CineKink Showcases Feminist Porn at Tenth Annual Kinky Film Festival

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[Press Release] 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 performers Sinnamon Love and Jiz Lee, as they discuss their contributions to the new collection The Feminist Porn Book. The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure, published by The Feminist Press, is the first collection that includes writings by scholars, academics, producers and performers about feminist porn. The contributors will be joined by performer Kelly Shibari and filmmakers Nenna and Courtney Trouble. 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, CineKink¹s 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
Taormino¹s 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.