The merits of acclaimed film “Marriage 2.0” were acknowledged last week at the 2016 XBIZ Awards.
Produced by LionReach Productions and distributed by Adam & Eve, “Marriage 2.0” earned four XBIZ Awards trophies, including Best Actress Feature and Best Sex Scene Feature.
The awards included Best Actress Feature for India Summer, Best Sex Scene Feature for Summer and Ryan Driller.
Best Cinematography for cinematographer Alex Ladd, and Marketing Campaign of the Year. The honors were presented at the annual event held on January 15 at the JW Marriott Hotel, L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
The awards for Summer mark her second and third XBIZ Awards, having received the MILF Performer of the Year at the 2012 awards ceremony. They are her ninth and thenth industry trophy overall, including two last year at the AVN and XRCO awards.
“Thank you so much to my fellow cast, especially Ryan, who I share the Best Sex Scene award with. And thank you to the whole crew, and to Magnus [Sullivan], who wrote a beautiful movie,’” said India Summer.
The four awards are the most recent for “Marriage 2.0” and its team. It was named Movie of the Year at the 2015 Feminist Porn Awards and Best Narrative at the 2015 CineKink Film Festival. The movie features sexual performances from adult stars intertwined with a compelling story about a restless couple at an emotional crossroads.
“We’re very pleased and grateful to receive the 2016 XBIZ Awards in these categories,” said Bob Christian, Adam & Eve director of business development.
“It’s a credit to Magnus Sullivan, director Paul Deeb, and the entire ‘Marriage 2.0’ team that created a quality film that steps outside the formula to help reshape the cinematic landscape. ‘Marriage 2.0’ shows what the industry is capable of producing, and its XBIZ Awards demonstrate critics are taking notice.”
The marketing award comes as the indie film managed to capture the attention of mainstream film reviewers and writers from Salon, Indiewire, 411Mania, and other major media sites since its world premiere on AdamAndEveTV.com last February.
LionReach Productions & Adam & Eve’s indie adult film receives Best Actress, Best Sex Scene, Best Cinematography, & Marketing Campaign of the Year Awards!
“Marriage 2.0” features performances from adult entertainment stars, such as India Summer, Ryan Driller, Dylan Ryan, Nina Hartley, and Mickey Mod, along with appearances from internationally renowned sex and relationship experts, such as Emily Morse, Chris Ryan, Marcia Baczynski, Carol Queen, and Reid Mihalko. The film follows a couple (India Summer and Ryan Driller) in an open relationship as they search for personal freedom, as well as emotional and sexual bliss within the context of an honest and committed modern relationship.
“Marriage 2.0” is available on DVD and includes 69 minutes of behind the scenes footage, including alternate takes of scenes, movie trailers, a photo gallery, animated chapter index and more.
For additional information about “Marriage 2.0,” visit Marriage2point0movie.com
About LionReach Productions:
LionReach Productions is the brainchild of Magnus Sullivan, a screenwriter and producer from the Bay Area. Sullivan’s interest in the dynamics of open marriages, the challenges, and the opportunities for growth is a constant theme in his first two movies. “An Open Invitation” was Sullivan’s first foray into adult cinema and remains one of the bestselling movies on the subject. It earned star India Summer the 2012 AVN Awards Best Actress trophy. “Marriage 2.0,” Sullivan’s first film produced by LionReach, exponentially expands on the scope of “An Open Invitation,” making the Bay Area itself a character. “San Francisco is at the center of a relationship revolution,” Sullivan says, “And we aim to capture that in our movies.” For more information on LionReach Productions’ new release, “Marriage 2.0,” visit marriage2point0movie.com.
About Adam & Eve:
Adam & Eve is the nation’s largest marketer of adult products with millions of satisfied customers in the United States and all over the world. Founded in 1971, Adam & Eve is also one of the oldest names in the rapidly evolving adult industry. Adam & Eve is the flagship company of PHE, Inc. While Adam & Eve caters to a general audience, PHE also owns several smaller companies that focus on meeting customers’ special needs. For instance, Adam & Eve Pictures produces original titles with some of the biggest names in the adult industry. They are responsible for the award-winning movies “Pirates,” “Rawhide,” and many others. For more information, visit www.AdamAndEve.com
About the XBIZ Awards:
A star-studded red carpet affair that hosts a who’s who from the business of sex, the XBIZ Awards is the adult industry’s biggest night and most prestigious symbol of success. The annual gala recognizes outstanding excellence across every facet of the multibillion-dollar business, including movie production, pleasure products, technology and retail. Since its inception, top personalities from the world of erotica have played host to the event, including Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, Jesse Jane, Jessica Drake, Kayden Kross and James Deen. Attracting international media coverage, the XBIZ Awards show has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNBC, TIME, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast, among others.
For more information on the XBIZ Awards, visit xbizawards.xbiz.com