LOS ANGELES - Jeff Mullen and Scott David of X-Play have established themselves as masters of pop-culture porn. Following up the success of their Britney Rears series, the enterprising producers have delivered another instant smash hit for LFP with director Will Ryder's 'Brady Bunch' parody, Not the Bradys XXX.
Released Sept. 18, Not the Bradys XXX is already generating an impressive buzz, topping online adult sales charts and winning critical raves from review sites including DVD Talk. Yesterday, an item about the porn parody in the New York Post's 'Page Six' gossip column declared that "sales are on fire."
"We're really rocking and rolling with this movie," Mullen told AVN. "It is a major league hit, and people from all over the country are finding out about it."
Not the Bradys got an unexpected promo boost due to the fact that its release coincides with rumors that 'Brady Bunch' actress Maureen McCormick admitted to a lesbian affair with co-star Eve Plumb in her upcoming memoir 'Here's the Story'. Although the book's publisher says the rumor is unfounded, the timing couldn't have been better for LFP and X-Play.
Marcia and Jan don't get it on in Ryder's movie, but Not the Bradys XXX definitely lives up to the advance hype. From the performances to the sets, the movie perfectly nails the Brady Bunch vibe; Ryder's recreation of the original TV series music is pitch-perfect right down to the incidental cues.
"That incidental music took a lot of effort to make it sound easy and exactly to the time period," said Mullen. "I spent weeks working on many pieces, cues and theme songs. I really want to win best music this year. Making it sound to the time period is a lot harder than writing something current which I found out through trial and error."
“It’s like you’re actually watching the original," said Alana Evans, who plays mom Carol Brady in the spoof. "The set is pretty much identical and some of the reactions [of the performers] are really right-on with the original characters. I was a complete fan of the show. I grew up watching a lot of the re-runs."
For many 'Brady Bunch' fans, the highlight of Ryder's porn movie has to be the sex scene between Marcia (Hillary Scott) and Greg (Benjamin Brat).
"The set we were on looked almost identical, so it kind of made for this surreal experience," said Hillary. "That, along with the fact that I’m having sex with my step-brother in the movie.”
According to Ryder, a 'Brady' porn sequel is already in the works.