For Immediate Release | Wicked Pictures Sweeps the 2017 XBIZ Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – (JANUARY 17, 2017) – From the red carpet to the awards show stage, Wicked Pictures took the 2017 XBIZ Awards Show by storm Thursday night, January 12th in Los Angeles. The studio received 17 major awards, with over half honoring two high-profile releases. Blockbuster creator Brad Armstrong’s intense couples drama The Preacher’s Daughter swept the night’s feature movie categories with six awards, while parody master Axel Braun’s crossover hit Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody received three major trophies. Held at the famed Westin Bonaventure, the gala stayed true to XBIZ magazine’s goal of “honoring the influential companies and performers who play an essential role in the growth and popularity of adult entertainment around the globe.” The Preacher’s Daughter ruled the night, receiving the evening’s greatest honor, Feature Movie of the Year. Additionally, Armstrong received Director of the Year – Feature Release, Best Screenplay and Best Music, while the film’s charismatic leads, Mia Malkova and Xander Corvus, earned Best Actress - Feature Release and Best Actor - Feature Release respectively. The director’s cyberpunk thriller DNA earned Wicked Girl Asa Akira a Best Supporting Actress trophy, while the movie’s stylish camerawork by Alex Ladd and Barrett Blade snared Best Cinematography. In another highpoint of the evening, the Best Supporting Actor award went to industry veteran Eric Masterson for his fine work in Armstrong’s The J.O.B. The evening saw Axel Braun’s Wicked Comix imprint earning three major accolades, with both Parody Release of the Year and Director of the Year – Parody going to the mainstream crossover hit Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody. Tommy Pistol’s manic portrayal of The Joker earned Best Actor – Parody Release. A tireless champion of sexual wellness and healthy attitudes toward sex, jessica drake earned XBIZ’s coveted Sexpert of the Year award. Recognizing her best-selling sex education series, jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, which provides explicit demonstrations and frank discussions of sex techniques, fetishes and intimacy issues, the win celebrated her devotion to raising awareness in such areas as sex education, diversity and inclusion. Veteran filmmaker Stormy Daniels’ work was recognized as well, with Cassidy Klein receiving Best Actress - Couples-Themed Release for her standout performance in Daniels’ Wicked Passions release New Beginnings. Three international awards went to studios whose work is distributed domestically by Wicked. European production powerhouse Dorcel, whose stylish films have been released in the United States by Wicked for over eighteen years, received two of the night’s top international awards – European Studio of the Year and Foreign Feature Release of the Year for My Daughter is a Whore. Famed amateur studio abbywinters.com earned Amateur Release of the Year for Girls and Their Boys 22. Wicked Pictures proudly congratulates all of 2017’s nominees and winners. For more information about the Wicked Girls and Wicked Pictures, please visit www.wicked.com and www.wickedb2b.com. Keywords: Wicked Pictures, XBIZ, XBIZ 360, XBIZ Awards, Steve Orenstein, Axel Braun, Brad Armstrong, Stormy Daniels, Parody, jessica drake, Asa Akira, Marc Dorcel, Adult Video, abbywinters.com ###