First, our March event is cancelled due to the Seattle-area coronavirus outbreak. So there will not be a screening of Sugar in the Raw on March 24. As we are following city guidelines and not holding any public events.
Due to this, it is unlikely that we will be able to hold any events in the coming months. These events are essential in order to raise the funds needed to put on our annual erotic film festival in September. At this time, we are planning to hold our festival on September 11-13, but will need your generous donations. So please consider becoming a SECS member ($50/year) or making a tax-deductible donation.
Due to the current outbreak, movie theaters are closed, including the Grand Illusion, and even the Seattle International Film Festival has been cancelled for 2020. You may additionally want to support our local film communities so that once the outbreak has subsided, we still have these Seattle institutions to enjoy for years to come.
- Become a Grand Illusion member
- Support the Northwest Film Forum
- Help SIFF continue to pay their staff
- Buy a membership to Scarecrow Video
And to support you during this time of restricted movement, you can still watch erotic films from home. Scarecrow video has put into action rental strategies to help you rent movies with little to no risk of contracting COVID19.
Some recommended titles available at Scarecrow:
- Check out the queer, fetish films of Maria Beatty – Post-Apocalyptic Cowgirls (2009) is a great choice for the season
- They have nearly all of Bruce la Bruce’s filmography including the gay zombie movie, Otto (2008), the Raspberry Reich (2004) or even his soft-core romance Gerontophilia (2013)
- All of the works by erotic master, Radley Metzger like:
- The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann (1974)
- Barbara Broadcast (1977)
- Lickerish Quartet (1970)
Or you could purchase DVDs of the archival selections we’ve played at the Grand Illusion from Vinegar Syndrome including The Sensually Liberated Female (1970), Bijou (1972), Matinee Idol (1984), and SexWorld (1978).
So stay calm, watch lots of porn at home and remember to frequently wash your hands and reduce social contacts until we get through this.