Dan Savage Bringing Amateur Porn Film Festival to Philly in February


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Since QFest went kaput, we’ve had little opportunity to sit in a movie theater with hundreds of strangers to watch films with titles like Beethoven’s Stiff and Anal Alley, but your luck is about to change, my dirty-movie-loving friend.

“Savage Love” columnist and outspoken LGBT advocate Dan Savage is bringing his dirty movie tour, HUMP!, to Philadelphia for the very first time in February. The film series includes 17 risqué flicks made by everyday folks from the Northwest who were challenged to “become temporary, weekend porn stars by making their very own five-minute dirty movies.”

The genres run the gamut from straight to gay to lesbian to, in true Savage fashion, “things we never knew existed.”

“We bill HUMP! as an amateur porn festival,” says Savage. “But it’s more than that. It’s rare for people to watch porn that takes them outside their comfort zones—it’s rare for people to watch porn that, if they were home alone in front of the computer, they wouldn’t choose to click on and watch. At HUMP! straight people watch gay porn, vanilla people watch kinky porn, gay people watch lesbian porn. And people laugh, they gasp, sometimes they cover their eyes. But at the end of every film people clap and cheer. It’s moving and wonderful and newcomers don’t expect it. The whole festival is a celebration of sexual diversity.”

Savage and team even put together this funny video showing audience reactions to the festival:

The festival takes place on February 21st at Union Transfer, with showtimes at 6 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 10 p.m. Savage will be there to host. For tickets, which run $18 to $20, and more information, go here. We’ve got the full lineup of films below, with descriptions so you’ll know what your in for.

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