LOS ANGELES — Adult film star Riley Steele has signed an exclusive two-year contract with Axel Braun Productions, the namesake studio of the reigning XBIZ Best Director-Parody winner.
Under the terms of the deal, Steele will star in several of Braun’s big-budget productions as well as in a series of showcase movies.
“I’m very excited about having Riley," Braun said. “She is not only gorgeous and sexy, but also a genuinely sweet girl and a terrific performer with a tremendous erotic charge that’s never been fully exploited. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised when her first movie comes out."
Steele, who formerly was a contract girl for Digital Playground, remarked, “I’m so happy, this is such a great opportunity for me. Axel is the the most high-profile director in the industry, and his movies are awesome! He really knows how to make everybody look their best, and I can’t wait to play all the cool roles he has in store for me."
The first ABP title featuring Steele, the showcase movie "Riley Goes Gonzo," is scheduled to be released in November.
Born and Raised in San Diego, Steele got her start in porn in 2008 after meeting porn star Jesse Jane at an adult movie premiere in Hollywood. Over the following five years she would go on to establish herself as a bona-fide star, winning multiple awards and eventually crossing over into mainstream with a major role in 2010’s "Piranha 3D."
She won the 2011 XBIZ Crossover Star of the Year award.
In early 2013, having fulfilled her contract with Digital Playground, she took a six-month leave of absence from the adult industry in order to travel and enjoy her personal life.
Braun was the 2010 XBIZ Director of the Year-Body of Work. In recent years, his line of superhero parodies have been among the most decorated movies in adult.