For Immediate Release | Brad Armstrong's jessica drake Blockbuster "Aftermath" Receives Perfect Editor's Choice Reviews From Top Trade Publications

LOS ANGELES, CA - (AUGUST 6, 2014) - Adult industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures is pleased to announce that Aftermath, veteran contract director Brad Armstrong's follow-up to his runaway 2014 blockbuster Underworld, has received Editor's Choice reviews from the adult industry's top trade publications, Adult Video News (AVN) and XBIZ. Featuring XBIZ / XRCO Best Male Newcomer Tyler Nixon, AVN / XRCO nominee Ryan Driller and starring three-time AVN Best Actress Winner jessica drake as the woman who loves them both, this twisted tale of forbidden love arrives in stores nationwide as a deluxe, gatefold-sleeve two-disc DVD August 27th, 2014. "Engaging and sexy, Brad Armstrong's story of forbidden love is beautifully shot and skillfully acted," XBIZ Executive Managing Editor Dan Miller observes in his review of the film, before summarizing his views on Armstrong's latest masterwork by adding "This is feature filmmaking at its best." Turning his attention to the cast, the veteran editor raves "jessica drake and Tyler Nixon absolutely sizzle every time they share the screen," before adding, "the industry has found a new leading man, and his name is Tyler Nixon." AVN's take on the film was every bit as enthusiastic, with the magazine's editors awarding the film a perfect AAAAA rating. The Editor's Choice review earned by the film celebrates, in particular, the filmmaker's skillfully written screenplay. "Brad Armstrong combines impressive narrative breadth with the deepest reservoirs of passion to create a story that engages the mind, emotions and senses equally, garnering AVN's highest rating!" The response at Adult DVD Talk has been been just as celebratory. "Brad Armstrong's Aftermath fires on all cylinders with a great emotional backbone, fantastic performances from jessica drake and Tyler Nixon, great camera work and editing, and plenty of passionate sex." Nixon is singled out for particular praise, with the review crediting him for "taking things to the next level and turning in a performance that's impossible to ignore," before concluding that the film is "every bit as good, if not better, than most of what mainstream Hollywood is currently putting out." With Underworld having received over fifteen major awards to date, Armstrong is thrilled to see the critical community embracing his latest evolution as a writer and filmmaker so zealously. "I couldn't be happier with all the early buzz about Aftermath. AAAAA ratings and Editor's Choice reviews all around. jessica, Tyler and the rest of the performers are incredible. It's a really powerful movie; the cast and crew can be very proud of it. So far the response from the press has been incredible and I can't wait for the official release so Wicked's fans can get to experience it for themselves." Like Armstrong, Ms. drake is quick to celebrate the uniformly excellent work of the cast, while also crediting the veteran filmmaker with writing his most thoughtful screenplay to date. "I've seen the final cut of Aftermath, and it's by far our most intensely crafted storyline ever. Tyler and the rest of the cast are awesome, and the sex is scorching. As the reviews come in, the critics are agreeing too, and I can't wait to share it with the fans! Big thanks to Brad Armstrong & Wicked for another incredible feature movie, and special thanks to AVN, XBIZ and Adult DVD Talk for their reviews!" Wicked Pictures President and Owner Steve Orenstein is understandably proud of the goodwill earned by Aftermath. "Brad and jessica have done it again," he says succinctly. "They have teamed up many times over the years to make some of Wicked's finest movies. Aftermath is one of the very best. jessica and Tyler are great together and I would expect to see them win Best Actor and Actress for their work.” An intensely powerful coming-of-age drama that explores and shatters sexual boundaries, Aftermath is destined to become an instant classic when it arrives on DVD August 27th, 2014. For more information, please visit www.wicked.com. About Aftermath Brad Armstrong, creator of the epic love story Fallen and the runaway 2014 blockbuster Underworld, now delivers his follow-up masterpiece Aftermath, a twisted tale of forbidden love. Leading man Ryan Driller and XBIZ / XRCO Best Male Newcomer Tyler Nixon are father and son, three-time AVN Best Actress Winner jessica drake is the woman who loves them. Wicked Girl & Performer of the year Asa Akira, Performer of the Year Bonnie Rotten, MILF superstar Brandi Love and Best Actor Winner Xander Corvus round out an amazing cast. An intensely powerful coming-of-age drama that explores and shatters sexual boundaries, Aftermath is destined to become an instant classic. ###