Official Press Release
It was definitely a big night for Axel Braun, as the director took home 14 AVN awards, 7 of which for his blockbuster hit "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody" distributed exclusively by Vivid Entertainment. The sexy spoof of the 60's TV show was honored for Best Parody, Best Renting and Selling Title of the Year, Best Screenplay, Best DVD Menus, Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Supporting Actor (Evan Stone, for his terrific turn as The Riddler), and Best Supporting Actress (Lexi Belle for her sexy portrayal of Batgirl). Braun, who during the ceremony was inducted in the AVN Hall of Fame and won more awards for his parodies of Avatar and Glee, also took home trophies for Director of the Year-Body of Work, while his namesake studio Axel Braun Productions was named Best New Production Company.
"It was surreal, and quite overwhelming," said Braun, who during one of his speeches attributed his success to "working obsessively, barely sleeping, and kissing your private life goodbye."
"Axel created something absolutely unique with this movie," said Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, "He is a perfectionist and he's very passionate about his work, and we are all very happy for his well-deserved success."
"It's a great honor to join my dad in the AVN Hall of Fame," said Axel, whose father is legendary porn-pioneer Lasse Braun, "I had a fantastic year, and I had the privilege to work with many talented people who were an integral part of my success, so I really have to thank my crew and all the performers that have made it possible for me to accomplish so much."
Far from resting from his laurels, Braun, whose new hit Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody sold out overnight, is already back at work putting the finishing touches on his ambitious new spoof Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, which will be released by Vivid on January 23, under the Vivid SuperXXXHeroes imprint.
DISCLAIMER: Batman XXX: A Porn Parody, Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, and Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody are parody movies. Batman® and Superman® are registered trademarks of DC Comics, a General Partnership, composed of Warner Communications Inc. and E.C. Publications, Inc. Batman XXX: A Porn Parody and Superman XXX: A Porn Parody are not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with DC Comics General Partnership, Warner Communications Inc. or E.C. Publications, Inc. or any other person or entity affiliated with any of them. Elvis® is a registered trademark of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody is not sponsored of endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. or any person or entity associated with it
Founded in 1984, Vivid has always placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and a licensing program that extends to advertising, apparel, book publishing, and a range of other products. TV audiences have gotten to know the company's management and talent through two recent seven-part series on Showtime, "Debbie Does Dallas…Again" and "Deeper Throat." In addition to its Vivid-Celeb imprint famous for celebrity sex tapes, the company is known for its popular Vivid-Alt and Vivid-Ed labels and its new Vivid SuperXXXHeroes imprint. The Vivid website, www.vivid.com has a loyal following of fans of Vivid movies from the industry's largest archive.
About Axel Braun:
The son of legendary porn-pioneer Lasse Braun, and grandson of a diplomat, Axel Braun was born and raised in Italy, where he received a privileged upper-class upbringing. Fluent in five languages, a member of MENSA, a film-school graduate, and the bearer of a Ph.D. in Psychology, Axel has a unique cultural background that definitely sets him apart from the many other directors in the Adult industry. A second-generation AVN Hall-of-Famer, over the span of his career he has won awards all over the world for Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, and Editing. For more information visit www.axelbraun.net.