Axel Braun

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Axel Braun
Axel Braun October 2010.jpg
Axel Braun, October 2010
Born (1966-09-22) September 22, 1966 (age 48)[1]
Italy
Ethnicity Italian

Axel Braun is an Italian adult film producer and director known for his productions of porn parodies. Braun is also an AVN Hall of Fame and XRCO Hall of Fame inductee. Braun is the son of Lasse Braun, who was among the first to successfully campaign for the legalization of pornography in Europe.

Career[edit]

Braun has directed over 500 movies since 1990.[2] Braun's movie Batman XXX: A Porn Parody was the best-selling and best-renting title of 2010.[3] Due to the success of Batman XXX, Vivid Entertainment created a new imprint to capitalize on the superhero and sci-fi genres called Vivid Superhero. Braun was named leading director for the initiative and has since released the film Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, The Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody and Iron Man XXX: A Porn Parody. Further movies including Spider-Man vs. Superman XXX, and X-Men XXX: A Porn Parody have been produced under Braun's direction.[4][5][6][7]

Other ventures[edit]

Braun is the owner of Level 5 Post, a large post-production company that supplies editing, authoring, graphics and special effects to many adult and mainstream companies.[8]

Advocacy[edit]

Braun filed a federal lawsuit against 7,098 individuals who he claimed illegally shared digital copies of his movie Batman XXX: A Porn Parody on October 29, 2010.[9] Two months later, all but one of Braun's claims were dismissed by a federal judge.[10][11] The Electronic Frontier Foundation praised the decision as a "big victory in the fight against copyright trolls."[10]

Braun has stated his opposition to the mandatory condom requirements put into effect in 2013 by Los Angeles County's Measure B. One of the non-health related justifications for the ordinance was "[t]he advent of digital technology could make the issue of condoms moot" because "[i]t is possible to quickly and easily take any visual indication of the condom out of the form or image before sale."[8] The financial and technical viability of this was challenged by an expert in videography in 2009.[12] Braun, in his experience as a director and the owner of the post-production company, Level 5 Post, reiterated this contention in 2014.[8]

Braun announced that he would no longer film girls under 21 years of age in sexually explicit roles on October 4, 2013.[13]

In May 2014, Braun announced two new policies for his productions. First, he would no longer forgo the use of condoms in his videos. Second, he will require full-panel STD/HIV tests no older than seven days. He added that he would personally cover the cost for the test if a performer's current test is older.[14]

Recognition[edit]

Braun was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2011.[15] Braun became the only adult director to win the AVN Director of the Year award for three consecutive years on January 19, 2013.[16] Braun broke his own record by winning the AVN Director of the Year award for the fourth consecutive time on January 18, 2014.[17]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Wicked)
  • Anal Retentive Series (1–6) - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Anal Teen Dreams (2011)
  • Anal Teen Dreams 2 (2013)
  • Asstronomical - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Biggz And The Beauties Series (9–13) - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Black Out - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Boy Meats Girl (1 and 2) - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Cadillac Highway - (Private)
  • China Blue - (Vivid/Teravision)
  • China Syndrome 1 - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Cleavage - (Vivid/Teravision)
  • Compulsion - (Elegant Angel)
  • Cumming of Age - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Delusion - (Elegant Angel)
  • Double Teamed Series (1–6) - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody - (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
  • Euro Nymphs - (Midnight Video)
  • Fleshlight - (In-X-Cess)
  • Getting Behind - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Gigolo: A love story - (Elegant Angel)
  • Goin' Deep (1–5) - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Kink - (Vivid/Teravision)
  • Riley Goes Gonzo - (Axel Braun Productions/Wicked)
  • Seduction - (Elegant Angel)
  • She Takes Two (1 and 2) - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Sodomania #40 - (co-directed) (Elegant Angel)
  • Squirting 101 Series (1–10) - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Squirting 201 Series (1–5) - (Liquid/EXP)
  • Stimula - (Vivid/Teravision)
  • The Bachelorette - (Elegant Angel)
  • The Book of Lust - (VCA)
  • Tongues and Twats - (New Sensations/Digital Sin)
  • Trust - (Elegant Angel)

Comic parodies

Crossover:

  • Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody

Dark Horse Comics:

  • Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody - (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)

DC Comics:

  • Batman XXX: A Porn Parody - (Axel Braun Productions/Vivid)
  • Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Vivid)
  • Superman XXX: A Porn Parody - (Vivid)
  • The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody - (Vivid)


Marvel Comics:

  • Captain America XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Vivid)
  • Iron Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Vivid)
  • She-Hulk XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Vivid)
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody - (Vivid)
  • Spider-Man XXX 2: An Axel Braun Parody - (Vivid)
  • The Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody - (Vivid)
  • Thor XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Vivid)
  • Wolverine XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Vivid)
  • X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Vivid)

This Ain't series

All through Hustler:

  • This Ain't Avatar XXX
  • This Ain't Avatar XXX 2: Escape from Pandwhora
  • This Ain't Beverly Hills 90210 XXX
  • This Ain't Charmed XXX
  • This Ain't COPS XXX
  • This Ain't Dirty Jobs XXX
  • This Ain't Dracula XXX
  • This Ain't Game of Thrones XXX
  • This Ain't Glee XXX
  • This Ain't Ghostbusters XXX
  • This Ain't Happy Days XXX
  • This Ain't Happy Days XXX 2:Fonzie Luvs Pinky
  • This Ain't I Dream Of Jeannie XXX
  • This Ain't Lady Gaga XXX
  • This Ain't Saved By The Bell XXX
  • This Ain't Star Trek XXX
  • This Ain't Star Trek XXX 2:The Butterfly Effect
  • This Ain't Star Trek 3 XXX: This Is a Parody
  • This Ain't The Smurfs XXX
  • This Ain't The Expendables XXX
  • This Ain't Terminator XXX

Fairy Tales

  • Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Wicked)
  • Sleeping Beauty XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Wicked)
  • Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Wicked)

Selected Awards[edit]

  • 2003 XRCO Award – Best Film (Compulsion)[18]
  • 2004 Delta Di Venere Award – Best International Director[19]
  • 2004 Delta Di Venere Award – Best Film (Compulsion)[19]
  • 2004 AVN Award - Best Screenplay (Compulsion)[20]
  • 2004 Venus Award – Best Film USA (Compulsion - Elegant Angel)[21]
  • 2004 Venus Award – Best Director, Film (Compulsion)[citation needed]
  • 2004 Venus Award – Best U.S. Director[citation needed]
  • 2004 Ninfa Awards – Best Film and Best Director (both for Compulsión - International film grup)[22]
  • 2005 Ninfa Award – Best Film (Cadillac Highway)[citation needed]
  • 2010 XBIZ Award – Director of the Year-Body of Work[23]
  • 2010 F.A.M.E. Award – Best Parody (Batman XXX: A Porn Parody)[citation needed]
  • 2010 Venus Award – Special Jury Award (This Ain't Avatar XXX)[citation needed]
  • 2011 XRCO Award – Best Director-Parody[18]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Best Parody/Comedy (Batman XXX: A Porn Parody)[24]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Best 3D Release (This Ain't Avatar XXX)[24]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Best New Production Company (Axel Braun Productions)[24]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Hall of Fame[24]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Director of the Year[24]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Best Selling Title of the Year (Batman XXX: A Porn Parody)[24]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Best Renting Title of the Year (Batman XXX: A Porn Parody)[24]
  • 2012 AVN Award – Director of the Year[25]
  • 2012 AVN Award – Best 3D Release (This Ain't Ghostbusters XXX)[25]
  • 2012 AVN Award – Best Parody/Drama (Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody)[25]
  • 2012 XRCO Award – Best Director-Parody[18]
  • 2012 XRCO Award – Best 3D Release (This Ain't Ghostbusters XXX)[18]
  • 2012 XRCO Award – Best Parody-Comic Book (Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody)[18]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award – Parody Release of the Year - Comedy (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[26]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award – Director of the Year - Parody (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[26]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award – Best Special Effects (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[26]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Director of the Year[27]
  • 2013 AVN Award - Best Director-Parody[27]
  • 2013 AVN Award - Best Selling Title of the Year (Star Wars XXX)[27]
  • 2013 AVN Award - Best Renting Title of the Year (Star Wars XXX)[27]
  • 2013 AVN Award - Best Screenplay (Star Wars XXX)[27]
  • 2013 AVN Award - Best Art Direction (Star Wars XXX)[27]
  • 2013 AVN Award - Best Overall Marketing Campaign (Star Wars XXX)[27]
  • 2013 XRCO Award - Best Parody/Comedy (Star Wars XXX)[18]
  • 2013 XRCO Award - Best Parody/Comic Book (Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX)[18]
  • 2013 XRCO Award - Best Director-Parody[18]
  • 2014 AVN Award - Best Parody-Drama (Man Of Steel XXX)[28]
  • 2014 AVN Award - Director of the Year[28]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award – Director of the Year - Body of Work[29]
  • 2014 XRCO Award - Best Parody/Comic Book (Man Of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[18]
  • 2014 XRCO Award - Hall of Fame[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff. "Axel Braun: Personal Biography". IAFD. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Axel Braun and His XXX Batman Parody (Part Two)". Wopular. Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ ""Batman XXX: A Porn Parody" Named Best-Selling Title of the Year". Comic Book Resources. November 23, 2010. Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Batman XXX Porn Director To Launch New Vivid Line Featuring Superman, Green Hornet, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Thor and Hulk". BleedingCool.com. 
  5. ^ "Scott Tipton's". Comics 101. March 9, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "NSFW: Behind The Scenes Of Vivid’s SuperXXXHeroes Parody – Latest Nerdy Pop Culture News". Nerdsociety.com. March 9, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Twitter / Axel Braun: @ikearstin I'm actually sh". Twitter. Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c Kernes, Mark. "Axel Braun: Removing Condoms From Sex Scenes Still Unrealistic". Adult Video News. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Sandoval, Greg (2011). "Porn Maker Sues 7,098 Alleged Film Pirates". CBS News. New York: CBS. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Pardon, Rhett (December 27, 2010). "7,097 Defendants Pared From 'Batman XXX' Suit". newswire.xbiz.com. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  11. ^ Lasar, Matthew (December 30, 2010). "Only one of over 7,000 Batman XXX P2P defendants remains". Arstechnica.com. Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  12. ^ Kernes, Mark. "'Removal' Of Condoms From XXX Scenes Not A Real Option Another argument in favor of mandatory condoms in adult movies bites the dust". Adult Video News. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "21 Is the New Minimum Age for Axel Braun Pornstars". Die-Screaming. October 6, 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  14. ^ Warren, Peter. "Axel Braun Adopts All-Condom, 7-Day Test Policies". Adult Video News. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Nominations for the 2011 AVN Awards" (PDF). AVN.com. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  16. ^ "And Now... The 2013 AVN Award Winners!". Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  17. ^ "AVN - 2014 AVN Awards: The Feature's Not Dead (Neither Is the Parody)". Business.avn.com. January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "X Rated Critics Association". XRCO. Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  19. ^ a b "AVN – Complete List of Delta di Venere Award Winners Announced". Business.avn.com. November 23, 2004. Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  20. ^ "AVN – 2012 AVN Awards Show – Past Winners". Avnawards.avn.com. Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  21. ^ "AVN - Jesse Jane Named Best Actress USA at Venus Awards". Business.avn.com. 2004-10-21. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  22. ^ 2004 Award winners & nominees
  23. ^ XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, February, 2011
  24. ^ a b c d e f g "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2011 AVN Awards". business.avn.com. January 9, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  25. ^ a b c "AVN Announces the 2012 AVN Award Winners". January 22, 2012. 
  26. ^ a b c "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  27. ^ a b c d e f g "And Now... The 2013 AVN Award Winners!". AVN. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  28. ^ a b "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards". Business.avn.com. January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  29. ^ Dan Miller (January 24, 2014). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 

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