by Dan Gibson
If you're into bicycles and erotica, you'll want to make plans to head to the Screening Room on Saturday, Nov. 22 for the return of the Bike Smut film fest, which, as the poster says, celebrates "human powered transportation & sex positive culture."
Sure, you might be a little tired from the Tour de Tucson, which is the same day, but if this is your thing, how many opportunities do you have to outwardly celebrate your bikesexuality? Maybe more than I imagine, but this is basically your only chance to see the eighth installment of the traveling porn extravaganza - they keep the videos under lock (for reasons you might imagine):
The only way to see Bike Smut is when it plays in a theater, bike shop or basement for a live audience. There are no DVDs for sale and no screeners for the media. This creates a challenge for us but is the only way to ensure the filmmaker's privacy, and it works. After more than 1,000 screenings we have had no leaks. We keep filmmakers' identity as safe as they desire.
Bike Smut is a shared experience. Typically we view porn only in the most private places in our home (or for some, at work) are rarely do we talk about it. This is a call for a more honesty in our sexuality. Sex happens. We can either ignore it or accept it. Watching Bike Smut in a social setting encourages talking about sex, gender and other topics considered taboo.
Bike Smut is civic. Current political policies are designed to repress sexual expression and transportation choice. The Bike Smut film festival challenges that trend by enthusiastically displaying the quality of creative expression and the amount of fun inherent in both cycling and sex. Both actives are worth elements of a healthy lifestyle and a pleasant quality of life.
A preview from the 2011 show:
[NOTE: The video above is probably wildly NSFW unless you work at the Weekly, then it's not that big of a deal.]
Tickets for Bike Smut 2014 are $6. More info at the event's Facebook page.