Friday, September 18, 2009

2009 indie erotic film festival

I count myself lucky enough to live in a town where, within a span of 36 hours, I can go from a town hall about health care reform, to a farmer's market where I play with kids and eat cookies in the sun, to an indie erotic film festival hosted by sexologist Carol Queen and a trio of drag queens (Lady Bear, Hugs Bunny and the unflappable Peaches Christ).

I'd never been before, but this year's was the fourth annual Good Vibrations Indie Erotic Film Festival (IXFF). Tonight's screening was held at San Francisco's famed, beautiful Castro Theatre. We got to screen everything from independent porn to an Israeli black+white animated film, and the audience's choice winner of the night, by a landslide, was director Travis Mathews' "In Their Room." (Check the site if you get a chance- a full 20-minute film is on there, as well as some really intriguing and witty interviews with the film's subjects. The film features a candid look at men, alone in their bedrooms, sharing of themselves and their own intimacies.)

Then, having faithfully completed our cheering duties, my friend C-Monkey and I headed down the block to Orphan Andy's for late-night diner grease.

And now, trooping off to bed. G'nite!

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