Monday, April 5, 2010

Batman Porn Parody -- or is it a Fan Film?

Women chained up on a soundstage in a-- pornographic film?

Via the NSFW website Fleshbot comes the news that in September 2010 a company I'd never heard of I swear! called Bluebird Films will be releasing a parody version of the Batman films called BatF*cks Dark Night:
At first glimpse, we had no idea this was a parody porn. Don't worry though, it most certainly is. "Bat F*cks Dark Night" stars Nick Manning, Madelyn Marie, and loads of other stars.
I'm no expert on porn, or parody porn. It seems like if you can't tell from the trailer that a parody porn is actually parody porn, isn't that a problem? I mean, why hide the fact that's what your film is?
Lovely pornographic film star Madelyn Marie stars as a "Catwoman" type character in the fan film-- I mean, pornographic parody "BatF*cks The Dark Night."

Check out the trailer for the movie here. It is, amazingly, safe for work. (Well, the url isn't. And the word "F*cks" is displayed prominently on the site. But the trailer doesn't have anything naughty.)

Not only does the trailer not look like it's advertising porn, it doesn't even look like a parody. What it actually resembles is a fan film. Compare the trailer to the "trailer" for the 2004 fan film Grayson:

Of course "Grayson" exists only as a trailer-- it uses actual DC Comics characters without authorization, so they couldn't do an actual film, and they couldn't make any money from the trailer. Actually, according to wikipedia, DC went after that and other fan films at the 2004 San Diego Comic Con:
After the publicity generated by the film's online release at TheForce.net, the film was to be screened at the 2004 San Diego Comic Con, but all superhero fanfilm screenings were cancelled that year, as DC Comics requested that the convention honor their intellectual property rights and halt all showings of fanfilms based on their characters.
Way to go, DC! Standing up for intellectual property rights-- was this before or after they went to court to fight the heirs of Superman's creators to prevent them exercising their rights to that character?

Will DC Comics be going after Bluebird Films? Warner Brothers has recently announced that DC's "intellectual property" will be their next major franchise, once the "Harry Potter" films have ended, so maybe Bluebird better watch its back.

Anyway, based on the trailer BatF*cks looks like a fan film to me. I guess you have to wait until the movie's released before you get to live out your (my) fantasy of watching "Batman" and "Catwoman" have hot masked romantic sexual intercourse with each other. With whips and batarangs.

Is this a still from the trailer for a pornographic film, or is it from a fan film "trailer" created by dedicated comic-book fans? Is there really a difference between pornography and fan film, anyway? Don't they kind of appeal to the same parts of the brain? Or is it weird that I've even asked the question?


(The link to the "Grayson" trailer was found via this posting at ifanboy.com, which collects several trailers that are worth checking out, if you're into comic books at all.)

2 comments:

shampoo said...

the porn company is called BLUEBIRD?! wtf? that's super creepy. run away!

i stupidly thought the "grayson" one was the porn one and i was thinking wow, this is going to be weird when they add in the, you know, porn part. hahaa

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