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Adam & Eve Earns 31 AVN Awards Nominations

‘The Cursed XXX’ and ‘The Seduction of Heidi’ Earn Nine Nominations Each for the Acclaimed Adult Studio!


LOS ANGELES (November 21, 2018) – Adam & Eve has received 31 nominations for the 2019 AVN Awards Including nine for the blockbuster release, “The Cursed XXX” and another nine for the critically-acclaimed erotic drama, “The Seduction of Heidi.”

The AVN Awards, hosted by adult star Romi Rain and camming sensation Bailey Rayne, will be presented on Thursday, January 26, 2019, at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. To view a complete list of the nominees, click here. The awards honor excellence and outstanding achievement in the adult industry as well as in adult consumer goods and services.

“We are honored by these nominations,” said Bob Christian, Adam & Eve’s director of New Business. “We want to thank AVN and its staff for the recognition of filmmaking. We are very proud to make movies which bring entertainment and pleasure.”

“I would like to thank AVN for honoring our films, our directors and the cast and crew, who give each scene their all,” said Rachel Vigneaux, Adam & Eve’s executive producer. “Congratulations to our entire team for earning these great nominations.”

“The Cursed XXX,” written and directed by Will Ryder led with nine nominations with Best Action/Thriller along with Best Actor – Feature for its star Brad Armstrong and for Ryder who was cited for Best Director – Feature and for his script which earned a Best Screenplay nod for the award-winning writer/director.

Also earning nine nominations was Kay Brandt’s “The Seduction of Heidi” which she wrote, based upon Selena Kitt’s bestselling novel, and directed, earning Best Drama nomination and Best Director – Feature for the award-winning filmmaker, whose script was also cited for Best Screenplay. The film’s star Ryan Driller received a Best Actor Nomination for his work in the acclaimed drama.

Other nominations were:

Best Parody “Naked”

Best Actress – Feature – Britney Amber for “Naked”

Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene – Honey Gold, Jill Kassidy, Scarlett Sage & Eliza Jane for “Unleashed”

Best Cinematography – Jeff Allan & Jay Allan for “Beautiful Strangers” and Rene Francois for “The Cursed XXX”

Best Comedy – “Booty Thirst Trap” and “Losers Never Get Laid”

Best Makeup – Cammy Ellis for “The Cursed XXX”

Best Marketing Campaign – Company Image – Adam & Eve

Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project – “The Cursed XXX”

Best MILF Movie – “Hot Wives and Their Dirty Desires”

Best Non-Sex Performance – Shawn Alff for “The Seduction of Heidi” and Frank Bukkwyd for “The Cursed XXX”

Best Solo/Tease Performance – Eliza Jane for “Loving Myself”

Best Supporting Actor – Logan Long for “The Seduction of Heidi” and Eric Masterson for “The Seduction of Heidi”

Best Supporting Actress – Kat Dior for “The Cursed XXX” and Romi Rain for “The Seduction of Heidi”

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Boy/Boy/Girl – Mia Li, Small Hands & Logan Long for “Naked” and Romi Rain, Alex Legend & Logan Long for “The Seduction of Heidi”

Adam & Eve’s Retail Division, which operates 76 stores in the U.S. and Canada, was cited for Best Retail Chain – Large (11+ Stores) while its flagship e-tail site earned a Best Web Retail Store nod.

Adam & Eve’s retail and online division offer 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.

About the AVN Awards:

For over three decades the AVN Awards show has been the adult industry’s biggest night and the award itself, the industry’s highest honor. With a stylish red carpet pre-show and lavish star-studded ceremony, AVN celebrates outstanding achievements in “the business of pleasure”. Nearly 100 awards are given out in categories as diverse as Best Video, Best New Starlet, Most Outrageous Sex Scene, Best Group Sex Scene and Best Selling DVD of the Year. The AVN Awards show takes place each January during the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas and is attended by everyone who is anyone in the adult industry. The show has included performances by grammy-nominated artist Lil' Wayne, Flo Rida, Baby Bash, Smashmouth, Lit, Lil’ Jon & the Ying Yang Twins and has featured appearances by celebrities such as Lisa Lampanelli, Dave Attell, Gene Simmons, Jim Norton, Bobby Slayton, Chris Angel, Vince Neil and more. For more information, please 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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