Superhero porn parody films ready to fly

Wed May 12, 2010 9:39am EDT

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Get ready for a superhero invasion.

No, not the one already under way, with Iron Man and Batman and Green Lantern hitting screens. This is a superhero porn invasion.

On the heels of wrapping production on "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody," a skintastic skewing of the 1960s TV show, porn producer Vivid Entertainment has announced the creation of Vivid-Superhero, an imprint that will take the wraps off Superman (already in preproduction, according to the company), the Green Hornet, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Thor and the Incredible Hulk.

"Batman XXX" brought a lot of mainstream attention to the company, and the (clean) trailer was a hit on YouTube, surpassing expectations by notching more than 150,000 views in the first 24 hours. Part of the appeal was obviously the love for the characters. But this isn't some cheesy, low-budget attempt to do a parody of a TV show, which have been proliferating on the porn scene.

Part of the interest and appeal is what seems like high production values and eye to detail such as hiring the original TV show's costume designers to re-create outfits (the last detail according to Bleeding Cool, which has been all over this like vanilla scent on a stripper).

Axel Braun, who directed "Batman XXX," will act as the lead director for the imprint, and is also working on parodies "Godfather XXX" and "The Addams Family XXX" for Vivid.

"Axel truly did an amazing job with ('Batman XXX'), and we agreed that together we could mine the really rich treasure of superheroes and have a lot of fun doing it," said Vivid founder Steven Hirsch.

The DVD hits certain stores May 24.

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