Here’s what porn parodies look like if you take away the sex

Warning: This story contains sexually explicit material that may be NSFW.

We’ve all heard of porn parodies of famous movies: Lord of the G-StringTitty Titty Gang Bang. The Wonder Woman porn parody that’s better than the real thing.

But do any of these parodies have substance without the part we pay for? YouTuber LilGherkin has undertaken the task of showing us. They’ve edited the tongue-in-cheek porn parody Not the Wizard of Oz XXX to show us what the movie looks like without the actual sex.

It turns out that Not the Wizard of Oz, which debuted last year, has quite a bit going on outside the sex. The director is Will Ryder, an award-winning filmmaker (yes, really) with over 90 directorial credits to his name. Ryder claims to be pretty much responsible for creating the modern porn parody as we know it, and since we don’t really know of a lot of other people who can take credit for titles like Britney Rears: Wild Back Stage Sex Party and White House Orgy, we’ll let him have this one.

The official synopsis for Not the Wizard of Oz reads like your standard down-to-business porn parody:

Following a terrible twister, Dorothy awakes to a magical world of sex-crazed munchkins, horny witches, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion & the Wizard. You’re not in Kansas anymore during this delightful hardcore sexual adventure that will blow you away!

But in actual practice, as LilGherkin reveals, there’s quite a lot of plot in-between Dorothy’s pit stops along the Yellow Prick Road. (We know.) 

For one thing, it’s a musical. What proper Wizard of Oz parody could get away without singing and dancing? Dorothy’s big number, “What’s Wrong With Me?” is performed by actress Maddy O’Reilly but sung by Lotta Dees, who we can only assume is someone blessed with a lotta other things along with vocal prowess. 

For another, it’s arguably more socially relevant than its predecessor. As one YouTube commenter put it:

At least this Dorothy actually does something to earn money and help out her family back home while she’s away in Oz. All the other Dorothy cared about was getting back home. The Wicked Witch is actually evil in this one, for god’s sake she rape’s in this one! Also this one has a song about Gay Acceptance. I expect this version to be incorporated the school curriculum sometime in the near future.

We wouldn’t go that far, but it’s clear that the cast of Not the Wizard certainly enjoyed their work, so at the very least we can all sleep well knowing that no Munchkins or Evil Witches were harmed in the making of this parody.

Just our childhoods.

Screengrab via YouTube

Aja Romano

Aja Romano

Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.