For Immediate Release | The XRCO Awards Honor Brad Armstrong's Runaway Hit "UNDERWORLD" As 2014's "Best Epic"
LOS ANGELES, CA – (April 18, 2014) – From the red carpet to the closing after-party, Brad Armstrong, jessica drake and Kaylani Lei of Wicked Pictures took the 2014 XRCO (X-Rated Critics Organization) Awards Show by storm. The company’s breakout hit, Armstrong’s darkly erotic jessica drake vehicle “Underworld,” earned the organization's biggest feature movie honor, the coveted Best Epic award. Having already earned Movie of the Year from AVN and Feature Movie of the Year from XBIZ, this new accolade confirms the project's status as the triple-threat adult film of the 2014 awards season. The industry-only soiree was held at OHM Nightclub in Hollywood, California Wednesday night, April 16th. Now in its 30th year, the XRCO's Hall of Fame initiated the festivities on a poignant note, with industry legend Amber Lynn inducting veteran Wicked contract actress, writer and filmmaker Stormy Daniels. As Ms. Daniels was unable to attend, Brad Armstrong accepted the award on her behalf, speaking movingly of her meteoric rise to fame as a performer and her subsequent evolution as both ?a writer and filmmaker. Hit creator Axel Braun, the latest director to join the Wicked family, was inducted into the Hall of Fame as well. The acclaimed director used his time on stage to thank the many crew members whose contributions he touted as invaluable to his work's success. Braun's "Man of Steel XXX" subsequently earned the organization's Best Parody (Comic) trophy. Staying true to the XRCO’s mission statement of "giving writers and editors from the ??adult entertainment industry a voice in selecting the yearly best in X-rated movies,” the end of the evening saw “Underworld” earning the organization's top feature film honor. Joined onstage by "Underworld" star jessica drake, Armstrong accepted the Best Epic trophy by humbly thanking the many fans, reviewers and consumers who've made the two-disc release the year's breakout hit. drake in turn was quick to shift the spotlight back to Armstrong, praising his skills as a writer, designer and filmmaker. Wicked Pictures congratulates ?all of 2014's XRCO award winners. For more information about Wicked Pictures, please visit www.wicked.com and www.wickedb2b.com. To learn more about the X-Rated Critics Organization, please visit www.xrco.com. Keywords: Wicked Pictures, XRCO, XBIZ Awards, AVN Awards, Hall of Fame, Steve Orenstein, Brad Armstrong, Stormy Daniels, jessica drake, Axel Braun, Best Epic, Best Parody (Comic). ###