The naughty list: Sex on screen at the SF International LGBT Film Fest

The characters of Longhorns swap shafts

Relationships, emotions and identities? Yada yada yada. The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival may explore all the complicated bits of queerness but lest we forget that this festival is dedicated to a community centered around sexual preference. Who wants to see some hot, artsy gay sex on the big screen? If your hand is waving high in anticipation (among other body parts) you won't be disappointed when you see what this year's festival has hot on the reel.

Romantic and handholding gay characters will be a dime a dozen throughout the 10 days of films, which is awesome and wonderful in itself, but eventually all those homo chick-flicks might start to make your mouth water for something a bit more juicy. Gay porn is always a couple blocks or clicks away, but the independent, inspiring, adventurous, and beautiful varieties are much harder to get your lubed hands on. The unique visions of filmmakers from around the globe will be represented during the festival's 35th year anniversary and if you time it right, you could probably find yourself pleased in public for a consecutive week and a half. Some are provocative, some sexually explicit, and others just have a lot of enjoyable visuals. Here are some steamy recommendations to provoke that scandalous theater hard-on and maybe even a Pride-ful romp with a fellow film-fester. 



It's Texas in 1982 when frat-boy Kevin and openly gay student Cesar become schoolmates. Kevin needs a little "help" and Cesar comes through with a helping hand. These study-buddies always end their homework and a well-deserved round of handjobs-- lots of them. 


Community Action Center


No dialogue. Just sex. Metallic bodies, gender-queer, paint splashing, fruit bashing, blood-red wooden dildos, witches, and dungeons will flash before your eyes in a series of shocking shorts. The performers were encouraged to go "hog wild" in this cinematic orgy and the results look dirty. 


I Want Your Love


Recreational sex always sounds like a good idea when booze does the convincing. Besties Jesse and Brenden decide to give it an arousing go, but predictably end up with sticky emotions. 


LA Zombie

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One word: wound fucking with prosthetic alien cocks. This sexy horror flick will get your adrenaline pumping all night.


May I Please Have Another


This series of six kinky shorts runs the gamete with a guitar-slaying transexual dominatrix, a queer leather family who sends off their bratty brother with a proper beating, the scenes behind International Mr. Leather, arousing poems, and surprising sexual encounters. 




This extended one-night stand gets complicated as Russell and Glen get high, have loads of awesome sex, and chat for hours. Passionate and honest, it may be a love story but it's also got enough skin to keep you perky. 




From the director of Run Lola Run, Germany's Tom Tykwer explores bisexuality and human motivation through three test subjects: Simon, Hanna, and Adam. The erotic chaos is a complete mind-fuck that will send you to bed with dripping dreams. 



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Gay sex is naughty?

Posted by marcos on Jun. 17, 2011 @ 10:10 am

Amber Schadewald, you say:

“all the complicated bits of queerness”

There’s nothing queer about gay people. Homophobia is what’s queer.

Click here:

You say:

“this festival is dedicated to a community centered around sexual preference.”

Sexual orientation, not sexual preference.

Think about it.

In addition to sex, gay pride also involves history, culture, politics, and spirituality.

Think about it.

Posted by Arthur Evans on Jun. 17, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

but calling the list "naughty" was indented to separate these erotic films from the majority of the festival's non-erotic options.

Posted by AmberS on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 9:27 am

Amber, what is naughty about the erotic? How about using descriptive language that doesn't carry the baggage of sexual marginalization instead of those that do?

"naughty: late 14c., naugti "needy, having nothing," from O.E. nawiht (see naught) + -y (2). Sense of "wicked, evil, morally wrong" is attested from 1520s. The more tame main modern sense of "disobedient" (especially of children) is attested from 1630s. A woman of bad character c.1530-1750 might be called a naughty pack."

Words have meanings and words have been and are used to hurt LGBT. Using archaic judgmental terms to describe contemporary LGBT erotics films is a curious choice of language that says more about the writer then it does about the subject at hand.

Posted by marcos on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 9:45 am

aren't you the one always arguing against assimilation? I would have thought you'd be pleased by something that retains the outlaw nature of transgressive sexual acts. Oh wait, then you'd have no comment to make ...

Posted by marke on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 10:26 am

Gay sex is not "naughty," as that connotes that it is wrong and is shamful.

Victorian heteros associate sex with shame. Perhaps that is the Guardian's editorial perspective? But, no, the SFBG covers nude beaches annually, the antithesis of Victorianism.

So maybe this is just latent homophobia? Or maybe the SFBG is not an ally of LGBT, what, with such judgmentalism. Friends and allies don't judge one another.

I think that most LGBT demand acceptance of what we are and what we do on our terms, nonjudgmentally, not on heteronormative terms with a a dollop of judgment on top.

I mean, isn't every online gay man on the planet laughing up a chucklefest at Weiner's (and other recent) internet sex pictures "scandals?"

Posted by marcos on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 11:02 am

but we're not latent at all. We're such full-on homophobic mofos we grease up with garlic popcorn yeast and party into shame spirals with burritos as thick as our forearms. To Janet Jackson. Join us!

Posted by marke on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 11:33 am

Then why do you all describe something joyous as naughty?

Posted by marcos on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 11:52 am

naughty is hottt, unlike your boring stentorianism. And I like librarians.

Posted by marke on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

I've never seen The Guardian print an informed, intelligent, and profound piece about gay liberation and its political, historical, and cultural significance.

At best, The Guardian serves up pablum laced with bumper stickers. At worst, The Guardian delivers the sort of inane comments made above by Marke (not Marc):

"we grease up with garlic popcorn yeast and party into shame spirals with burritos as thick as our forearms."

Marke's remarks are to social commentary what Steven T. Jones' reporting is to journalism.

In the last few years, journalistic standards at The Guardian have been slipping. No reversal of the downward slop is in sight.

Crash landing ahead!

Posted by Arthur Evans on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 11:55 am

we had informed pieces on "gay liberation" in the '70s. It's the '90s now, try to catch up. Burn your bra and hop in the Camaro of life!

Posted by marke on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

You two have finally found some common ground -- blasting us! Party on, guys.
(BTW, hetero sex can be naughty, too.)

Posted by tim on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

Tim, you remind me of the bureaucrat who pushes through a crappy proposal by saying "it must be a good idea if people from the left and right both hate it."

I thought the whole point of the sexual revolution that you hippies waged was to take the naughty out of sex?

Posted by marcos on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

"You two have finally found some common ground -- blasting us!"

- Tim Redmond

You're kidding yourself if you think marcos and I are the only ones shaking our heads over the decline of The Guardian.

By the way, I acknowledge that The Guardian's shallowness is not directed at gay issues. It's a consistent trait with all the subjects that you touch.

This is what's known as equal-opportunity mediocrity.

Posted by Arthur Evans on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

All is well in gay frisco, as long as they aren't circumcised

Posted by Guest on Jun. 20, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

I can't believe you are getting bent out of shape out the word "naughty", marcos. It is used frequently in a tongue in cheek way to describe sexy and blush-inducing pictures or movies. Really, give it a break, this is said playfully not in a derogative manner.

Posted by chelsea on Jun. 22, 2011 @ 11:30 am

Tongue up and in asshole, tongue swirling on dickhead, tongue on in and around scrotum are more appropriate in this instance than tongue in cheek, for real.

Posted by marcos on Jun. 25, 2011 @ 10:30 am

"we had informed pieces on 'gay liberation' in the '70s. It's the '90s now ..."

- Marke

It's actually 2011. The struggle for gay liberation continues, both in the U.S. and around the world.

Take a look at the ads at The Guardian and the slant of most of the articles. The Guardian today is mostly a voice for single, straight male stoners.

At the same time, the paper's journalistic standards have fallen. Sloppy news articles. Shallow commentaries on culture. References to gay people as "queers." Belittling treatment of women. Glorification of Burning Man.

Is anyone surprised?

(Pass the bong, dude.)

Posted by Arthur Evans on Jun. 25, 2011 @ 7:50 am

you seem to read it.

Posted by marke on Jun. 25, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

True, true, Marke, Arthur is one of the few who still does read the Guardian regularly.

Posted by marcos on Jun. 25, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

"er ... you seem to read it" [The Guardian].

- marke

I used to look forward to reading The Guardian. Likewise, The Chron.

Both have fallen on bad days in recent years. I still read both, from the habit of decades, but with no real satisfaction anymore.

The Bay Area has a large concentration of intelligent people with developed interests in politics and culture. Unfortunately, there is no first-rate paper to meet their needs.

So we turn to the Internet instead and make the best of it. But there's nothing like a real newspaper.

Posted by Arthur Evans on Jun. 25, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

Arthur Alert! "SF Needs a First-Class Investigative Newspaper"

Posted by vigilante on Jun. 25, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

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