Katrina Jade Wins Fan Contest to Join Cast of 'Empire'

Katrina Jade Wins Fan Contest to Join Cast of 'Empire'
Alejandro Freixes

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ Award-winning director Axel Braun has announced that Katrina Jade won the online fan voting contest to join the cast of "The Empire Strikes Back XXX: An Axel Braun Parody," now the subject of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

The contest, launched two weeks ago, pitted 12 adult stars against each other, and relied on their social media skills to engage fans. Jade and her 242,000 Twitter followers came out on top, while Sasha Heart took second place with an honorable mention for "her incredibly sexy campaign videos."

The movie is the sequel to the bestselling adult movie of all time, "Star Wars XXX: An Axel Braun Parody." When the crowdfunding drive for "The Empire Strikes Back XXX" succeeds, the movie will become the first feature adult film to be released free of charge across the world, on all platforms.

“I’m very happy to have Katrina on board," Braun said. “She’s been in several of my movies, and she’s a terrific actress and performer, with a delightful attitude and true superstar potential, and she’s a fantastic addition to our stellar cast.”

Jade, who was nominated for Best New Starlet at the 2016 XBIZ Awards, was recently featured on the cover of Axel Braun’s "Inked."

"The Empire Strikes Back XXX: An Axel Braun Parody" includes returning cast members Allie Haze (Princess Leia), Lexington Steele (Darth Vader) and Seth Gamble (Luke Skywalker), as well as Dani Daniels, Casey Calvert, Riley Steele, Carter Cruise, Aiden Ashley, Lexi Belle and Asa Akira, on special loan from Wicked Pictures.

Braun aims to make the production model of "The Empire Strikes Back XXX" a statement against piracy, while giving back to fans with a movie that is completely crowdfunded. Once the movie is completed, it will be 100 percent free-of-charge via online download.

Set up as a Fixed Funding effort through Indiegogo, the campaign will ensure all contributions will be automatically refunded if it does not meet its $500,000 funding goal by April 22. To watch the Indiegogo campaign video, donate or learn more about the crowdfunding drive, click here.