LOS ANGELES—Movie fan sites Ain't It Cool News and JoBlo have provided sneak peeks of Axel Braun's next big-budget adult send-up for Vivid Entertainment, The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, due for release July 31 on Vivid.com and August 7 on DVD.
AICN's Cool News section shows the headline "THE DARK KNIGHT Will Rise in More Ways Than One This Summer," and recalls, "We've had some fun covering Axel Braun productions lately. His recent AVENGERS and STAR WARS porn parodies proved without a doubt that ... whatever one may think of 'porn' on the whole ... Axel is 1) an uber-Geek with both an understanding of/respect for the source material he lampoons; and 2) cares enough to bring surprisingly high quality design and production value to his projects. Yes, I realize saying such things may seem odd under the circumstances—but here we are nonetheless."
Writer Glen Oliver posted still photos of some of the characters in the movie, generating a long series of comments on the high quality of the costumes.
JoBlo, meanwhile, posted a Twitter question about the movie: "Which Batman costume do you like better, Christopher Nolan's DARK KNIGHT or axelbraun's DARK KNIGHT XXX porn parody?" The item included juxtaposed pictures from both movies, with Axel's costume emerging as the winner.
"I'm absolutely thrilled to see such an early positive response," Braun said. "It certainly validates the amount of passion and hard work that so many talented people have put into this project."
"In the end, it's all about quality," added Vivid CEO and co-founder Steven Hirsch. "Axel has fun spoofing the source material, and his attitude, along with his notorious attention to detail, resonates greatly with the fans."
Pictured: Derrick Pierce as Bane with Axel Braun.