LOS ANGELES—Reigning AVN Director of the Year Axel Braun follows up his chart-topping blockbusters Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody and The Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody with the online debut Tuesday, July 10, of his latest VividXXXSuperheroes project, The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, arriving 10 days before the theatrical premiere of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Following this release on Vivid.com, Braun's new de-caping of the Gotham vigilante rolls out on DVD July 24.
"Crafting an interesting story that could be resolved in this format was very important," Braun said. "I wanted to draw certain elements from the Nolan and Arkham City universes, spoof characters like The Joker, Bane, Nightwing, Zatanna and Catwoman in the same storyline, all while making sure the sex scenes were an integral part of the plot. The goal was to have a spoof with a cohesive story that is filled with sex scenes and entertaining, and I believe we totally succeeded. At the risk of sounding conceited, I have to admit that The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody is by far the most awsomest movie I've ever made."
The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody tells the sex filled story of an embittered and betrayed Batman, who has fled the city and is living as a hermit in the wilderness, crippled by the haunting memories of his past life. When Catwoman finds him and after a wild sex scene tells him that a terrorist named Bane is wreaking havoc on Gotham and has kidnapped his former fiancée Kathy Kane, the caped crusader decides to dust off his costume one last time and confront the monstrous villain. This decision could cost him his life.
"Axel is the best at what he does, and his genuine enthusiasm for these parody movies is obvious," Vivid CEO and co-founders Steven Hirsch said. "The fact that both the critics and the fans love his movies really says it all."
The movie has already attracted mainstream attention, such as a story on popular website Ain't It Cool News that noted, "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."
The cast of Dark Knight XXX, headlined by 2012 XRCO New Stud Giovanni Francesco as Batman/Bruce Wayne, includes Braun's contract girl Aiden Ashley as Catwoman, performing in her first-ever boy/girl scene, Andy San Dimas as Kathy Kane, Penny Pax as Batgirl, Dani Jensen as Poison Ivy, and Christy Mack as Zatanna. Their male adversaries and partners include Brendon Miller as The Joker, Derrick Pierce as the villainous Bane, Brian Street Team as Nightwing, and Clarke Kent as Constantine, with AVN Hall of Famer Tom Byron in a cameo as Commissioner Gordon.
See the trailer for The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody here.