For Immediate Release | 'Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody,' 'The Preacher’s Daughter' & 'DNA' Top AVN’s Sales & Rental Charts

Los Angeles, Calif. (December 8, 2016) – The verdict is in and Wicked Pictures, a leading global adult entertainment company, is pleased to announce the DVD releases of Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, The Preacher’s Daughter and DNA have claimed the number one, two and three spots respectively on the Adult Video News Top 150 Sales and Rentals charts.

The longest-running sales aggregate in adult entertainment, AVN’s Top 150 Sales and Rentals charts track and compile current statistics from traditional “brick and mortar” retailers as well as sales figures from traditional and online e-tailers.
Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody is officially in its third consecutive month at the top of the charts, outpacing all other titles released in the last 90 days. The current chart, which shows director Brad Armstrong’s erotic relationship drama The Preacher’s Daughter at #2 and his sexy cyberpunk thriller DNA holding the #3 spot, can be viewed at https://avn.com/charts.

Adapted by Axel Braun for the award-winning Wicked Comix imprint and released in a stunning two-disc DVD edition with deluxe gatefold packaging, Suicide Squad XXX adds to Braun’s long history of creating parodies which captivate Hollywood’s attention, with noted mainstream filmmakers The Soska Sisters, hosts of the GSN horror game show Hellevator, raving to their social media followers, “Axel Braun is killing it!! We love Tommy Pistol’s Joker – he’s right on the money!” The crossover hit led the way for Wicked’s in-house productions in the recently-unveiled 2017 AVN Nominations, receiving such noms as Best Director – Parody, Best Actress (Kleio Valentien), Best Actor (Tommy Pistol) and Best Parody.

Hailed by audiences and critics alike, Brad Armstrong’s The Preacher’s Daughter stars 2014 AVN Best New Starlet Mia Malkova in the titular role and features a talented ensemble cast toplined by Alexis Fawx, Xander Corvus and Armstrong himself. Blending pulse-pounding action with mesmerizing visual effects sequences, Armstrong’s sci-fi thriller DNA focuses on a shadowy human cloning company which is thrown into crisis when their lifelike products – dubbed “Carbons” – begin to malfunction and a client develops a nefarious agenda.

Both The Preacher’s Daughter and DNA received lavish, two-disc DVD releases and are currently in competition for many top industry awards. AVN nominations for The Preacher’s Daughter include recognition for Best Actor (Corvus), Best Supporting Actor (Armstrong), Best Cinematography (Barrett Blade & Alex Ladd), Best Drama, Best Soundtrack and Best Supporting Actress (Fawx). DNA’s nominations include Best Drama, Best Director – Feature, Best Actress (jessica drake), Best Supporting Actor (Small Hands), Best Screenplay (Armstrong), Best Art Direction, Best Editing (Geddy Lee Roth) and Best Non-Sex Performance (Eric John).

Given the highly competitive commercial landscape, the powerful home entertainment success of these productions underscores the importance, in today’s marketplace, of continuing to give adult entertainment enthusiasts the option of owning their favorite films in the time-honored format of physical media. Wicked Pictures is pleased to see these releases taking the top three positions on AVN’s Sales and Rental charts, a clear reflection of how quality films can continue to find their audience.

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About Wicked Pictures
Established in Canoga Park, California on March 1st, 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 three 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 seventeen years later. Wicked continues to diversify and expand its commitment to couples’ intimacy through such initiatives as the romance-driven Wicked Passions label, the AVN / XBIZ award-winning franchises Wicked Comix and Wicked Fairy Tales, the award-winning educational series jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex and the Wicked Sensual Care line of luxurious lubricants and enhancers. These forward-thinking ventures allow Wicked to explore new ground while staying true to its core vision of producing quality adult entertainment and strengthening its appeal to women and couples.

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