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.

Ashlee Graham Gives Kink.com Her First Gangbang & DP Scene @therubpr

(Hollywood, CA) When busty, fiery redheaded adult star Ashlee Graham goes full tilt, she really goes for it. Kink.com is one of her favorite studios to work with and that’s why she has done her first Gangbang and DP for them…and in one scene. “Bedazzled Beauty Services BDSM Gentlemen’s Club in Her Gangbang Fantasy” is now live on Kink and features a 50 Shades of Grey theme with bondage and toys. It also stars Tommy Pistol, John Strong, Ramon Nomar, Owen Gray and Gage Sin.

 

“I’m really pleased with how the scene came out and it was a lot of fun to film,” says Ashlee Graham. “The male talent was amazing and I had chemistry with all of them, and of course, lots of orgasms. I’m glad I saved my gangbang and DP for Kink.com.”

 

Members of Kink.com can watch for free or you can just purchase this shoot including pictures and the movie. Watch the trailer here http://www.kinkondemand.com/kod/shoot/37019-High-End-Slut-services-BDSM-Gentlemens-Club.html. And, watch all of Ashlee’s Kink.com scenes here http://www.kink.com/k/model/27269-Ashlee-Graham.html.

 

Ashlee Graham can be booked through 101 Modeling by calling 818.835.9802 or emailing Robert Moran at robert@101modeling.com.

 

To interview Ashlee Graham for your site or publication, contact Erika Icon of The Rub PR at erika@therubpr.com.

 

ABOUT ASHLEE GRAHAM

Curvaceous, uber busty, fiery red headed adult star Ashlee Graham started as a glamour and art model at 18 on Model Mayhem, and then a few years later went onto fetish, BDSM and girl/girl scenes before adding boy/girl scenes to her repertoire. With less than two years in adult, she has shot over 75 scenes for top-shelf studios, including Airerose Entertainment, Vivid, Hustler, Brazzers, Naughty America, Reality Kings, Elegant Angel, Girlfriends Films and Kink.com, and is a favorite of Director and Kinktress, Anastasia Pierce. Ashlee was nominated for multiple AVN and XBIZ Awards in 2013 and 2014.

 

When she’s not filming, you will find her hanging out with her dog, cooking or reading. Keep up with everything Ashlee Graham by following her on Twitter at @theashgraham and by joining her brand new paysite, ClubAshleegraham.com, through CherryPimps.

AVN Teams with Male Performer of the Year James Deen to Promote 2015 AVN Awards & Adult Entertainment Expo

CHATSWORTH, Calif./ December 8, 2014AVN Media Network and adult film star James Deen are teaming up to promote the 2015 Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), featuring the iconic AVN Awards. During the expo, Deen will giveaway 7,000 DVDs, which AVN will include in gift bags for those purchasing VIP tickets to the event. Deen will also be involved in national radio campaigns and will headline the expo’s ribbon cutting ceremony.

As part of the promotion, Deen will give away Deen Dollars inside 100 of the free DVDs. Deen Dollars are worth a free one-month subscription to James Deen’s website, www.JamesDeen.com. The site features high-quality scenes and movies of the adult entertainment icon and crossover star.

The Deen Dollars are redeemable at the James Deen booth, where the adult superstar may or may not elect to show his penis to Deen Dollar holders and at the very least, he will sign their free DVD. “It’s my booth, so anything I decide goes,” said Deen. “I do hope people stop by though, otherwise I’m going to have to amuse myself watching ‘Simpsons’ reruns on my phone.”

For ticket information for AEE, click here.

Deen, who is exhibiting at the expo under the James Deen Productions banner, will headline AEE’s official ribbon cutting ceremony. The commencement ceremony marks the start of the four-day extravaganza. In addition, Deen will lead TLA Video’s red carpet coverage of the 2015 AVN Awards show, which will feature the biggest names in the industry.

“It’s an honor to be directly involved in two of our industry’s most iconic events,” Deen said. “January in Vegas is always a blast!”

The prolific performer is also slated to host the “Ask James Deen” seminar, running from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 22. The program will give fans the opportunity to interact with Deen in a dynamic question-and-answer setting. Fans unable to attend in-person may send their questions via Twitter. AVN Associate Editor Peter Warren will moderate the event.

To promote his appearance and participation in the 2015 AVN Expo and Awards Show, Deen will also participate in AVN’s national radio campaign, and field various media interviews leading up to the event.

About James Deen:
James Deen started performing in adult films at the age of 18. Originally, he was warned his skinny body type and boyish looks were not fit for porn, but Deen quickly silenced his critics. He is the youngest male to ever receive Performer of the Year honors at the AVN Awards, along with accomplishing this feat across the board at the XBIZ, XRCO, and every other adult awards show. Established as the top performer in the adult industry with over 4000 credits to his name, Deen has grown from the porn boy-next-door to a household name around the world. Deen has been noted as one of the top 100 Jews in Heeb magazine (2009) and featured on CNBC, ABC’s “Nightline,” Good Magazine, The Good Men Project, GQ Magazine, Rolling Stone, E! Entertainment, Esquire, Playboy, TMZ, and many other media outlets. He has expanded his career to the “mainstream” by starring in “The Canyons,” opposite Lindsay Lohan. He is also producing Hollywood projects as well, including “Cowboys & Engines,” which features Malcolm McDowell. As his career continues to skyrocket, James Deen appreciates every ounce of the successes he has. When asked about this, he exclaimed, “Seriously I am the luckiest boy alive.” For more information, visit www.JamesDeenBlog.com, www.JamesDeen.com, www.JamesDeenStore.com, or www.Twitter.com/JamesDeen.

About the AVN Awards:
The 32nd annual AVN Awards Show will be co-hosted by popular adult stars Alexis Texas and Tommy Pistol, both of whom won big at last year’s show: Texas garnered a Fan Award for Hottest Ass while Pistol was named Best Actor for his turn in BurningAngel’s Evil Head. In addition to entertaining patter from the hosts, the AVN Awards Show also features equal servings of live comedy, music, and dance numbers. And before the show even starts there’s the red carpet pre-show, which draws the biggest stars of the adult industry, all dressed in eye-poppingly sexy ensembles. The AVN Awards Show is the culmination of AVN Week, a series of events produced by AVN Media Network at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, beginning with Internext, followed by the AVN Novelty Expo and the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, and culminating with the AVN Awards Show. Fans may purchase general admission tickets, VIP table seating options, or one of these special packages:
The Golden Ticket Pass includes a VIP Ticket in a luxury box suite, three drink tickets, entry into the official AVN Awards After Party, and an Extreme VIP Pass to the AVN Expo for Saturday, January 24.
The VIP Backstage Pass includes access to the VIP Suite, a backstage tour, access to the Official AVN Awards Red Capet and show rehearsal, a premium swag bag, and a chance to meet the hosts, a table at the official AVN Awards After Party, five drink tickets, and an Extreme VIP Pass to the AVN Expo for Saturday, January 24.
Hotel rooms are also available at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Room rates start at $109. To book, click here.

Adult industry tables for the award show are also on sale. Industry can purchase tickets by emailing tickets@avnawards.com.

For more information about the 2015 AVN Awards, visit www.AVNAwards.com

Comedienne/Actress Danielle Stewart Named 2015 AVN Awards Show Comedic Co-Host @aeexpo

CHATSWORTH, Calif. (November 24, 2014)- Comedienne and actress Danielle Stewart is the comedic co-host for the 2015 AVN Awards, the annual adult industry show produced by AVN Media Network. The anticipated event takes place at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Saturday, January 24, 2014.

“I’m super freakin’ excited to be co-hosting the AVN Awards this year. It’s like a wet dream come true,” exclaimed Stewart. “Very rarely do I get to celebrate my love for comedy, sequins, and dick in one evening. I don’t know what will happen that night, but one thing is for sure, I’ll be hopped up on Red Bull and DTF.”

Stewart is best known for her live standup shows and for appearances on E! Entertainment’s “Chelsea Lately,” Playboy TV, the Disney Channel, and Hulu’s “Comedy Brew.”

“Danielle Stewart is a great addition to the 2015 AVN Awards show, as she is truly one of the funniest comedians around,” said AVN CEO Theo Sapoutzis. “Danielle’s brand of edgy and sexy humor will really add a great dimension to the awards and have our audience laughing!”

Past AVN Awards comedic hosts have included Lisa Lampanelli, Dave Attell, Jim Norton, Rebekah Kochan, April Macie, Thea Vidale, and the late Robert Schimmel.

Adult superstars Alexis Texas and Tommy Pistol will co-host the AVN Awards with Stewart. The AVN Awards, including much of Stewart’s comedy act, will be featured in a national cable broadcast in mid 2015.

Dubbed “the Oscars of adult” by Entertainment Weekly, the must-attend, must-see event features the hottest stars from adult and mainstream pop culture. With a stylish red carpet pre-show and lavish star-studded ceremony, the AVN Awards celebrates outstanding achievements in the world of adult entertainment.

To access the official 2015 AVN Awards website, visit www.AVNAwards.com.

Adult industry tables and fan tickets for the award show are on sale; ticket options start at $175. Availability is limited; fans and industry members are encouraged to go to https://avnawards.avn.com/ to purchase tickets.

For promotional photos of Danielle Stewart, click here.

About Danielle Stewart:
An acclaimed comic, Danielle Stewart is known for her standup work at clubs across America and Europe. Her comedy is featured on Hulu’s “Comedy Brew” and “Ladies Night Out,” as well as Ralphie May’s “Filthy Animals.” Her live appearances include performances at The Boston Comedy Festival, The Laughing Skull Festival, The Detroit Comedy Festival, and the Bend Comedy Competition, where she received a Producer’s Choice Award. In addition, Stewart has toured with “The Ronnie Mund Block Party” from “The Howard Stern Show.” She also served as creative consultant on MTV’s “The Hook Up,” as well as appearing on “Chelsea Lately,” PlayboyTV, and the Disney Channel. For more information about Danielle Stewart, visit http://www.daniellestewart.com.
About the AVN Awards:
The 32nd annual AVN Awards Show will be co-hosted by popular adult stars Alexis Texas and Tommy Pistol, both of whom won big at last years show: Texas garnered a Fan Award for Hottest Ass while Pistol was named Best Actor for his turn in BurningAngels Evil Head. In addition to entertaining patter from the hosts, the AVN Awards Show also features equal servings of live comedy, music, and dance numbers. And before the show even starts theres the red carpet pre-show, which draws the biggest stars of the adult industry, all dressed in eye-poppingly sexy ensembles. The AVN Awards Show is the culmination of AVN Week, a series of events produced by AVN Media Network at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, beginning with Internext, followed by the AVN Novelty Expo and the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, and culminating with the AVN Awards Show. Fans may purchase general admission tickets, VIP table seating options, or one of these special packages:

The Golden Ticket Pass includes a VIP Ticket in a luxury box suite, three drink tickets, entry into the official AVN Awards After Party, and an Extreme VIP Pass to the AVN Expo for Saturday, January 24.

The VIP Backstage Pass includes access to the VIP Suite, a backstage tour, access to the Official AVN Awards Red Capet and show rehearsal, a premium swag bag, and a chance to meet the hosts, a table at the official AVN Awards After Party, five drink tickets, and an Extreme VIP Pass to the AVN Expo for Saturday, January 24.

Hotel rooms are also available at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Room rates start at $109. To book, click here.

Adult industry tables for the award show are also on sale. Industry can purchase tickets by emailing tickets@avnawards.com.

For more information about the 2015 AVN Awards, visit www.AVNAwards.com.

GameLink.com Receives 2015 AVN Awards Nomination for Best Web Retail Store

CYBERSPACE (November 21, 2014) – Leading adult e-tailer, GameLink.com, is nominated for Best Web Retail Store at the upcoming 2015 AVN Awards. The nomination was announced during AVN’s gala party Thursday night in Hollywood, California.

“We’re very honored and pleased to receive a nomination for Best Web Retail Store. Our goal has always been to provide the best products and services to our customers – this nomination shows GameLink is committed to quality and excellence,” said said Jeff Dillon, vice president of business development for GameLink’s parent company, eLine.com.
Since its establishment in 1993, GameLink continues to be a unique, one-stop shop for everything adult, ranging from a vast library of adult films, apparel, adult toys, and more.  Thanks to its distribution agreements with all major U.S. adult content providers, GameLink offers customers one of the largest adult content catalogs, available in multiple media formats, to include video on demand, DVDs and Blu-ray, mobile platforms, and more.
Recently, a deal with Digital Playground was announced, making GameLink.com one of the few places to find video-on-demand (VOD) versions of bestselling movies “Pirates,” “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge,” and “Cheerleaders.”
GameLink is also partners with Adam & Eve on AdamandEveTV.com, a cable TV-like platform offering a variety of programming. It features high quality, big budget programming with the most popular performers in adult entertainment. AdamandEveTV is a part of GameLink’s MovieAssociates Affiliate Program.
Always striving to feature the newest technology for its customers, GameLink.com announced plans earlier this month to launch 3D interactive porn via Microsoft’s RoomAlive, a merger of Microsoft’s Kinect motion-tracking system and LCD projectors, projecting images on a 3D depth-sensitive map. The technology is currently in research and development phases.
The AVN Awards take place January 24, 2015 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The event’s hosts include adult superstars Tommy Pistol and Alexis Texas. To view a complete list of the 2015 nominees, visit http://avnawards.avn.com/pages/4.
About GameLink:
GameLink LLC, founded in San Francisco in 1993, is the original online adult store. GameLink focuses on online distribution of adult content through its website www.GameLink.com, which provides an enhanced user experience and state-of-the-art functionality. GameLink maintains distribution agreements with all major U.S. adult content providers and offers one of the largest adult content catalogs, available in multiple media formats, to include: video on demand, adult pay per minute, mobile platforms, download, adult DVDs, Blu-ray as well as select sex toys and apparel. The company has established an industry leading reputation for innovative online retail and eCommerce. GameLink’s first-in-class content delivery, database and personalization tools make the GameLink infrastructure among the most sophisticated and successful enterprises on the Internet. For more information go to www.gamelink.com.
About the AVN Awards:
The 32nd annual AVN Awards Show will be co-hosted by popular adult stars Alexis Texas and Tommy Pistol, both of whom won big at last year’s show: Texas garnered a Fan Award for Hottest Ass while Pistol was named Best Actor for his turn in BurningAngel’s Evil Head. In addition to entertaining patter from the hosts, the AVN Awards Show also features equal servings of live comedy, music, and dance numbers. And before the show even starts there’s the red carpet pre-show, which draws the biggest stars of the adult industry, all dressed in eye-poppingly sexy ensembles. The AVN Awards Show is the culmination of AVN Week, a series of events produced by AVN Media Network at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, beginning with Internext, followed by the AVN Novelty Expo and the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, and culminating with the AVN Awards Show. Fans may purchase general admission tickets, VIP table seating options and more by visiting www.AVNAwards.com.