For Immediate Release | WICKED PICTURES Congratulates Its 2018 X-Rated Critics Organization Nominees

LOS ANGELES, CA – (April 27, 2018) – The X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) has announced its 2018 award nominees, and global adult entertainment innovator Wicked Pictures is pleased to announce it has received twelve major nominations in the areas of performance, direction, and crossover visibility in the mainstream media space.

Blockbuster creator Brad Armstrong’s explosive urban thriller Ethni*City received a nomination for Best Release, while his Editor’s Choice An Inconvenient Mistress - one of the year’s undisputed breakout hits - earned stars jessica drake and Ryan Driller Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively. A third Armstrong-directed release, the futuristic drama Takers, saw the veteran filmmaker/performer's skillful work in front of the camera honored with a Best Actor nomination. Fittingly, the uniformly high quality and diversity of Armstrong’s output throughout the year was rewarded with a Best Director (Features) nomination.

Parody king Axel Braun’s undisputed mastery of his chosen genre propelled Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody to a trifecta of major nominations - Best Director (Parody), Parody of the Year, and Best Actress for Romi Rain's incendiary performance as Wonder Woman.

Contract superstar and sexual wellness advocate jessica drake earned the organization’s coveted Mainstream Adult Media Favorite nomination in recognition of her high-profile work as a sex educator, her passion for social justice, and the continuing success of her award-winning instructional series jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex.

Iconic film star, writer, and moviemaker Stormy Daniels earned two nominations for her Wicked output - Best Director (Features) and Best Comedy (The Blonde Dahlia). Tommy Pistol's performance in prolific filmmaker Mike Quasar's Ingenue received a nomination for Best Actor.

Wicked Pictures is pleased to congratulate Its 2018 XRCO nominees. The winners will be announced Thursday, June 28, 2018, at an industry-only gala to be held at the OHM Club in Hollywood.

For more information, please visit www.wicked.com and www.xrco.com.

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ABOUT WICKED PICTURES

Established in Canoga Park, California in March 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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