By Molly Freedenberg
PREVIEW Good Vibrations and Vibratex co-present this year's celebration of girls (and boys, and bois, and, well, everyone) on film, and we can't decide what we're more excited about the movies themselves or the parties organized to honor them. The week kicks off Sept. 12 with a burlesque-tastic party at El Rio that includes a screening of Courtney Trouble's Speakeasy; moves straight to Dr. Carol Queen's peep show, naughty puppets, and vintage erotic cinema at Amnesia Sept. 13; thrusts into the next week with April Flores' Love Toy Art Show; and slides on into Sept. 17 with a 1960s-style cocktail party-themed competition premiere hosted by Peaches Christ. And that's just a cross-section of the sultry, sexy events the organizers have planned for the festival's fourth year. If you can't find something in this week of fun and film that revs your engine, you might want to get your motor checked.
INDEPENDENT EROTIC FILM FESTIVAL Sept. 1217, 2009. Locations, times, and prices vary. www.gv-ixff.org