X Awards is an Australian Adult Entertainment Awards program celebrating, rewarding and uniting the people who shape the Australian Adult Industry.
Presented by Sweet Release Agency, a family-owned Adult Industry Marketing and Public Relations Agency, the X Awards founder and CEO Jett Black’s mission is to unite adult businesses and adult entertainers and debunk mainstream media’s misrepresentations of the Australian Adult Industry.
“…having worked in the Adult Industry for over 10 years, first as a sex worker and then several other professions which lead to my career as an Adult Industry Publicist and Digital Marketing Geek; I have moved through many different circles and seen how difficult it is for our industry to unite and how Mainstream Media and society vilifies us for our careers. It is my hope that X Awards debunks these misrepresentations of our industry, strengthens our industry’s sense of pride and community, providing a way forward for our industry to be treated equally and with respect”, says Jett Black, Founder and CEO of X Awards and Sweet Release Agency.
The awards program invites every Adult Business and Adult Entertainer in Australia, collectively to celebrate achievements of each other across 30 award categories; with public and industry peer voting; culminating in an Awards Night where industry peers, mainstream press and supporters of the industry unite.
When launched in March 2019, Jett and his team at Sweet Release had no idea what to expect with regards to response from the Australian Adult Industry, but now with just a month before the prestigious awards night, there are over 205 finalists and a staggering reported 10,000 votes from across the country and counting.
A total prize pool has been confirmed at over $50,000 (AUD) sponsored by industry including Empire Industry Finance, Cherry Banana, Available Angels, Ludus Escorts, EroSquare, Naughty Ads, Adult Press and many more yet to be announced.
The X Awards Night will be held on 9th November 2019 at Chasers Nightclub in Melbourne, with an incredible line-up of entertainment including Drag Queen Sam Thompson, Recording Artist and Female Stripper SADZIAH debuting her new single ‘Sashimi’, hosts including Daliah Amor, Jane Untamed and Jett Black and the team from Sweet Release, while canapes, cocktails, and media are in abundance.