Has your lover ever gazed at you over a post coital puff, coughed, and whispered through a cancer-wracked, husky voice (sorry, those damn cigs have me all riled today) "baby, we should be in pictures,"? Of course, right? Like, this morning, probably! Well, fire up that Gchat and ready your Flip on its charger, because you and and he-she-it have a date with destiny -- times two! -- this Pride weekend. That's because Good Vibes is running two calls for submissions of homemade/independent sex films, both due Wed/30.
Numero uno: The Independent Erotic Film Festival
Everyone's always dreaming of the day when Dr. Carol Queen and Peaches Christ dissect your lovemaking onstage in front of the audience of the Castro Theater! Right? Right? "There's nothing like discussing film criticism with a bunch of drag queens," Queen told me in a recent phone interview. Queen, SF's resident sexpert, one-time Lusty Lady peep show tease, and founder of the Center for Sex and Culture, said the 4th year of the IXFF (which will take place Sept. 23) will be great because "we can see things that aren't in the genre expectations of porn -- it expands peoples' ideas of what a sex movie is. If people are only looking at porn on cable TV, they're only seenig a little bit of what sexuality can be."
And you, gentle reader, can be part of that sexuality expansion! Of course, not everyone's entry needs to be hard core. Says Dr. Queen, some past films could have made it as a documentary. "Some are different," she told me. "They're artier, they're more personal." Whatever's sexy to you, mmkay?
Entries can be up to seven minutes long (keep it short and more of your randy peers can air their nasty bits at the festival). Good Vibes chooses the shorts they air based on how "good" they are, as well as in the spirit of fostering diversity of sexual representation. Oh, and the People's Choice award winner gets $1,500 -- that'll keep you condoms for days! You can send it in until midnight on Wed/30, which by my count means you have about 5 days and 10 hours to get it up.
Numero dos: "The G-Spot Does Exist" challenge
"We decided to make this film after after all the press about the G-spot not really existing," said Dr. Queen about Good Vibes and Je Joue's new project, Gush: The Official Guide to the G-Spot and Female Ejaculation, the third in the Good Releasing "Pleasure Ed" series (for which she writes and hosts). "It was this ridiculous study they did -- they weren't sex researchers! They asked a lot of dumb questions, got dumb answers."
The companies will be tapping porn performers to act in G-spot stimulating scenes -- with real life partners, and favored co stars, as has been the series' wont in the first "Pleasure Ed" movies, of which the first two installations focused on cunnilingus and fellatio. "We want people to learn seeing genuine sexual energy," said Queen.
But they're also seeking a regular gal who just really likes her spongey mass of pleasure.
"We wanted to see who out there wanted to represent her own skills and knowledge," Queen told me. They're accepting submissions in the form of videos, or even an essay and photos. Once you have won the G-spot crown, your next task is to find out who you want to share it with; like the pros, you'll be performing for Gush with a partner of your choice -- even if that's a Je Joue G-Ki.
For salacious details on how to submit to the The Independent Erotic Film Festival (entries due Wed/30), go to www.gv-ixff.org
For all the gushing glory of "The G-Spot Does Exist" challenge, send videos to: Good Releasing G-Spot Video, 934 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Or or or! Just join the rest of the world by digitizing, and sending a link, photo and/or essay to firstname.lastname@example.org