This Agency Snuck a Testicular Cancer PSA Into the Adult Film Game of Balls (NSFW)

Stealth demo for the dudes

Adult movies have suddenly become the hot place to put cancer PSAs.

M&C Saatchi in Sydney worked with adult film studio Digital Playground and the Nonprofit Blue Ball Foundation to place an unexpected testicular-cancer PSA inside Game of Balls, an X-rated Game of Thrones parody, last month.

During one of the flick's steamy scenes, actress Eva Lovia—who really should try harder with her porn name—briefly breaks character (such as it is) to demonstrate a cancer check on a male member of the cast. She also tells viewers to visit PlayWithYourself.org for more information. It's stroke of genius, I'd say! (But I say lots of silly things.)

Check out the case study below, which is not explicit but might be a bit NSFW anyway.

So far, 200,000 people have visited the site, and total video views have passed 1.5 million, according to the video. "We're overwhelmed with the amount of feedback we've been getting, from emails to Facebook messages to phone calls from all over the world," says Blue Balls founder Jamie Morgan.

This isn't the first ballsy way of generating exposure for the cause. McCann Lima and PornHub recently dispatched adult performer Charlotte Stokely—now that's a porn-star name!—to show men how to perform self-examinations, and Cancer Research U.K. went all-in with last year's selfie-sock campaign. (There was also DDB Bolivia's breast-check adult clip, though Pornhub has questioned that case study's claims of success.)

In any case, hopefully some of the messaging will rub off on the intended audience.

CREDITS
Client: The Blue Ball Foundation
Founder: Jamie Morgan
Agency: M&C Saatchi
Executive Creative Director: Ben Welsh
Creative Director: Ant Melder
Writer: Josh Bryer
Art Director: David Jackson
Public Relations Manager: Matt Porter
Chief Executive Officer: Jaimes Leggett
Chief Strategy Officer: Justin Graham
Public Relations: Bang PR
Managing Director: Annalise Brown
Account Manager: Peta Frost
Account Executive: Zoe Finlayson
Production: Digital Playground
Marketing, Public Relations Coordinator: Jeanette Li
Director: Jakodema