Carter Cruise’s Debut Under Her Exclusive Axel Braun Productions Contract

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LOS ANGELES, CA — (MAY 9, 2016) — Wicked Pictures is pleased to announce it is shipping Cruise Control, Carter Cruise’s comeback after a self-imposed six-month absence, and her official debut under exclusive contract with Axel Braun Productions. Directed by legendary four-consecutive-time AVN Director of the Year Axel Braun, this provocative showcase unleashes the 2015 AVN Best New Starlet / Best Actress in a full throttle exploration of the many stages of control and seduction.

Cruise Control follows the titular superstar on an odyssey of debauchery in which virtually no indulgence goes unexplored. Masterfully shot and beautifully stylized, each intimate encounter finds Carter experiencing different aspects of power, submission, and identity.

“This is 100% pure, unadulterated Carter, and it’s pretty fucking awesome,” said Braun. “Her fantasies, her desires, what makes her tick…she let it all out and took it all in. There really isn’t another performer in the industry right now with her level of sheer sensuality, charisma, and intensity, and it’s all here in this movie!”

From a darkly sensual lesbian encounter with Axel Braun Productions contract sister Aiden Ashley to a steamy, anal three-way with Wicked Girl Asa Akira and porn legend Steve Holmes, Ms. Cruise brings each scene to life with an insatiable mix of desire and abandon. A nearly indescribable double penetration and a scorching pairing of Carter with the indefatigable Tommy Gunn complete her lusty trek through the politics of control.

For her part, Ms. Cruise raves: “Filming Cruise Control was pretty intense, because I hadn’t shot for a few months – or even had sex, to be honest. The first day was like starting porn or losing my virginity all over again, I’m like ‘wait, is my asshole ready for this?’ But then I remembered I’m awesome at sex, and crushed the scenes. I’m joking – well, not entirely. The scenes turned out really awesome and I know people are gonna love this movie! It explores different types of control during sex, which I’ve always been interested in, and I got to experiment with completely different roles all in one movie. It’s so different from any other showcase I’ve done, and Axel is boss as fuck, so I’m pretty excited to see how the fans react to it! I was also totally stoked to finally work with Steve Holmes and Asa Akira, and I loved the DP scene with Tommy and John Strong because I had forgotten how good it feels…I could barely walk after and was talking complete nonsense haha! I think that was my favorite one, especially because it was actually SO dirty where we filmed, which is always fun. But then again, Aiden Ashley is my bae, so maybe that was my favorite. I don’t know! Maybe they’re all my favorites! Just watch it and tell me which one you liked best!”

Shot and edited in widescreen 16×9 HD, this new Wicked Pictures release comes packed with exclusive added-value content. In addition to the 133 minute movie, the DVD includes three bonus sex scenes, a hot still gallery, and hardcore trailers. And it all comes encased in a strikingly stylish O-card showcasing Ms. Cruise’s beguiling face and frame.

Carter Cruise. Axel Braun. Cruise Control arrives in stores May 11, 2016. To view the safe-for-work movie trailer, DVD cover art and other promotional materials, please visit http://www.wickedb2b.com/movies/cruise-control?rating=supersoft&trailer=1080.mp4.

For Domestic Sales, please contact Bonnie Kail at 800-737-7838 / bonnie@wickedpictures.com.

For International Sales please contact Steven Vlottes at 818-349-3593 or email mrvlottes@wickedpictures.com.

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

Wicked’s Asa Akira, jessica drake & Stormy Daniels are ‘Programmed For Pleasure’

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LOS ANGELES, CA – (April 1, 2016) – Wicked Pictures is pleased to announce the release of award-winning director Brad Armstrong’s Sexbots: Programmed For Pleasure.  A glimpse into a future where scientists have created the ‘Ultimate Sexual Companions’, this new production featuring Wicked Girls Asa Akira, jessica drake and Stormy Daniels in their first tandem sex scene is now available at retail outlets nationwide.

Expanding on the cyberpunk style he established in the award-winning blockbuster 2040 (which has since been popularized in such mainstream Hollywood fare as Ex Machina), Armstrong’s latest release follows a team of dedicated scientists who’ve spent a decade perfecting lifelike “Sexbots.” But the day before the Asa-Bot (Asa Akira) is set to be unveiled to the world, she malfunctions and ‘loves’ the lead scientist (Brad Armstrong) to death in an intense anal scene. The high-tech lab goes into lockdown and Asa comes face-to-face with eight security technicians. Before they know what hit them, Asa seduces them in the biggest gangbang of her career. Soon she liberates two other Sexbots (jessica drake & Stormy Daniels) and activates them for a spectacular round of “erotic interfacing.”

An expert blend of sex, style and storytelling, Sexbots: Programmed For Pleasure received a five star editor’s choice review from AIP Daily, with the site’s reviewer enthusing that “the action stays intense throughout and Asa, in particular, does a great job of driving each of the scenes!” (To read the review in its entirety, please visit  http://aipdaily.com/2016/review-of-sexbots/.)

For her part, Akira is characteristically candid when discussing her new release. “You’ve definitely never seen me in a gangbang like this one. You’ve also never seen all three Wicked Girls in a three-way! My favorite scene in the movie is the anal scene where the Asa-Bot comes to life and literally fucks the life out of her creator! I can’t wait for everyone to watch this movie. It’s completely unlike any movie I’ve ever shot before, and I’m confident people are really gonna love it.”

jessica drake shares her co-star’s enthusiasm, adding. “Sexbots is awesome, it depicts futuristic sex gone awry – but the viewer won’t mind. When the  Asa-Bot unleashes the Stormy-Bot and I, the scene that follows is one of the best ever! It’s the first scene with all three current Wicked Girls, and I’m glad to have been in the middle!”

Stormy Daniels is quick to celebrate the director’s ability to bring his complex cyberpunk vision to life so skillfully. “It was such a pleasure to work with Brad Armstrong on this. His talents as a director, designer and art director really shine. The scene featuring myself, jessica and Asa, like the movie itself, is just amazing. I can’t wait to hear what the fans think of it!”

“Sexbots is the perfect blend of story & sex,” Armstrong says succinctly of his new release. “It’s one of the most elaborate gangbang movies ever made – the sets, costumes and storyline are all feature quality but the sex is as raw as it gets. The opening anal scene with Asa and I sets up the story, and from there we move into the main body of the movie, where she once again proves why she’s one of the most prolific performers in porn history. She takes on eight superstuds for 45 minutes of oral, anal and DP action that’s certain to land her in the Gangbang Hall of Fame.” The male talent includes Eric John, Dirk Huge, Eric Masterson, Jovan Jordan, Marco Banderas, Ramon Nomar, Steve Holmes and Tommy Gunn. Of the history making Wicked Girl three-way, Armstrong adds, These porn superstars have never worked on camera together before. Trust me, it was definitely worth the wait!”

Both shot and edited in pristine 16×9 widescreen HD, the Sexbots: Programmed For Pleasure DVD features three bonus sex scenes, a sensual still gallery, exciting trailers and other exclusive content. And it all comes encased in a stylish O-card depicting the trifecta of cyber-sexy Wicked beauties. To watch the safe-for-work trailer, go to http://www.wickedb2b.com/movies/sexbots?rating=supersoft&trailer=1080.mp4.

The Rise of the Sex Machines has begun. Audiences everywhere are invited to experience the action-packed future of erotic gratification. As Brad Armstrong says, “If a gangbang movie and a feature had a baby….It would be Sexbots.”

Sexbots: Programmed For Pleasure is now available from Wicked Pictures. For Domestic Sales please contact Bonnie Kail at 800-737-7838 or email bonnie@wickedpictures.com. For International Sales please contact Steven Vlottes at 818-349-3593 or email mrvlottes@wickedpictures.com.

For more, please visit www.wicked.com.

Brad Armstrong’s Dramatic Two-Disc Blockbuster ‘Starmaker’

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Los Angeles, CA – (September 16th, 2015) – Filmmaker Brad Armstrong’s ‘Starmaker,’ the anxiously-awaited follow up to his 2015 AVN Best Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay winning blockbuster ‘Aftermath,’ is now shipping to retailers. Starring Wicked Girls Asa Akira and jessica drake, this explosive look at the dark side of Hollywood is the crowning achievement of a year that has seen the contract director earning critical raves and high profile mainstream attention with such smash hits as ‘Magic Mike XXX: A Hardcore Parody.’

Slated to arrive in retail outlets September 23rd, the acclaimed director’s new release finds him not only returning to, but expanding upon the blockbuster territory he mined so successfully in such Editor’s Choice blockbusters as ‘Aftermath’ and ‘Holly…Would.’ “‘Starmaker’ is by far one of the biggest and best acted films I’ve ever made,” Armstrong reveals. “The entire cast did an incredible job, and I expect to see them all nominated for their performances in the upcoming awards season. With a mainstream-length script and eight sex scenes, ‘Starmaker’  is this year’s epic. It’s three and a half hours of pure adult entertainment.”

‘Starmaker’ is the story of Mia (Asa Akira), a struggling actress who meets Jeremy (Tommy Pistol), an aspiring scriptwriter. Together, the two hatch a plan to blackmail famous movie producer Martin Anderson (Armstrong) by staging and secretly filming his illicit encounter with Mia. Martin caves in to their demands, but his no-nonsense, hard-as-nails wife Elise (jessica drake) is having none of it; she enlists the help of a hired thug (Kurt Lockwood) to put a stop to their scheme and make sure the story never makes it into the press.

For three-time AVN Best Actress award winner drake, the challenge of bringing a character as vividly written as Elise to the screen was one she couldn’t have been happier to accept.  “When I first read the part of Elise, I loved it and hated it all at the same time,” she reveals. “It is by far one of the juiciest roles I’ve played in my entire career, and it aligned me with some of the best players in porn…Tommy Pistol, Kurt Lockwood, Brad Armstrong, and best of all, it led to more sex with Asa Akira! It’s dark and gritty. It is not a love story. It’s full of action, passion, desperation and fucking. With this script, sex, acting, and art direction, the real Star Maker here is Brad Armstrong. I’m honored to have been a part of the project, and I’m grateful to Wicked Pictures for continuing to produce quality feature movies that fans want to watch.”

Akira’s praise for the iconic filmmaker is equally enthusiastic. “Brad Armstrong is a director I’ve looked up to since before I was in the business, so it’s always such an honor when he casts me in something. It was very humbling to be in a movie alongside such great actors. I was definitely inspired to bring my A-game! Brad, as usual, wrote a really exciting script and brought the best out of me – every time he puts me in one of his big movies, I’m both flattered and intimidated, which is a very fun and encouraging combination. Watching jessica play an evil bitch was pretty awesome, and a treat I don’t think many people have had the pleasure of experiencing. Who knew she’d be so good at being the polar opposite of her real-life self? And Kurt and Tommy, both guys who are known to be some of the best actors in the business, did not disappoint. It’s rare that guys can both act AND fuck my brains out, and they most certainly can. And did!”

Shot and edited in 16×9 HD, the two-disc ‘Starmaker’ DVD package delivers dramatic performances and intense eroticism from such A-list performers as Kaylani Lei, Amia Miley, Courtney Taylor, Jeanie Marie Sullivan, Kalina Ryu and more. In addition to the epic 219 minute feature, which comes encased in deluxe gatefold packaging, the release also contains extensive behind-the-scenes footage, three Bonus Sex Scenes, a steamy photo gallery, trailers and other exclusive content.

‘Starmaker.’ It’s the crime saga that will shock viewers. It’s the thriller that will keep audiences riveted. It’s the adult masterpiece that will keep couples aroused. As the director says, “the script, the acting and the intense sex makes ‘Starmaker’ the complete package.”

To learn more please visit www.wicked.com. To view the SFW trailer, please visit http://www.wickedb2b.com/movies/star-maker?rating=supersoft&trailer=1080.mp4.

About Starmaker: Award Winning Director Brad Armstrong follows up his Best Drama, Director, and Screenplay trifecta wins for his blockbuster hits AFTERMATH and UNDERWORLD with his latest Adult Saga STARMAKER. Mia (Asa Akira) is a struggling actress who meets Jeremy  (Tommy Pistol) a wannabe scriptwriter. Together the two hatch a plan to blackmail Martin Anderson, (Brad Armstrong) a famous movie producer, by staging and secretly filming his illicit encounter with Mia. Martin caves in to their demands, but his no-nonsense, hard as nails wife Elise (jessica drake) is having none of it, and enlists the help of hired muscle (Kurt Lockwood) to put a stop to their scheme and make sure the story never hits the newsstands. STARMAKER is full of incredible performances from this A-List ensemble cast, as the viewer is plunged into the over-indulgent, sex-fueled world of Hollywood. In a town where secret deals, casting couches and double-crosses are the norm, nothing is ever as it seems. Everyone is focused on doing whatever it takes to make it, and all they’re looking for is that one big break. The only question is…. What would YOU do to be famous.

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.

The Directors’ Studio: The 2014 XRCO Nominations Celebrate Wicked’s Commitment to Excellence

LOS ANGELES, CA – (February 28, 2014) – The X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) has revealed its 2014 nominees, and industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures is pleased to announce that its gifted creative team has earned high-profile nominations for excellence in performance, craftsmanship, eroticism and media outreach. Veteran performer / director Stormy Daniels’ outstanding track record has made her a triple threat in this year’s nominations, with her smash hit “Divorcees” earning a well-deserved Best Feature nomination. The uniformly high quality of her work behind the camera has been recognized with a prestigious Best Director (Features) nomination, while her performing legacy is being honored with an induction into the XRCO Hall of Fame. The stylish special effects, fine performances and outstanding production values found in Brad Armstrong’s “Underworld” have already earned the movie fifteen major AVN and XBIZ awards; the XRCO is acknowledging this pedigree with its highest feature honor – the Best Epic nomination. Fittingly, like Daniels, Armstrong is also a Best Director (Features) contender. Writer, director, host, “Underworld” star and sexual wellness authority jessica drake’s rich and varied career is attaining new heights of influence in 2014, and the XRCO is acknowledging her peerless track record in philanthropy, education, public speaking and performance with a Mainstream Adult Media Favorite nomination. The creator of the award-winning “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” DVD series and a permanent fixture in non-adult media, Ms. drake’s efforts to redefine society’s perceptions of adult entertainment are earning her speaking engagements at some of the nation’s top universities, while her heart for service and social justice are garnering coverage in such media outlets as CNN.com, where an illustrated essay devoted to her life on-and-off screen was heralded as the site’s “the most popular photo blog of 2013.” With a breakout career that continues to accrue new accolades each year, superstar performer and emerging author Asa Akira is a finalist for the XRCO’s Female Performer of the Year award. It’s a fitting distinction for the charismatic actress, who earned the prestigious trophy from the organization in both 2012 and 2013. Wicked Pictures is pleased to congratulate all of its 2014 nominees. The winners will be announced at an industry-only gala to be held in Hollywood April 16th, 2014. For more information, please visit www.wicked.com and www.xrco.com. 

UNDERWORLD: Wicked Pictures and Brad Armstrong Present an Erotic Journey into the Heart of Darkness

LOS ANGELES, CA – (OCTOBER 3, 2013) – From the future shock of “Euphoria” and “2040” to the sensual dream world depicted in “The Craving,” Brad Armstrong’s Wicked Pictures blockbusters deliver beautiful women, spectacular art direction and dark sensual fantasy. Wicked’s latest collaboration with this one-of-a-kind talent is arriving in stores across the country this week. Entitled “Underworld,” it is a spectacular sexual odyssey through purgatory and paradise showcasing three-time AVN Best Actress winner jessica drake. Armstrong’s 2-Disc release examines the aftermath of a robbery gone wrong. Tanya (drake) drifts into a coma-like state that sends her to an otherworldly purgatory where lost souls go to discover their fate. Along the way she meets a cast of mystical characters who guide her through this nightmarish new world where the laws of “reality” don’t apply. Her odyssey is punctuated by eight sexual encounters featuring such unforgettable characters as the half-machine “Mecca,” the haunting, red-robed super-vixen “Scarlet,” an ethereal and acrobatic “gauze girl,” the sewn-together “Stitch” and more fantastic figures. Ms. drake is in no less than five of these scenes, sharing the screen with Asa Akira, TJ Cummings, Eric Masterson, Capri Cavanni, Steven St. Croix, Asphyxia Noir, Toni Ribas and Derrick Pierce. The cast also features Armstrong, Julia Ann, Presley Hart, Adrianna Luna, Cameron Dee, Tommy Gunn and Xander Corvus. Ms. drake’s star-studded encounters (which include boy/girl, girl/girl, anal, DP and more) find their peak in a climatic meeting with Death (Pierce). Will she be able to beg or barter for her life? Will she reach her journey’s end and live to tell the tale? Director Armstrong calls this cinematic journey and the questions it poses “one of the most challenging films I’ve ever undertaken, bar none.” He’s quick to point out that the combined efforts of his star, cast and crew are big reasons for his enthusiasm. “The always amazing jessica drake and a dynamic collection of today’s most talented performers came together to create an erotic world like no other. A great script, fantastic costumes, amazing locations and non-stop sex make it a stunning visual adventure.” Armstrong’s sentiments are already being echoed in this blockbuster’s early reviews, with AIP Daily (www.aipdaily.com) giving it a perfect five star rave, dubbing it “a must-see” that’s destined to “clean up come awards season!” Come to a land of wonder, sensuality and danger. Come to the “Underworld.” DVD Elements In addition to embossed gatefold packaging, 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound and a Bonus Sex Scene, this 2-disc set contains the following special features: — “Creating the Characters of ‘Underworld.'” — “Journey Into the ‘Underworld.'” — “Meet the Women of ‘Underworld.'” — “Sex in the Underworld.'” — Photo Gallery & Trailer. For more information visit www.wicked.com and wickedb2b.com.