Lesbian adult film studio Girlfriends Films took home two awards in their genre at the 2017 XBIZ Awards, which took place January 12, 2017 in Los Angeles.
Girlfriends Films received top honours when Women Seeking Women was named All-Girl Series of the Year.
Most notably, “Road Queen” headlining star Deauxma and scene partner Syren De Mer were awarded Best Sex Scene – All-Girl for their performance in the final installment to the long-running series entitled Road Queen 35.
Shot at various remote locations throughout the Southwestern US, Road Queen featured Deauxma’s custom 1951 Ford. Director and Girlfriends Films founder Dan O’Connell recalls the circumstances surrounding the shoot.
“It was Deauxma’s retirement trip, her last to California to shoot the final episode of Road Queen. She was the star and had been featured on every DVD cover up to that moment. Emotionally, I’ve probably invested more into that series than any other,” O’Connell reveals.
In the final episode (and winning scene) Deauxma offers to donate a kidney to Syren’s daughter, the very ill Shyla Jennings. “That was a very memorable day and scene,” the director recalls, “especially the dialogue setting it up. When Deauxma made the offer, it brought real tears from them and me.
Between the tear-jerking story, the cloud of Deauxma’s retirement, and my last time working with her hanging over us that day, things seemed different than usual. I know Syren felt it, too. Both ladies are real-life moms and the story obviously got to them. Once the dialogue was behind us and we moved toward the sex, emotions poured out and fired the scene. The surrounding events made it a very special moment we’ll probably never see the likes of again.”O’Connell expresses his gratitude to the all-girl scene partners, whom he describes as mature pros who have unquenchable appetites for sex. “I’m proud to be friends with both Deauxma and Syren. They are truly two very special people. Thanks so much to them, and to everyone at XBIZ for recognition of their extraordinary scene together.”
On the social media front, congratulatory posts flooded in to both Road Queen star performer Deauxma and Syren De Mer, who were delighted to hear the news. “This is my first time ever winning any award,” Deauxma exclaimed. “Thanks go to Girlfriends Films for casting me in the part for 10 years, and with sexy Syren De Mer. Special thanks to Dan,” she added. “Miss you!”
Syren De Mer was equally excited and posted, “OMG! Me and Deauxma won the XBIZ Best All-Girl Sex Scene for Girlfriends Films’ Road Queen 35! Thanks so much XBIZ, everyone at GFF and OC Modeling!”
Other 2017 XBIZ nominations for Girlfriends Films productions included All-Girl Release of the Year – Non-Feature for Cheer Squad Sleepovers Episode 16 and Road Queen 35; All-Girl Series of the Year for Cheer Squad Sleepovers, Lesbian Love Stories, Lesbian Seductions, Lesbian Triangles, Twisted Passions, and Women Seeking Women; and Best Sex Scene – All-Girl for Anikka Albrite and Dani Daniels in Women Seeking Women 125, and Lana Rhoades and Veruca James for their scene in Twisted Passions 18.
Moose, president of Girlfriends Films, was thrilled to hear the announcements of both awards. “Everyone at Girlfriends has worked so hard this year, and I couldn’t be happier. It is truly an honor to lead this amazing group of people who are part of the Girlfriends Films team, and we are all thankful to everyone in the industry for your support and recognition.”
The 2017 XBIZ Awards took place in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 2017. For more information, please visit the official XBIZ Awards website.
About Girlfriends Films
Girlfriends Films provides realistic lesbian-sex movies for discerning viewers who demand a variety of naturally beautiful women engaging in passionate sex. The studio’s combination of gorgeous performers, talented directors, and aesthetic focus allows for Girlfriends Films to continuously produce best-selling movies appealing to both men and women.Girlfriends Films received AVN’s Best All-Girl Series award 6 years straight (2008-2013), XRCO’s Best Girl/Girl Series the last 6 years in a row (2010-2015), and is also “The Most Downloaded Studio” year after year on VOD giant, HotMovies.com.
The company has also received Studio of the Year honours from XCritic.com, NightMoves, and TLARaw.com, as well as the coveted Best Company Image trophy from AVN.
Girlfriends Films award winning content is available on every conceivable platform, including online at GirlfriendsFilms.net, which features the studio’s entire library of movies and photos.
In addition, Girlfriends Films launched its own broadcast channel as part of the popular HUSTLER TV network. Over the last decade, when company execs weren’t busy producing award winning films, they were establishing remarkable relationships the world over, resulting in a powerful sales network.
The adult industry also took notice, and leading producers Tammy Sands, B. Skow, Reign Productions, and Viv Thomas sought distribution contracts, further pushing Girlfriends Films into the limelight as a quintessential industry distributor.
Growing by leaps and bounds, Girlfriends Films became the proud DVD distributor for HUSTLER Video, Homegrown Video, Desire Films, Sex Art, Spizoo, Triangle Films, James Deen Productions, Angela White’s AGW Entertainment, Bonnie Rotten’s Mental Beauty, Inc., and Girlsway, equipping Girlfriends Films with a solid offering of the adult industry’s most impressive library of titillating new films and prompting XBIZ Media to name the company 2015 Distributor of the Year (Video). Today Girlfriends Films remains the world’s leader in lesbian sex, while also growing to become the world’s elite distributor of all premier adult content.