CANOGA PARK, Calif.—Wicked Pictures contract director/performer Jessica Drake and award-winning BBW performer Kelly Shibari have completed principal photography for their new collaborative addition to Drake's multiple AVN Award-crowned instructional series, Jessica Drake's Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size.
“From the inception of my series Guide to Wicked Sex, I've wanted it to be a unique educational hybrid, an all inclusive resource to everyone interested in realizing their sexual potential,” Drake said. “When I began doing seminars and workshops years ago, I quickly realized women and couples of size were lacking options, and it seemed many plus size movies were still upholding the clichéd stereotypes, often in a derogatory fashion.”
She continued, “I have long admired Kelly for her sex positive attitude, her determination, and her desire to educate, and I knew she would be the perfect person to collaborate with for this project. Over the past year, we gradually built the rapport to embark on what I feel is one of the greatest volumes in the entire series. I am very grateful for her input and expertise.”
“I am incredibly thrilled with what we were able to capture on camera,” Shibari offered. “The content we created for Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size is beautiful, with a very cinematic feel. The couples we interviewed were absolutely inspiring, and the performers we cast and the crew all brought their A-game. All the elements combined have helped to create a product not only visually stimulating—it is emotionally empowering. I am extremely happy with this film, and am looking forward to getting it to the public.”
Photos from Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size are available on the series’ official Facebook fan page.
The cast of Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size includes beautiful BBW performers Devlyn Red, Angel DeLuca and Scarlet LaVey, as well as non-performer couples Scarlette Cyn and JC Lewis, and AVN's own Sherri L. Shaulis and partner Michael Colbert. The movie showcases women of a diverse range of BBW sizes, ranging from size 14 to 24. Shibari hosts the narration for the bulk of the project, and is also featured in one of the full-length sex scenes that close the production.
"I'm honored to participate in this project for so many reasons," said Shaulis, senior editor of pleasure products for AVN. "The idea that it will open a dialogue about sex and sexuality not only between plus-size people, but all types of couples and lovers, is really exciting."
Commented Scarlette Cyn, “This film project provided my partner and me the ability to explore each other’s bodies through communication exercises and real life practical scenarios. It was a fantastic opportunity to show the importance of appreciating, relishing and accepting one’s appearance through the prism of sexuality, and we are extremely honored to have been able to participate in such a groundbreaking project for our community.”
Of the shooting environment, Angel DeLuca said, “It was one of the most positive sets I have ever been on! I loved working with everyone there, and never felt better about myself, my size and my sexuality.” Echoed Scarlet LaVey, “I had such an amazing time on set. The energy was refreshing, and the cast and crew truly felt like family; I’m very honored to be part of a project with such a positive message.”
“As with all volumes, we truly owe everything to our amazing cast,” Drake noted. “The energy and passion they brought forth is immeasurable. The demonstrations and the hardcore scenes are intensely passionate; beyond that, their willingness to be candid and open to discussing body image, confidence, communication and more is what makes this project a success. I sincerely thank our professional performers, our real life couples, and Kelly, for being so wonderful, and as always, Wicked, for their continuing support.”
Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size, which will be available in spring/summer 2014, takes viewers through a variety of topics, from relationship communication, discussion of trigger words and acceptable terminology between partners, size-friendly sex positions, and body confidence exercises. The addition of three full-length sex scenes, available with or without commentary, is also offered at the end of the movie. Interviews with plus-size adult performers, as well as non-performers, are an integral part of the project. They provide a non-xxx look into the issues confronted by plus size women, men and couples, and offer solutions to increase confidence and combat negative stereotypes.
Expounded Shibari, “There was so much to cover in this film; our aim was to create a product for couples who may not be in size-positive or size-supportive communities, and we feel we have succeeded. I truly hope this film will help men, women and couples of size become more confident in their sexuality, explore their amazing bodies, and communicate better as to their relationship and sexual desires. I’m so honored to have Jessica and Wicked on board to help realize a project I have been conceptualizing for over four years; it’s truly humbling.”
Pictured: Derrick Pierce and Kelly Shibari.