Batfxxx – A Dark Night Parody (2011)

Maybe it’s the fact that I watched it while grappling with a pinched nerve in my shoulder. Maybe it’s the knowledge that Batman has already been parodied well, and any return to those pastures can only try to compete. Or maybe it’s the fact that Batfxxx: A Dark Night Parody effectively comprises the same over-choreographed stag film being reshown again and again, with just a quick change of costume to differentiate a few of the players. But in the already over-egged pudding of parody porn, this is one more (insert your favorite cooking allegory here) too far.
     The plot. The J-Kerr (Paul Chaplin – the true star of the movie) has stolen a sex potion from Poison Ivy, and is planning to release it on the population of Gothard City. Batfxxx (Nick Manning), presumably, wants to stop him, and maybe if his role had remained aloof from the fucking and sucking that inevitably ensues, his mission would have felt believable. But he’s as horny as everybody else, so why is he even bothering?
     A cool cast wanders through the movie, with Robina the Girl Wonder (Krissy Lynn) and Batchick (Isis Love) both taking on all the meat they can chew. And then there’s Katwoman (Madelyn Marie) who may not quite deliver on all her character’s promise, but is certainly devoted to raising the temperature. Young and fun and full of cum, she is the one saving grace throughout this movie.
     The question is – why? Why does this movie adhere so firmly to very poor porn stereotype? That’s probably a question that only director Nicholas Steele can answer, but here’s a few thoughts.
     Remove Jo-Kerr from the equation and nobody in this film has a well-defined role, nobody even has a purpose. And direction that seems to view plot as simply a line or two of irrelevant dialog that leads into the next sex scene seriously detracts from the obvious care and attention that went into the sets and (some of) the costumes.
     None of which would matter if the sex wasn’t so samey, orgy after orgy after orgy. On and on it goes and if you watch it with a few friends, you will actually have more fun playing “guess the next position”… at least until you realize there’s not that much guesswork involved. You just remember what happened the last time. And the time before. And the time before. This movie earned sixteen nominations at the AVN awards. How?
     Because everyone loves clowns?
     It’s difficult to put into words how disappointing this movie was, and it certainly doesn’t bode well for the same team’s sequel Katwoman XXX, which was next on my viewing pile. Maybe I’ll hold off for a while… wait for the nerve to unpinch itself or watch an old favorite instead. This was meant to be a porn parody of Batman. When in fact, it’s Batman parodying porn.

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