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Unless the world perishes in flame or something equally fortunate happens between now and Christmas, it looks like "Superman XXX: A Porn Parody" is on track for its December release from Vivid Entertainment. The relatively big budget adult film is a followup to director Axel Braun's "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody" and stars Ryan Driller as Superman and Andy San Dimas as Lois Lane.As demonstrated in behind-the-scenes photos and a laughably oblivious "Boogie Nights"-esque making-of video featurette, Braun's inspiration for the Superman porno is Richard Donner's excellent 1978 film, "Superman: The Movie," which Braun is adapting with as much verisimilitude as Donner did the original DC Comics stories. Indeed, a portion of the behind-the-scenes video finds Braun requesting that additional gel be applied to Driller's hair, as the softer look is "more Clark Kent." Considering the dubious legacy of Superman films to follow Donner's, this devotion to the Man of Steel's pornographic adventures is both genuinely impressive and horribly depressing.



A third superhero porno would seem to indicate the emergence of a trend, and we have Bluebird Films to "thank" for that, as they released last week promotional materials for "BATFXXX: Dark Knight Parody." While Braun's Batman film was based on the 1960s television series starring Adam West, "BATFXXX" appears to be a more generalized depiction of the Dark Knight having sex with lots of people.