I Hit it With My Axe - web series

The Escapist recently added a new show to its web roster: I Hit it With My Axe, a reality web series that will air once a week for a year and follow a group of D&D players as they work through campaigns.

And oh yeah, most of them are porn stars. Dare I say it’s GOLD meets Blue Movies?

“We aren’t all porn stars though,” assured Satine Phoenix in a recent io9 interview. “We’re a medley of porn stars, strippers, models, a hair dresser and I am an ex-porn star/fetish model and currently an illustrator.”

Now that we’ve got that cleared up, on to discussing the show itself. Because that’s what we all care about here, right? The merits of the plotlines and production values of the show…and not Mandy Morbid assuring us her boobs are real or Sasha Grey wanting to name a character “Moretocum”.

But in all seriousness, the show is not particularly well put-together: the production values aren’t the greatest, the camera work is shaky, and ironically enough, even though one of the first things you hear is the cameraman proclaiming “does everyone have their cellphones off?”, there are more than a few times where the sound is overpowered by cellphone interference. Still, it is refreshing to see members of the adult entertainment industry in a relaxed atmosphere participating in an activity normally relegated to geeks and social outcasts.

And while it isn’t the first time that porn stars have appeared in web serials such as Going Deep with Kassem G, in which Kassem interviews porn stars in a James Lipton-esque (if he was about 1,000 times more awkward) way, it’s the first time they are producing the content themselves in a way that relegates what they do for a living to the background.

The first episode has already drummed up over 400 comments on The Escapist, more that most shows get for their entire run. The reactions are mixed though, with most agreeing they like the novel idea but aren’t fully grabbed by the show just yet.

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