BOSTON—Academy Award nominees always state that just being nominated by their peers is the greatest honor they can receive—besides winning, of course—but the secret reality is that the biggest perk nominees look forward to each year are the VIP gift bags made available to both nominees and presenters. VIP gift bags are the ultimate product placement for those looking to get their upscale goodies into the hands of A-list stars, and annually feature some of the world’s top brands. This year, however, female nominees and presenters will have the unprecedented opportunity to receive two very special offerings, courtesy of Sssh.com and The Screaming O, which have joined forces to create VIP gift bags that will be handed out to female Oscar nominees and presenters at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
Sssh is including a VIP membership card for one free year of membership to Sssh.com, the highly popular erotic website created by women for women that has been featured in Time Magazine and on ABC’s Nightline.
“Sssh.com offers an extensive, evolving source of information and entertainment from bold and brassy to tender and traditional,” wrote YNOT editor Kathee Brewer in a recent review of the site. “Providing a safe place for women to explore their sexuality, the company continues to grow the website's scope in order to reach a wider audience of women interested in high quality, intelligent erotic content. Because no woman is an island, Sssh.com embodies a community where women can relax, enjoy, learn and feel good about being sexual, sensual beings without sacrificing personal ethics.”
Sssh.com founder Angie Rowntree commented, “I feel honored that we were asked to participate in the Academy Awards luxury gift bag give-aways. Being joined by Screaming O with their contribution added a sexy and elegant touch. It’s great to see the line between adult and mainstream becoming less of a barrier between aspects of our culture. I also want to extend our best wishes to the nominees and best of luck for a win!”
The Screaming O VIP gift bag offering is also something that should appeal to any number of female nominees and presenters. It is the company’s hugely popular Sexy Mirror Compact, a chic and discreet makeup compact mini case with super-powered, multi-function hidden Bullet that adds a stylish stimulation to your makeup bag with your new favorite sexcessory.
The Screaming O is one of the most recognized brands in the sex toy, couples romance and sex education spheres. Its global brand awareness combined with the increasing popularity of its products has given it bone fide VIP status. From promoting safe sex awareness and the importance of personal intimacy education on college campuses, to hosting sexy contests and events national nightclub hot spots, The Screaming O understands its clientele and has something for everyone.
“We are delighted to join Sssh.com and bring our Studio Collection 'sexcessories' to the 85th Academy Awards and give Hollywood's elite something new to buzz about," said The Screaming O President Justin Ross. "Our chic and discreet makeup compact with a hidden vibe inside is the perfect congratulatory gift for all of the nominees. And as we watch our favorite actresses take the stage looking gorgeous and glamorous, we'll smile knowing that their beautiful blushing glow might have come from The Screaming O!"
This year’s Academy Awards female nominees who will have the opportunity to take home the Sssh.com/Screaming O VIP gift bag include Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables), Helen Hunt (The Sessions) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook).
Female Presenters for this year’s Academy Awards include Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tina Fey, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovocich, Jennifer Lopez, Emma Stone, Natalie Portman and Meryl Streep.
Expect the mainstream media to latch on to this unique offering. The inclusion of the Sssh.com/ The Screaming O VIP gift bag provides another reminder that Hollywood and the Other Hollywood are inching ever closer to one another not just in terms of the type of erotic fare being produced for global audiences, but in terms of pleasure products enjoyed by millions of people and erotic content intended to appeal to women from diverse backgrounds around the world.