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.