‘Adventures with the Baumgartners’ Named Best Polyamory Movie by AVN
2018 Marks the Third Consecutive Win for Adam & Eve in the Category with its Hit Film From Selena Kitt’s Bestselling Novel!
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LOS ANGELES (February 2, 2018) – Adam & Eve Pictures’ hit movie “Adventures with the Baumgartners,” the second installment in the acclaimed erotic series based upon the bestselling novels, was named Best Polyamory Movie at the 2018 AVN Awards. The series’ opening chapter, “Babysitting the Baumgartners,” earned the award last year. And in 2016, “Marriage 2.0,” it’s controversial film from director Magnus Sullivan received the honor.
The AVN Awards, presented January 27 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, honor excellence and outstanding achievement in the adult entertainment industry as well as in adult consumer goods and services.
“I would like to thank Kay Brandt and the cast for bringing Selena Kitt’s erotic novel to the big screen in a memorable way, and AVN for acknowledging their incredible work,” said Rachel Vigneaux, Adam & Eve’s Executive Producer. “Additional thanks go to Selena Kitt for her powerful storytelling and to the team at Adam and Eve for creating a platform in which to share this with the world. ‘Adventures with the Baumgartners’ struck a chord with fans and critics alike. This film is a great example of Adam & Eve’s commitment to great erotic cinema!”
Directed and adapted to the screen by award-winning filmmaker Kay Brandt, from New York Times bestselling author Selena Kitt’s book from her “Baumgartner” erotic novels, “Adventures with the Baumgartners” features adult superstars and real-life married couple Anikka Albrite and Mick Blue. The two performers portray Doc and Carrie Baumgartner who find lust-filled adventures with their sexy friends.
The cast includes Sara Luvv, AJ Applegate, Edyn Blair, Katy Kiss, Derrick Pierce, Xander Corvus and Ricky Johnson.
“I'm honored AVN deemed the sequel to ‘Babysitting the Baumgartners’ award-worthy and I’d like to thank Adam & Eve for their constant support of my work,” Brandt said. “Adapting Selena’s latest book in the Baumgartner franchise for the screen as a five-hour, ten sex scene romantic epic was a massive undertaking, and wouldn't have come to fruition if it wasn't for the strength of my talented cast and crew. Making the Baumgartner movies has been a labor of love, and this award is for the entire team involved with the films.”
With over 13,000 DVDs shipped since its release, “Adventures with the Baumgartners” is a follow up to last year’s award-winning “Babysitting the Baumgartners” which earned Best Polyamory Movie at the 2017 AVN Awards, was the #1 movie on both adamandevevod.com and hotmovies.com for 2 consecutive years, along with honors for Best Sex Scene – Feature and Best Marketing Campaign at the 2017 XBIZ Awards. The movie also earned First Choice honors at the 2016 NightMoves Awards.
For more information about “Adventures with the Baumgartners” and other Adam & Eve Pictures releases, visit AdamEve.com.
About the AVN Awards:
Over the years, the AVN Awards have become a famous staple in Las Vegas, while being housed in almost every major hotel on the strip. Starting in 1984, the show has grown dramatically over the years and is now broadcast each year on cable to millions of viewers. The show allows adult and mainstream celebrities to come together once a year to celebrate the achievements of one of the world’s most profitable industries. In 2012, the AVN Awards took up residence in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and returned for a sixth straight year in 2017. For more information, visit AVNAwards.com, Facebook.com/TheAVNAwards, or Twitter.com/AVNAwards.
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 AdamAndEve.com.
About Selena Kitt:
Selena Kitt is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of erotic and romance fiction. She is one of the highest selling erotic writers in the business with over a million books sold! Her writing embodies everything from the spicy to the scandalous, but watch out--this kitty also has sharp claws, and her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths. When she’s not pawing away at her keyboard, Selena runs an innovative publishing company (excessica.com) and bookstore (excitica.com), as well as two erotica and erotic romance promotion companies (excitesteam.com and excitespice.com) and she now runs the Erotica Readers and Writers Association. Her books EcoErotica (2009), The Real Mother Goose (2010) and Heidi and the Kaiser (2011) were all Epic Award Finalists. Her only gay male romance, Second Chance, won the Epic Award in Erotica in 2011. Her story, Connections, was one of the runners-up for the 2006 Rauxa Prize, given annually to an erotic short story of “exceptional literary quality.”
About Kay Brandt:
Kay Brandt is a seductive storyteller, award-winning adult filmmaker, and bestselling author, delivering a passionate blend of story and explicit, graphic content. In the 1990's her creative expression was writing erotic stage plays like the critically acclaimed “Kiss Me Twisted,” which many years later evolved into the X-rated films, “Cherry episode 1” and “Cherry 2” and then evolved again into “The World of Cherry” ebook series. Since 2009 Kay has written/directed/produced more than 40 X-rated films, many winning AVN and XBIZ awards, for top companies like Adam & Eve, Digital Playground, New Sensations and Girlfriends Films. The "Cherry" films are the two biggest budget lesbian adult films ever made and since their release in 2011 have been deemed erotic classics. Kay's current creative passions include writing/directing a new genre of adult films based on erotic books. “Safe Landings,” a feature based on Kay's dramatic romance novel and the epic film based on Selena Kitt's New York Times bestseller “Babysitting the Baumgartners” are the first two offerings in Adam & Eve's books-to-films series. She also released her first horror novella, “Soles” through Fido publishing in 2016 and there are more twisted horror stories coming soon. Share the journey and indulge in the wild fantasy worlds she creates for readers’ pleasure.
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