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Good Vibrations' Independent Erotic Film Festival Presents: A Night of Lust: Explicit Erotic Shorts by Erika Lust (Spain)
Sexy Cinema for Film Lovers by Feminist Porn Award Winning Director
San Francisco, CA -- (August 19th, 2011): Turned off by mainstream porn? Harsh lighting, faked orgasms and surreal bodies not doing it for you? Good Vibrations is pleased to present a luscious alternative with a collection of explicit shorts by feminist porn filmmaker Erika Lust on Sunday, September 19th at the Roxie Theatre as part of its 6th annual Indie Erotic Film Festival. If beautiful lighting, original music, erotic plots and authentic female pleasure turn you on, then Erika Lust may be your new favorite pornographer.
Leaving standard porn clichés in the dust, Erika Lust makes sexy movies for film lovers, with beautiful cinematography, expert editing and sizzling chemistry. This collection of shorts spans the last 5 years of her career and includes a range of shorts with a heterosexual (but not vanilla) focus. The perfect date-night option, film goers will discover that a high production values and hot sex are not mutually exclusive, that porn can be beautiful and still deliver the goods.
Originally from Stockholm, Erika is a filmmaker, journalist, and founder of Lust Films of Barcelona. Five Hot Stories for Her won Best Movie of the Year at the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto and Barcelona Sex Project, an experimental independent documentary, won Best Erotic Documentary at the E-Line Awards in Berlin. She is also the author of Good Porn – A Woman’s Guide and The Erotic Bible to Europe.
What is “Feminist Porn”?
A growing genre, the hallmarks of feminist porn include the portrayal of authentic female pleasure, the inclusion of diverse bodies and genders, and the participation of women in the production of the film as producers, directors, or camerawomen. Erika Lust embodies the philosophy and Good Vibrations champions the genre and proudly presents her work for in its stores and online.
The Good Vibrations’ Independent Erotic Film Festival
Good Vibrations, the trusted Bay Area retailer that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, presents five nights of diverse sexy screenings at venues throughout San Francisco as part of its sixth annual Indie Erotic Film Festival from September 17th – 22nd. With an all-star lineup of thematic screenings, panels, and features leading up to the shorts competition at the Castro Theatre, IXFF celebrates the spectrum of sexuality in this uniquely San Francisco tradition.
The 2011 line-up includes:
The Golden Years of Porn with Susie Bright: Saturday, September 17th at the Victoria Theatre, 8pm, $12.
Sunday, September 18th IXFF presents a Night of Lust: Explicit Erotic Shorts by Erika Lust (Spain) at Roxie Cinema.
- Tuesday, September 20th IXFF exalts gay porn with A Celebration of Sleaze! Gay porn panel, clip show, and screening of “Smut Capital of America” at the SF LGBT Center.
- Wednesday, September 21st celebrates lesbian and queer filmmaking with “Pink & White Delight:” an Evening with Shine Louise Houston featuring a Special Clip Show Screening and Director Q&A at the SF LGBT Center.
- Good Vibrations International Short Film Competition hosted by Dr. Carol Queen and Peaches Christ! Straight, gay, queer, or kinky, you will find it all in 7 minutes or less at the festival finale on September 22nd. Pre-party at 7pm $10, screening at 8pm, $10, at the Castro Theatre.
For tickets and details, visit: GV-IXFF.org.
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NOTE TO EDITORS: Images and interviews with filmmakers available. Contact Camilla Lombard at 415.974.8985 x201 or [email protected].
Sponsors for IXFF include: Toyfriend, Fun Factory, LELO, XBIZ, Jimmyjane, Vixen Creations, Doc Johnson, SF Bay Guardian, East Bay Express, Bay Area Reporter, Curve Magazine, Me Bath & Body, Leather etc., Eros, Twin Peaks Tavern, Lexington Club, SF Mix Bar, The Sausage Factory, Sliquid, Sir Richards, Digital Playground, Evolution Fresh Juice, Hot Cookie, Del Arco Tequila, Dark Garden, and Good Vibrations' sister company, the award-winning video producers Good Releasing.
About Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations is the premier retailer trusted since 1977 to provide high quality products, education, and information that promotes sexual health, pleasure, and empowerment. We invented the concept of the clean, well-lighted vibrator store and we're proud to provide a safe and welcoming environment where customers can shop for sex toys, books, movies, and attend workshops.