Following on the heels of their widely viewed (SFW) "Batman XXX" porn parody trailer, Vivid Entertainment announced today that they are launching an entire superhero-themed porn imprint called Vivid-Superhero, which will parody other famous superhero characters including Marvel and DC A-listers like Superman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and even the non-Big Two hero Green Hornet.
"The parodies under this new imprint will pay tribute to the world's most popular comic heroes," said Steven Hirsch, Founder/Co-chairman of Vivid. "[Lead Director] Axel [Braun] already started pre-production on a parody of Superman, which will be followed by those of The Green Hornet, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk. We made the decision to create the imprint after working with Axel on "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody", an Axel Braun Productions movie to be distributed by Vivid. Axel truly did an amazing job with it, and we agreed that together we could mine the really rich treasure of superheroes and have a lot of fun doing it."
While superheroes (and their costumes) have always had a certain fetish element that doesn't seem completely crazy to combine with adult entertainment -- especially if you're a fan of Greg Land comics -- Green Hornet suggests they're trying to capitalize not just on the nostalgic iconography of comics, but also their big-budget Hollywood movies in particular. All of the characters they've selected -- save Wonder Woman -- have either been adapted into major feature films or have films on the way.
Notably, they've chosen Captain America, Thor, and Green Hornet, who aren't quite as top tier as Superman or Spider-Man, but all three have films in production and slated to come out in 2011. One can only imagine that those particular porn parodies will be scheduled to coincide with the related movie releases.
After seeing the high production values on the "Batman XXX" trailer, we're a little intrigued to see if they handle a much broader and more comics-specific array of superhero subject matter as faithfully as the Batman parody appears to. And while no announcement has been made about specific names for the parodies, I'd just like to mention for the record that ComicsAlliance's Chris Sims called "Green Whorenet" months ago.
And for those who have not seen the Batman XXX trailer:
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