LOS ANGELES—Imagine a not-so-distant future in which sex has become a commercial commodity, bought and sold like any other product, with monetary transactions conducted via tattoos on one's wrists. That’s the Orwellian world acclaimed director Brad Armstrong, contract superstar Jessica Drake and production powerhouse Wicked Pictures are inviting audiences to experience in $EX, a bold look at a high-tech society where danger and desire collide.

Armstrong’s narrative focuses on Anika Tate (Drake) one of the most successful purveyors of sexual commerce. However, after a transaction goes awry, Anika's perfect world starts to crumble around her.

Actor/filmmaker/art director Armstrong brings this provocative premise to life with the assistance of some of today’s most acclaimed performers. Co-stars include 2013 XRCO Awards hostess Misty Stone, Hall of Fame legend Julia Ann, award winner Asa Akira, Leilani Leeane, Courtney Taylor, Steven St. Croix, Marcus London, Derrick Pierce and Aaron Wilcoxxx.

Packed with seductive sex scenes, slick production values and erotic tension, this high-tech couples drama continues Armstrong's tradition of weaving actual props from recent Hollywood blockbusters into his own XXX sci-fi productions. The disc will also feature three bonus sex scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, photo galleries and trailers.

Now in stores, $EX is a stylish new take on the world's oldest profession.