Wicked Congratulates Foreign Partners on AVN Nominations

CANOGA PARK, Calif.—Wicked Pictures, the exclusive U.S. DVD distributor for international adult studios Marc Dorcel, abbywinters.com and JoyBear Pictures, is pleased to announce these three distinctive adult entertainment innovators have received over 20 nominations for the 2018 AVN Awards. 

A member of the AVN Hall of Fame who has been active in erotica since 1965, producer/director Marc Dorcel's namesake company received 16 major nominations, with four going to the studio's sensual big-budget mystery Revenge of a Daughter. A stylish collaboration from veteran directors Herve Bodilis and Pascal Lucas, this blockbuster release was honored with nominations for Best Foreign Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography, while the gifted helmers shared a nomination for Best Director - Foreign Feature.

Liselle Bailey earned Best Director - Foreign Feature for My Daughter-In-Law Is a Whore, a brisk drama which was also recognized in the Best Foreign Feature and Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production categories, the latter for a sequence featuring Cara Saint Germain, Dean Van Damme, Luke Hardy and Pascal White. Another erotic opus from Herve Bodilis, The Perverse Games of a Posh Wife starring longtime Dorcel favorite Anna Polina, received a Best Foreign Feature nomination.

In the all-sex categories, Anissa Kate's Anissa the Tenniswoman earned Frank Major a Best Director Foreign Non-Feature nomination, while the movie's centerpiece, a three-way featuring Amirah Adara, Max Fonda and Zack, was nominated for Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production. Major's The Fighter snared Nikita Bellucci and Renato a Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production nomination, and Herve Bodilis' Claire Desires of Submission earned Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production recognition for stars Claire Castel, Kristof Cale, Math and Ricky Mancini.

Herve Bodilis received a Best Director - Foreign Non-Feature nomination for his all-sex opus Megan - Escort Deluxe, which also earned stars Megan Rain, Kristof Cale and Ricky Mancini attention in the Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production category. In non-DVD categories, the studio's provocative entry into sexual tech, Dorcel Lab, was nominated for Best Marketing Campaign-Individual Project, while dorcelstore.com was recognized in the Best Web Retail Store category. 

Specializing in naturalistic depictions of lesbian, solo and boy/girl sex acts, abbywinters.com has established itself as a pioneer in placing models in a wide spectrum of intimate and unscripted “real world” scenarios. Girls and Their Boys 29 and Lascivious Girls both earned Best Amateur/Pro-Am Movie nominations, while the Girl Girl Sex and Girls and Their Boys franchises were nominated for Best Foreign Series.

Acclaimed U.K. based adult studio JoyBear Pictures' big-budget release Sun Stroke received two major nominations, Best Foreign Feature and Best Director-Foreign Feature for Jessie Black. 

For his part, Wicked Pictures president and owner Steve Orenstein couldn't be happier to see the work of these trailblazing innovators enjoy continued success in the United States. "The addition of these high-quality movies to our major distribution arteries reflects our desire to give retailers and consumers a diverse range of international adult entertainment options. We are thankful to AVN for recognizing the excellence of these releases, and congratulate Dorcel, abbywinters.com and JoyBear Pictures on their nominations. I hope to continue working with all of these studios for many years to come."

For more information on Wicked-distributed DVD releases from Dorcel, abbywinters.com, and JoyBear Pictures, please visit www.wickedB2B.com