Axel Braun

Axel Braun

Axel Braun – AVN and XBiz Director of the Year 2014

The King of Parody” and “award-winning director” are the names that are most often used to describe this porn guru. He’s been in the business since 1990 and has directed more than 500 movies. His work is focused on parodies, mostly superhero-themed parody porn, but recently he’s started a new brand of porn parodies – fairy tales filmed Axel Braun style. He’s been working with Vivid Entertainment for quite some time, and has won many awards during that period, but his latest venture, the fairy tale porn parodies, is supported by another great porn studio – Wicked Pictures. Axel Braun has won so many awards for directing, producing, editing, screenwriting, etc. He won AVN Director of the Year on January 18, 2014, which makes it the fourth consecutive time and he holds the record in that category. Axel was also inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2011.

Personal information

Axel Braun was born on September 22, 1966 in Italy. He’s the son of legendary porn-pioneer Lasse Braun (“who was among the first to successfully campaign for the legalization of pornography in Europe”), and grandson of a diplomat, which granted him an opportunity to have special education. Now he is fluent in five languages, a member of MENSA, a film-school graduate, and much other cool stuff, which makes him stand out in porn industry. Axel has a Ph.D. in Psychology, which allows him to make such movies that are appealing to a wide audience. Braun also stated that he’s a comic book fan and fantasy lover, and that’s where he gets an idea to make such great movies and high-selling adult parodies. In October 2013, Braun announced that he won’t film girls under 21 any longer, and on 10th May 2014 he stated that he wouldn’t shoot movies without condoms and that he required full-panel STD/HIV tests no older than seven days. Axel Braun is also the owner of a large post-production company called Level 5 Post, which provides editing, graphical and special effects and authoring services to many adult and mainstream companies.


Axel Braun DirectorsIt’s no wonder why Axel Braun got into porn industry, since his father “single-handedly made pornography legal in Scandinavia, and basically started the whole porn-industry”. Before his more than successful career as an adult movie director, he was racing cars for four years, managed clubs, played poker professionally, and even got a Ph.D. in Psychology, which really makes him one of a kind porn parody director, and it shouldn’t surprise that he is now called The King of Parody. He graduated from Film School and wanted to make mainstream movies, but then his father called him to participate in directing a soft-core movie, and that’s how it started. He got credit for the first time in one of his father’s movies in 1990 called “Fantasy Nights“.

Axel Braun’s illustrious career in adult industry started in 1990, and since then he’s filmed more than 500 movies (mostly porn parodies). He’s worked with many notable porn studios, from Elegant Angel, thru Private, to New Sensations. He’s also worked with Hustler, and shot parodies for “This Ain’t” series.

Now he shoots superhero-themed porn parodies with Vivid Entertainment, and fairy tale parodies with Wicked Pictures. The tremendous success of his movie Batman XXX: A Porn Parody let to creating a new imprint by Vivid called Vivid Superhero. It was the best-selling and best-renting title of 2010.

Some of his best known parodies are: Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Man of Steel XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, Captain America XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, This Ain’t Avatar XXX, and the latest titles are X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Cinderella: An Axel Braun Parody.

Web-Press: 5 Axel Braun movies are present on the list “12 Best Porn Parodies notinated for the 2014 AVN Awards” by – On “The 5 Best Adult Film Parodies” by we find “This Ain’t Saved By The Bell” direct by Axel Braun – On the curious 17 Movie Porn Parodies You Won’t Believe Actually Exist by the parodies of Axel Braun appear several times.

Axel Braun Parodies

Axel has parodied every well known and less known comic book superhero story, but also some fairy tales, and some of the most popular are:

See Full Axel Braun Filmography on IMDb


Axel Braun has won so many awards, and some of the most important are:

  • XRCO Award – Best Film (2003)
  • XBIZ Award – Director of the Year (2010)
  • F.A.M.E. Award – Best Parody (Batman XXX: A Porn Parody) (2010)
  • XRCO Award – Best Director-Parody (2011)
  • AVN Award – Best Parody/Comedy (Batman XXX: A Porn Parody) (2011)
  • AVN Award – Director of the Year (2011)
  • AVN Award – Director of the Year (2012)
  • AVN Award – Best Parody/Drama (Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody) (2012)
  • XRCO Award – Best Director-Parody (2012)
  • XBIZ Award – Director of the Year – Parody (Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody) (2013)
  • AVN Award – Director of the Year (2013)
  • AVN Award – Director of the Year (2014)
  • XBIZ Award – Director of the Year (2014)

Axel Braun is also an AVN Hall of Fame (2011) and XRCO Hall of Fame (2014) inductee.

Axel’s quotes

  • Porn sells a fantasy, and parodies simply take the fantasy to next level… The reason why my parodies are successful is that it’s obvious that I actually care about the source material, and fans respond to that. I’m one of them.”
  • As of today (May 10) I will no longer shoot Adult movies without condoms. Effective immediately I will also require full-panel STD/HIV tests no older than 7 days for all ABP projects...”
  • On his dedication and how close he gets to the original: “As close as I can get to the spirit of the characters, and to the look and feel of the source material. That include the shooting style, camera angles, color palettes, editing, music, and of course the costumes. For Batman XXX I went to Europe to get certain specific fabrics and dyes used for the original costumes, which are discontinued in the US.”


Axel Braun is maybe the Greatest Director of Porn Parodies in the whole adult industry and every movie of his is worth watching. You can see his dedication and passion he possesses for this kind of movies. Feel free to comment, because every opinion matters to us.

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