Despite the fact that the genre of “teen porn” is currently the most popular AVN award winning director Axel Braun says thanks but no thanks.
AXEL BRAUN TO RAISE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO 21 FOR ALL PERFORMERS
Top Adult Director Sets Landmark Precedent
Three-time AVN Director of the Year Axel Braun is adding a new stipulation for adult performers who wish to appear in sexually explicit roles in any of his movies: effective immediately the minimum age requirement will be 21 years.
“If the law says you are not old enough to handle alcohol responsibly, then you are probably not ready to make a career decision that will have such strong repercussions on the rest of your life” says Braun. “After 23 years in the business I have come to strongly believe that an 18-year old fresh out of High School has a completely different perspective on life than he or she will have three years later, and I just want to allow them enough time to make a more informed, mature decision. This may not be a popular choice, but it is a personal one, and it is what my conscience tells me to do. I simply don’t feel comfortable anymore shooting talent under 21.”
This policy will be in effect for all Axel Braun Productions movies, as well as for all projects directed by Braun for other companies.
About Axel Braun: The son of legendary porn-pioneer Lasse Braun and grandson of a diplomat, Axel Braun was born and raised in Italy, where he received a privileged upper-class upbringing. Fluent in five languages, a member of MENSA, a film-school graduate, and the bearer of a Ph.D. in psychology, Axel has a unique cultural background that sets him apart from the many other directors in the adult industry. A second-generation AVN Hall-of-Famer, over the span of his career he has won dozens of awards all over the world for directing, producing, screenwriting, and editing, including three consecutive “Director Of The Year” AVN awards. For more information visit facebook.com/AxelBraun and twitter.com/axelbraun