March 02, 2009 02:11pm
DP's 11 XRCO Noms
Source: Digital Playground
by: Company Press Release
(VAN NUYS, CA) -- In 2008, Digital Playground had one of the most successful years in adult history and as a result is honored with an amazing 11 XRCO award nominations in all of the major categories.
The X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) Awards are the only awards chosen by a collective group of adult writers and editors.
Recently making waves for its mainstream, R-rated release, Joone's ''Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge'' continues its award show domination with selections for Best Epic, Best Feature Director, Best Single Performance Actress (Jesse Jane®), Best Single Performance Actor (Evan Stone), Best On-Screen Chemistry (Jesse Jane and Belladonna), and Most Outrageous Extras. Robby D.'s 2008 bestselling movie ''Cheerleaders'' earned a nomination for Best release and Best Non-Feature Director.
Additional nominations include Jesse Jane for Mainstream Adult Media Favorite, Robby D.'s ''Jack's POV 9'' for Best POV Movie, and Stoya™ for New Starlet, a category she continues to sweep. Dan Davis, Genesis magazine Executive Editor says, ''As a member of XRCO, I was not surprised by the number of nominations Digital Playground received, especially considering their continuing quality productions. 'Pirates II' is one of the most ambitious productions in adult history, so the attention it continues to receive is no shock to anyone.''
For more information about ''Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge'', visit www.PiratesXXX.com.
What makes Digital Playground a unique studio is the constant wide array of nominations and awards it receives. Dan Davis continues, '''Cheerleaders' was a popular title with fans and critics, and Stoya is a consensus pick with everyone as one of the top new starlets to emerge in adult over the past year. Her inclusion is a welcome one.'' Chris Thorne, XCritic.com Editor adds, ''as a voting member of XRCO, we were excited to see Digital Playground recognized in the noms. From 'Cheerleaders' to 'Pirates II', Jesse Jane to Stoya, Digital Playground had a banner year!''
Joone, the visionary writer / director of ''Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge'' and Digital Playground's Founder says, ''Fans often trust the opinions of the adult critics who make up the XRCO, so it's an honor for 'Pirates II' to be so heavily nominated. Thank you.'' Robby D., one of the most acclaimed and lucrative directors ever adds, ''From gonzos like 'Jack's POV 9' to large budget pictures like 'Cheerleaders', I continue to have one goal in mind—make horny as hell movies that turn everyone on and then get them off. Thanks to the XRCO for acknowledging this.''
Digital Playground's previous XRCO awards include: 2007 Best release (''Babysitters''), 2006 Best POV release (''Jack's POV 5''), 2005 Best Epic (''Pirates''), 2005 Best release (''Pirates''), 2005 Best Director (Joone, ''Pirates''), 2004 Best New Starlet (Teagan Presley), 2004 Teen Cream Dream (Teagan Presley), 2000 Best New Starlet (Tera Patrick).
''Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge'' stars Digital Playground’s beautiful contract girls Jesse Jane®, Katsuni, Stoya™, Riley Steele™ and Gabriella Fox™. The film costars the talents of Belladonna, Sasha Grey, Jenna Haze, Shay Jordan™, Brianna Love, Abbey Brooks, Shawna Lenee, Rhylee Richards, Brea Lynn, Shyla Stylez, and Veronica Rayne. Evan Stone, Tommy Gunn, and Steven St. Croix reprise their groundbreaking roles from the original ''Pirates''. The film also includes industry studs Manuel Ferrara, James Deen, Marco Banderas, Mick Blue, Ben English, and Charles Dera.
All hands are on deck for the epic, blockbuster ''Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge'', directed by award-winner Joone, and produced by Joone and his business partner Samantha Lewis. The film released on DVD on September 27 and Blu-ray on November 7.
The X-Rated Critics Organization was founded in 1984 to give writers and editors from the adult entertainment industry a voice in selecting the yearly best in X- Rated movies. The purpose was to award works of excellence, recognizing specifically the unique qualities of sexually explicit films. Its original membership included writers from Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia. In 2005 the XRCO welcomed its first Euro confrere. For more information, visit www.XRCO.com
About Digital Playground:
Digital Playground is the world leader in adult filmmaking and interactive formats boasting the largest Hd library available. Since the Company’s inception in 1993, Digital Playground has earned over 275 awards, currently garners more than 80% of high definition sales within the adult market, and is a leading provider of Blu-ray™ titles, with over 25% of the market. Female owned and operated, Digital Playground emphasizes quality first, employing fastidiously high production values in erotic film for women, men and couples. Digital Playground’s commitment to excellence, innovative technology, brilliant full-length productions and exclusive Contract Stars are the secrets to its success and makes Digital Playground the most highly demanded supplier of content for hotel, IPTV, cable, pay-per-view and mobile networks worldwide. For more information visit www.digitalplayground.com
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