On this 14th day of February, I’m excited to announce that the details of our February event have been finalized.
On Wednesday, February 22,the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society is co-presenting with the fantastic vintage film distributor Distribpix, Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle.
Annie Sprinkle has appeared in around 200 films including both hard and soft-core pornography, loops, documentaries, and even appeared on several episodes of HBO’s Real Sex. Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle (1981) she co-directed with veteran sexploitation director Joseph Sarno, which became the highest grossing porno of 1981.
Unquestionably Annie Sprinkle’s finest film, “Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle”, represents one of the best examples of the golden age of adult entertainment. A stellar early example of “docu-porn”, Annie combines her trademark sexual kinkiness and taboo-defying sexual fantasies to produce some of the most memorable erotic scenes recorded on film.
Made with legendary director Joe Sarno and featuring the legendary Ron Jeremy in one of his earliest roles, Annie presents a personal account of her life introducing vignettes showing off her unbelievable sexual fantasies.
An all time fan favorite, Video X Pix is proud to present the full uncut, uncensored version.
Today Annie Sprinkle is no longer making adult movies, but instead focuses on creating performance art and teaching sexuality.
The Seattle Erotic Cinema Society has only existed for 6 months and already, thanks to the support of film fans and our dedicated volunteers, we’ve hosted six screenings and have received numerous film submissions for our September film festival, SECS Fest. So tonight, in the first days of 2017, I am feeling immense gratitude to those who donated their time and money to turn the idea of creating a space to seriously appreciate and discuss the most controversial and demonized of genres, the porno flick.
For January, we have selected a film from porn auteur, Anthony Spinelli (Sex World). This time around, Spinelli pays homage to the Bogart/Bacall noir films of the 1940s complete with dangerous femme fatales and a hardboiled detective with a dead dame in his office. Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star is the rare X-rated film that boasts big budgets, fantastic period costuming, and even some damn fine acting. As always, we are showing the hardcore cut of the film, although Spinelli released a soft version, It’s Called Murder, Baby.
So please join us for Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star at 9pm on Saturday, January 21 at the Grand Illusion Cinema. Tickets are $9 (cash only) and go on sale approximately 30 minutes prior to the show.
We are still accepting submission for our first International, erotic film festival, SECS Fest. The next submission deadline is January 27, so get your film finished before fees increase.
Thanks for supporting our holiday movie, the 1970s porno-chic oddity The Passions of Carol which stands out for adapting Charles Dickens for the adult movie audience. This is a particularly unusual choice since Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is decidedly anti-capitalism in favor of the joy of traditional family values, i.e. heteronormative marriage and children. So it is downright bizarre to find a porn flick that espouses traditional family values over those sold by the the adult industry, those of sexual autonomy and sexual commerce.
And to help fill attendees Christmas stockings, we held our first raffle of some fantastic donated items including a book on making erotic home movies, a tin of caramels, a $25 gift certificate for Scarecrow Video and an erotic string art project. Thanks to all that participated in the raffle and I hope the prizes are being enjoyed.
And finally, the Friday is the end of the early bird period for film submissions for SECS FEST 2017.
For the holiday season, it seemed appropriate to celebrate with a Shaun Costello’s pornographic adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, The Passions of Carol, simply because it is amazing that someone to made an adult Christmas film.
Jeremy Richey calls the film “One of the key works from legendary adult-auteur Shaun Costello, The Passions of Carol (1975) is among the strangest and most effective films of its kind ever made. Shot on 16 mm, for less than 20,000 dollars over a two-week period in late 1975, The Passions of Carol is Costello’s quite startling and extremely entertaining updating of Charles Dicken’s timeless A Christmas Carol, only it is quite unlike any other film version of it ever released” Read the full review.
As always, The Passions of Carol will screen at the Grand Illusion Cinema on Saturday, December 10th, 9pm. Tickets are $9 (cash only).
We will be having a raffle before the show so bring a few extra dollars for an opportunity to win an amazing erotic string art project, or other fine potential holiday gifts.
And SECS FEST submissions are open. Get your films submitted before our December 16, early bird deadline as submission fees will increase.
It was fantastic meeting so many fans of classic adult film at our screening of Radley Metzger’s 1977 classic, Barbara Broadcast. And it was a surprise to find a lovely poster for the event in the Grand Illusion lobby.
For those curious to learn more about the film, the distribpix DVD contains hours of bonus materials including commentary tracks, interviews, slideshows, a booklet of essays, and more. It is a really nice release.
The Rialto Report spent 80 minutes discussing Barbara Broadcast with porn scholar Laura Marks, and actors Peter Andrews (the waiter) and Michael Guant (the business man with a lunchtime appointment).
Watch for the announcement of our December screening of The Passions of Carol (1975).