Wicked Pictures

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Wicked Pictures
Type Private
Industry Pornography
Founded 1993
Founders Mike Ware (esq)
Headquarters Canoga Park, California, USA
Area served Worldwide
Products Pornographic films
Website www.wickedpictures.com

Wicked Pictures is an American pornographic movie studio headquartered in Canoga Park, California. In 2006 Reuters described it as one of a handful of studios dominating the U.S. porn industry.[1] It is the only heterosexual studio to maintain a condoms-only policy since 2004.[2]

Company history[edit]

Steve Orenstein founded Wicked Pictures in 1993, with help from Brad and Cynthia Willis, after developing an interest in creative aspects of film production while a partner in his previous adult company, X-Citement Video. During its first year, Wicked won industry awards and Orenstein signed Chasey Lain as the first "Wicked Girl". The second Wicked Girl, Jenna Jameson, signed in 1995. Under Wicked's promotion, Jameson became the only winner of AVN Awards for best new starlet, best actress, and best sex scene in the same year.[3]

During its first year Wicked Pictures won industry awards including best video feature and best director for the comedy, "Haunted Nights," which starred future Wicked contract director Jonathan Morgan. Wanting an in-house producer, Orenstein hired Brad Armstrong, whose movies have won industry awards.

In 2000 Orenstein signed with California Exotic Novelties to produce adult toys with the Wicked Pictures name and designed with help from Wicked stars.

Wicked Pictures exhibit booth during the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7–10, 2010

At the end of 2004 Wicked Pictures had 71 AVN nominations and in early spring 2005 Steve Orenstein signed David Stanley as another contract producer. The year ended with 62 AVN nominations. In 2006, Wicked signed Randy Spears as actor and director, and videographer/director François Clousot. The year ended with 102 AVN nominations, more than half for between three movies directed by Brad Armstrong: "Manhunters," "Curse Eternal," and "FUCK."

Wicked won the first high-definition Adult Video News Award for Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre in December 2006.[4] The movie went on to win several AVN awards in 2007.

In October 2010 Wicked stopped production when an actor tested positive for HIV.[5]

The studio agreed with Manwin to run its websites in December 2010.[6]

Wicked Pictures' latest production is "The Rocki Whore Picture Show: An XXX Parody".


The following is a selection of major awards Wicked films have won

  • 1994 AVN Award - 'Best Video Feature' for Haunted Nights [7]
  • 1996 AVN Award - 'Best Film' for Blue Movie [7]
  • 1998 AVN Award - 'Best Vignette Release' for Heart & Soul [7]
  • 2001 AVN Award - 'Top Selling Release of the Year' for Dream Quest [7]
  • 2001 AVN Award - 'Top Renting Release of the Year' for Dream Quest [7]
  • 2002 AVN Award - 'Best Video Feature' for Euphoria [7]
  • 2003 AVN Award - 'Best DVD' for Euphoria [7]
  • 2004 AVN Award - 'Best Video Feature' for Beautiful [7]
  • 2007 AVN Award - 'Best Film' for Manhunters [7]
  • 2008 AVN Award - 'Best Sex Comedy' for Operation: Desert Stormy [8]
  • 2010 XBIZ Award - Peoples Choice 'Porn Studio of the Year' [9]
  • 2011 XBIZ Award - Feature Studio of the Year [9]
  • 2011 XBIZ Award - 'Feature Movie of the Year' for Speed [9]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award - 'Best Art Direction' for The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody[10]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award - 'Specialty Release of the Year' for Jessica Drake's Guide to Wicked Sex: Anal Edition[10]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award - 'All-Black Release of the Year' for A Touch of Seduction[10]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award - 'European Feature Release of the Year' for Les Filles de la Campagne[10]
  • 2013 AVN Award - 'Best Celebrity Sex Tape' for Octomom Home Alone[11]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award Nominee - 'Studio of the Year', Feature Movie of the Year' for Countdown and Spartacus MMXXII The Beginning. Additional nominations include: 'Parody Release of the Year-Comedy' for Men in Black: A Hardcore Parody and 'Vignette Release of the Year' for Freak, 'Couples-Themed Release of the Year' for A Love Story, Blow, and Next Friday Night; also 'Couples-Themed Line of the Year' for Wicked Passions[12]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award - 'Parody Release of the Year - Drama' for Inglorious Bitches[13]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award - 'All-Girl Release of the Year' for Girls With Girls[13]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award - 'Feature Movie of the Year' for Underworld[14]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award - 'Best Cinematography' for Underworld[14]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award - 'Best Art Direction' for Underworld[14]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award - 'Best Special Effects' for Underworld[14]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award - 'Best Editing' for Underworld[14]

Wicked Girls[edit]

2009 Wicked Girls: Stormy Daniels, Kaylani Lei, Mikayla Mendez, Kirsten Price, Jessica Drake and Alektra Blue
2000 Wicked Girls: Temptress, Missy, Devinn Lane, Serenity and Alexa Rae
2000 Wicked Girls: Stephanie Swift, Alexa Rae, Temptress and Jenna Jameson

Current Contract Girls[15][16][edit]

Past Contract Girls[edit]


  1. ^ Aiden Ashley is a contract performer for Axel Braun Productions, which is currently under a distribution deal with Wicked Pictures.
  2. ^ Riley Steele is a contract performer for Axel Braun Productions, which is currently under a distribution deal with Wicked Pictures.


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  2. ^ Beth Barrett (2007-06-03). "The Valley Exposed: Porn and Health". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Wicked Pictures Company History". Wicked Pictures. 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  4. ^ Ian Rowley (2007-01-22). "Next-Gen DVD's Porn Struggle". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  5. ^ "Porn actor tests positive for HIV". The Guardian (London). 2010-10-13. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Manwin to Manage Wicked Pictures’ Online Properties". AVN. 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "AVN AWARDS PAST WINNERS". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  8. ^ "2008 AVN AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  9. ^ a b c XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, February, 2011
  10. ^ a b c d XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, January, 2012
  11. ^ "Porn Again! Nadya Suleman Scores Best Celebrity Sex Tape Win at AVN Awards". Brandi Fowler. E! Entertainment Television. 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  12. ^ XBIZ Nominees 2013, XBIZ, January, 2013
  13. ^ a b XBIZ Award Winners 2013, XBIZ, January, 2013
  14. ^ a b c d e XBIZ Award Winners 2014, XBIZ, January, 2014
  15. ^ "Wicked Girl Bios". Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  16. ^ "Wicked Contract Stars". Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  17. ^ Peter Warren (2013-10-10). "Asa Akira Announces Wicked Contract at The Sex Awards". AVN. Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  18. ^ a b Peter Warren (2013-11-01). "Axel Braun Joins Wicked Pictures". AVN. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  19. ^ "Chasey Lain". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  20. ^ "Jenna Jameson". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  21. ^ Jameson, Jenna. How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale. pp. 341–351. 
  22. ^ "The (Porn) Player" by Matthew Miller, Forbes magazine, July 4, 2005. Retrieved February 1, 2007.
  23. ^ "Serenity". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  24. ^ "Missy". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  25. ^ "Stephanie Swift: About Me". Official Site of Stephanie Swift. Retrieved 2009-03-24. [dead link]
  26. ^ "Temptress". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  27. ^ "Publicity for Alexa Rae, IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  28. ^ "Devinn Lane". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  29. ^ "Sydnee Steele". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  30. ^ "Sydnee Steele: Still Shy, But Definitely Wicked", Mike Ramone, AVN, 2001-10-05. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
  31. ^ "Julia Ann". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  32. ^ Wicked Divas: Julia Ann The Legend, Wicked Pictures promotional. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
  33. ^ JuliaAnn.com blog entry, May, 2007. Retrieved June 29, 2007.
  34. ^ "Keri Sable: Wicked Pictures Press Release". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  35. ^ "Keri Sable: Wicked Pictures Bio". Wicked Pictures. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  36. ^ Dan Miller (2005-10-03). "Wicked Signs Kirsten Price, Carmen Hart". AVN. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  37. ^ "Wicked Pictures Signs Alektra Blue, Mikayla Mendez". AVN. 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  38. ^ Bob Preston (2008-05-02). "Wicked Signs Alektra Blue, Mikayla Mendez". XBiz.com. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  39. ^ David Sullivan (2008-05-02). "Wicked Pictures Signs Alektra Blue, Mikayla Mendez: New contract girls announced today". Adult Video News. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  40. ^ Steve Javors (2010-06-22). "Wicked Pictures Signs Lupe Fuentes to Exclusive Contract". AVN. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  41. ^ "Alektra Blue No Longer With Wicked Pictures--UPDATED". AVN. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 

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