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"Hmm. You know, curiously enough, the X-rated version had the same name."

Virtually every popular mainstream movie or TV show will have its title and the rudiments of its plot morphed into a porn video. This fact of adult entertainment is even more certain than death and taxes. It's mandated pursuant to the provisions of Rule 34.

The porn industry really only has one product to sell. That's graphic depictions of people having sex. Naturally this makes things very competitive with each production company looking for an edge in the marketplace. The gay porn industry has its members always trying to stick out, while the straight porn industry is always trying to find a niche to squeeze into. So much like Hollywood itself, it exploits that which is already successful.

There are entire web sites dedicated to listing actual porn ripoffs of popular media — most of them Not Safe for Work, naturally. And, most of the time, the only connection to the original work is the title.

Parody porn, by and large, was most popular during the late 70s into the 80s, when porn required a visit to an adult 'theater' or 'bookstore,' and so places to show movies were limited. With the advent of home video and the Internet, most porn does not bother with such niceties as plot, and instead has titles consisting of any of the following: (Race) (Sexual Orientation) (Other Defining Characteristic of Participants) (Optional Fetishes) ( Acts Performed) (Number In Series), the only fixed order generally being the number. For example, Interracial MILF Gangbang 14. However, those titles rarely lend themselves to humor and aren't much fun to talk about.

Some major studiosnote  and even VR sites started producing porn parodies in greater numbers in the 2010s, although it's still a niche compared to the Porn Without Plot they mainly distribute. This coincided with the rise of Superhero movies and other sci-fi and fantasy genre works like Game of Thrones. As of 2023, basically any mainstream work can expect to get this treatment, making it a Popularity Polynomial. If it's a really popular property, different studios will even start competing to release their own parodies.

It's also a common game to take normal media titles and see how many porn titles they can be twisted into.

Curiously, part of the porn industry's actually started to make higher-budget, better-made parodies, which recreate the works they spoof with careful attention to detail... but tend to reject parody titles and simply add a simple "This Ain't" prefix or "A XXX Parody" suffix to the original title.

See also Rule 34. Just for Pun in action. Rule of Funny is also involved; why have a potentially squicky actual porn title when you could have one of these and get a small laugh? Compare The Mockbuster, which usually lacks the naughty bits.

See Porn Names for the pornification of the actors' names. Also see Euphemistic Names for general media.

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    Comic Books 
  • In Transmetropolitan, Spider Jerusalem's enemies try to make people stop taking him seriously by putting out a porn flick called I Hump It Here (the title of his column being "I Hate It Here"). Technically that wasn't his enemies, just all kinds of opportunists flocking to the money-making machine - after Spider's assistant Yelena sold them license to use his name and likeness. Spider wasn't amused.
  • Garth Ennis loves these. In both Chronicles of Wormwood and Kev there is a scene with a lot of porn videos on display with such titles as The Hunt for Red Cocktober, Starsky and Crotch, Baredevil, and so on.
  • In a comic by Michael Kupperman, an old man grants a boy special powers when he says SKREWPA, which is an acronym...
    Old Man: The S is for Sperms of Endearment! The K is for King Dong! The R is for Romancing the Bone! The E is for E.T.3: The Extra Testicle! The...
    Billy: ?! Those are all porn movie titles!
    Old Man: I've been in this cave alone too long... I've forgotten the real list...
  • Silex and the City has primitive porno films titled Diplodocul ("Diplodocass") and La famille Pierrafuck ("The Fuckstones").
  • National Lampoon Films:
  • Sex Criminals has a scene involving an in-universe porn movie (one of the films that a character starred in) called The Licked + The Divine, which is a porn version of the real-world comic The Wicked + The Divine. Things got even more metafictional when the "remix" issue of The Wicked + The Divine used panels from the Sex Criminals scene to depict Woden hiring sex workers to act as lookalikes for the female Pantheon members.
  • In Cavewoman: It's a Girl's Life, Carrie shows Meriem and Mona a porno called Greased at their Slumber Party. Afterwards, Mona comments "I'll never think about 'hand jive' the same way again".

    Fan Works 
  • The NSFW Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir fic Friendly Touching has Adrien and Marinette watching (for laughs) a porn video called "Ladyslut and Cock Noir".
    "Cock Noir! The akuma’s invaded my pussy! I need you to destroy it!"
  • In the Parody Fic ALIEN!!! the crew of the Nostromo mention Synthetic Debbie does Captain Dallas.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 

  • In Futurological Congress by Stanisław Lem, a character called Harvey Simworth gets a passing mention. He's a pornographic writer who tailors classical fairy tales and novels this way. Among his achievements there is Ali Baba and the Forty Perverts and the "Sex-life" series which include such titles as Sex-life of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sex-life of Hansel and Gretel and Sex-life of Alice in Wonderland.
  • Little Green Men has the Yearning Channel, which shows pornographic movies such as Space Bimbos from Planet Lust twenty-four hours a day.
  • In Porno (sequel to Trainspotting) a group of people are making a pornography film simply to prove they can. The title of the film is Seven Rides for Seven Brothers, spoofing Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
  • Snuff, by Chuck Palahniuk, includes an absolute hurricane of parallel porn titles. In other words, a Hurricane of Porns.

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  • An episode of Think the Unthinkable had Sophie going through Jed's DVD collection. As well as another sighting of Good Will Humping, she correctly surmises that his version of Free Willy isn't about a whale.
  • An Australian skit spoofing the Reverend Fred Nile had him entering a video store to make sure they weren't selling anything dirty. A senior citizen with bad eyesight slowly reads out the titles of the movies she's picked off the shelves. As they appear to be family comedies they all get Nile's approval and he leaves. The store owner then rings up the titles which turn out to be porn movies, e.g. Herbie Goes Bananas was actually Herpies Goes Bananas.

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    Web Comics 

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    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 


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Alternative Title(s): Parallel Porn Title, Porn Parody


Buffay the Vampire Layer

The Friends apparently discover that Pheobe Buffay is a adult film star and has starred in several pornographic parodies of films and TV shows. I turns out this is actually Phoebe's twin Ursula appropriating her name.

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