James Gunn's PG Porn
|James Gunn's PG Porn|
|Created by||James Gunn
|Developed by||James Gunn
|Written by||James Gunn
|Theme music composer||Tyler Bates|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||8 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||James Gunn|
|Location(s)||Los Angeles, California|
|Running time||2–5 min.|
|Original release||October 8, 2008 – July 23, 2009|
|Related shows||Du Hard ou du Cochon|
James Gunn's PG Porn is a web series created by brothers James Gunn, Brian Gunn, and Sean Gunn. It consists of a series of pornography spoofs, with a humorous event occurring just before the supposed commencement of pornographic sexual acts. Each episode pairs a mainstream actor with a pornographic actress or model. The tagline is, "For people who love everything about Porn...except the sex."
The initial web episode premiered on Spike.com and received over a million hits in a week, and was featured on Entertainment Weekly's The Must List. Spike subsequently picked up the series for an additional 11 episodes.
The project has, however, not been without controversy. An article on the Huffington Post condemned the first episode for glorifying violence against women, seemingly not realizing the satirical nature of the series.
According to Gunn, the idea was developed in the early 2000s, before short-term Internet-based sketch comedies became popular. Stephen Blackehart of The Good Boys Productions produced the show with Jake Zim and Peter Safran of Safran Digital Group (SDG) for Spike.com.
All episodes are directed by James, and have a score by Tyler Bates. The fifth episode is not hosted on Spike.com. In James Gunn's words this was "because the head of Spike Network FREAKED OUT on the, uh, raunchiness of the content and pulled it down." The video is available on James Gunn's website.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Nailing Your Wife"||James Gunn||Brian Gunn||October 8, 2008|
|Starring: Nathan Fillion as Chris, Aria Giovanni as Amber Grimes|
|2||"Peanus"||James Gunn||James Gunn||December 18, 2008|
|Starring: Michael Rosenbaum as Charlie Braun, Belladonna as Lucy, Tiffany Shepis as Sally, Mackenzie Firgens as Violet, Sean Gunn as Peppermint Patty, Elisa Eliot as Marcy, James Gunn as Linus, Stephen Blackehart as Pig-Pen, Lee Kirk as Schroeder, Dr. Wesley Von Spears as Snoopy|
|3||"A Very Peanus Christmas"||James Gunn||James Gunn||December 22, 2008|
|Starring: Michael Rosenbaum as Charlie Braun, Belladonna as Lucy, Tiffany Shepis as Sally, Mackenzie Firgens as Violet, Sean Gunn as Peppermint Patty, Elisa Eliot as Marcy, James Gunn as Linus, Stephen Blackehart as Pig-Pen, Lee Kirk as Schroeder, Michael Q. Schmidt as Charlie's Mom, Dr. Wesley Von Spears as Snoopy|
|4||"Roadside Ass-istance"||James Gunn||James Gunn||January 26, 2009|
|Starring: James Gunn as Lance the Mechanic, Sasha Grey as Tricia Scrotey|
|5||"Squeal Happy Whores"||James Gunn||James Gunn, Terra Naomi||February 17, 2009|
|Starring: Jenna Haze as herself, Joe Fria as Joey Bone, Peter Alton as Cameraman|
|6||"Helpful Bus"||James Gunn||James Gunn||March 17, 2009|
|Starring: Sean Gunn as Jason, Bree Olson as Pretty Trashy, Craig Robinson as Havana Bob, Peter Alton as Cameraman, Mikaela Hoover as Julie, Marie Luv as Slutty Girl #1, Sarah Agor as Slutty Girl #2, Stephen Blackehart as Guido, Brian Gunn as Guy|
|7||"High Poon"||James Gunn||James Gunn||April 22, 2009|
|Starring: Alan Tudyk, Belladonna, James Gunn, Ted Stryker|
|8||"Genital Hospital"||James Gunn||Brian Gunn||July 23, 2009|
|Starring: Sean Gunn as Bill Scrotey, Belladonna as Dr. Poonwater|
- "The Must List: What's Hot for the Week of October 5, 2008". Entertainment Weekly. 2008-10-05. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
- "Spike.com likes its 'Porn' PG". The Hollywood Reporter. 2008-09-19. Archived from the original on 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
- "Huffington Post Blog Condemning PG-PORN |". JamesGunn.com. 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2009-11-05.
- Matthew Belloni; Jay A. Fernandez; Carolyn Giardina; Gregg Goldstein; Borys Kit; Kimberly Nordyke; Ray Richmond; Leslie Simmons; Andrew Wallenstein; David Ward; Steven Zeitchik. (2008-11-05). "Next Gen 2008: New Media". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
- Eric Goldman (2008-09-22). "Lex Luthor and Malcolm Reynolds Make Porn - Rosenbaum and Fillion appear in a surprising new webseries.". IGN. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
- "SQUEAL HAPPY WHORES…NOT on Spike.com! | JamesGunn.com - Official Website for James Gunn". JamesGunn.com. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-11-05.