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 THE DARK KNIGHT XXX IS NOW ONLINE – With Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody making history as the highest-selling adult parody ever, and The Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody trailing right behind at the top of the current charts, The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody rolled out July 10th on vivid.com. Distribution in stores across the country begins July 24th.  A trailer of the new adult production, featuring the amazingly detailed ‘Batsuit,’ is already creating excitement with Braun fans who admire his scrupulous attention to detail in spoofing popular superheroes and in creating highly erotic sex scenes. Says Axel: "Crafting an interesting story that could be resolved in this format was very important. I wanted to draw certain elements from the Nolan and Arkham City universes, spoof characters like The Joker, Bane, Nightwing, Zatanna, and Catwoman in the same storyline, all while making sure the sex scenes were an integral part of the plot. The goal was to make an entertaining spoof with a cohesive story that is filled with sex scenes, and I believe we totally succeeded. At the risk of sounding conceited, I have to admit that The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody is by far the most awesomest movie I've ever made."

The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody tells the sex filled story of an embittered and betrayed Batman (Giovanni Francesco), who has fled the city and is living as a hermit in the wilderness, crippled by the haunting memories of his past life. When Catwoman (Aiden Ashley) finds him and after a wild sex scene tells him that a terrorist named Bane is wreaking havoc on Gotham, and has kidnapped his former fiancée Kathy Kane (Andy San Dimas), the caped crusader decides to dust off his costume one last time and confront the monstrous villain. This decision could cost him his life.  The movie has already attracted mainstream attention, including a story on popular website Ain't It Cool that noted, "We've had some fun covering Axel Braun productions lately. His recent 'Avengers' and 'Star Wars' porn parodies proved without a doubt that...whatever one may think of 'porn' on the whole...Axel is 1) an uber-Geek with both an understanding of/respect for the source material he lampoons; and 2) cares enough to bring surprisingly high quality design and production value to his projects."

Art Koch of Night Moves magazine and AAN said, “I have seen the trailer several times and just WOW!  Axel Braun has become the master of the Superhero porn parody and with The Dark Knight XXX he has raised the bar higher than ever with this mesmerizing, action packed adventure. Axel Braun, Vivid and the cast better have a very large broom at awards time because they will be sweeping away the awards for this production!"

 CASTING CALL FOR BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR REMAKE – Vivid has scheduled a casting call July 20th to audition male and female talent for the remake of the landmark classic porn movie Behind the Green Door. McKenna Taylor, the daughter of Marilyn Chambers, will attend the sessions and help choose the actress who will play the lead female role. Paul Thomas will direct the new original screenplay production titled The New Behind the Green Door.  Says Vivid chief Steven Hirsch: "Vivid has already made best-selling movies based on Deep Throat, The Devil in Miss Jones and Debbie Does Dallas, and with 'Behind the Green Door' Vivid will have reprised all four of the iconic early adult films. The 70s are referred to as 'The Golden Age of Porn' and these four titles helped launch the porn business into the mainstream. Behind the Green Door' dug deep into the sexual side of human nature and took viewers to a place that no other adult film had gone before. We hope to achieve the same result with our remake." Released in 1972, Behind the Green Door is believed to be the first hardcore adult movie widely distributed in the U.S. and is credited with helping to establish a mainstream market for porn. It generated headlines when it was revealed that Chambers was the same beautiful blonde model seen smiling and holding a freshly diapered baby on boxes of Ivory Snow laundry detergent that were on the shelves of millions of homes across the country, until they were hurriedly recalled by the manufacturer.  Vivid obtained rights to Behind the Green Door earlier this year. Following the selection of a cast, Vivid will start production of the remake of "Behind the Green Door" in September and a release date will be announced.  Media should contact Jackie@vivid.com if they wish to attend the casting call and meet McKenna Taylor on Friday, July 20th.
 
 PHIL VARONE’S SWINGING AMERICAN STYLE ON BLABBERMOUTH – The online rock music magazine Blabbermouth featured Phil Varone’s Swinging American Style in an article last week.   As Blabbermouth noted: “The voyeuristic movie is the first in a ‘swinging’ series from adult entertainment leader Vivid…The swingers were assembled by Varone, the notorious rock drummer formerly of SAIGON KICK and SKID ROW. Varone claims he's had sex with over 3,000 women.”