HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) announced some details of its 2015 Awards show set for April 11 at Lure in Hollywood, California.
The organizers said the move to a new location and switching the traditionally mid-week event to Saturday night was only the beginning. For the first time, the show will be filmed in 3D and broadcast by adult entertainment company Vrai Voyeur.
"I had a meeting with Isaac Levingston of Vrai Voyeur when he was in Ohio," XRCO chairman Dirty Bob said. "We talked about what they are doing and he showed me a sample. It’s really great stuff. Then he suggested they shoot the show. What can I say, it was an offer I couldn't refuse."
In addition to shooting the show, Vrai Voyeur will be unveiling their work during a special preview reel. Everyone in attendance will get a firsthand look at 3D entertainment including previews of the company's new series "Homemakers" and other special projects.
This year's show will also feature the return of live entertainment as adult performer/director Goddess Soma_Snakeoil takes the stage. She will be performing a BDSM number from her new punk rock musical "Home Street Home." The show, which recently completed a sold out run in San Francisco, will be heading to its next stop this summer._Soma's performance at XRCO will serve as a sneak preview for audiences.
"We are very pleased to have someone like Goddess_Soma performing as part of the show," added Dirty Bob. "She has been an important creative force in our industry and as she crosses over to mainstream success, it is an honor to have her sharing that with us."
Also on the agenda for the industry-wide event, will be a video tribute to adult film pioneer Lasse Braun. Put together by his son, XRCO winning director Axel Braun, the video will welcome the recently departed Braun into the XRCO Hall of Fame.
XRCO will also be breaking out a new trophy design this year. After years of handing out the iconic wooden Heart On trophies, a newly designed award will be presented.
"We knew it was time for something different," Dirty Bob said. "I am really excited to unveil the new trophies, but everyone is going to have to wait until April 11."
Red carpet for the gala begins at 6 p.m. PDT with the show starting at 8 p.m. All adult industry performers and professionals are invited to the free event.
To RSVP for free admission click here. Confirmed RSVPs will receive a confirmation email shortly after the deadline.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Email Dirty Bob at db@XRCO.com for information.