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Axel Braun, is an Italian-born American adult film producer and director known for his productions of pornographic parodies.[1][2][6][7]

Axel Braun
Axel Braun October 2010.jpg
Braun in October 2010
Born
Alessandro Re[1]

(1966-09-22) September 22, 1966 (age 53)[2]
NationalityAmerican[1]
Years active1990-present[4]
ChildrenRikki Braun[5]
Websiteaxelbraun.com

The son of Lasse Braun, he is an AVN Hall of Fame, XRCO Hall of Fame and NightMoves Hall of Fame inductee.[8][9]

Early lifeEdit

Axel was born and raised in Milan, Italy.[3] His mother had a brief affair with adult film director Lasse Braun.[10] Axel didn't meet Lasse until he was 14.[10] He attended film school at Columbia College Hollywood.[10]

CareerEdit

Braun has directed over 500 movies since 1990.[11] Braun's movie Batman XXX: A Porn Parody was the best-selling and best-renting title of 2010.[12][13] Due to the success of Batman XXX, Vivid Entertainment created a new line to capitalize on the superhero and sci-fi genres called Vivid Superhero and Braun was named leading director for the initiative.[14] In 2013, Braun left Vivid and signed an exclusive directing contract with Wicked Pictures[15] to launch Wicked Fairy Tales and Wicked Comix, two imprints dedicated exclusively to fairy tale and comic book parodies.[16][17]

AdvocacyEdit

Braun filed a federal lawsuit against 7,098 individuals who he alleged illegally shared digital copies of his movie Batman XXX: A Porn Parody on October 29, 2010.[18]

In May 2014, Braun announced two new policies for his productions. First, he would no longer forgo the use of condoms in his videos. Second, he will require full-panel STD/HIV tests no older than seven days. He added that he would personally cover the cost for the test if a performer's current test is older.[19]

RecognitionEdit

Braun was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2011 and into the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2014.[8][9] He has won the AVN Best Parody award for nine consecutive years in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.[20] Braun is the only adult director to have won the AVN Director of the Year award more than once, as he has won four consecutive times in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.[21] In January 2015, 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody became the first parody ever to win the AVN Movie of the Year award.[22] Braun won the top award again in 2016 with Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, and in 2017 with "Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody" scoring an unprecedented AVN Movie of the Year three-peat.[23] In 2019, Braun won the AVN Movie of the Year for a fourth time with "The Possession of Mrs. Hyde", his first non-parody feature in 15 years, written with his father Lasse Braun and his son Rikki, and shot entirely in Black and White CinemaScope.[20]

Other venturesEdit

Braun is the owner of Level 5 Post, a post-production company that supplies editing, authoring, graphics and special effects to many adult and mainstream companies.[24]

Selected awardsEdit

List of accolades received by Axel Braun
Total number of wins and honors
Totals 31 4
AVN Awards
Year Category Nominated work
2004[25] Best Screenplay Compulsion
2011[26][27] AVN Hall of Fame inductee N/A
Director of the Year
Best Screenplay Batman XXX: A Porn Parody
2012[28] Director of the Year N/A
2013[29]
Best Director-Parody
Best Screenplay Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody
2014[30] Director of the Year N/A
2015[27][31] Best Director/Parody
Best Screenplay 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
2016[27][31] Best Director/Parody N/A
Best Screenplay Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
2017[27][31] Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Best Director/Parody N/A
2018[20][31] Best Director/Feature
2019[20]
Best Screenplay The Possession of Mrs. Hyde
XBIZ Awards
Year Category Nominated work
2010[32] Director of the Year-Body of Work N/A
2013[33] Director of the Year – Parody Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody
2014[34] Director of the Year-Body of Work N/A
2016[27][35] Director of the Year-Parody
NightMoves Awards
Year Category Nominated work
2010[36] Best Director (Editor's Choice) N/A
2012[37] NightMoves Lifetime Achievement Award
2014[38] NightMoves Hall of Fame inductee
Ninfa Awards
Year Category Nominated work
2004[39] Best Director Compulsión
XRCO Awards[40]
Year Category
2011 Best Director-Parody
2012
2013
2014 XRCO Hall of Fame inductee
2016
2017
2018

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Axel Braun, il "porno Oscar" italiano". Vanity Fair. January 22, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Axel Braun: Personal Biography". IAFD. Archived from the original on September 23, 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b Stuart, Tessa (June 7, 2013). "When Fanfic Becomes Porn". BuzzFeed. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Axel Braun". IMDb.
  5. ^ "Rikki Braun to Carry on Family Tradition at Wicked". Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Axel Braun, il re delle pornoparodie è italiano. E sbanca Hollywood". Corriere della Sera. January 28, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Oh sweet legitimacy". adeptpress.wordpress.com. February 26, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  8. ^ a b http://www.xrco.com
  9. ^ a b "Nominations for the 2011 AVN Awards" (PDF). AVN. Archived from the original (pdf) on March 29, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  10. ^ a b c Street, Sharan (June 1, 2018). "The Braun Identity: Three Generations of Adult Moviemaking". AVN. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Axel Braun and His XXX Batman Parody (Part Two)". Wopular. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  12. ^ "BT1". bt1.lv. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  13. ^ ""Batman XXX: A Porn Parody" Named Best-Selling Title of the Year". Comic Book Resources. November 23, 2010. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  14. ^ Batman XXX Porn Director To Launch New Vivid Line Featuring Superman, Green Hornet, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Thor and Hulk, BleedingCool.com
  15. ^ "Wicked". wicked.com. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  16. ^ "Wicked, Axel Braun to Launch New 'Fairy Tales' Line". AVN. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  17. ^ "Axel Braun to Launch Wicked Comix With 'Barbarella XXX'". XBIZ. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  18. ^ Sandoval, Greg (2011). "Porn Maker Sues 7,098 Alleged Film Pirates". CBS News. New York: CBS. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  19. ^ Warren, Peter. "Axel Braun Adopts All-Condom, 7-Day Test Policies". Adult Video News. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  20. ^ a b c d Dan Miller (January 27, 2019). "2019 AVN Awards Show Rocks Vegas".
  21. ^ "2014 AVN Awards: The Feature's Not Dead (Neither Is the Parody)". AVN. January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  22. ^ "24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody & Brad Armstrong's Aftermath Sweep the 2015 AVN Awards". wickedb2b.com. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  23. ^ Peter Warren (January 28, 2017). "'Squad' Goals Surpassed: Axel Braun on Best Parody/Movie of the Year 'Suicide Squad XXX'".
  24. ^ Kernes, Mark. "Axel Braun: Removing Condoms From Sex Scenes Still Unrealistic". Adult Video News. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  25. ^ "AVN – 2012 AVN Awards Show – Past Winners". Avnawards.avn.com. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  26. ^ "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2011 AVN Awards". business.avn.com. January 9, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  27. ^ a b c d e http://aiwards.com/director/axel-braun
  28. ^ "AVN Announces the 2012 AVN Award Winners". January 22, 2012.
  29. ^ "And Now... The 2013 AVN Award Winners!". AVN. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  30. ^ "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards". Business.avn.com. January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  31. ^ a b c d "AVN Awards Show". Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  32. ^ "XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  33. ^ "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. January 11, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  34. ^ Dan Miller (January 24, 2014). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  35. ^ "XBIZ Awards - Winners". XBIZ. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  36. ^ Steve Javors (October 13, 2010). "NightMoves Announces 2010 Awards Winners". AVN. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  37. ^ Peter Warren (October 8, 2012). "20th Annual NightMoves Awards Heats Up Tampa". AVN. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  38. ^ Bob Johnson (October 13, 2014). "NightMoves Awards Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  39. ^ "International erotic film festiva of Barcelona". ficeb.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2004. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  40. ^ "X Rated Critics Association". XRCO. Retrieved December 29, 2011.

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