Jan 25, 2013

CineKink Showcases Feminist Porn at Tenth Annual Kinky Film Festival

New York, NY; January 24, 2013 - The tenth anniversary edition of CineKink NYC, “the kinky film festival,” will present an afternoon dedicated to feminist porn and adult cinema on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The day’s special programming will take place at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, NYC).

First up at 1 PM, THE FEMINIST PORN SHOW features feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino, who will introduce the concept of feminist porn and play a selection of short clips she has curated from filmmakers around the world. Narrated by Taormino, the show highlights the work of both pioneers and newcomers, many whose works have previously screened at CineKink, and includes Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle, Nina Hartley, Jackie Strano and Shar Rednour, Petra Joy, Erika Lust, Shine Louise Houston, Anna Brownfield, Carlos Batts, N. Maxwell Lander, Emilie Jouvet, Louise Lush, Jaiya, Maria Beatty, Buck Angel, Madison Young, Courtney Trouble, Morty Diamond, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Kelly Shibari, Loree Erickson and more.

At 2:30 PM, THE FEMINIST PORN PANEL will have Taormino joined by groundbreaking filmmaker Candida Royalle, professor and porn scholar Mireille Miller-Young, and sex-positive performers Jiz Lee, Sinnamon Love, Kelly Shibari, and Courtney Trouble for a discussion of their contributions to The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure (Feminist Press). Sharing their thoughts on feminist porn as a film genre, an industry, and a movement, the panelists will explore what feminist porn is, how it relates to the mainstream adult industry, and their experiences creating, performing, or studying it.

Immediately following the panel, CineKink will host a reception and book signing to celebrate the publication of The Feminist Porn Book, the first collection to include writings by scholars, academics, producers, and performers about feminist porn.

And at 4:30 PM, CineKink’s annual competition and showcase, BRING IT!, will feature a dazzling array of talent from today's adult cinema, all stepping up with a hot sampling of their recent creative endeavors. Taormino herself is a past two-time winner of the competition, in 2010 (for “Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex”) and 2011 (for “Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex 2”); the line-up for the 2013 showcase has not yet been announced.

"I am so thrilled to bring ‘The Feminist Porn Show’ and a discussion about feminist porn to CineKink,” said Taormino. “CineKink is one of the only film festivals that supports and nurtures feminist porn, and creates space to talk about the politics that come along with it."

Ticket prices are $10 for each individual program, $15 for the “The Feminist Porn + Panel,” or $25 for the entire afternoon, with additional discounts available for advance, online purchase. An all-access festival pass, including admission to all screenings and parties taking place during CineKink NYC, is also available.

Scheduled for February 26-March 3, 2013, the tenth annual CineKink NYC will feature a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. In addition to screenings, plans for the festival also include a short film competition, audience choice awards, and a gala kick-off event, along with retrospective screenings commemorating a decade's worth of kinky programming. The full festival schedule will be announced in early February.

For more information and advance tickets, visit http://www.cinekink.com.

Jan 19, 2013

Another Podcast Appearance

I'm pleased to announce the I'm returning to In Bed with Dr. Sue on March 5, 2013 at 10PM EST. Here's the official announcement:

I'm pleased to announce due to popular demand we are bringing Louis Friend back to the bed so all you Louis fans can once again sink your teeth in to one of adult fiction's hottest authors.

Louis Friend has penned two books of fetish fiction based primarily from the submissive male point-of-view. His first was Freedom is Slavery followed quickly by Life on my Knees.

For those of you who have been waiting for another Louis compilation I am happy to announce his nose is back to the keyboard and he's bringing you even more of his seductive prose very soon. Hopefully in time for this interview... wink wink Louis!

Call in to speak with the host: (646) 478-3644 / Tue, March 5, 2013 10:00 pm


Jan 17, 2013

RIP Sybatra

Such an odd thing.

A dear friend asked me hypothetically what I would say to my first Domme if she were to reach out to me via Facebook.

"I'd ask her how she has been and what she's been up to," I replied. With that thought in mind, I Googled my Domme as I hadn't heard from her in a while. The first result was a tribute to her with news of her death.

I met Sybatra when I was in my early twenties. I played with her a handful of times over a handful of years before we eventually lost touch. She was an artist and embraced the stereotypical temperament that went with it. If years went by without contact, I accepted that as "her way."

At the end of 2006, Sybatra re-materialized. No longer my Domme, no longer even on the same Michigan peninsula, Sybatra transformed herself into my friend. We would speak often via Yahoo chat and the phone.

This went on for a little over two years until, just as quickly as she stepped back into my life, Sybatra retreated. Again, that was Sybatra's way.

Since then, I've missed her but I haven't gone out of my way to pester her. She'd be there. Some day she'd come back again. She always did.

Now I know she won't. Now I know my friend is dead. Now I know the person who introduced me to myself has gone away for good.

Goodbye my dear friend, my Lady Skye, my "Mistress of Silent Need."

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Jan 14, 2013

RIP Mariangela Melato

I just found that one of my childhood crushes, Mariangela Melato as General Kala, has passed away. Look at this picture and think, "Is it any wonder he liked her?"

Nice View