Foundation for Sex Positive Culture presents: Bike Smut 9: Science Friction

Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 7pm

  • 18+
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Bikes! Sex! Films!

Bike Smut is an international touring film festival celebrating human powered transportation and sex positive culture.

Bike Smut is a traveling showcase of erotic DIY bicycle films and performances from Portland, Oregon, USA. Compiled of submissions from all over the world, we aim to build bicycle culture by bringing people together and showing them how sexy bikes can be! We believe that by riding bicycles we take control of our transportation, of how we move across our communities and interact with them. Bicycles free us from the rigid boundaries of a car. By asking our community to make erotic films, we can help redefine obscenity, and free ourselves from the capitalist ideals of pornography. Bike Smut is about reclaiming agency over our daily lives and defeating the patriarchal appropriation of our bodies.
Bike Smut only plays in front of a live audience. There are no DVDs for sale and no screeners for the media. This method of distribution is a challenging but vital aspect of the project. Our lives are spent in isolation when our interactions are mostly through text and technology. Our true sentiments are masked by media incapable of expressing our full range of emotions.

This issue is trebled in the realm of pornography:

* We are constantly bombarded with sexual images, but terrified to discuss sex itself.
* We tolerate lame porn because of the stigma associated with engaging the genre.
* We shy away from expression and leave our usual consumer-savvy habits behind.

This shameful silence only encourages censorship and a bland homogenization of pornography. Only when we use our voices can we challenge what we do not like. Obscenity is merely a community standard. It is defined by the society we live in. If we come together as a community to view a variety of interpretations of obscenity, we can help to redefine our boundaries and inspire better communication, better art and better sex.
Put the fun between your legs.


Cost at the door: $10 ($7 if you ride your bike)
Free Indoor bicycle parking.

Questions may be directed to: info@thefspc.org - Please go to TheFSPC.org for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Sex Positive Culture.