LOS ANGELES — New Sensations has begun production on "The Submission of Emma Marx IV: Evolved.”
XBIZ Award-winning director Jacky St. James helms the newest title in the BDSM franchise with Penny Pax reprising her role as Emma Marx and newcomer Violet Starr making her feature acting debut as Emma's sub, Mariah.
"This is an Emma we have never seen before, a woman exploring life fully outside her comfort zone and helping another woman on her own path to submission," St. James said. "I am thrilled at the opportunity to come back to a film that has become my defining work in this industry. It's incredibly surreal to have been a part of the Emma Marx evolution — not just on the screen, but in real life.
"The performers have grown and changed, all of whom feel like my own extended family," she added. "I'm equally excited to be back with the crew: Eddie Powell, Paul Woodcrest and Paul Van Dik. The band's back together again!"
"The Submission of Emma Marx IV: Evolved" picks up two years after the events of the series' third chapter "The Submission of Emma Marx: Exposed." Emma has taken on a submissive of her own, but the “young woman's spirited and precocious nature presents challenges that will test Emma's resolve."
"It's an absolute dream come true to continue my role as Emma," Pax enthused. "Especially since she takes on something she has never experienced before. I'm still in shock that we are making a fourth movie! I can't wait for everyone to see it.”
Starr added, "I was very excited about joining this production. This will be my first feature film. Everyone on set is super delightful to work with. Jacky is a wonderful director with a very unique vision. I find my character to be really spunky and sassy which I love to play! This whole experience has been very memorable. I can't wait to see the end result."
"The Submission of Emma Marx IV: Evolved" also includes the return of Riley Reid as Emma's sweet, but self-centered, sister Nadia, now at an emotional crossroads with husband and baby-daddy Ray, played once again by Van Wylde. The role earned Reid wins for Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 and 2016 XBIZ Awards.
"I love this whole cast and crew and am so happy for the success this movie has brought them," Reid said. "I'm so grateful being a part of it — even if I'm the self-absorbed older sister! The amount of work that goes into these movies doesn't go unseen or unappreciated. I mean for fuck's sake, we're making a fourth! This isn't 'Big Boob Sluts 4!' It's a movie with story, a plot, a good guy and a bad guy. It's a movie about exploration and experience that you watch characters go through over the course of a few years. It's incredible! Penny Pax, Jacky St James and Eddie Powell do such an amazing job and I feel lucky to be a part of it!"
Rounding out the cast for "The Submission of Emma Marx IV: Evolved" are Mick Blue, Damon Dice, Jay Smooth, John Strong, Ricky Johnson and 2017 XBIZ Male Performer of the Year Xander Corvus.