For Immediate Release | A Night to Remember: ‘Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody’ Dominates the 2017 AVN Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA / LAS VEGAS, NV – (February 3, 2017) – Adult industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures is pleased to announce its first 4K Ultra HD production, Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, swept the 2017 AVN Awards. Parody king Axel Braun’s acclaimed Wicked Comix blockbuster emerged as the undisputed hit of the evening, earning nine major trophies - including the evening’s top honor, Movie of the Year. A deliciously erotic take on director David Ayer’s genre-bending hit starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto, Suicide Squad XXX won the top prize in its field - Best Parody - before sweeping virtually every other related category, including a coveted Best Director-Parody statue for Braun and a Best Actress trophy in recognition of Kleio Valentien’s brilliant portrayal of Harley Quinn (she won AVN’s 2016 Best Supporting Actress award for her performance as the character in Batman v Superman XXX, also from Braun and Wicked Comix). Other wins included Best Art Direction, Best Makeup (Cammy Ellis and May Kup), Best Non-Sex Performance (Nyomi Banxxx), Best Screenplay (Axel Braun), and Best Three-Way Sex Scene Boy/Boy/Girl (Kleio Valentien, Tommy Pistol and Charles Dera). Other Braun projects to take home statues during the course of the evening included Asa Goes to Hell, which earned Wicked Girl (and Suicide Squad XXX co-star) Asa Akira a Best Solo/Tease Performance trophy, and Supergirl XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, which earned the award for Best Special Effects. To call Suicide Squad XXX’s awards sweep a record-breaker is no idle boast. For the director, the 2017 AVN Awards Show marked his seventh consecutive year winning Best Parody and his third consecutive year winning Movie of the Year (the 2015 and 2016 winners were 24 XXX and Peter Pan XXX, respectively). And not only is Braun the most awarded director in AVN history, Suicide Squad XXX has surpassed even his own mega-hit Star Wars XXX to become the most AVN-awarded parody ever. “It was a magical evening”, said a clearly enthused Braun. “It really was the culmination of many months of hard work by an amazing group of people, and I am so proud and honored to see our passion and effort recognized by AVN. Suicide Squad XXX was truly a labor of love, and I was lucky to have not only an incredibly inspired and committed cast and crew along for this crazy ride, but also the priceless support of Wicked Pictures, a company that, like myself, still believes in quality and integrity. And seeing Kleio win Best Actress was just awesome!" Valentien’s iconic portrayals of Gotham City’s psychotic crime queen have made her a cause célèbre in the thriving world of cosplay, where she’s earning raves on sites as diverse as Die-Screaming, 9gag, CelebJihad and Reddit’s Cosplay Girls. Since the film’s safe-for-work trailer was released, tributes to Valentien and her castmates have continued to spread exponentially across social networks like Pinterest, Tumblr and others. The film’s safe-for-work trailer may be viewed on YouTube (https://youtu.be/fEnSf6Otqe0), where it has received over 650,000 views. Wicked Pictures is pleased to congratulate everyone - from the cast and crew to the critics, retailers, and fans - who have contributed the unparalleled success of Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody. For more, please visit www.wicked.com. About Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Intelligence Officer Amanda Waller assembles a task force of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top secret mission. Dubbed the “Suicide Squad,” the united criminals must break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve the highly dangerous Patient Zero…or at least that’s what they’re led to believe, as they’re soon double-crossed by someone with slightly different orders. Fun, stylish and totally sexy, this is the “SKWAD" audiences have been waiting to see! Photos courtesy of Rick Garcia, Chris King and AVN.com. ###