Wicked Pictures

Wicked Pictures is an American pornographic movie studio headquartered in Canoga Park, California. Between 2004 and 2021, it was one of the only heterosexual studios to maintain a condoms-only policy.[1][2]

Wicked Pictures
TypePrivate
IndustryPornography
GenreAdult
Founded1993; 28 years ago (1993)
FounderSteve Orenstein
Headquarters,
U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsPornographic films
OwnerGamma Entertainment
Websitewww.wickedpictures.com Edit this at Wikidata

Company historyEdit

Steve Orenstein founded Wicked Pictures in 1993, after developing an interest in creative aspects of film production while a partner in his previous adult company, X-Citement Video. During its first year, Wicked won industry awards and Orenstein signed Chasey Lain as the first "Wicked Girl". The second Wicked Girl, Jenna Jameson, signed in 1995. Under Wicked's promotion, Jameson became the only winner of AVN Awards for Best New Starlet, Best Actress, and Best Sex Scene in the same year.[3]

Wicked won the first high-definition Adult Video News Award for Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre in December 2006.[4] The movie went on to win several AVN Awards in 2007.

In October 2010, Wicked stopped production when an actor tested positive for HIV.[5]

The studio agreed with Manwin to run its websites in December 2010.[6] In December 2020, the company announced that founder and president Steve Orenstein had sold the company to Gamma Entertainment.[7]

AwardsEdit

The following is a selection of major awards Wicked films have won:

  • 1994 AVN Award - Best Video Feature (Haunted Nights)[8]
  • 1996 AVN Award - Best Film (Blue Movie)[8]
  • 1998 AVN Award - Best Vignette Release (Heart & Soul)[8]
  • 2001 AVN Award - Top Selling Release of the Year (Dream Quest)[8]
  • 2001 AVN Award - Top Renting Release of the Year (Dream Quest)[8]
  • 2002 AVN Award - Best Video Feature (Euphoria)[8]
  • 2003 AVN Award - Best DVD (Euphoria)[8]
  • 2004 AVN Award - Best Video Feature (Beautiful)[8]
  • 2007 AVN Award - Best Film (Manhunters)[8]
  • 2008 AVN Award - Best Sex Comedy (Operation: Desert Stormy)[9]
  • 2010 XBIZ Award - Peoples Choice Porn Studio of the Year[10]
  • 2011 XBIZ Award - Feature Studio of the Year[10]
  • 2011 XBIZ Award - Feature Movie of the Year (Speed)[10]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award - Best Art Direction (The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody)[11]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award - Specialty Release of the Year (Jessica Drake's Guide to Wicked Sex: Anal Edition)[11]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award - All-Black Release of the Year (A Touch of Seduction)[11]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award - European Feature Release of the Year (Les Filles de la Campagne)[11]
  • 2013 AVN Award - Best Celebrity Sex Tape (Octomom Home Alone)[12]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award - Parody Release of the Year - Drama (Inglorious Bitches)[13]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award - All-Girl Release of the Year (Girls With Girls)[13]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award - Feature Movie of the Year (Underworld)[14]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award - Best Cinematography (Underworld)[14]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award - Best Art Direction (Underworld)[14]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award - Best Special Effects (Underworld)[14]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award - Best Editing (Underworld)[14]
  • 2015 XBIZ Award - Parody Release of the Year - Drama (Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[15]
  • 2015 XBIZ Award - Specialty Release of the Year (Jessica Drake's Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size)[15]
  • 2016 XBIZ Award - Parody Release of the Year (Batman v. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[16]

Wicked GirlsEdit

Current Contract Girls[17][18]Edit

Past Contract GirlsEdit

RankingEdit

As of January 2020, Wicked Pictures has a traffic ranking of 107,506.[46]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, Beth (4 June 2007). "The Valley Exposed: Porn and Health". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  2. ^ Kingstown, Holly. "Wicked Pictures Is No Longer Using Condoms In Their Porno". Fleshbot. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Wicked Pictures Company History". Wicked Pictures. 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
  4. ^ Ian Rowley (2007-01-22). "Next-Gen DVD's Porn Struggle". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
  5. ^ "Porn actor tests positive for HIV". The Guardian. London. 2010-10-13. Retrieved 13 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Manwin to Manage Wicked Pictures' Online Properties". AVN. 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
  7. ^ "Gamma Acquires Wicked Pictures' Online Properties". AVN. 2020-12-07. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "AVN AWARDS PAST WINNERS". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-13.
  9. ^ "2008 AVN AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
  10. ^ a b c XBIZ Award Winners, February 2011
  11. ^ a b c d XBIZ Award Winners, January 2012
  12. ^ Brandi Fowler (2013-01-20). "Porn Again! Nadya Suleman Scores Best Celebrity Sex Tape Win at AVN Awards". E! Entertainment Television. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
  13. ^ a b XBIZ Award Winners 2013, January 2013
  14. ^ a b c d e XBIZ Award Winners 2014, January 2014
  15. ^ a b XBIZ Award Winners, January 2015
  16. ^ XBIZ Award Winners, January 2016
  17. ^ "Wicked Girl Bios". Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  18. ^ "Wicked Contract Stars". Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  19. ^ "Chasey Lain". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  20. ^ "Jenna Jameson". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  21. ^ Jameson, Jenna. How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale. pp. 341–351.
  22. ^ "The (Porn) Player" by Matthew Miller, Forbes magazine, July 4, 2005, Retrieved February 1, 2007
  23. ^ "Serenity". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  24. ^ "Missy". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  25. ^ "Stephanie Swift: About Me". Official Site of Stephanie Swift. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-24.
  26. ^ "Temptress". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  27. ^ "Devinn Lane". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  28. ^ "Sydnee Steele". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  29. ^ "Sydnee Steele: Still Shy, But Definitely Wicked", Mike Ramone, 2001-10-05, Retrieved 2007-07-12
  30. ^ "Julia Ann". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  31. ^ Wicked Divas: Julia Ann The Legend, Archived at: Archived June 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 2007-10-27
  32. ^ JuliaAnn.com blog entry, May 2007, Retrieved June 29, 2007
  33. ^ Metcalf, Daniel L. (7 April 2005). "KERI SABLE: Every Man's Fantasy" (Press release). Los Angeles: Wicked Pictures. Archived from the original on 19 October 2007. Retrieved 2015-12-30.
  34. ^ "Keri Sable Biography". Wicked Pictures. Archived from the original on 31 March 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  35. ^ Keri Sable (4 October 2005). "Meet Wicked Contract Girl Keri Sable". AVN Live (Interview). Archived from the original (video) on 9 November 2005. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  36. ^ a b "Wicked Signs Kirsten Price, Carmen Hart". AVN. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  37. ^ a b Kirsten Price (2009). "Kirsten Price interview" (Interview). Interviewed by Cindi Loftus. Xcitement Magazine. Archived from the original on 4 April 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  38. ^ a b Alektra Blue; Mikayla Mendez (2008). "Interviews" (Interview). Interviewed by Cindi Loftus. Xcitement. Archived from the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  39. ^ "Wicked Pictures Signs Alektra Blue, Mikayla Mendez". AVN. 2008-05-02. Archived from the original on 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  40. ^ a b Bob Preston (2008-05-02). "Wicked Signs Alektra Blue, Mikayla Mendez". XBIZ. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  41. ^ a b David Sullivan (2008-05-02). "Wicked Pictures Signs Alektra Blue, Mikayla Mendez: New contract girls announced today". AVN. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  42. ^ Steve Javors (2010-06-22). "Wicked Pictures Signs Lupe Fuentes to Exclusive Contract". AVN. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  43. ^ "Alektra Blue No Longer With Wicked Pictures". AVN. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-03-14.
  44. ^ Peter Warren (2013-10-10). "Asa Akira Announces Wicked Contract at The Sex Awards". AVN. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  45. ^ Tibbals, Chauntelle (1 May 2018). "Stormy Daniels Shares Her Wicked Past—and the DP in Her Future". AVN. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  46. ^ "Wicked.com Alexa Ranking". Alexa.com. Retrieved January 3, 2020.

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