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