Jul 142008

>Sincere thanks to everyone who came out for CineKink: San Francisco! It’s always nice to sell out a show, but even moreso when the crowd is so enthusiastic and involved.

It was also a treat having so much talent in the house, with Midori taking time out of her busy Rope Dojo weekend to make an appearance after Silken Sleeves, and filmmakers Westland Armitage, Tanya Bezreh, Steve Gatlin, Michelle Johnson and Madison Young joining us for some compelling post-screening discussions.

And we’ll be headed home with more wonderful new blurbs for the collection!

CineKink: The thinking person’s traveling erotic film fest – Violet Blue, Open Source Sex
I’m so very excited that CineKink is this weekend here in San Francisco — and the refined, indy, edgy traveling eroto-porn film fest might be coming to a major city near you. If it does, don’t miss it.

Rated X-static – Michael Fox, SF Weekly
An orgy of celebration more than titillation, the six programs shine a flattering light on real people and real sex, with an endearing splash of art and humor.

CineKink: More FlavorFlavorpill
Whether you’re crazy for leather, proudly polyamorous, or you just like to watch, CineKink’s popular, perverse film series educates while it titillates.

Thanks again to Joel Shepard, Calvin Souther and everyone else at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. See you next year!

Jul 142008

>While we generally prefer to think of Sundance as the PG-13 rated CineKink, we’re always a sucker for the sight of our name in print, plus an opportunity to wax rhapasodic about our favorite subject… kinky cinema!

Have Highbrow Porn, Will Travel
Violet Blue investigates CineKink, the X-rated Sundance
SF Gate
… they do make good porn; it’s just not terribly easy to find amid all the noise and hype, online and off — let alone the kind of erotic cinema that film fans would dig (or get off to). That’s where Lisa Vandever comes in. A producer and consultant with more than fifteen years’ experience in film and television, Vandever founded the nationally touring, sexually explicit (and very popular) film festival CineKink in 2002. The festival selects, awards and tours sex-positive, edgy and, especially, arousing film and television selections from mainstream porn to indies, Hollywood and beyond.

Read more

Thanks, Violet!

Jul 072008

>We look forward to hooking up with old friends and meeting some new, as we venture west this week for…

CineKink: San Francisco!
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, SF

July 10-12, 2008

Thursday, July 10th – 7:00 pm
Director Maria Beatty has created an evocative journey through four seasons of domination and submission, one in which fetish icon Midori, by turns playful and cruel, captures and binds the delicate Mayan, whose struggles avail her nothing in the presence of such rope-wielding expertise. (Winner – Audience Choice Award for Best Experimental Feature/CineKink 2008) Plays with the short, A DOG’S TALE, a black-and-white reverie on control and submission, longing and desire.
Midori will be on hand for a post-screening discussion.

Thursday, July 10th – 9:00 pm
A first-person account of a woman reclaiming her sexual freedom after a ten-year period of self-imposed celibacy, this documentary follows filmmaker Robin Franzi’s personal quest through the sex-positive community in Seattle and into the world of sadomasochism. A vivid and unflinching exploration, the film also provides insights into the hearts and minds of articulate individuals from every walk of life, and how they practice BDSM in a consensual and responsible manner. Plays with the shorts F/F, a look at the Folsom Street Fair, and THE GAY LEATHERMAN, a romp through the streets (and dungeons) of Oslo, Norway.

Friday, July 11th – 7:00 pm
“Mix, Match & Mingle”
Two-somes, three-somes, four-somes and more-somes, this round-up of shorts looks at the delights – and some dilemmas – of moving beyond monogamy. With subjects ranging from a sumptuous orgy to the initial forays of a couple exploring the swing world to a few libidinous gerbils, the program includes: PLEASURE ME, PAC MOUSE, SALT, THREE IN THE MORNING, THE PARTY, DREAM TANGO, THE BIG BLUE, WRITERS & ROCKSTARS, WASH ME CLEAN, HIGH INFIDELITY and WILDEST DREAMS.

Friday, July 11th – 9:00 pm
“Give & Take”
Assume the position! A kinky collection of shorts that probe, prod and play with the dynamics of sexual power and release, control and submission. Somehow incorporating one man’s fixation with lemons, the intimate thoughts of a woman newly exploring her kink, a couple struggling to the keep the passion alive and a fantastical S/M musical comedy, the program includes: IN YER ROOM, LEMON SQUEEZY, NEUROTICA, COMING OUT SPANKO, ANONYMITY, NAMAHA MAN, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN and WHO’S THE TOP?

Saturday, July 12th – 7:00 pm
An international feast of lezsploitation from the 1960s and ’70s in all of its notoriously twisted glory. Accented by music reflecting the era and featuring a wacked-out scientific commentary, Michelle Johnson has compiled selections from over twenty films, bringing together and re-appropriating Swedish wildcats, Italian lesbionic nuns, frisky inmates in South American prisons, Euro vampires – and a vast assortment of other Sapphic grindhouse frolics. Plays with the smutty short DIRTY WORDS: THE LETTER C, along with PILLOW GIRL and HIGHWAY AMAZON.

Saturday, July 12th – 9:00 pm
“The Best of CineKink / 2008”
A special screening of hot shorts deemed the very best of CineKink. The jury-selected awards were determined during the latest run of CineKink NYC, which took place February 26-March 2, 2008. Program includes: TEAT BEAT OF SEX, OFFICE MOBIUS, SALT, COMING OUT SPANKO, CROSSING, SOMETHING ABOUT NADIA and WHO’S THE TOP?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by indecision in the face of so much kinky potential, the lovely Violet Blue has already made her selections.

Our recommendation? Just go with it all!


(Midori & Mayan, Silken Sleeves)

Apr 162008

>Welcome Daily Tangers! More info on what you’re likely looking for – Viva!can be found here, but do feel free to linger and, er, poke around a bit.

For everyone else… while it looks like we’ve gone a bit blog-AWOL the past week, we’ve at least been busy, hob-nobbing out in San Francisco with some of our favorite kink-wonks at the Leather Leadership Conference. And getting an introduction to both local cuisine and to Kink.com’s new facilities at the SF Armory from the delightful Thomas Roche.

At journey’s end – this particular journey anyway – we’re excited to find that CineKink made the latest episode of the Daily Tang vlog, where you can also learn about a crackdown on porn in Indonesia and the latest talent at Fuckingmachines.com.

And, of course, we’ve been sugasmed again:

Sugasm #127
The best of this week’s blogs by the bloggers who blog them. Highlighting the top 3 posts as chosen by Sugasm participants. Want in Sugasm #128? Submit a link to your best post of the week using this form. Participants, repost the link list within a week and you’re all set.

This Week’s Picks

My life as a Female
“His reply was instant: “You are a man”.”

“I found my eyes unable to leave the curves of her ass, everything else out of focus.”

Ripping yourself a new one
“What’s the most ludicrous porn scene you ever saw?”

Mr. Sugasm Himself (one from the vaults)
How to Choose an Affiliate Program

Editor’s Choice
Cream and Sugar

More Sugasm
Join the Sugasm
See also: Fleshbot’s Sex Blog Roundup each Tuesday and Friday.

Thoughts on Sex and Relationships
Feeling safe
How Butch is Butch and how Femme is Femme?
Of Art Nouveau & Sublime Curves
Say Hello to Nanna, Nonno.
The Secret of Polyamory
Why Flirting Doesn’t Work

Sex Work
New At Nuts4chic – The Story Of Justin, A Male Escort
No Tact

Erotic Writing and Experiences
Blow by blow (1)
Door Number Two
Fellatrices: Phantom Blowjob
Flight of Fantasy
Fun at glory hole
Gay Threesome
Good Friday
Is there a polite way to ask a girl…
Reawakening the Temptress…It Must Be Spring
So long
Sometimes it pays to love the one your with
To Avoid Waste, One Must Be Profligate
An Unnecessary Journey

Sex Advice
Impertinent Question: Do You Role-Play in the Bedroom?

NSFW Pics, Videos & Audio
Half-Nekkid with New Pumps
Hardcore double penetration in gangbang
Hot Blonde from Petter Hegre
MC Nudes: Luciana, Nina, Susana Spears & Zoe
Peaches in lingerie
Spanked Naked in Semi-Public
Sum Myself Up in Six Words?

Sex Humor
Discovery of Coital “Safe House” Debunks Sex Research Findings

BDSM & Fetish
Catalina loves Kinky Tea Parties
Hypnosis, spanking and sex
My first master
Object of His Attention

Sex News, Reviews & Interviews
Of Ilsa and her ilk
Sabrina Fox Bound And Forced To Cum On Sex And Submission
The Whole Chicken’s Blatantly Self-Promoting Anniversary Contest