>We’re losing sleep these days in our breathless anticipation of “The State of Smut: NYC,” a special CineKink panel taking place on Saturday, October 21 at 4:30 pm.
No longer the hub of porn production it was in the 1970s, New York City has become a haven for filmmakers who are forging new paths in adult entertainment. A panel of NYC-based directors will discuss what it is like working in this sector of the film business, also considering whether the city itself inspires a unique approach to the subject matter and whether the movies made locally are all that different from those produced in “Porn Valley.”
Our illustrious panelists include:
Tony Comstock of Comstock Films, specializing in explicit documentaries of real-life lovers (including the recently banned-in-Australia “Damon & Hunter: Doing it Together,” which will have its US Premiere later that evening in the CineKink NYC schedule, October 21, 8:30 pm);
Tony Dimarco, art director for Lucas Entertainment, which produces glossy films for the gay adult market, and art director/director of photography of their most recent feature, “La Dolce Vita;”
Joe Gallant of Black Mirror Productions, whose gritty, East Village-based productions are touted as “sleazy NYC sex;” and
Candida Royalle, whose pioneering Femme Productions was founded in 1980 to make erotica intended primarily for women.
Questions from the audience will be encouraged and – need you ask? – film clips will be included!