This Ain't Avatar XXX

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This Ain't Avatar XXX
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Directed by Axel Braun
Produced by Larry Flynt
Written by Marc Star
Starring Evan Stone
Chris Johnson
Nicki Hunter
Danica Dillan
Eric Swiss
Misty Stone
Lexington Steele
Chanel Preston
Juelz Ventura
Cinematography Axel Braun
Edited by Axel Braun
Claudia Ross
Distributed by Hustler Video
Release dates
  • September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
Running time
129 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget Most expensive film Hustler produced.[1]

This Ain't Avatar XXX is a 2010 3D pornographic film that parodies James Cameron's Avatar. The film was shot, edited, and directed by Axel Braun, and stars an ensemble cast headed by Chris Johnson as Jake, the main human character. It was produced by Hustler Video.[2] Industry reviewers noted that the release used old-atyle rather than modern 3D technology, and faulted it for its poor production quality.

It is the most expensive film Hustler Video has ever produced.[1][3][4]

Plot[edit]

After the original events of Avatar, Jake reveals in a video log that the Na'bi has a darker side. After sexual flashbacks which show moments in the film which purport to show what actually happened, the film shows what occurs after the human corporation leaves Pandhora. The Na'bi turn out to be "fetish-fueled sex fiends", who have a massive orgy after the corporation leaves, and then reveal their true purpose for keeping humans in a twist ending.[2]

Cast[edit]

Chris Johnson was chosen as "Jake", which was based on the main character from the original Avatar film. Nicki Hunter played "Grace", Jake's human guide to the Na'bi. Eric Swiss was cast as "Norm", another human explorer of Panwhora. Misty Stone was slated to play Jake's Na'bi love interest, and Lexington Steele and Chanel Preston were both cast as leaders of the Na'bi tribe.[2]

Production[edit]

A series of pornography parody films were originally proposed as a joke by Axel Braun, the film's eventual director.[2] Hustler then published a press release with a series of fake parody films (including Glee and FOX News); one of the films listed was an Avatar parody, and the producers at Hustler and Braun began serious discussions about the creation of an Avatar porn film.[2] In March 2010, Hustler announced that Braun would be officially directing the film.[5]

Marc Star was tapped by Hustler to write the screenplay, where he came up with the idea of having the movie take place after the end of the original Avatar, and to have the sex scenes shown through video logs before and during the original film.[2] In order to avoid confusion with it actually being part of James Cameron's Avatar universe, the names of many objects in the universe are subtly changed to parody the original Avatar.[2] The Na'vi are referred to as Na'bi, the planet Pandora was renamed to Panwhora, and instead of being after unobtainium, the humans are after viagratanium.[2]

In order to film the 3D sequences, Hustler contacted an outside company with 3D expertise to train their personnel and to lease their equipment.[2] The director struggled to maneuver the 3D cameras during some of the sequences, but Braun was pleased with the end result.[2] In order to achieve a look similar to that of the blue Na'vi from Avatar, makeup artists used gallons of blue paint on the Na'bi actresses in order to achieve a close look to that of the film.[2] Prosthetics were attached to the performers' faces to simulate their alien nature.[2] The film finished production in late June 2010.[3]

Hustler released the trailer for this film's unique texture and 3D effects in September 2010.[6]

Reception[edit]

X-Critic reviewer Don Houston noted that the video "used the old fashioned red & blue anaglyph system", falling "far short of what fans should expect". He faulted the standard version as "so dark that even trying to discern what was happening was sketchy" and the 3D version for going "haywire", with the red- and blue-tinted components falling out of synchronization partway through the video, "killing the effect". He gave This Ain't Avatar XXX a highly negative review, describing it as "was cheaply made and written on the back of a matchbook cover", and its "technical aspects" as "poorly handled".[7]

Reviewer "JLB", a writer/editor for the IAFD, declared himself "disappointed" in the release, saying it "feels like a lazy, truncated version of James Cameron’s hugely popular film." He also was highly negative about the video's technical quality, saying "the 3D version is just the old fashioned red and blue anaglyph system, and it comes unglued at the midway point – probably a by-product of Braun’s inability to properly shoot using 3D equipment" and that the standard version "is so dark that it almost completely obfuscates the action".[8]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 28, 2010[3] and is believed to be "the first ever adult movie made specifically for 3-D televisions."[9]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Westbrook, Logan (July 21, 2010). "Hustler Making 3D Avatar Porn Movie". The Escapist. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Kernes, Mark (September 9, 2010). "Blue Movie: On the Set of Hustler’s ‘This Ain’t Avatar XXX 3D’". AVN. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d'Estries, Michael (June 17, 2010). "'Avatar' porn film goes 3-D". MNN. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ Axon, Samuel (September 2010). "Watch "Avatar" Porn In 3D, Courtesy of Hustler". Mashable. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ Warren, Peter (March 23, 2010). "Hustler Taps Axel Braun to Direct 'Avatar'". AVN. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ alexonx (October 7, 2010). "This ain't Avatar XXX' Trailer". filmissimo.it. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  7. ^ X-Critic review (NSFW)
  8. ^ "This Ain’t Avatar XXX". videotramp.com. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Movie Review: This Ain't Avatar XXX - Blu-Ray". Adult Video News. September 28, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Venus Awards Nominations and Winners". January 9, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  11. ^ "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2011 AVN Awards". AVN.com. January 9, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "2011 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". Xbiz.com. February 10, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 

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