Chicago – Director Kayden Kross shines a spotlight on the resolute power of the roles we play in her newest series for Deeper, Muse, starring the incandescent Maitland Ward and superstar Adriana Chechik – premiering Friday, September 18th on Deeper.com.
Teasing fans with a white-hot trailer on September 15, the incendiary stars lead an all-star ensemble cast of players (including Vixen Angel Gianna Dior, Lena Paul, Scarlit Scandal, and Gabbie Carter), with a storyline centered around an esteemed university and the teachings of a notorious professor. On the eve of the nation’s pandemic shutdown, Ward sends a class home with a vague assignment. In working through their projects, each student is forced to examine the role they have come to play and what is expected of them. Their revelations are woven into the fabric of their work and sends shock waves through each of their personal lives.
“Muse is a story that was written in one long feverish sitting once it struck me, and I couldn’t be happier with the results,” said Kross of the series. “The scale of this project is the largest we’ve done and my first on Deeper with an ensemble cast.”
“Maitland and Adriana complement each other in unexpected ways, and both brought a ferocity to the project that is captivating from beginning to end. I am so lucky to be working with talent of this caliber and to have the freedom to mix up storytelling in new ways each time.
“This combination of amazing talent coming from both behind and in front of the cameras, coupled with the willingness to take risks and try new things, is what makes Deeper unique, and Muse is a shining example of this.”
For Ward, the feeling was mutual: “This film is a monumental achievement – not only in its high art script and filmmaking, but the fact that it was made during a global pandemic without sacrificing any of those pieces, and only serving to heighten them. I don’t think anyone, porn or mainstream, believed a fully produced, no-shortcut feature-length film would be possible this year… but we proved them wrong with something we are extremely proud of.
“This project was a labor of love and I truly believe it will be the standard by which all features will be measured going forward. When you have such a committed team of professionals fully invested, there is no barrier that can’t be broken down and no obstacle too difficult to overcome, not even Covid. I believe Muse is just the project to compare all others to, not only this year but for years to come.”
“When I was approached by Kayden to be a part of this project I was beyond excited,” says Chechik. “Just to start filming again and to have such a deep character role. I don’t often get to act so I enjoyed being able to express that side of me in the movie. Getting to break down the character and work through the role allowed me to find parts of myself that were in many ways similar to my character and I was able to evoke those same emotions. I know everyone who sees it will be able to relate to at least one of the characters, as well as just fall in love with the grand visual aspects of this film. I’m so honored and proud to have been a part of this project.”
With her starring role in Muse, Ward – a pop culture icon best-known for starring in film and television shows such as Boy Meets World, The Bold and the Beautiful and White Chicks – takes her commitment to excellence in adult filmmaking to an even Deeper level – and with extraordinary results!
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Deeper.com is the exciting venture from TRENCHCOATx founder and filmmaker Kayden Kross that launched in April 2019 as part of the Vixen Media Group. The new production studio and site will bring a powerful – and empowering – new voice to the erotic landscape.
The award-winning director writes, produces, and often performs in the provocative scenes that make Deeper one of the most captivating new studio debuts in years. The membership site offers crystal-clear streaming and downloads up to 4K Ultra HD.
Kross looks to engage and challenge her performers – as well as her fans – in finding a more experimental side of fantasy, and hopes viewers enjoy the multifaceted scenarios that take dominance and surrender to a far Deeper level.
ABOUT KAYDEN KROSS:
Kayden Kross is a veteran of the adult film industry who has won awards for her work as both a director and performer. A career contract star, Kross was signed to exclusive deals with industry powerhouses Vivid Entertainment, Adam and Eve and Digital Playground before directing and producing on her own alongside her real-life partner and fellow performer Manuel Ferrara.
Writing in her off time, Kross’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com, and in a monthly advice column for Nylon Magazine. In 2015 she co-founded TRENCHCOATx, which was acquired in 2019 by Greg Lansky’s Vixen Media Group – boldly re-emerging as Deeper, filmmaking with a fiercely fresh take on the erotic complexities of human nature.
ABOUT MAITLAND WARD:
Southern California-born and bred Maitland Ward has quickly become one of the fastest-rising stars in adult entertainment, after an-already successful career as an American model, actress and cosplay personality. The star, who joined the cast of Bold and the Beautiful as a teen and found fame as Rachel McGuire on the beloved ABC sitcom Boy Meets World, jumped headfirst into shooting adult films in 2019 without much persuasion.
The statuesque (5’10”) all-natural redhead is unique in that not only is she beautiful and built for the porn biz, Ward’s talent as an actress means she can also carry dramatic and comedic scenes with ease. Her playful energy, professionalism and open sexuality got her an exclusive performance contract with worldwide brand Vixen Media Group.