*******The Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival Online Screening Room*****


Now Playing: The San Francisco Bay Area Film and Arts Festival presents online daily selections from the videos screening through the week sponsored by the esteemed festival screening platform, "BuyMyBloomers.com"
This year the Festival launches the Sex Worker Fest Archive Library where you can see our collection of shorts screened since 1999.

Since 1999 the Festival has provided a forum for sex worker film and video makers, since expanding to become a vibrant venue for performances, workshops, visual arts, political organizing and more, in many Bay Area venues. (See the schedule below)

Performance events include Gina Gold kicked off the Festival with ‘Sex Worker Diaries: Lusty Ladies and The Reverend’ featuring Julia Query, Simone de la Getto and Jana Drakka at La Pena Cultural Center.

Queenie Bon Bon, brings her solo performance, ‘Deeply Leisured’ on tour from Australia, opening with Lexi Lipstick in work from ‘Born Again Pervert.’

A Performance Workshop series for sex workers by Sangria Red, culminates in ‘Sex Worker Soliloquies,’ with Mariko Passion, Incredible Edible Akynos & Cinnamon Maxxine.Juba Kalamka hosts the $pread Book Launch SuperParty with music by Vixen Noir (releasing her new CD, Dangerous). Readers include Professor Mireille Miller-Young, who launches her new book, ‘A Taste For Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography.’Community events include Sex Work IS NOT Trafficking, a community event on the increasing scapegoating of sex workers, youth, migrants, people of color and other communities under the guise of anti-trafficking. SWAG presents 'Human & Here: A Community Event Against Violence Against Sex Workers & Transgender Women of Color. Long running events include ‘The Institute of SexWorkology’ and ‘The Shannon Williams Whores Bath.’


Movies play throughout the week w/ a marathon sex worker screening at the Roxie Theater on Saturday May 23rd 'Born into Porn' features Nina Hartley. ‘Remedy’ explores the good, the bad, the offensive, the cruel, the hysterical, and the plain weird aspects of the commercial BDSM world without passing judgment. Screenings climax with pagan ecosexual rituals including Holy MILF. Movies online at buymybloomers.com/swfest.html.

“We are thrilled to partner with you and present such a high caliber of art work, social justice solidarity and consciousness.” --Láurá Salazar, La Peña Cultural Center

 

Sam Levin of the East Bay Express writes about the the festival and performer Gina’s Work “Gold's recollection of the empowering nature of exotic dancing provides a fitting narrative for the launch of the festival, which showcases a diverse range of artistic projects rooted in celebrating, supporting, and accurately portraying people involved in the sex work industry. The goal is to push back against the ongoing criminalization and stigmatization of sex work — by providing a platform for marginalized workers in a highly misunderstood profession to share their stories and show audiences they aren't helpless victims.”

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/sex-worker-festival-redefines-the-oldest-profession/Content?oid=4278743

’Call (415) 857-5425 for info. Visit http://www.sexworkerfest.com/ Tickets at loveandcondoms.eventbrite.com (Festival passes, Individuals Show tickets at the door, all events sliding scale and NOTAFLOF)

Schedule at A Glance


May 15 Friday 8PM Gina Gold’s TMI Storytelling Sex Worker Diaries: Lusty Ladies & The Reverend La Pena 3105 Shattuck Berkeley


May 16 Saturday 6:30PM Human & Here Violence against sex workers and transgender women of color. Center for Sex & Culture 1349 Mission SF


May 17 Sunday 10:00am-7:15PM Institute of Sex-Workology - Workshops (past and current sex worker only) sexworkology@gmail.com (917) 426-2052 Location provided w/ sign up


May 17 Sunday 8:30PM Deeply Leisured-Queenie Bon Bon from Australia, Lexi Lipstick-Born Again Pervert Center For Sex & Culture 1349 Mission SF


May 18 Monday 7PM Scarlot Harlot’s Filmmaker/Audience Forum: Sex Workers in Cinema. swfest@bayswan.org Scarlot’s Studio, 11th & Harrison (415) 857-5425 for info, location


May 19 & 20 Tuesday & Wednesday 1-4 PM Free Solo Performance Workshop for Sex Workers with Sangria Red. Call/email to reserve, sugars982@gmail.com (415) 857-5425


May 20 Wednesday 7PM, Sex Work ∫ Trafficking, an evening of short movies and discussion for allies and sex workers who are in the cross hairs of anti-trafficking campaigns. Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Avenue Oakland


May 21 Thursday 7:30 PM $pread Book SuperParty hosted by Juba Kalamka music by Vixen Noir, Mack Friedman, Catherine Plato, Kym Cutter, Xtascene, Mireille Miller-Young Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Avenue Oakland


May 22 Friday 8PM Sex Worker Soliloquies, ensemble work/solo performance: Sangria Red, Cinnamon Maxxine, The Incredible, Edible Akynos & Mariko Passion, all well known virtuosos in burlesque and classic performance art. Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission St. SF


May 23 Saturday 2PM-Midnight Sex Worker Movie Marathon at The Roxie $35 all day pass $8-$10 individual shows:

2 PM Sex Worker Family Values (SWOP SWAFF sponsored); 4:15 Despite You, We Endure (murder & systemic undervaluing of our humanity); 6:30 PM No Justice, No Piece (activism); 8:15 Remedy, BDSM brothel narrative by sex worker; 10:30PM Prostitutes Creative Pursuits- sex, ecosex, art, student sex work, explosions, pagan rituals, lap dancing. Roxie theater 3117 16th St San Francisco
May 24 Sunday 2-8PM Closing Ritual: ‘Shannon Williams Whores Bath and Clothing Swap: magical healing spa and art show in Oakland. Current and former sex workers only. Contact for location/info (925) 391-0592 sexworkerfest@gmail.com $0-$150

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