Axel Braun

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Axel Braun
Axel Braun October 2010.jpg
Braun, October 2010
Born (1966-09-22) September 22, 1966 (age 50)[1]
Italy

Axel Braun (born Alessandro Re[2])is an Italian adult film producer and director known for his productions of porn parodies. Braun is also an AVN Hall of Fame, XRCO Hall of Fame and NightMoves 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.[3] Braun's movie Batman XXX: A Porn Parody was the best-selling and best-renting title of 2010, and Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody is to date the best-selling adult movie ever.[4][5] 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 [6] In 2013, Braun left Vivid and signed an exclusive directing contract with Wicked Pictures[7] where he launched Wicked Fairy Tales and Wicked Comix, two imprints dedicated exclusively to fairy tale and comic book parodies.[8][9]

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.[10] Two months later, all but one of Braun's claims were dismissed by a federal judge.[11][12] The Electronic Frontier Foundation praised the decision as a "big victory in the fight against copyright trolls."[11]

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.[13]

Recognition[edit]

Braun was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2011 and into the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2014.[14][15] He has won the AVN Best Parody award for six consecutive years, in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.[16] Braun is the only adult director to have won the AVN Director of the Year award more than once; he won four consecutive times, in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.[17] In January 2015, 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody became the first parody ever to win the AVN Movie Of The Year award.[18] On January 23, 2016, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody marked the second consecutive time a parody won the AVN Movie Of The Year award.[16]

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.[19]

Selected Awards[edit]

  • 2003 XRCO Award – Best Film (Compulsion)[20]
  • 2004 Delta Di Venere Award – Best International Director[21]
  • 2004 Delta Di Venere Award – Best Film (Compulsion)[21]
  • 2004 AVN Award – Best Screenplay (Compulsion)[22]
  • 2004 Venus Award – Best Film USA (Compulsion - Elegant Angel)[23]
  • 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)[24]
  • 2005 Ninfa Award – Best Film (Cadillac Highway)[citation needed]
  • 2010 XBIZ Award – Director of the Year-Body of Work[25]
  • 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]
  • 2010 NightMoves Award – Best Director (Editor's Choice)[26]
  • 2011 XRCO Award – Best Director-Parody[20]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Best Parody/Comedy (Batman XXX: A Porn Parody)[27]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Best 3D Release (This Ain't Avatar XXX)[27]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Best New Production Company (Axel Braun Productions)[27]
  • 2011 AVN Hall of Fame[27]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Director of the Year[27]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Best Selling Title of the Year (Batman XXX: A Porn Parody)[27]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Best Renting Title of the Year (Batman XXX: A Porn Parody)[27]
  • 2011 NightMoves Award – Best Director (Fan's Choice)[28]
  • 2012 AVN Award – Director of the Year[29]
  • 2012 AVN Award – Best 3D Release (This Ain't Ghostbusters XXX)[29]
  • 2012 AVN Award – Best Parody/Drama (Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody)[29]
  • 2012 XRCO Award – Best Director-Parody[20]
  • 2012 XRCO Award – Best 3D Release (This Ain't Ghostbusters XXX)[20]
  • 2012 XRCO Award – Best Parody-Comic Book (Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody)[20]
  • 2012 NightMoves Award – Best Director-Parody (Fan's Choice)[30]
  • 2012 NightMoves Lifetime Achievement Award[30]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award – Parody Release of the Year - Comedy (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[31]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award – Director of the Year - Parody (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[31]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award – Best Special Effects (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[31]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Director of the Year[32]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Best Director-Parody[32]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Best Parody/Comedy (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[32]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Best Selling Title of the Year (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[32]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Best Renting Title of the Year (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[32]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Best Screenplay (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[32]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Best Art Direction (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[32]
  • 2013 AVN Award – Best Overall Marketing Campaign (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[32]
  • 2013 XRCO Award – Best Parody/Comedy (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody)[20]
  • 2013 XRCO Award – Best Parody/Comic Book (Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[20]
  • 2013 XRCO Award – Best Director-Parody[20]
  • 2013 NightMoves Award – Best Director-Parody (Fan's Choice)[33]
  • 2014 AVN Award – Best Parody-Drama (Man Of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[34]
  • 2014 AVN Award – Director of the Year[34]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award – Director of the Year - Body of Work[35]
  • 2014 XRCO Award – Best Parody/Comic Book (Man Of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[20]
  • 2014 XRCO Hall of Fame[20]
  • 2014 NightMoves Award – Best Director-Parody (Fan's Choice)[36]
  • 2014 NightMoves Hall of Fame[36]
  • 2014 Fanny Award – Director of the Year[37]
  • 2015 XBIZ Award – Parody Release of the Year/Drama (Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[38]
  • 2015 AVN Award – Best Director/Parody [39]
  • 2015 AVN Award – Best Parody (24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[39]
  • 2015 AVN Award – Movie Of The Year (24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[39]
  • 2016 XBIZ Award - Director of the Year-Parody[38]
  • 2016 XBIZ Award - Parody Release of the Year (Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[38]
  • 2016 AVN Award – Best Director/Parody[39]
  • 2016 AVN Award – Best Parody (Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[39]
  • 2016 AVN Award – Movie Of The Year (Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody)[39]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  30. ^ a b Peter Warren (October 8, 2012). "20th Annual NightMoves Awards Heats Up Tampa". AVN. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
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  34. ^ a b "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards". Business.avn.com. January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
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