jessica drake to Present Closing Keynote Speech at Catalyst Con

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LOS ANGELES (September 14, 2017) – Sex education advocate Wicked Pictures contract star and ethical activist jessica drake will be the featured keynote speaker at CatalystCon’s closing panel. She will also serve as panelist, sponsor and host during the three day event.

 

CatalystCon will be held September 15-17 at The Westin Los Angeles Airport, 5400 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045. CatalystCon is an annual conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality with the aim of changing how society talks about and treats sexuality.

 

jessica will present the keynote speech as part of the Closing Keynote Plenary Address on “Sex, Politics and Resistance: Activism for Everyone,” from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 17 in the Grand Ballroom. The closing segment will include fellow keynote speakers Dr. Hernando Chaves, Jackie Rednour-Bruckman and Mo Beasley.

 

“I am honored to have been asked to participate in the closing keynote, and to be able to contribute to the conversations started at CatalystCon,” drake said. “With voices of intolerance cluttering the national political climate, it’s especially important we come together in support of sex workers, the LGBTQ community, and human rights.”

 

In addition to her keynote speech, drake will serve as a presenter at the Sex Worker Summit at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 14. The discussion will focus on important issues facing sex workers, such as activism, resistance, self-care, the oppression of black women and more.

 

On Friday, September 15, drake will host and sponsor the Sex Worker MeetUp from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. The private event invites current and past sex workers as a precursor to the CatalystCon Opening Reception. For more details about the meetup, including location, e-mail info@catalystcon.com.

 

On Saturday, September 16, drake will participate on the panel “Beautism and Status: How Stereotypes Influence Leadership, and Limit Choices… Recognizing Patterns and Reclaiming Power,” From 3 to 4:10 p.m. The panel will focus how people perceive influence and power, how we’re able to get people’s attention in ethical ways, and how societal definitions of beauty can sway perceptions.

 

drake is a strong sexual health advocate and a sex educator who has taken her message mainstream thanks to media appearances, interviews and writings. As creator, director, producer, and host of Wicked Pictures’ award-winning instructional movie series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” she is a sought after public speaker and sex expert.

 

For more on CatalystCon, visit http://catalystcon.com/ or e-mail info@catalystcon.com.

 

About jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex:

An exclusive Wicked Pictures contract performer, writer, and director, as well as a global humanitarian and emerging sexual wellness authority, jessica drake’s brilliant career is illuminated by her beauty, prodigious talent and adult industry clout. A recipient of three coveted AVN Best Actress awards and AVN’s Mainstream Star of the Year honor, jessica has solidified her status as one of the adult’s most illustrious stars, but its her time devoted to healing, working alongside, and educating those less fortunate of which she is proudest. In her award-winning, self-directed “Guide to Wicked Sex” series, jessica brings erotic topics to life through intimate demonstrations performed by some of today’s hottest adult stars. Recently joining the likes of Oprah, Martha Stewart, and Rachel Ray, drake published “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” her own digital magazine to promote sexual education, and give fans more “Guide to Wicked Sex” content they’ve been craving. Each DVD and digital magazine volume addresses a different aspect of human sexuality, which is explored with a distinct blend of knowledge, experience, and good humor, and the series has earned recognition from AVN, XBIZ, and The Feminist Porn Awards. A charismatic public speaker, the same demand for her modern sex education DVDs also takes jessica around the world – presenting seminars and workshops at expos, retail outlets, and colleges like USC, UCLA, and Chapman University – where she speaks to curious adults desiring to learn more about sex, romance, and communication. For more information on jessica drake, visit www.twitter.com/thejessicadrake.

 

About CatalystCon:

CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk and treat sexuality. It is about stimulating the activist that is within all of us and sparking transformation in the way friends, neighbors, children and even politicians discuss one of the most important aspects of humanity. Founder/Creator Dee Dennis regards this conference as a “melting pot of sexuality” that will unite sex educators, sexologists, sex workers, writers, activists, those in the adult industry and anyone with a passion for creating change. “Knowledge is power, and sharing that knowledge is the first spark in igniting change.” This is the fundamental principle behind CatalystCon. For more information, visit http://catalystcon.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.

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.

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.

2015 Best Actress Nominee jessica drake to Participate in Twitter Q&A

LOS ANGELES, CA – (December 15, 2014) – Wicked Pictures contract star, sexual wellness authority and 2015 Best Actress nominee jessica drake will be participating in a Twitter Q&A at 3:00 PM PTZ / 6:00 PM ETZ on Tuesday, December 16th. Topics will include her acclaimed educational line jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, her hit Brad Armstrong Editor’s Choice Aftermath, her many 2015 award nominations and much more.

 

Tuesday’s Q&A coincides with the Internet debut of jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Satisfy Her Like a Legend on www.wicked.com, and is expected to last at least thirty minutes.  Members of the public can submit questions in advance by using the hashtag #AskJessicadrake, and are encouraged to follow the acclaimed writer, director and performer on Twitter at @thejessicadrake.

 

“I’ve done a Q&A on Twitter before, but on a much smaller scale, so I’m really looking forward to this one,” jessica reveals. “The person who asks me the BEST question is going to receive a special Wicked gift, so don’t miss out!”

 

jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Satisfy Her Like a Legend features intimate interviews with male legends of the adult business, including multi-award winning performers Evan Stone, Steven St. Croix and Sean Michaels. They discuss ways to increase female pleasure, offer tips on cunnilingus, reveal truly amazing sex positions and more. With interviews and demos from the men and guided narration from jessica, the movie is the ultimate in Sex Ed for males.

 

For the latest information on the award-winning Guide to Wicked Sex line, please see www.guidetowickedsex.com, and follow @guide2wickedsex and @wickedpictures on Twitter.

 

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