A brief but astounding bit of news came my way via AVN today…
“GLENDALE, Calif.—In order to really remain loyal to his comic book source material, Rob Black plans to make the Green Lantern in his upcoming Sinister Comixxx release Justice League XXX 3D homosexual… to the point of casting gay porn superstar Adam Killian in the role and insterting a gay sex scene between Lantern and Nightwing (whose portrayer has yet to be announced).
This revelation came today by way of comic book fansite BleedingCool.com, which commented, ‘This is the kind of scenario that slash ficcers have been writing for a couple of decades of course. But no one has had the impetus to put it onto the screen before. If this attempt goes well, expect a lot more of the same, indeed, a gay porn parody line is quite possible.'” (sic)
(pictured: Adam Killian, originally here)
Original story on AVN (6/19/12) here.
Original bit on BleedingCool.com (6/19/12) here.
Holy goodness me!!
Although the implications of some of the inflections in the AVN bit are moderately annoying, this news is nice on some levels and astounding on others. Let me explain…
1. I don’t know enough about comic lore to comprehend the entire scope of this revelation, but Alan Scott – the first Green Lantern introduced back in 1940 – has come out as an openly gay man in a recent DC reintroduction/reimagination. (here)
So Adam Killian as the Green Lantern is no big surprise, and maintaining authenticity in this manner will obviously raise production values. This will certainly sit well in the eyes of comix purists – nice!!
Further, this casting is especially “nice” since sticking to the source material is not always the case in parodies, adult and otherwise… ie see PVV’s review of Extreme Comixxx’s The Justice League of Pornstar Superheroes (2011) here.
2. Now, I may not know a super lot about comix lore, but I do know an extra special helluva lot about adult content over the ages. Given that, though I may be wrong (I don’t think I am), this project is a surprising first in at least one major way.
Not only is putting a gay (boy-boy? the nomenclature conventions start to fall apart real quick…) scene in alongside “straight” sex scenes unheard of in “mainstream” adult content production, but I imagine that Justice League XXX 3D is going to be a pretty big budget film – the divide between gay and straight production is going to be bridged in a very high-profile way…
…which is awesome to the point of astounding.
I imagine that, for various reasons that range from individual preference to mega asshole whatever, not everyone is going to like this project… but man-oh-man I hope Justice League XXX 3D producers capitalize on the extremely unique opportunity provided by the source material. I hope this film is as awesome as it possibly can be.
(pictured: the Green Lantern, originally here)
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