Chemistry Eases the Pain


Shine Louise Houston / United States / 2020 / 41 min

Frankie is set on her college path with a supportive Mom and tight-knit circle of queer friends. But the laws of attraction have other plans when she catches feelings for her Chemistry study-partner, Matt. Internalized bi-phobia runs deep, and soon Frankie must confront her ambivalence about her desires and fears of being rejected by her community. Which will she choose: Love or her pride?

Starring – Lotus Lain, Logan Pierce, Mona Wales, Nina Hartley

Chemistry Eases the Pain is preceded by two short films, THE RECEIVER and TRINITY.

CONTENT WARNING: contains scenes of uncomfortable sexual pressure and bi-phobia

CHEMISTRY EASES THE PAIN – 5 pm PDT – Sunday, September 12 – Grand Illusion Cinema – TICKETS

Director Biography – Shine Louise Houston

Shine Louise Houston is a graduate of the San Francisco Arts Institute with a Bachelors in Fine Art Film. Her career has set the new gold standard of queer adult cinema, screening internationally from Amsterdam to New Zealand.

Houston is most known through her company Pink and White Productions and its popular adult websites and PinkLabel.TV. Her work has been seen on NPR, the BBC, HBO, Rolling Stone Magazine, COSMO, The Village Voice, NY Times, and at academic and art institutions such as Princeton, Stanford, American Studies Conference, and the Tate Modern Museum, Leslie-Lohman Museum, among others.