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Batman XXX: A porn parody
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DVD cover
Directed by Axel Braun
Starring Dale DaBone
James Deen
Lexi Belle
Music by Mr Bones
Cinematography Jack Remy
Edited by Claudia Ross
Distributed by Vivid Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • May 21, 2010 (2010-05-21)
Running time 119 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Batman XXX: A Porn Parody is a 2010 pornographic superhero comedy film that parodies the 1960s Batman television series. It features many of the recurring characters, settings, and production elements of the series, but adds an explicitly sexual element which was not present in the original material. The film is the first of several films by Vivid Entertainment to feature parodies of well-known superhero portrayals in movies and television. The positive reaction to the film caused Vivid to announce plans for an entire line of similar films, to be released under the new Axel Braun-led imprint Vivid Superhero.[1][2] The film also prefigures several superhero-themed films from other pornographic video producers, including BatFXXX and The Justice League of Pornstar Heroes. Braun later directed another Batman-themed porn parody: 2012's Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, where Batman is portrayed by Giovanni Francesco, who reprises the role in the 2013 film Man of Steel XXX.

Plot[edit]

Bruce Wayne’s girlfriend, Lisa Carson (Kimberly Kane), is kidnapped by the Riddler (Evan Stone). She has sex with him in an attempt to curry his favour, but he still ultimately delivers her to the Joker (Randy Spears). Batman and Robin (Dale DaBone and James Deen) are called in by the police to help in the rescue. Batman investigates a nightclub fronting the villains' lair, but is drugged and abducted by Molly (Alexis Texas), one of Joker's accomplices, who proceeds to have sex with him. Batgirl (Lexi Belle) learns of the situation and joins Robin, who is waiting for Batman to return from the club. Batgirl and Robin sneak into the villains’ lair, whereupon they find Joker having sex with his two accomplices. Aroused, Batgirl and Robin have sex, which distracts them and allows them to be discovered and captured by Catwoman's (Tori Black) henchmen. The four captives – Lisa, Batman, Robin and Batgirl – are brought before the villainous trio of Joker, the Riddler and Catwoman. Joker intends to kill them but Catwoman, unwilling to kill Batman, for whom she secretly harbours feelings, frees the captured heroes. The heroes battle and defeat the collected rogues. Grateful to Catwoman for her role in their victory, Batman and Robin have sex with her. However, upon discovering that she would still have to be brought to justice for her crimes, Catwoman escapes, activating a trap that imprisons Batman and Robin, ending the film on a cliffhanger.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

A fan of the Adam West Batman TV series from a young age, director Axel Braun was eager to produce a porn parody of the show, saying that, because of its "tongue-in-cheek" nature "it was a perfect candidate for a parody." Braun was dedicated to keeping his film as similar to the original as possible:

I like to do things that look the same...This movie cost $100,000, which is a lot of money for a porn movie. It looks like an episode of the TV show...The costumes are amazing. I went as far as finding the same fabric and dyes.[3]

The production rented one of the Batmobile cars that had been used in the original TV series for use in shots in the film.[3] The production used custom sets built by Film Studios LA.[4]

In the film,Tori Black wants to be a nun. Actor Randy Spears sports a moustache covered in whiteface, creating a visual reference to Cesar Romero, who similarly painted over his notable moustache rather than shave it off for his role as the Joker. As reviewer Chris Sims writes, "considering that [Spears is] clean-shaven in the audition footage that's included as a bonus feature...I can only assume that he grew it just for authenticity."[5]

Actor Nick Manning auditioned for the role of Batman in this film. Although the role went to Dale Dabone, Manning went on to play the Batman analogue in another Batman-themed porn parody that same year: Bluebird films' BatFXXX: Dark Knight Parody.[6] Additionally, Evan Stone (The Riddler) would go on to play Batman in Extreme Comixxx's The Justice League of Pornstar Heroes.[7][8][9]

Release[edit]

The film was released on region-free DVD on May 21, 2010. The DVD release came with several special features including a behind-the-scenes featurette, photo gallery, a featurette on the casting process and a sex-free version of the film.[10] The DVD was nominated for both Best DVD Extras and Best DVD Menus at the 2011 AVN Awards, winning the award for best menus.[11][12]

The film was released on Blu-ray Disc on 1 March 2011.[13]

Scenes from the film were included in a special sampler DVD that came with the first issue of Magna Publishing's magazine Vivid SuperXXXHeroes: a magazine focusing on the Vivid Superhero brand and published in November 2011. The cover of the magazine featured Lexi Belle and Tori Black as Batgirl and Catwoman, respectively. The pair were also featured in the magazine's double-centrefold.[14]

Reception[edit]

The parody was well received and was praised for its level of attention to its source material, which included the use of obscure characters Molly and Lisa Carson from the original series, and also notable double-entendre lines from the TV series ("that single statement indicates to me the first oncoming thrusts of manhood, old chum"), and takes on famous recurring gags such as the "window scenes" from the original series.[5] The success of the film led Vivid to commit to producing additional superhero film parodies under a new, Axel Braun-led imprint: Vivid Superhero.[1][2]

Awards[edit]

The film won "Best Parody" at the seventeenth annual NightMoves Adult Entertainment Awards Show and also "Favorite Parody" at the fifth annual F.A.M.E. Awards.[15][16] The film won multiple accolades at the 2011 AVN Awards. Nominated for seventeen awards in sixteen categories, it won seven awards, more than any other film that year.[15][17] The nominations were:

Additionally, director Axel Braun won several awards for his 2010 work as a whole, including this film. Braun was nominated for a total of forty-eight awards at the 2011 AVN Awards, winning several, including "Director of the Year (Body of Work)".[15][17] Also, Evan Stone (The Riddler) and Tori Black (Catwoman) won "Male Performer of the Year" and "Female Performer of the Year" respectively.[12]

Legal action[edit]

In October 2010 Axel Braun Productions filed a complaint with the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia for legal action to be taken against 7,098 individuals who had illegally downloaded the film through peer-to-peer file sharing sites.[19][20] However, in December 2010, judge John Preston Bailey severed all but one of the defendants, citing misjoinder.[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Batman XXX Porn Director To Launch New Vivid Line Featuring Superman, Green Hornet, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Thor and Hulk". BleedingCool.com. 
  2. ^ a b Hagop (2010-06-13), Interview – Axel Braun of Vivid Superhero, The Fwoosh, retrieved 2011-04-07 
  3. ^ a b "Exclusive Interview: Axel Braun and His XXX Batman Parody (Part One)". IESB.net. 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2011-01-31. [dead link]
  4. ^ "World's Busiest Adult Film Studio For Sale". The San Francisco Chronicle. 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ a b Chris Sims (2010-06-15). "'Batman XXX' or: The Dark Knight Comes Again [NSFW]". Comics Alliance. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  6. ^ Chris Sims (2010-11-09). "BATFXXX: Batman Porn Comes for 'The Dark Knight'". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  7. ^ Jack Trigger (2010-12-14). "PHOTO GALLERY: The Justice League XXX: An Extreme Comixxx Parody (SFW". Archived from the original on 25 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  8. ^ "Extreme Comixxx". Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  9. ^ "JLA XXX". ExtremeComixxx.com. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  10. ^ Batman XXX: A Porn Parody DVD (Vivid, 2010)
  11. ^ a b "Nominations for the 2011 AVN Awards". Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  12. ^ a b "2011 Winners: Winners of the 2011 AVN Awards". AVNAwards.com. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  13. ^ "‘Batman XXX: A XXX Parody’ Now Available on Blu-ray". AVN Media Network. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  14. ^ "Magna Publishing Launches 'Vivid SuperXXXHeroes Magazine'". 2011-11-22. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  15. ^ a b c ""BATMAN XXX: A PORN PARODY" NAMED BEST-SELLING TITLE OF THE YEAR". Comic Book Resources. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  16. ^ "THE WINNERS". Archived from the original on 25 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  17. ^ a b "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2011 AVN Awards:Voters go bats for Bats". AVN. 2011-01-09. Archived from the original on 15 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  18. ^ "Batman XXX - A Porn Parody". Hotmovies.com. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  19. ^ Greg Sandoval (2010-10-02). "Porn maker sues 7,098 alleged film pirates". CNet. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  20. ^ Susana Polo (2010-10-07). "Maker of Batman Porn Rip Off Suing Filesharers That Ripped Off His Movie". Geekosystem. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  21. ^ Rhett Pardon (2010-12-27). "7,097 Defendants Pared From 'Batman XXX' Suit". XBiz. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  22. ^ Matthew Lasar (January 2011). "Only one of over 7,000 Batman XXX P2P defendants remains". ars technica. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 

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