BENZO Magazine, a magazine devoted to luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicles and the culture of them, features Wicked contract performers Julia Ann, Devinn Lane and Sydnee Steele in their newest issue and the magazine held a party at Barfly, a Sunset Strip club on Saturday night.
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Several hundred attended the party which featured free Wicked promotional items such as t-shirts and key chains and complimentary cocktails for the evening's early VIP attendees. A video wall ran trailers of Wicked features such as Sex On Film and Women In Uniform while party-goers mingled and thumbed through the pages of BENZO's "Adult Issue" which shows the Wicked Girls posed with various pricey Mercedes vehicles.
Dan Gardner of Gardner Automotive Communications (who shot the Wicked Girls' layout), told AVN.com of using the Wicked performers in the issue, "The Wicked Girls are more mature-looking and more elegant...They are L.A. chic, classy sexy but not slutty. They are just a little more grown-up which is what people who buy Mercedes are more into."
BENZO hosted the party to help promote the issue and to promote the magazine. There have been five issues to date.
"The greatest thing about doing a party like this is that it shows that adult entertainment has come of age and can stand on its own with the biggest companies in mainstream," Wicked's Daniel Metcalf said of the event and of his company's presence in the magazine. "When a company comes to you and basically says that you are the Mercedes of adult entertainment, it's very flattering."
Julia Ann, who appears on the cover with the 2003 Mercedes SL55K, was very positive about her experience modeling for the publication.
"Basically, it was a group of guys in love with their Mercedes and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to model for them and help accentuate their cars....We were just decoration!...It's nice to have something to offer a different group of people. It shows that we have our own power and that we have something to bring to the table," Julia Ann said.
Pornsters present at the party other than Julia Ann included Wicked Girls Jessica Drake, Devinn Lane, Kaylani Lei, Stormy and Stephanie Swift. Directors Brad Armstrong and Michael Raven were present along with performers Dolorian, T.J. Hart and Evan Stone.
For more about the issue, visit the magazine's site at benzomagazine.com.