Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bruce Lee, Beatles, Rat Pack porn parodies delayed, but still in the works

Unlike the aborted Osama bin Laden and William & Kate porn parodies, the adult filmmaker who announced X-rated parodies of Bruce Lee, the Beatles and the Rat Pack has every intention of doing them.
Axel Braun tells Tech-media-tainment that his directing slate is full of superhero porn parodies at the moment. But Braun hopes to film all three public-figure porn parodies next year, he said in a Nov. 28 phone interview.
Braun recently was nominated for an AVN Award for director of the year. His movie “Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody” received nine nominations including a nod for best parody – comedy. Braun’s productions this year scored 20 nominations. His other nominated films included “Spiderman XXX: A Porn Parody,” “Scream XXX: A Porn Parody” and “This Ain’t Lady Gaga.”
In October 2010, Braun announced plans to film “The Beatles XXX” followed by “The Rat Pack XXX” for Vivid Entertainment. In February, he said he had cast Keni Styles as martial arts screen legend Bruce Lee for his movie “Bruce Lee XXX: A Porn Parody.” The Bruce Lee movie was supposed to be released in July, but wasn’t.
“The Bruce Lee movie has been stalling because the only guy who can play the role of Bruce Lee had to go back to England for some family issues. And without him I can’t shoot the movie. There are not many Asian guys in the industry,” Braun said. “It’s still going to happen. I just don’t know when. In the meantime, my schedule is so full. My schedule is full until late 2014.”
Braun said he might be able to squeeze the project into his schedule in the spring. He just finished shooting an Iron Man and Avengers porn parody and is working on X-rated spoofs of X-Men, Wolverine and “Avatar 2” in December.
Then, in January, he’s scheduled to shoot parodies of Thor and the Fantastic Four, followed by a Batman sequel and a “Dark Knight” parody.
“We still have movies in the can that we haven’t released,” Braun said. “I have ‘Superman vs. Spider-Man,’ which is a great movie. But ‘Spider-Man’ (XXX) has been so successful that we don’t want to release it too close to that.”
Braun said his shooting schedule could open up next spring.
“I believe that Bruce Lee should be done in the spring … The Beatles and Rat Pack, which I was planning to shoot back to back, could happen around June and be ready to release the Beatles in September and Rat Pack in January 2013. That’s my hopes,” he said.
A team of lawyers is still evaluating the legal issues involved with doing dirty parodies of the Beatles songs, he said.
A big concern with making a porn parody of Bruce Lee is how his fans will react, he said.
“When I did the Elvis parody, which was greatly successful, I had several death threats,” Braun said. “In one of them, somebody left a note on my car at the grocery store. It was a big deal.
“I had to file a report and involve the police and it was pretty serious. At that point, I started thinking, if an Elvis fan gets so crazy that they think they want to kill me, what is a Bruce Lee fan going to do? Elvis fans are like in their 80s and they’re God-fearing people. But Bruce Lee people might be Kung Fu masters.”
Meanwhile, Braun is excited about the release in January of a porn parody of “Star Wars.”
“The release of ‘Star Wars’ I moved from September to January,” he said. “When I did ‘Superman’ there were I think 27 video special effects shots. And it was a big deal for a porn movie. ‘Star Wars’ has 512 effects shots. The scope of that was so big that I couldn’t realistically have it done the way I want it in September. I decided to push it.”
Porn parodies of the “Star Wars” sequels are in the works as well. The scripts for “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” parodies have been written. The current plan is to film them back to back in May or June and release the next movie in September.

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