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Ever wanted to enjoy pornographic films, but don't want to see all that sex? James Gunn has you covered. Way before he brought Groot and Rocket Raccoon to life, the director brought us an eight0episode web series: James Gunn's PG Porn. It explores a different take on the X-rated genre. And he made sure to bring his friends along for the ride. Stars such as Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Michael Rosenbaum, Sean Gunn, and Craig Robinson are along for the ride, as well as adult film stars Belladonna, Sasha Grey, Aria Giovanni, Bree Olson, and many more.

The first episode of the web series premiered on Spike.com in 2008 and received more than a million views within the first week. It was not, however, without controversy. In a Huffington Post article, Gunn was accused of promoting violence against women — although the person who sparked the controversy seemingly didn't understand the tone and satire of the piece.

If you haven't seen this series before, be assured, it is absolutely wonderful. Gunn takes a simple premise and crafts it into something truly unique. Let's venture into the past and take a look at this radical new take on the porn genre.

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Episode 1: 'Nailing Your Wife'

Starring: Nathan Fillion as Chris and Aria Giovanni as Amber Grimes

Firefly fans, your dreams have come true! Nathan Fillion displays his unrivaled sexual magnetism and we almost can't handle it. His acting chops are in full force as he shows us that sometimes, when you blow your load too early, people can get hurt. With a twist that would make even M. Night Shyamalan blush, we learn that you should always clean up your messes (or, at least, wipe your prints off the murder weapon).

Episode 2: 'Peanus'

Starring: Michael Rosenbaum as Charlie Braun, Belladonna as Lucy, Tiffany Shepis as Sally, Mackenzie Firgens as Violet, Sean Gunn as Peppermint Patty, Elisa Eliot as Marcy, James Gunn as Linus, Stephen Blackehart as Pig-Pen, Lee Kirk as Schroeder, Dr. Wesley Von Spears as Snoopy.

Who would have thought that Charles Schultz's Peanuts characters were ripe for a live-action parody? Well, Gunn has cornered the market with this very dark look at what Snoopy and the gang have been up to recently. Featuring one of the most intense standing dry-humping sessions ever committed to film, we see that Lucy is still torturing Charlie Brown. The classic Peanuts football gag gets the Clint Eastwood treatment, when Charlie Brown goes all Million Dollar Baby. OH NO, Charlie Brown!

Episode 3: 'A Very Peanus Christmas'

Starring: Michael Rosenbaum as Charlie Braun, Belladonna as Lucy, Tiffany Shepis as Sally, Mackenzie Firgens as Violet, Sean Gunn as Peppermint Patty, Elisa Eliot as Marcy, James Gunn as Linus, Stephen Blackehart as Pig-Pen, Lee Kirk as Schroeder, Michael Q. Schmidt as Charlie's Mom, and Dr. Wesley Von Spears as Snoopy.

Oh, boy. The follow-up to Episode 2 gets even darker. The entire Peanuts family returns to incite a pretty gross orgy (we're looking at you, Pig-Pen!). Sean Gunn's Peppermint Patty is the standout in this truly inspired portrayal. We also delve deeper into the homicidal psyche of Charlie Brown that was hinted upon in Episode 2. The cliffhanger ending leaves us wondering about the fate is of the beloved Peanuts characters.

Episode 4: 'Roadside Ass-istance'

Starring: James Gunn as Lance the Mechanic and Sasha Grey as Tricia Scrotey.

It is a double entendre festival, but Lance is forever the professional. Gunn explores the literal silliness of pornographic movie premises as he uses his big tool to fix Shasha Grey's engine. The best line from this episode? "Why would I use my penis to fix your engine?" This hilarious take on the stereotypical porn premise demonstrates exactly what Gunn was trying to accomplish in this series. It has to be noted that this mechanic also takes payment in kittens, much like demons in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Episode 5: 'Squeal Happy Whores'

Starring: Jenna Haze as herself, Joe Fria as Joey Bone, and Peter Alton as Cameraman

Spike.com, who hosted this web series, actually took this episode down from the website due to its raunchiness. Upon initial viewing, it does appear to be a regular porn video — that is, until Joey Bone bursts into his musical number, which is extremely graphic. His descriptions are quite colorful and paint a very sticky word picture of the sexual acts he plans to perform on Ms. Haze. Certainly this is not for the whole family, but will have you genuinely laughing out loud.

Episode 6: 'Helpful Bus'

Starring: Sean Gunn as Jason, Bree Olson as Pretty Trashy, Craig Robinson as Havana Bob, Peter Alton as Cameraman, Mikaela Hoover as Julie, Marie Luv as Slutty Girl #1, Sarah Agor as Slutty Girl #2, Stephen Blackehart as Guido, and Brian Gunn as Guy.

In a pre-Uber world, Jason (Sean Gunn) and Havana Bob (Craig Robinson) pick up people on the street who need rides and safely drop them off at their destination. This is quite a wonderful artistic homage to the infamous porn series Bang Bus produced by BangBros. Jason and Havana Bob prove that good deeds and altruism aren't always appreciated as they help a wide variety of people who sometimes get the wrong idea.

Episode 7: 'High Poon'

Starring: Alan Tudyk, Belladonna, James Gunn and Ted Stryker.

James Gunn shows his directing skills on camera in this gritty behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to film a porn movie. Well, not really. It's no Heart of Darkness or anything. The satire is pretty well-defined, showcasing a director who takes his work far too seriously. We do genuinely hope that Tudyk finds his motivation and helps his sick son get the "buckaroos" needed for his medical treatments.

Episode 8: 'Genital Hospital'

Starring: Sean Gunn as Bill Scrotey and Belladonna as Dr. Poonwater.

Poor Bill Scrotey thinks he is in about to ride the train all the way to pleasure town. However, he gets off a few stops early when he is diagnosed with testicular cancer. It is a sad twist for Scrotey — with just six months to live, he better make the most of it. This dark take on a sexy doctor scene will give you pause and cause to reflect. That is, until you remember it's a two-minute YouTube video and you can go about your day watching cat videos.

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If we have learned anything from these videos, it should be that James Gunn has come a long way. He went from filming his own silly shorts to shooting his big budget spectacles such as Guardians of the Galaxy and the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

These raunchy videos are wonderful in their brevity and show a great range of creative ideas from the director. Sure, they aren't Oscar-worthy pieces of art, but they will have you laughing.

If you haven't checked out Gunn's body of work, you should do so as soon as possible. If anything, his films Slither and Super should definitely be at the top of your watch list while you're waiting for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to drop on May 5, 2017.

Until then, how about all those times when Star Trek TOS was practically a porno?

How did you guys like PG Porn? Are you a fan of James Gunn's work? Let it be known in the comments below!

[Sources: JamesGunn.com; YouTube; Wikipedia; IMDb; BloodyGoodHorror; Huffinton Post]