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Adam & Eve Earns 28 XBIZ Awards Nominations

Acclaimed Studio’s Blockbuster ‘The Cursed XXX’ Earns Nine Nominations Including Feature Movie of the Year!


LOS ANGELES (November 20, 2018) – Adam & Eve Pictures has received 28 nominations, including 11 for the blockbuster release “The Cursed XXX” which also earned a nod for Feature Movie of the Year at the 2019 XBIZ Awards.

The XBIZ Awards, hosted by adult superstar Stormy Daniels, will be presented on Thursday, January 17 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, 404 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, California 90071. The awards honor excellence and outstanding achievement in the adult industry.

“We are honored to be recognized for the films created by a combination of so many talented people,” said Bob Christian, Adam & Eve’s director of new business. “On behalf of Adam and Eve, thank you XBIZ for these honors.”

The nods follow Christian’s nomination as Businessman of the Year and that of Chad Jenny, national business consultant at the XBIZ Executive Awards. Jenny, was nominated Business Development Executive of the Year and Account Executive of the Year – Retail.

“We would like to give a big thank you to XBIZ for the recognition and all the outstanding nominations,” said Rachel Vigneaux, Adam & Eve’s executive producer. “We are also grateful to our team, all the talented artists who worked so diligently on our movies and also to our partners and colleagues as well as our fans who have provided such great energy and support. These nominations are for each of you!”

Adam & Eve’s nominations were led by “The Cursed XXX” from director Will Ryder which earned Feature Movie of the Year, followed by Couples-Themed Release of the Year for the reality show-themed erotic drama “Naked” from director Kay Brandt. The acclaimed star-studded “Unleashed” directed by Brandt earned All-Girl Release of the Year, while Brandt herself received a Director of the Year – Feature nomination.

Riley Reid, star of “The Cursed XXX” was nominated Best Actress – Feature, along with co-star Brad Armstrong who earned Best Actor – Feature for his work in the film. Britney Amber, the star of “Naked” was recognized with Best Actress – Couples-Themed Release while co-star Derrick Pierce was nominated for Best Actor – Couples-Themed Release. Sarah Vandella earned a nod for Best Supporting Actress for “The Cursed XXX,” while Best Supporting Actor nods went to her “The Cursed XXX” co-star Seth Gamble as well as Ryan Driller of “Naked” and Tommy Pistol of “Losers Never Get Laid.”

Other nominations were:

Best Non-Sex Performance – David Lord for “Losers Never Get Laid”

Best Sex Scene – Couples-Themed Release – Britney Amber & Derrick Pierce for “Naked”

Best Sex Scene – Comedy Release – Kleio Valentien & Tommy Pistol for “Losers Never Get Laid”

Best Sex Scene – Vignette Release – Anna Foxxx & Mickey Mod for “Adam & Eve’s Short Stories”

Best Sex Scene – All Girl – Casey Calvert & Elsa Jean for “Beautiful Strangers”

Screenplay of the Year – “The Cursed XXX”

Best Cinematography – “The Cursed XXX”

Best Music – “The Cursed XXX”

Best Editing – “The Cursed XXX”

Marketing Campaign of the Year – “The Cursed XXX”

On the retail side, Adam & Eve Stores, which operates 76 locations in the U.S. and Canada, offering a wide range of adult products and novelties, was nominated Retailer of the Year – Chain and Progressive Retailer of the Year. The company’s flagship e-tail site was tapped for Online Retailer of the Year – Full Range and Online Retailer of the Year – Specialty.

Adam & Eve’s retail and online division has been an industry stalwart, offering customers a variety of adult products and novelties from top brands and manufacturers like Cal Exotics, Doc Johnson, Fleshlight, Lovelife and others, in addition to best-selling products found nowhere else.

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About the XBIZ Awards:

A star-studded red carpet affair that hosts a who’s who from the business of sex, the XBIZ Awards is the adult industry’s biggest night and most prestigious symbol of success. The annual gala recognizes outstanding excellence across every facet of the multibillion-dollar business, including movie production, pleasure products, technology, and retail. Since its inception, top personalities from the world of erotica have played host to the event, including Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, Jesse Jane, Jessica Drake, Kayden Kross and James Deen. Attracting international media coverage, the XBIZ Awards show has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNBC, TIME, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Huffington Post and The Daily Beast, among others. For more information, visit

About Adam & Eve:

Adam & Eve is the nation’s largest marketer of adult products with millions of satisfied customers in the United States and all over the world. Founded in 1971, Adam & Eve is also one of the oldest names in the rapidly evolving adult industry. Adam & Eve is the flagship company of PHE, Inc. While Adam & Eve caters to a general audience, PHE also owns several smaller companies that focus on meeting customers’ special needs. For instance, Adam & Eve Pictures produces original titles with some of the biggest names in the adult industry. They are responsible for the award-winning movies “Pirates,” “Rawhide,” and many others. For more information, visit

About Adam & Eve Pictures:

Founded in 1993, Adam & Eve Pictures is the nation’s leading adult film production company with thousands of critically acclaimed titles in their library and millions of satisfied viewers around the world. An offshoot of Adam & Eve corporate, Adam & Eve Pictures was formed to create and contribute aesthetically ethical adult video content to the mass market. Since its inception, Adam & Eve Pictures has produced a multitude of best-selling and highly awarded blockbusters, including Rawhide and Pirates. They have also invested heavily in the sex education segment and offer an entire line by Nina Hartley with titles including Nina Hartley’s Guides to Double Penetration, Oral Sex, Bondage, and Threesomes. In 2015 Adam & Eve Pictures became the first adult production company to bring a New York Times best-selling novel to screen with the critically acclaimed Babysitting the Baumgartners series. Boasting over 90 awards over 25 years, Adam and Eve Pictures is a cornerstone of adult entertainment. For more information, visit


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