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Special SEX+++ sponsored event!

THE LEATHER ARCHIVES & MUSEUM HOSTS
a thorough exploration of pornography, kink, consent, and fine lines

GRAPHIC SEXUAL HORROR
documentary and discussion
featuring film director Barbara Bell

Presented by Clarisse Thorn and the Sex+++ Film Series in support of the Leather Archives & Museum

This event is generously sponsored by Shibaricon, the world's premier international pansexual annual rope bondage educational conference.  Located in the Chicago area May 28-31, 2010.

When: Friday, February 12, 7:30PM
Where: The Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626. For more information, please contact Director of Programming, Jennifer Tyburczy, at jennifert@leatherarchives.org
Suggested Donation: $5-10
Light refreshments provided by Shibaricon

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CineKinksters

Co-founder and director of CineKink Lisa Vandever is looking for a group of kinky film-lovers to help spread the word about the kinky film festival. I’d love it if you’d read below about her work and check out the website for more information.

Please repost, tweet, facebook and otherwise share this post about CineKink’s events and need for support...and see what you can do to become a sponsor, yourself.

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The seventh annual edition of CineKink NYC is scheduled for February 16-21, 2010.

Once again the kinky film festival will feature a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate the wide diversity of sexuality. Along with a wealth of screenings, plans for the event also include a short film competition, audience choice awards, presentations, gala kick-off party and sexy AfterGlow celebration, all to be followed with a national screening tour.

While we’re just finalizing the schedule, among this year’s stories are a couple’s first brush with the world of swinging, a judge forced to choose between his legal career and his wife’s hunger for S/M and a French sex farce with actual sex in it! Viewers will also get a look at the boylesque sensation Waxie Moon and take part in “Bring It!,” our annual show-down between some of adult entertainment’s hottest directors.

Attendance at the CineKink NYC event, which runs over six days, averages 3,200-3,400 overall.  Turn-out for tour appearances, which vary market-to-market in terms of venue size and number of screenings, ranges between 150-1,500 per city.

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Call for Entries: 5th Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards

The Fifth Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards

April 8th & 9th 2010

Toronto, Canada

Submissions:

Good for Her is thrilled to present the Fifth Annual Feminist Porn Awards. The Feminist Porn Awards honor pornographers whose groundbreaking work offers a fresh perspective on the sexual expression of women and everyone who finds themselves under-represented in mainstream pornography.

The official nomination period for consideration for the Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards opens on October 5, 2009 and will close on January 31, 2010.

In order to be considered for a Feminist Porn Award, submissions must meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

1)      A woman had a hand in the production, writing, direction etc. of the work.

2)      The work depicts genuine female pleasure

3)      The work expands the boundaries of sexual representation on film, challenges stereotypes and presents a vision that sets the content apart from most mainstream pornography

Categories for awards may include, but are not limited to: Canadian Content, Diverse Cast/Representation, Emerging Filmmaker, Independent, International, Kink/Fetish, Lesbian/Dyke, Short Film, Straight, Trans, and Web-Based.

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Gender Puzzle: A documentary film examines the science of gender.

Are we on the cusp of discovering what determines gender?  The old mantra - all girls have XX chromosomes and all boys have XY - is no longer reliable.  Scientists are now looking beyond chromosomes to "brain sex" and the role of newly discovered genes.  By studying transsexuals and people on the gender extremes, they believe they can unlock the gender puzzle.  This high-quality documentary looks at the new and challenging science of gender.

Publisher: Journeyman
Length: 44mins 50secs
Copyright: ©ABC Australia

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Call for Submissions for the 2nd Bangalore Queer Film Festival

THE BANGALORE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (BQFF 2010) is calling for submissions. The deadline is 30 January 2010. Details here.

The festival will be held at the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore on 26, 27 and 28 February 2010.

The BQFF 2010 is a non-ticketed free event aimed at providing a venue to screen films based on themes related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBT or Queer) communities across the world.  This is the second edition of the Bangalore Queer Film Festival.

The event is presented by Good As You (a support group for LGBT people, est. 1994), SWABHAVA (a non-profit organisation working with LGBT issues in Bangalore, est. 1999) and WHaQ! (a support group for queer women, est. 2009).

While sincerely apologising for this short notice, the organisers request you to send in films for consideration/preview as early as possible.  For more information please contact the organisers at blrqueerfilmfest@gmail.com.

Please spread the word to any film-makers/ studios that you know.  The Bangalore Queer Film Fest 2010 (on Feb 27-28) is looking for submissions.

This is a non-ticketed event intended to promotote awareness and provoke discussion. We would really, really like film makers to come forth and participate. DVD/ Digital submissions.

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The Good Old Naughty Days

We just got back from seeing The Good Old Naughty Days (link is to imdb Polissons et galipettes).  For those of you wh

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New Film About Gender Identity: Diagnosing Difference

How does it feel to have your gender identity included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders?  Diagnosing Difference is a full-length length documentary featuring interviews with 13 diverse scholars, activists, and artists who identify on the trans spectrum (transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and gender variant) about the impact and implications of the Gender Identity Disorder (GID) on their lives and communities.

Historically, non-trans medical and mental health care professionals have positioned themselves as the “experts” on transgender experience, creating standards, guidelines, and diagnoses that inform legal policies and mediate every aspect of life.  Diagnosing Difference shifts the focus to explore the many complexities of the diagnosis from the perspectives of those it affects most directly and personally, including access to medical care, legal ramifications, social stigma, implications for psychotherapeutic care, treatment trauma, and differences in experience based on factors like race, class, gender orientation, and generation.

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Obscenity Laws Suck

It's illegal to produce pornography outside of California. You, dear readers, probably think this law is as asinine as we think it is.

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Pay As You Go: Sex Worker Shorts at UnionDocs, October 24

Pay As You Go: Sex Worker Shorts

Saturday, Oct. 25 - 6pm & 8:30pm

Union Docs

322 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Suggested donation $7 per show, $10 double feature price.  Special free panel discussion at 7:30pm between the programs.

PROGRAM 1: 6:00 – 7.30 pm

You Must Know About Me by HOPS and WITNESS. Macedonia, 2009 (18 mins) DVD

“You Must Know About Me” features interviews with sex workers from Skopje, focusing on 3 main themes: Their family lives, the conditions they work under, especially the violence and discrimination they face from police officials as well as some clients, and lastly, the ramifications of a big raid that happened in November 2008. Several sex workers were arbitrarily arrested, held in detention overnight, forcibly tested for STDs and, to add insult to injury, unwillingly featured in national media that had been tipped off, and was waiting as they exited the clinic.

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Reeling Gay & Lesbian Film Festival: Chicago, Nov 5

Here comes the 28th edition of Reeling, the second-oldest lesbian and gay film festival in the world, and the premier cultural event for the city's LGBTQ community and film-appreciating audiences.

Presented by Showtime and Comcast, running November 5 - 15, Reeling will showcase over 150 innovative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from countries as diverse as the Philippines, Sweden, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Reeling continues to demonstrate the expanding breadth of gay-themed work being produced today by showcasing films representing multi-cultural perspectives and in genres ranging from musical comedy to horror to serious drama to compelling documentaries to introspective experimental, and more.

Reeling will present 59 different screenings, including 33 narrative feature films, 10 programs of documentary features and featurettes, and 16 programs of shorts, as well as 7 after-parties and a panel discussion.  Festival screening venues include

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema

(2828 N. Clark St.),

Film Row Cinema

(Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.),

Music Box Theatre

(3733 N. Southport Ave.), and the Festival's home base at

Chicago Filmmakers

(5243 N. Clark St.).

The Festival will host dozens of visiting filmmakers, producers, and actors who will be available for Q&A at screenings and will attend festival events.

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