Axel Braun

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Axel Braun
Axel Braun October 2010.jpg
Braun in October 2010
Born
Alessandro Re[1]

(1966-09-22) September 22, 1966 (age 52)[2]
NationalityItalian[1]
Years active1993-present[2]

Axel Braun, is an Italian adult film producer and director known for his productions of pornographic parodies.[2][1][4][5]

The son of Lasse Braun, he is an AVN Hall of Fame, XRCO Hall of Fame and NightMoves Hall of Fame inductee.[6][7]

Early life[edit]

Axel was born and raised in Milan, Italy.[3] His mother had a brief affair with adult film director Lasse Braun.[8] Axel didn't meet Lasse until he was 14.[8] He attended film school at Columbia College Hollywood.[8]

Career[edit]

Braun has directed over 500 movies since 1990.[9] Braun's movie Batman XXX: A Porn Parody was the best-selling and best-renting title of 2010.[10][11] Due to the success of Batman XXX, Vivid Entertainment created a new line to capitalize on the superhero and sci-fi genres called Vivid Superhero and Braun was named leading director for the initiative.[12] In 2013, Braun left Vivid and signed an exclusive directing contract with Wicked Pictures[13] to launch Wicked Fairy Tales and Wicked Comix, two imprints dedicated exclusively to fairy tale and comic book parodies.[14][15]

Advocacy[edit]

Braun filed a federal lawsuit against 7,098 individuals who he alleged illegally shared digital copies of his movie Batman XXX: A Porn Parody on October 29, 2010.[16] Two months later, all but one of Braun's claims were dismissed by a federal judge.[17][18] The Electronic Frontier Foundation praised the decision as a "big victory in the fight against copyright trolls."[17]

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.[19]

Recognition[edit]

Braun was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2011 and into the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2014.[6][7] He has won the AVN Best Parody award for eight consecutive years in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.[20] Braun is the only adult director to have won the AVN Director of the Year award more than once, as he has won four consecutive times in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.[21] In January 2015, 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody became the first parody ever to win the AVN Movie of the Year award.[22] Braun won the top award again in 2016 with Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, and in 2017 with "Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody" scoring an unprecedented AVN Movie of the Year three-peat.[23]

Other ventures[edit]

Braun is the owner of Level 5 Post, a post-production company that supplies editing, authoring, graphics and special effects to many adult and mainstream companies.[24]

Selected awards[edit]

  • 2004 AVN Award – Best Screenplay (Compulsion)[25]
  • 2004 Ninfa Awards – Best Director (Compulsión)[26]
  • 2010 XBIZ Award – Director of the Year-Body of Work[27]
  • 2010 NightMoves Award – Best Director (Editor's Choice)[28]
  • 2011 XRCO Award – Best Director-Parody[29]
  • 2011 AVN Hall of Fame[30]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Director of the Year[30]
  • 2012 AVN Award – Director of the Year[31]
  • 2012 XRCO Award – Best Director-Parody[29]
  • 2012 NightMoves Lifetime Achievement Award[32]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award – Director of the Year – Parody (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[33]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Director of the Year[34]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Best Director-Parody[34]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Best Screenplay (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[34]
  • 2013 XRCO Award – Best Director-Parody[29]
  • 2014 AVN Award – Director of the Year[35]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award – Director of the Year – Body of Work[36]
  • 2014 XRCO Hall of Fame[29]
  • 2014 NightMoves Hall of Fame[37]
  • 2015 AVN Award – Best Director/Parody [38]
  • 2016 XBIZ Award – Director of the Year-Parody[39]
  • 2016 AVN Award – Best Director/Parody[38]
  • 2016 XRCO Award – Best Director/Parody [29]
  • 2017 AVN Award – Best Director/Parody[38]
  • 2017 XRCO Award – Best Director/Parody [29]
  • 2018 AVN Award – Best Director/Feature[38]
  • 2018 XRCO Award – Best Director/Parody [29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Axel Braun, il "porno Oscar" italiano". Vanity Fair. January 22, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Axel Braun: Personal Biography". IAFD. Archived from the original on September 23, 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b Stuart, Tessa (June 7, 2013). "When Fanfic Becomes Porn". BuzzFeed. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Axel Braun, il re delle pornoparodie è italiano. E sbanca Hollywood". Corriere della Sera. January 28, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "Oh sweet legitimacy". adeptpress.wordpress.com. February 26, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  6. ^ a b http://www.xrco.com
  7. ^ a b "Nominations for the 2011 AVN Awards" (PDF). AVN. Archived from the original (pdf) on March 29, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  8. ^ a b c Street, Sharan (June 1, 2018). "The Braun Identity: Three Generations of Adult Moviemaking". AVN. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Axel Braun and His XXX Batman Parody (Part Two)". Wopular. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  10. ^ "BT1". bt1.lv. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  11. ^ ""Batman XXX: A Porn Parody" Named Best-Selling Title of the Year". Comic Book Resources. November 23, 2010. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
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  13. ^ "Wicked". wicked.com. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  14. ^ "Wicked, Axel Braun to Launch New 'Fairy Tales' Line". AVN. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Axel Braun to Launch Wicked Comix With 'Barbarella XXX'". XBIZ. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  16. ^ Sandoval, Greg (2011). "Porn Maker Sues 7,098 Alleged Film Pirates". CBS News. New York: CBS. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  17. ^ a b Pardon, Rhett (December 27, 2010). "7,097 Defendants Pared From 'Batman XXX' Suit". XBIZ. Archived from the original on September 26, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  18. ^ Lasar, Matthew (December 30, 2010). "Only one of over 7,000 Batman XXX P2P defendants remains". Arstechnica.com. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  19. ^ Warren, Peter. "Axel Braun Adopts All-Condom, 7-Day Test Policies". Adult Video News. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  20. ^ "2018 AVN Award Winners Announced". 28 January 2018.
  21. ^ "2014 AVN Awards: The Feature's Not Dead (Neither Is the Parody)". AVN. January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  22. ^ "24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody & Brad Armstrong's Aftermath Sweep the 2015 AVN Awards". wickedb2b.com. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  23. ^ https://avn.com/business/articles/video/squad-goals-surpassed-axel-braun-on-best-parodymovie-of-the-year-suicide-squad-xxx-716363.html
  24. ^ Kernes, Mark. "Axel Braun: Removing Condoms From Sex Scenes Still Unrealistic". Adult Video News. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  25. ^ "AVN – 2012 AVN Awards Show – Past Winners". Avnawards.avn.com. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  26. ^ "International erotic film festiva of Barcelona". ficeb.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2004. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  27. ^ "XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  28. ^ Steve Javors (October 13, 2010). "NightMoves Announces 2010 Awards Winners". AVN. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  29. ^ a b c d e f g "X Rated Critics Association". XRCO. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  30. ^ a b "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2011 AVN Awards". business.avn.com. January 9, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  31. ^ "AVN Announces the 2012 AVN Award Winners". January 22, 2012.
  32. ^ Peter Warren (October 8, 2012). "20th Annual NightMoves Awards Heats Up Tampa". AVN. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  33. ^ "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. January 11, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  34. ^ a b c "And Now... The 2013 AVN Award Winners!". AVN. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  35. ^ "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards". Business.avn.com. January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  36. ^ Dan Miller (January 24, 2014). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  37. ^ Bob Johnson (October 13, 2014). "NightMoves Awards Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  38. ^ a b c d "AVN Awards Show". Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  39. ^ "XBIZ Awards - Winners". XBIZ. Retrieved April 21, 2016.

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