Motion Picture adaptation of Selena Kitt’s erotic novel “Babysitting the Baumgartners” earns 8 AVN nominations and 14 XBIZ nominations!

Adam & Eve’s “Babysitting the Baumgartners” the acclaimed erotic adaptation of New York Times bestselling author Selena Kitt’s novel of the same name has earned a combined 22 industry award nominations. They include eight from AVN, and 14 from XBIZ.

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Adam & Eve’s ‘Babysitting the Baumgartners’ Earns 22 Award Nominations

Directed by award-winning adult filmmaker Kay Brandt, “Babysitting the Baumgartners,” features adult superstars and real-life married couple Anikka Albrite and Mick Blue as Doc and Carrie Baumgartner who go on vacation with their young babysitter (Sara Luvv) and open their bedroom door to her for decadent erotic adventures. The cast includes AJ Applegate and Brandt herself in a non-sex role.

“We are extremely pleased and honored to receive these nominations for ‘Babysitting the Baumgartners,’” Brandt said.

“We had an amazing cast and team behind the scenes working together with great source material from the gifted author Selena Kitt who provided us with truly memorable and exciting characters. We are very grateful to AVN and XBIZ for recognizing our film across so many categories.”

The movie has been nominated for Best Polyamory Movie for the AVN Awards as well as Best Editing, Best Marketing Campaign, Best Director – Feature for Brandt. Other AVN nominations are:

Best ActressSara Luvv
Best Screenplay – Kay Brandt
Best Solo Tease Performance – Sara Luvv
Best Three-way Sex Scene – G/G/B Anikka Albrite, Mick Blue and Sara Luvv

“Babysitting the Baumgartners” earned Feature Movie of the Year nomination at the XBIZ Awards, along with Director of the Year – Feature Release for Brandt, Best Actress Feature Release for Sara Luvv and Anikka Albrite, as well as Best Actor – Feature Release for Mick Blue. Other XBIZ nominations are:

Best Supporting Actress – AJ Applegate
Best Non Sex Performance – Kay Brandt
Best Sex Scene – Feature Release – Anikka Albrite, Sara Luvv and Mick Blue
Best Sex Scene – Feature Release – Mick Blue and Sara Luvv
Screenplay of the Year – Kay Brandt
Best Cinematography – Mike Quasar
Best Music
Best Editing
Marketing Campaign of the Year

The XBIZ Awards, hosted by Adult Industry icon Ron Jeremy, will be presented on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The AVN Awards, to be hosted by adult stars Riley Reid and Aspen Rae, will take place on January 21, 2017 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

The movie is part of the bestselling Baumgartner series by Kitt originally launched in 2008, which includes “Meet the Baumgartners,” “A BaumGartner Christmas,” and the upcoming “Adventures with the Baumgartners,” to be released in February 2017 exclusively on in conjunction with the release movie of the same name from Adam & Eve – a first for the adult industry.

Bob Christian, Adam & Eve CEO is pleased with the recognition the film has received. He states, “The cast and crew did a truly phenomenal job bringing ‘Babysitting the Baumgartners’ to market. It touched our audience in all the right places and made the idea of a sequel a no brainer. We are excited to collaborate with Selena Kitt and Kay Brandt once again and look forward to releasing the film to a growing fan base.”

The new movie, “Adventures with the Baumgartners,” brings back Mick Blue and Anikka Albrite as the sexy couple, along with the Baumgartners’ luscious teen babysitter reprised by Sara Luvv and their’ sexy friend Gretchen, played by AJ Applegate. The new characters are Daphne, portrayed by Edyn Blair; and Paige, portrayed by Katy Kiss.

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

About Selena Kitt:

Selena Kitt is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of erotic and romance fiction. She is one of the highest selling erotic writers in the business with over a million books sold! Her writing embodies everything from the spicy to the scandalous, but watch out-this kitty also has sharp claws and her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths. When she’s not pawing away at her keyboard, Selena runs an innovative publishing company ( and bookstore (, as well as two erotica and erotic romance promotion companies ( and and she now runs the Erotica Readers and Writers Association. Her books EcoErotica (2009), The Real Mother Goose (2010) and Heidi and the Kaiser (2011) were all Epic Award Finalists. Her only gay male romance, Second Chance, won the Epic Award in Erotica in 2011. Her story, Connections, was one of the runners-up for the 2006 Rauxa Prize, given annually to an erotic short story of “exceptional literary quality.”

Directed by award-winning adult filmmaker Kay Brandt, “Babysitting the Baumgartners,” features adult superstars and real-life married couple Anikka Albrite and Mick Blue as Doc and Carrie Baumgartner.

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