Wicked, Axel Braun to Launch New 'Fairy Tales' Line

CANOGA PARK, Calif.—Wicked Pictures and still-reigning AVN Director of the Year Axel Braun plan to debut a new imprint under their recently inked alliance devoted to classic fables, dubbed Wicked Fairy Tales.

The kick-off release for the line will be the just-wrapped Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, with a slated total of three titles per year, all helmed by Braun.

"There's no denying that fairy tales are enjoying great success both on TV and on the silver screen," Wicked owner Steve Orenstein said. "I think the genre is a natural evolution for the adult parody market, and it's a niche that happens to fit very well within the Wicked brand."

Headling the cast of Snow White XXX are Wicked Girl Jessica Drake as the Evil Queen and Axel Braun Productions contract star Riley Steele in the title role.

"I followed the orginal story, with a few added twists," Braun said. "The iconography and costuming are an updated version of those everybody is familiar with, and while the lighting and highly saturated color palette definitely give the movie a very intense look, it's Jessica's scenery-chewing performance as the Evil Queen that really sets the tone for it."

Commented Drake, "I am so happy that I was chosen as the lead in Axel's first Wicked project. Over the years I've admired his work from afar, but experiencing it firsthand was awesome. The movie is absolutely phenomenal. Excellent wardrobe, incredible makeup and fantastic sets are helping me bring Evil to a whole new level. I can't wait to share it with everyone!"

"When Axel told me I was going to play Snow White I was literally blown away," Steele offered. "I had never been in a Wicked movie, and the fact that it was Axel's first project for them made me really nervous ... but all the pressure instantly dissipated when we did the table read with the whole cast. Everybody was very welcoming and focused, and they all shared my enthusiasm, so it wasn't only a positive experience, but a very helpful one, too."

Steele also expressed great excitement about working with Drake for the first time. "Working with Jessica was amazing," she said. "She is not only one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen, but she's also incredibly professional and generous, and carries herself with extreme elegance on and off camera. I am truly excited and can't wait for fans to see this amazing movie. It's Wicked hot!"

Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody is due to street this spring.