The Good Vibrations Indie Erotic Film Festival is Coming!

Every year, we receive some amazing independently-produced short (7 min or less) erotic films for the Good Vibrations Short Erotic Film Competition. It’s a super fun night hosted by Peaches Christ & Dr. Carol Queen and the winner receives $1500! But that’s not all that we have going on. There’s a whole week of fun events. Here’s all the info:

How to Read a Dirty Movie

Best selling author and sex-positive feminist Susie Bright presents her legendary X-Rated porn retrospective featuring now-unobtainable scenes of queer, straight, romantic and educational porn that challenges and celebrates sex in American cinema.  The first serious erotic film industry critic, Susie will bring us through the annals of porn history and illustrate how outspoken women and erotic outliers transformed and revolutionized both Hollywood and porn.  Prepare to be amused, aroused, entertained and educated at this one-of-a-kind event!

At the Victoria Theatre 2961 16th St. San Francisco
Saturday, September 17th 8pm, $12
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Explicit Erotic Shorts from Female Directors Sophie Bramley (France) & Erika Lust (Spain)

Sensual film lovers rejoice!  Mark the calendar for a very special date night featuring an evening of artistic European porn and erotica from two of Europe’s hottest filmmakers.  Enjoy a collection of lush, sensual and artistic erotic shorts from two of our favorite women filmmakers portraying authentic female pleasure in a variety of sexy scenarios.  Heterosexual focus

At the Roxie Theater 3117 16th St. San Francisco
Sunday, September 18th 7:30pm, $10
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Titans of Gay Porn Panel & Clip Show

Spend an evening with the kings of gay porn and enjoy a collection of their favorite scenes followed by a panel discussion. Get inside the biz and discover what goes on behind the scenes and on screen with filmmakers and talent from porn powerhouses Naked Sword, Titan, Treasure Island, Falcon, and Raging Stallion.

At the SF LGBT Center 1800 Market St. San Francisco
Tuesday, September 20th 8pm, $10
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An Evening with Shine Louise Houston featuring a Special Clip Show Screening and Director Q&A

“There is power in creating images, and for¦ a woman of color and a queer to take that power¦ I don’t find it exploitative; I think it’s necessary.
Shine Louise Houston, Director, Pink & White Productions

Good Vibrations is thrilled to present an evening with Shine Louise Houston, founder of Pink & White Productions.  Join the filmmaker as she journeys through some of her favorite selections and speaks about creating a sustainable adult entertainment company that exposes the complexities of queer sexual desire.

SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St. San Francisco
Wednesday, September 21st 8pm, $10
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Hosted by Your Glorious MCs Peaches Christ & Dr. Carol Queen

The Barbary Coast beckons from the Castro Theater mezzanine where whiskey, women and song welcome you to a night of decadence. Spin to win sexy prizes at the Wheel of Pleasure, tickle your fancy in ye olde mustache photo booth, enjoy bawdy burlesque, then head downstairs to see what’s hot as international IXFF finalists compete for the audience choice award and $1,500.  The screening will be hosted by indie film queen and drag celebrity extraordinaire Peaches Christ along with the fabulous Dr. Carol Queen.  Come see what’s hot in 7 minutes or less!

San Francisco Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St. San Francisco
Thursday, September 22nd @ Castro Theatre
7pm $10 Pre-party
8pm $10 Screening
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Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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