Director Angie Rowntree’s new critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic thriller Invictus Up for Best Drama and Best Director

BOSTON (November 20, 2018) –, the female-led, female-focused indie adult film studio, today announced its new politically charged film, Invictus, and its founder and director, Angie Rowntree, were nominated for top honors for the 2019 AVN Awards: Best Drama and Best Director.

Invictus is an erotic foray into a dystopian near-future, depicting the story of scientist Jane Darling (played by Delirious Hunter) who is determined to combat the social and environmental decay into which the world has descended.

"My deepest gratitude is extended to the nomination committee at AVN". said Angie Rowntree, founder and director of "For the last few years I've been surprised and humbled when I see listed alongside the large studios. It is an honor above words. Thank you for recognizing and enjoying our movies."

Critics who have reviewed the film have taken note of how Invictus delves into a bold new territory, unique for an adult film, both compelling and thought provoking. In a recent review by Xcritic, Patrick Parker states, "Finally, a real movie that’s not afraid to show sexually explicit love scenes. Or maybe it’s a pornographic film that pushes the boundaries of plot and dialogue to be on par with mainstream filmmaking. Either way, this is something special."

Flash from Adult DVD Talk stated: "Invictus is a very well-done feature movie from that combines a good story, excellent sex scenes, and a message about the current state of affairs in the world. Invictus is porn with a purpose — a genre that should be far more widely used than it is at present. Fans of modern feature movies won't want to miss Invictus"

The R-rated version of Invictus is available to view at

A free screener of the explicit version of the film is available to the media, as well. Contact for login credentials. An explicit version of the Invictus trailer can be viewed at

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About Angie Rowntree

@AngieRowntree is the founder of, the web's premier "porn for women" site and winner of the 2015 XBIZ Award for Best Alternative Website and 2017 Best Adult Site – For Women. An inductee to the AVN Hall of Fame Founders Division who also has been named as one of the industry's top female power-players, Angie got her start in the adult industry's online sector in the early 90s, making her one of the adult Internet's true pioneers. In addition to directing's original films, Angie is also the producer of the online discussion series, which brings together directors, performers, academics and critics to tackle some of the most incendiary and controversial topics surrounding the Adult Industry.

Known for her lighthearted and straightforward approach, Angie is a frequent participant on panel discussions at adult industry trade shows, and has been profiled by a variety of major media outlets, including ABC's Nightline, CNBC, Fox, Cosmopolitan, NPR, the BBC, and TIME magazine. Most recently, Angie became the first member of the adult industry to speak at a Sundance Institute event, appearing at the "Creative Tensions: Sex" experimental interactive discussion event in Brooklyn. In March 2018, Rowntree spoke at SXSW about using Explicit Sex as a Storytelling Element and is a member of Women in SexTech.

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