Director Angie Rowntree’s new critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic thriller Invictus leads the pack
BOSTON (November 20, 2018)
– Sssh.com, the female-led, female-focused indie adult film studio, today announced its politically charged movie, Invictus
, and its founder and director, Angie Rowntree, have received eight nominations for the 2019 Xbiz Awards.
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.
“I would like to express my deepest thanks and gratitude for these nominations. Being recognized by Xbiz is a rewarding validation.” says Angie Rowntree, founder and director of Sssh.com. “Their ability to nominate films that are outside the traditional “porn” box (art house films, if you will) is extraordinary. I thank them for their vision.”
The full list of nominations includes:
-Couples-Themed Release of the Year: Invictus
-Best Actress — Couples-Themed Release: Delirious Hunter, Invictus
-Best Actor — Couples-Themed Release: JoeyDotRawr, Invictus
-Screenplay of the Year: Invictus
-Best Cinematography: Invictus
-Best Music: Invictus
-Director of the Year – Feature: Angie Rowntree
In addition to top accolades for Invictus
, Sssh.com is also nominated for Female-Produced Site of the Year. Their films embrace real sex and real couples with the substance of mainstream Hollywood movies. It’s porn reimagined.
has also recently received praise from a number of film critics. According to XCritic Reviewer Patrick Parker Invictus
is "a pornographic film that pushes the boundaries of plot and dialogue to be on par with mainstream filmmaking”, adding “its bleak future serves as a warning and packs a thinly veiled political punch, a bold and rare move for a XXX film.”
Peg Aloi (formerly of The Boston Phoenix) characterizes the movie as a "dark-toned post-Trumpian fable" with a "'Walking Dead' vibe" that employs "gorgeous cinematography and top-notch love scenes."
The R-rated version of Invictus is available to view for free at https://sssh.com/invictus_r/
A free screener of the explicit version of the film is available to the media, as well. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for login credentials.
An explicit version of the Invictus trailer can be viewed at https://sssh.com/invictus_trailer_nsfw/
For the last 19 years, Sssh.com (@SsshForWomen) has been the web's premier destination for porn made from a woman's point of view. Drawing on survey responses and other member feedback, Sssh creates erotic movies based on its members fantasies and desires. Our movies communicate true passion and mutual pleasure, always striving to be equal parts intelligent, sexy and entertaining. A feature rich site, Sssh.com also offers a large selection of erotic fiction, audio content, an extensive virtual world, educational articles and contributes to a variety of charitable causes which benefit communities all around the world.
In addition to its primary website, Sssh also produces Mindbrowse, an interactive online live show, and the Twitter-based chat program #SexTalkTuesday, which has had such guest moderators as Margaret Cho.
Adhering to the highest ethical standards, Sssh takes pride in treating all its employees, performers, customers and business associates with fairness, compassion and respect.
About Angie Rowntree
@AngieRowntree is the founder of Sssh.com, 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 Sssh.com's original films, Angie is also the producer of the Mindbrowse.com 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.