Alain Payet

Alain Payet (17 January 1947 – 13 December 2007 in Paris as a result of cancer),[1] also known under the pseudonyms John Pardaillan, John and Frederick Brasil Amor, James Gardner, James Gartner and Alain Garnier[citation needed], was a film director of French pornographic movies and erotica.[1]

Alain Payet
Born(1947-01-17)17 January 1947[citation needed]
Died(2007-12-13)13 December 2007[1]
Paris, France[1]
Other namesJohn Love, Jean Pardaillan, René Houaro,[1] James Gartner, René Ouaro, Alain Paillet, Alan Payet
OccupationDirector, Actor, Writer
Years active1970–2007


Payet began his career in the 1970s, and, for a decade, he served as an assistant director on shoots for Philippe Labro and Claude Vidal.[2] In 1973 and 1974, he oversaw the staging of pornographic comedies produced by Lucien Hustaix, such as Gambling Dens (Les Tripoteuses) or The Pleasures (Les Jouisseuses), before launching himself into the profession with the pseudonym of "John Love".[1]

Not shying from extreme or deviant sexual practices and amateur actors, Alain Payet cast a 287-pound actress, nicknamed Groseille (Currant), in the movie Sexplosion makes black, and he cast the dwarf Desire Bastareaud as the lead actor in films like Les Gourmandes du sexe (The Gourmet sex) and Les Aventures érotiques de Lili pute (The Erotic Adventures of a Little Whore Lili) .[citation needed] In 1985, he launched the fashion of "Hard-Crad" with the film La Doctoresse a de gros seins (The doctor has big tits), which remains one of the best selling erotic video of the 1980s in France.[citation needed]

In the course of his career, Payet cast in his films many notable French porn actresses, such as Élodie Cherie, Karen Lancaume, Laure Sainclair, Katsuni, Ovidie or Tabatha Cash.[2]

In the mainstream film industry, he directed several low-budget exploitation films and B-movies, such as L'Émir préfère les blondes (The Emir prefer blondes), with Paul Préboist or, for Eurociné production company, Train spécial pour Hitler (Hitler's Last Train) and Helga, la louve de Stilberg (Helga, She Wolf of Stilberg).[citation needed] His favorite maxim was: "Those who do not masturbate to porn movies are sick".[2]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Crew Notes
2007 Section disciplinaire
2006 Yasmine à la prison de femme (VMD)
Urgences Yasmine Lafitte, Katsumi, Oksana D'Harcourt
2005 Oksana-Flic en uniforme (VMD)
2003 Infirmières de charme (VMD)
2002 Les Campeuses de Saint-Tropez
2001 L'Affaire Katsumi
2000 Les tontons tringleurs (VMD)
1999 La Dresseuse Zara Whites
1998 La Marionnette (VMD)
1997 Les nuits de la présidente (VMD)
Labyrinthe (VMD)
Prison (Colmax)
1996 Séances très spécial (Magma)
1995 L'Infirmière est vaginale
Bourgeoise le jour et pute la nuit II (René Chateau)
1994 Visiteuses (Élodie Chérie)
1985–1995 Petites salopes à enculer Production Cinevog 35 mn
Rèves de cul as Frédéric Brazil (Antarès)
Culs farcis (Penguin productions)
Réseau Baise-Sex opérator as Frédéric Brazil (Punch video) Production Cinevog 35 mn
La directrice aka La directrice est une salope (Penguin) Production Cinevog 35 mn
Elle suce aka Elle suce à genoux (Antarès) Production Cinevog
Cours très privés aka Cours très privés pour jeunes baiseuses (Antarès) Production Cinevog 35 mn
L'infirmière aux gros seins (Punch video) production Cinevog 35 mn
Les aventures érotiques de Lili pute
Prostitution clandestine
Les gourmandes du sexe
1983 L'émir préfère les blondes
1978 Nathalie dans l'enfer nazi aka Nathalie rescapée de l'Enfer
1977 Train spécial pour Hitler
1976 Helga, la louve de Stilberg
1974 Les jouisseuses Lucien Hesaix
Les tripoteuses Lucien Hesaix
Assistant Director

Awards and nominationsEdit

Hot D'Or Awards:

  • 1999 winner - Best European Director (Le Labyrinthe)[3]
  • 2000 winner - Best Remake or Adaptation (Les Tontons Tringleurs - Blue One)[4]

Venus Awards:

  • 2003 winner - Best Director (France)[5]

FICEB Awards:

  • 2000 Ninfa Award winner - Best Director (La fete a Gigi - International Film Grup)[6]
  • 2002 Ninfa Award winner - Best Director (Public)[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Alain Payet". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Le cinéma X, edited by Jacques Zimmer, Editions la Musardine, 2002, ISBN 978-2-84271-171-9, entry devoted to Alain Payet, page 408 .
  3. ^ "Hot d'Or archives presse x, articles sur les Hot d'or". Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Hot d'Or 2000 Winners". 27 August 2007. Archived from the original on 27 August 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  5. ^ "AVN - Private and Americans Win Big at Venus Fair". 22 October 2003. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  6. ^ "FICEB 2000 Awards". 9 June 2007. Archived from the original on 9 June 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  7. ^ "2002 FICEB Award Winners & Nominees". Archived from the original on 9 June 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2007.

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