SECS FEST 2021: Chemistry Eases the Pain
Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 5pm
- 18+, Masks Required, Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required
SECS Fest 2021 will showcase 30 short films and 4 feature films from around the globe, plus an archival double-feature from American gay porn director, Fred Halsted. The festival will be both in-person at the Grand Illusion Cinema and live-streamed on September 10 -12.
SECS Fest aims to bring world-class erotic cinema to Seattle audiences with their annual international film festival by selecting films inclusive of authentic adult sexual expression. Films selected will show a diversity of representations: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, kink, and body-type; with a strong sex-positive core that has been the mission of SECS Fest since its inception .Attendees can expect to experience a range of film genres, sexual orientations, and sexual activities. Both narrative and documentary films will showcase a variety of interests – fetishes, BDSM, sex work, and more.
- All patrons are required to show proof of vaccination (card or photo of card) or proof of a negative COVID test from the last 48 hours.
- Masks required for all regardless of vaccination status.
- Concessions will not be available. Please feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic beverage and keep your mask on when not drinking. No outside food allowed.
*Content warnings are included to warn of potentially triggering content, but it should be noted that all film programs contain sexually explicit content.
*No one under 18 admitted*
This ticket is for admission to the in-person screening of Chemistry Eases the Pain Feature program only.
CHEMISTRY EASES THE PAIN Feature Program (90 min)
Chemistry Eases the Pain
d. 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
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