What prompted you to join the adult industry?
I had no choice! My father, Lasse Braun, started producing and directing adult movies in 1961, way before there even was an adult industry. I was doomed from the start.
You have been in the industry for almost 20 years, what would you say have been some of the biggest changed you have seen in that time?
Actually it’s been 23 years and plenty of changes. The impact that internet piracy has had on DVD sales is probably the most dramatic change since VHS killed adult theaters. But we’ll survive.
Right now you have an exclusive distribution deal with Vivid to release your movies from Axel Braun Productions. What made you decide to go with Vivid instead of another company?
They’re the best, and they had the foresight to believe in the type of movies I wanted to make. Being part of the Vivid family is a tremendous honor and a privilege.
Over the last few years you have directed some of most widely acclaimed parodies in porn. What got you interested in doing parodies and how do you decide on which one you will do next?
Whether it’s a movie, TV show, or comic book, I only do parodies of source material that I have a close connection with. I’m just a geek who basically gets to make a living shooting fan films with boobs. Yep, I’m that lucky.
I’m literally about to start production on The Avengers XXX 2 and Avengers vs. X-Men XXX, back-to-back, very exciting.
What would you say is your favorite movie that you have directed so far and why?
Batman XXX will always hold a special place in my heart but I really love Superman vs. Spider-Man. It’s a very intense, cohesive, sexy movie that entertains on many different levels.
What would you say is the biggest misconception people have of people who work in the adult industry?
That our life is a constant drug-fueled orgy. Most people outside the industry picture me constantly surrounded by naked women who hand-feed me grapes as I lay on a leopard-print recliner doing nothing all day. Truth is I get up at 7AM every day, don’t drink, smoke or do drugs, and just work really hard.
What advice would you give someone that is thinking about joining the adult industry?
Don’t! I don’t want you to steal my job.
I collect fast cars and speeding tickets.
Are there any projects or special events coming up that you would like to promote, if so please do so?
Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX comes out in November. And it’s totally awesome.
Second and third pictures are from Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX. Provided by Vivid.