Picture your average Dungeons and Dragons players, in for an evening of role-playing fun. Now picture your average porn stars, chilling in between shoots. The usual images (one might say stereotypes) don’t really cover the same territory, do they?
Think again. There’s a brand new web series, currently featured on the fantastic gaming website The Escapist that is premised on just that — a group of mostly female porn stars (along with a hair stylist and a stripper) who get together in their spare time and play D and D. It’s a reality show (hence, it’s unscripted and rather free-form) called I Hit it with My Axe, and it just aired its debut episode this week. Check it out (totally safe for work, BTW).
IO9 did a fantastic interview with one of the show’s stars, Satine Phoenix, about the series. Perhaps the most interesting were her thoughts on stereotypes.
From the interview:
No matter how you feel about porn, you have to admit this is a pretty cool sentiment. Not to mention, this has got to be one of the best ideas for a reality series that I’ve ever heard of. It’s as if the creators took the “nerdiest” activity imaginable and blended it with what many folks see as one of the least-geeky around (making adult films), and thus far, the actual show content completely subverts both stereotypes. The stars all come across like down-to-earth, cool people, each one wonderfully geeky in his/her own way.
You can check out the series at The Escapist, where a new episode will be released each week.