CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Ever since its debut back in February, 2013, The Submission of Emma Marx has ranked as one of the year's top sellers for New Sensations and has garnered an overwhelming amount of attention both nationally and internationally for its unique story about a woman navigating her first BDSM relationship.

Coming off of the award pre-season, The Submission of Emma Marx earned several nominations from AVN, a Best Feature nod for the Erotic Lounge Awards, two wins at the Fetisch Film Festival in Germany (Richie Calhoun for Best Performer in a Feature Film and Best DVD Cover), and most recently two Best Acting wins at the XCritic Awards (for Penny Pax and Richie Calhoun).

The Submission of Emma Marx's primary focus was on shedding a positive light on the kink subculture and the more psychological elements of BDSM relationships within the feature genre. When asked about why the title has been so wildly popular, Penny Pax put it quite simply, "It's not just a story about finding love; it's also about accepting who you are and where you truly belong. The overall message of the film is really about defining your own kind of sexual normal, not allowing society to do that for you."

The Erotic Stories Collection which released The Submission of Emma Marx in early 2013, was a spin-off of New Sensations' wildly successful Romance Series which debuted back in 2010. It expands on the studio's feature collection by offering edgier, more provocative content. Thematically The Erotic Stories Collection has tackled everything from the exploration of BDSM relationships to challenging social norms with its first three releases The Submission of Emma Marx, Cabaret Desires and The Temptation of Eve (XCritic's winner of Best Couples' Release).

XCritic recognized the impact and success of The Erotic Stories Collection on the feature genre this year, honoring it with Best Couples Series at the 2014 XCritic Awards. The selection process for each nomination is stringent, with their reviewers combing through thousands of titles reviewed by their site over the past year. Limited to just 22 categories representing the best work in the adult industry, Chris Thorne, Editor for XCritic, said of New Sensations' wins, "New Sensations along with Jacky St. James and Eddie Powell took adult entertainment into a bold new direction with captivating films with amazing sex. These films represented not only some of the best in adult entertainment this year, but some of the best work from the performers in the films."

Anyone looking for more provocative, story-driven films will enjoy all of the releases offered by The Erotic Stories Collection.

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