PERV is an international film and video festival dedicated to QUEEROTICA. From the sensual to the lewd, the silly to the serious, the subtle to the shamelessly upfront, the Perv program explores the full spectrum of queer erotic imagery. The four-day program of screenings, panels, parties and play promises to stimulate, titillate and engage.
Festival Launch – Thursday 10th December 7pm
PERV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION
The Perv Short Film Competition is back! Come celebrate the lewd, the silly and the seriously sexy shamelessness on display at Perv’s opening night event. Hosted by Kelli Jean Drinkwater, the evening will showcase the competition finalists, bringing you some of the best new local and international celebrations of queer desire. The Grand Jury Prize will be awarded on the night by a sophisticated panel of industry professionals. You get your say about the best quick and dirty desires on show with the Audience Award.
Friday 11th December: 7pm
The Pleasure Dome
In the 1970s Jonas Mekas described avant-garde cinema as “a cinema treading on the very edge of perversity. These artists are without inhibitions” he wrote, “sexual or any other kind.” This session explores the queer history of experimental film. From the charged erotics of Kenneth Anger’s explosive Fireworks (1949), to the unprecedented explicitness of Barbara Hammer’s Dyketactics (1974), to the playful reworking of pornographic imagery in Naomi Uman’s Removed (1999); this screening showcases these and other avant-garde shorts that court perversity in a variety of ways.
Friday 11th December 9.30pm
Mindless Fleshapoids Are Easy: A Trans-Viral Technophilic Oz.
Forget the mind/crotch-numbing colonialist blanditudes of Star Trek/Wars. Mindless Fleshapoids is a politicised, fast-moving showcase of classic queer Sci-Fi/Fantasy erotica, underground SF/F porn, & current internet SF porn production. A night of hott SF/F that explores representations of the utopic/dystopic & liberatory possibilities for the queerest sex in the queerest of universes. In the outerlands of radical imaginaries & speculative sex-fictions where body-morphs, post-contact perversions, techno-fetish & denaturalised Post/transhuman identities entangle & proliferate & of course, share a slimy post-coital cigarette. Come aboard your presentation unit, the starship HotMeSS Regrette Etcetera, member of The Fauxist International (http://thefauxistinternational.wordpress.com/) & compete for costume prizes as the robotic-hotties, lesbionic animatronics, crass abduction narratives, & drooling amorphous fetish-swarms vie for your ocular-orgones.
Saturday 12th December 8pm-2am
Wicked Women Retrospective
cover, Wicked Women magazine, 1990
Wicked Women was a 7 years 1989 -1996 eruption of queer erotic art & performance porn started by Jasper Laybutt and Lisa Salmon. WW started as a photocopied SM magazine, it quickly captured mass imagination and exploded into 4 printed magazines a year, to underground warehouse parties, to the Ms & Mr Wicked competition that explored sexual fantasies on stage, they pushed the boundaries of sex and play in a conservative time and created a home for sex radicals and fetishists.
Come back in time and celebrate these pioneers with films, special guest talks, and photo archives. 90’s music by Dj Gemma and MC reigning Ms Wicked Sex Intents
Sunday 13th December 5pm
Hentai = Perverted
(hen-tai) Hentai means “pervert” or “perversion” in Japanese and refers to erotic or sexually explicit anime. Never thought you could get worked up over a cartoon? This collection of hot, queer hentai scenes is sure to change your mind.
Sunday 13th December 7pm
Before Pink Flamingos and Mondo Trasho there was Thundercrack!
When an electrical storm hits in the backwoods of America, a curious collection of commuters seek shelter in a nearby house. Greeted by a gloriously drunk and mildly unhinged widower with a houseful of secrets and an insatiable sexual appetite, the group find themselves the recipients of an inimitable brand of hospitality. Shot in black and white, this trash cinema classic by underground visionary Curt McDowell is one part gothic horror, one part camp melodrama and one part pornography. Featuring unforgettable scenes involving a gorilla on heat, recreational cucumber use, and a blowup doll, Thundercrack blazes its own trail of brazen bawdiness.
Venue and Ticket Info:
The Red Rattler Theatre
6 Faversham St Marrickville
Festival Pass $40/30 (not including WW) or solo film sessions $10/8
Separate tix for Wicked Women Retrospective (pre-sale tickets from Maxxx Black or $25 on door)