our five contract director / producers, Brad Armstrong, Axel Braun, Stormy Daniels, Jonathan Morgan and jessica drake were responsible for 21 out of our 27 nominated movies. As for the contract actresses, Stormy, jessica and Asa have brought many acting, sex, and marketing nominations to the company. I’m also proud to distribute other lines like Marc Dorcel, abbywinters.com, JoyBear Pictures and Axel Braun Productions, who together were recognized for nearly thirty more titles. Thanks to AVN and our team.”

Wicked Pictures congratulates its talented performers, filmmakers, distribution partners and staff for their 2015 AVN nominations. From sprawling epics to the most intimate of love stories, this forward-thinking studio continues to prove that it is built to last.

For more information, please visit www.wicked.com.​

WICKED PICTURES SCORES 75 XBIZ AWARDS NOMINATIONS

LOS ANGELES, CA – (NOVEMBER 18, 2014) – Wicked Pictures and the lines it distributes have received a staggering seventy-five 2015 XBIZ Awards nominations. This impressive tally was achieved through the high-caliber work of the company’s contract directors and talent, the distribution of equally impressive movies by other studios, and successful ventures into emerging markets.

 

Veteran contract director Brad Armstrong’s epic relationship drama Aftermath led the way for the company’s in-house productions with thirteen major nominations. The fine performances, taut direction and outstanding production values were recognized with nominations for Feature Movie of the Year, Director of the Year – Feature Release, Best Actress (jessica drake), Best Actor (Tyler Nixon), Best Supporting Actress (Brandi Love), Best Supporting Actor (Ryan Driller) Best Marketing Campaign, Best Scene-Feature (jessica drake and Tyler Nixon), Best Editing, Screenplay of the Year, Best Music, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.

 

As if that weren’t enough, Armstrong’s second epic for the year, Holly…Would, earned an additional four nods in such top categories as Feature Movie of the Year, Screenplay of the Year, Best Actress (Asa Akira) and Best Actor (Xander Corvus). On top of that, Brad’s sexy comedy Cabana Cougar Club earned a Couples-Themed Release of the Year nomination, along with another Best Actor nod for Tyler Nixon. Fittingly, the veteran blockbuster creator was also nominated for Director of the Year – Body of Work.

 

“It’s always great being recognized by  XBIZ and it’s reviewers, but honoring myself, cast members and crew with over twenty is amazing,” says Armstrong of his noms sweep. “I’m particularly proud they nominated BOTH Aftermath and Holly…Would with Best Feature nods, and jessica and Asa for best actress in their respective roles. And of course I’m sort of feeling like a proud papa for the two Best Actor nominations for Tyler Nixon. It should be a GREAT night at the XBIZ Awards!”

 

Parody master Axel Braun received a wealth of attention that spoke to the diversity of his work in the genre over the last twelve months. His maiden release in the Wicked Fairy Tales line, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, received eleven nominations, namely two for Best Actress (jessica drake, Riley Steele), Best Actor (Barrett Blade), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Director of the Year –Parody, Best Editing, Best Marketing Campaign, Parody Release of the Year- Drama, and two for Best Scene-Parody (Riley Steele & Ryan Driller, and Alec Knight, Ash Hollywood & Katie St. Ives). In other highlights, Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody earned Best Actress (Samantha Saint), Parody Release of the Year – Drama, Best Scene-Parody (Samantha Saint & Seth Gamble) and Director of the Year nominations. Braun’s brilliant hit spoof 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody earned a much-deserved Best Actor nomination for Kurt Lockwood in the role made famous by Kiefer Sutherland and a Best Actress nod for Ash Hollywood as his daughter Kim, played by Elisha Cuthbert in the original TV show.

 

“It’s always exciting to be recognized for your work, but even more so when you’re part of such an incredibly talented group of people,” Braun reflects. “My first year with Wicked Pictures has been absolutely fantastic, and I’m looking forward to many more to come.”

 

Another high profile release in the Wicked Fairy Tales series, Sleeping Beauty XXX: An Axel Braun Parody earned veteran contract superstar Stormy Daniels a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her outstanding portrayal of Maleficent, as well as Best Actor (Michael Vegas) and Best Scene-Parody (Anikka Albrite & Michael Vegas) noms.

 

Writer-director-producer-host jessica drake’s acclaimed sexual wellness series jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex was honored with a Specialty Release of the Year nominations for her innovative Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size. In addition to her Best Actress nods for Aftermath and Snow White XXX, the glamorous Wicked Girl’s enduring popularity was further recognized with a Crossover Star of the Year nomination.

 

“I’m so honored to have been recognized by XBIZ this year! I got two acting noms from two of my favorite – and very different movies – Aftermath and Snow White XXX, jessica enthuses. “I was also nominated for a sex scene in Aftermath with Tyler Nixon, along with Crossover Star. But the icing on the cake was seeing my instructional Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size nominated for Best Educational release. I’m truly grateful to XBIZ for the noms, and Wicked for their support and encouragement!”

 

The newest member of the Wicked Family, Asa Akira, earned both Female Performer of the Year and Crossover Star of the Year nominations in addition her Best Actress honors for Holly…Would. “I’m so happy about the nominations! This was my first full year with Wicked Pictures, and I’m glad to see the XBIZ team enjoyed it as much as I did. I’m especially excited for my Best Actress nomination, because it’s one I don’t think people would expect!”

 

Other lines distributed by the company, including Marc Dorcel and JoyBear Pictures, all received major nominations. In addition to the European Studio of the Year honors received by both studios, Dorcel and JoyBear were responsible for creating every single movie nominated in the European Feature Release of the Year category. Dorcel’s commitment to innovation and excellence was also recognized with a Progressive Studio of the Year nomination.

 

Wicked Sensual Care, acclaimed creators of luxurious, cruelty-free and PETA-certified lubricants and enhancers, received a Sex Lubricant Company of the Year nomination.

 

For his part, Wicked Pictures President and Owner Steve Orenstein couldn’t be more pleased with the many nominations earned by his company’s elite team of contract performers and directors. “We’d like to thank XBIZ for their recognition of our dedication to creating quality product. On the directing side of the nominations, Brad Armstrong has been instrumental to our success for twenty years and continues to grow as a writer and director. I’m also pleased to see Axel Braun, while in his first year with Wicked, continuing his domination of the parody categories and jessica drake continuing to earn nominations for her Guide to Wicked Sex line. On the talent side, I’m very grateful to see our long time contract superstars Stormy Daniels and jessica drake, as well as brand new contract exclusive Asa Akira, continue to shine.”

 

Wicked Pictures proudly congratulates its 2015 XBIZ Awards nominees. Please see below for a complete list of nominations. To learn more about Wicked Pictures, please visit www.wicked.com.