The adult film industry has been on the cutting edge of technology for years, but it has only been in the last couple of years, that the industry has realized the potential of tapping into the nerd/fan culture of superheroes in an attempt to boost sales and interest in performers and creative talent. We took a look at the complete AVN Awards 2012 nominations list to see just how many superhero/nerd culture films made the list.

Best 3D Release (2/5 – 40%)

  • This Ain’t Conan the Barbarian XXX 3D, Hustler Video
  • This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX 3D, Hustler Video

Best Actor (2/15 – 13%)

  • Ryan Driller, Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • Evan Stone, This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX 3D, Hustler Video

Best Actress (3/15 – 20%)

  • Lily LaBeau, The Incredible Hulk XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • Andy San Dimas, Rezervoir Doggs: An Exquisite Films Parody, Exquisite Films
  • Hillary Scott, The Flintstones: A XXX Parody, New Sensations

Best All-Girl Group Scene (1/15 – 6%)

  • Rezervoir Doggs: An Exquisite Films Parody, Exquisite Films; Amber Rayne, Tara Lynn Foxx & Zoey Holloway

Best Anal Sex Scene (1/15 – 6%)

  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, VividXXXSuperheroes; Brooklyn Lee & Xander Corvus

Best Animated Release (1/5 – 20%)

  • Alice in Wonderland: A XXX Animation Parody, Adult Source Media

Best Art Direction (6/15 – 40%)

  • Captain America: An Extreme Comixxx Parody, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite
  • The Flintstones: A XXX Parody, New Sensations
  • Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin
  • This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX 3D, Hustler Video

Best Boy/Girl Scene (1/15 – 6%)

  • The Flintstones: A XXX Parody, New Sensations; Hayden Winters & Seth Gamble

Best Cinematography (4/15 – 27%)

  • Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films; Nicholas Steele
  • Spiderman XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group; Axel Braun & Eli Cross Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin; Eddie Powell
  • This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX 3D, Hustler Video; Eli Cross

Best Comedy (1/15 – 6%)

  • XXX Avengers, Wicked Pictures

Best Director – Parody (5/15 – 33%)

  • Captain America: An Extreme Comixxx Parody, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite; Sinister X The Flintstones: A XXX Parody, New Sensations, Will Ryder
  • Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films, Nicholas Steele
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group; Axel Braun
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin; Sam Hain

Best DVD Extras (3/15 – 20%)

  • The Justice League of Porn Star Heroes, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin

Best Editing (4/15 – 27%)

  • Captain America XXX: An Extreme Comixxx Parody, Extreme Comixxx; Sinister X & Tom Byron
  • The Flintstones: A XXX Parody, New Sensations; Gabrielle Anex
  • Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films; Nicholas Steele
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group; Axel Braun & Claudia Ross

Best Girl/Girl Scene (1/15 – 6%)

  • The Flintstones: A XXX Parody, New Sensations; Brooke Lee Adams & Hillary Scott

Best Group Scene (1/15 – 6%)

  • Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group; Andy San Dimas, Zoe Voss, Ben English & Dick Chibbles

Best Makeup (7/15 – 47%)

  • The Flintstones, Digital Playground; Maria
  • The Incredible Hulk XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group; Ziggy Rhet & Ash Tres
  • The Justice League of Porn Star Heroes, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite; Dan Frey
  • Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films; Rosa, May Balleen, Red Velvet, Melissa Makeup & May Kup
  • Simpsons: The XXX Parody – Marge & Homer’s Sex Tape!, Full Spread/LFP; Glenn Alfonso & 2-Ply
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin; Maria, Mike Tristano & Linda Roberts
  • Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group; Lee Garland & 2-Ply

Best Music Soundtrack (1/15 – 6%)

  • Pr0n: The XXX Parody, Xenith/Goodnight/Adult Source

Best New Line (2/15 – 13%)

  • Extreme Comixxx, Exquisite Multimedia
  • SuperXXXHeroes, Vivid Entertainment Group

Best Non-Sex Performance (5/15 – 33%)

  • Rob Black, Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • Giles, Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin
  • Ron Jeremy, The Justice League of Porn Star Heroes, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite
  • Peter O’Tool, The Flintstones: A XXX Parody, New Sensations
  • Will Ryder, Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group

Best Oral Sex Scene (2/15 – 13%)

  • The Justice League of Pornstar Heroes, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite; Chanel Preston
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group; Capri Anderson

Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project (5/15 – 33%)

  • The Justice League of Pornstar Heroes, Extreme Comixxx
  • Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group

Best Original Song (1/15 – 6%)

  • Not Bionic Woman & the Six Million Dollar Man XXX, X-Play; title theme

Best Packaging (3/15 – 20%)

  • Rezervoir Doggs: An Exquisite Films Parody, Exquisite Films
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX 3D, Hustler Video

Best Parody – Comedy (4/15 – 27%)

  • American Dad! XXX: An Exquisite Films Parody, Paradox/Exquisite
  • The Flintstones: A XXX Parody, New Sensations
  • The Justice League of Pornstar Heroes, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite
  • This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX 3D, Hustler Video

Best Parody – Drama (6/15 – 40%)

  • Captain America: An Extreme Comixxx Parody, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite
  • Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films
  • Rezervoir Doggs: An Exquisite Films Parody, Exquisite Films
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin
  • Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group

Best Screenplay – Parody (4/15 – 27%)

  • The Flintstones: A XXX Parody, New Sensations; Tyler Scott
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group; Axel Braun & Mark Logan
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin; Sam Hain
  • This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX 3D, Hustler Video; Roger Krypton

Best Special Effects (11/15 – 73%)

  • Captain America: An Extreme Comixxx Parody, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite
  • The Incredible Hulk XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • The Justice League of Pornstar Heroes, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite
  • Katwoman XXX, Bluebird Films
  • Not Bionic Woman & the Six Million Dollar Man XXX, X-Play/Digital Sin
  • Pr0n: The XXX Parody, Xenith/Goodnight/Adult Source
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin
  • Supergirl XXX: An Extreme Comixxx Parody, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite
  • Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX 3D, Hustler Video

Best Supporting Actor (4/15 – 27%)

  • Lee Bang, Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin
  • Xander Corvus, Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin
  • Dick Delaware, Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • Anthony Rosano, The Flintstones: A XXX Parody, New Sensations

Best Supporting Actress (4/15 – 27%)

  • Brooke Lee Adams, The Flintstones: A XXX Parody, New Sensations
  • Brooklyn Lee, Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group
  • Chanel Preston, Rezervoir Doggs: An Exquisite Films Parody, Exquisite Films
  • Bobbi Starr, Scooby Doo: A XXX Parody, New Sensations

Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) (1/15 – 6%)

  • Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid XXX Superheroes; Lexi Belle, Evan Stone & Alec Knight

Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (2/15 – 13%)

  • Captain America: An Extreme Comixxx Parody, Extreme Comixxx/Exquisite; Ashli Orion, Charley Chase & Evan Stone
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group; Ash Hollywood, Capri Anderson & Seth Dickens

Most Outrageous Sex Scene (3/15 – 20%)

  • American Dad XXX: An Exquisite Films Parody, Paradox/Exquisite; Andy San Dimas & Anthony Rosano in “Call Me Big Daddy Jam Dog”
  • The Incredible Hulk XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group; Lily LaBeau & Lee Stone in “You’d Like My Green Penis When I’m Angry”
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group; Capri Anderson & Xander Corvus in “The Amazing Upside-Down Spidey B.J.
  • Twilight the Porno and Other XXX Parodies, Powersville/JM; Lea De Mae, Dave Hardman & Johnny Thrust in “This Isn’t Where the Wild Things Are”

I’m sure there will be some who question why titles like Saturday Night Fever XXX, and Saw: A Hardcore Parody aren’t on the list. My definition of superhero/nerd culture titles is rather scattered. If I included ALL XXX parody titles, the percentages would be much higher. For example, in the Best Actor category, there were 15 actors nominated, and of those 11 were parody titles).

In the end (no pun intended), there are 108 categories dedicated to the films and performers. Of those, 32 feature a superhero/nerd culture title in them, or roughly 30%.  That’s quite a bit, and as more of these adult films continue to gain attention, awards, and recognition, the industry will continue to crank more out.  Granted, this breakdown only represents titles being nominated for an AVN Award – if one compared the total number of films released in 2011 to the number of superhero/nerd culture specific released, that number would drop dramatically.

 

The Author

Jack Trigger

Jack Trigger

Jack Trigger loves comics, and has for the last 10 years. His favorite books included Fables, Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men, Wonder Woman, and the Secret Six. Currently, Jack attends San Fernando Valley Community College, where he is studying film making.

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