Mercenary Pictures Makes Impressive Urban X Nominations Showing

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Mercenary Pictures racked up over 20 nominations, from Best All-Sex Release to Best Specialty Release, at the upcoming Urban X Awards, with the company's owner, Hall of Famer Lexington Steele, up for five performance awards.

The company's nominations for the Urban X Awards, to be held at Blvd 3 in Hollywood, Calif. on Sunday July 26, 2009, include: Best All-Sex Release (Fresh Out the Box 12), Best All-Sex Series (Fresh Out the Box), Best Amateur Release (Black Moon Risin' 9), Best Amateur Series (Fresh Out the Box, Black Moon Risin'), Best Anal Release (Top Guns 9), Best Anal Series (Top Guns), Best Anal Sex Scene (Emma Cummings, Marco Banderas, Lexington Steele, Top Guns 8), Best Couple Sex Scene (Blue Diamond, Lexington Steele, Fresh Out the Box 12), Best Release Asian (White on Rice), Best Release Black (Black Reign 14), Best Series Black (Black Moon Risin'), Best Gonzo Release (SuperWhores 13), Best Gonzo Series (Black Reign), Best Interracial Release (Lex on Blondes 5), Best Interracial Series (MILF Magnet), Best MILF Release (MILF Magnet 4), Best MILF Series (MILF Magnet), Best POV Release (Nightstick: Black POV 5), Best POV Series (Nightstick: Black POV), Best POV Sex Scene (Aryana Starr and Lexington Steele, Nightstick: Black POV 5; Cassidy Clay and Lexington Steele, Nightstick: Black POV 5) and Best Specialty Release (Handyman).

In addition to his four performance nominations in Mercenary Pictures' movies, three-time AVN Male Performer of the Year Steele is also up for Best Couples Sex Scene with Jenna Haze in Lex the Impaler 4 from Jules Jordan Video.

"The Urban X nominations for our movies and my work as a performer are important to myself and my company because of the show's celebration of racial diversity," Steele said. "The ethnic category of movies and its performers have traditionally been given less consideration than others in the industry. I appreciate its organizers recognizing Mercenary Pictures and myself among our peers of ethnic and interracial producers and performers."

Steele will also be on the red carpet to interview the show's guests for his upcoming mainstream program, The Lexington Steele Show. Interested performers and members of the industry who are attending the Urban X Awards and would like to appear on The Lexington Steele Show may email [email protected].

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