LOS ANGELES/LAS VEGAS—For industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures, the past year will be remembered as one of innovation. In business for twenty years and boasting one of the finest commercial track records in adult entertainment, Wicked has stayed true to its core mission of bringing big-budget erotica to women and couples, strengthening its brand with such spectacular releases as Brad Armstrong's 2013 AVN award winner Men In Black: A Hardcore Parody.
And like all pioneers past and present, the forward-thinking company successfully tapped into new markets with such lifestyle ventures as the Wicked Sensual Care Collection of luxurious lubricants and enhancers. Wicked Girls Stormy Daniels, Jessica Drake, Kaylani Lei, Alektra Blue and Samantha Saint were brand ambassadors for all this and more as they shined like diamonds in the Las Vegas skyline at the 15th Annual Adult Entertainment Expo, held January 16-19 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
The entertainment resort's penthouse suites were the place to be Wednesday, January 16 as the Wicked Girls enjoyed a media day attended by press from around the globe. Forbes.com, Perez Hilton, CNBC, the Huffington Post, HBO Latin America, Consumer Electronics Daily, the Las Vegas Business Press and many more interviewed the five contract superstars as well as Men In Black: A Hardcore Parody creator Brad Armstrong, The afternoon saw the Wicked family joined by Marcus London (creator of London Gunn Films/Miko Lee Productions' 2013 AVN award winner Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning), Joanna Angel (star of the 2013 AVN award winner Joanna Angel Filthy Whore), and talent from Video Marc Dorcel, producers of the 2013 AVN award winner Inglorious Bitches.
After spending the day with the most powerful names in news, the Wicked Girls danced the night away at Chateau nightclub as hosts of the official AEE Kick Off Party.
Following an opening day ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Jessica Drake, the Wicked Girls held court at the Joint while the Wicked Sensual Care Collection's stylish booth proved to be one of the highlights of the 2013 AVN Novelty Expo, a “sister event” run in conjunction with AEE. The Wicked ladies graced red carpets throughout the week, and earned a new generation of fans by hosting a rave-influenced night of revelry at TAO.
The 30th Annual AVN Awards Show proved to be a distinctly Wicked affair as well, with Jessica hosting the red carpet while Samantha anchored an exciting look at the gala for Canadian cable television giants Adult 4U. After taking to the awards show stage en masse to present the Movie of the Year, the bejeweled beauties concluded the night—and their week in Vegas—by hosting the official AVN Awards Afterparty at Vanity. With a sprawling dance floor surrounded by cyclone chandeliers, onyx catwalks and world-class entertainment, the luxurious VIP section was the perfect place to bring all things Wicked to a close.
Stormy Daniels. Jessica Drake. Kaylani Lei. Alektra Blue. Samantha Saint. A new star. A new look. New products. The same Wicked commitment to excellence.
Pictured: Wicked's newest contract star, Samantha Saint.