HUMP! springs eternal
HUMP! 2010 sold out all fifteen showings in Seattle this weekend, proving yet again that we love our homegrown amateur porn. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, as I’ve missed it every year- this time I marked my calendar and made sure all bases were covered with tickets. In a brief intro, Dan Savage warned against cell phone use or recordings of any kind (allowing the filmmakers to “be porn stars for the weekend—not for life”) and gently reminded viewers to be kind to all bodies and orientations. And so began 24 short films- no more than five minutes each in length- at On The Boards in Queen Anne. Watching porn in a packed house with “normal” people at an afternoon showing wasn’t nearly as awkward as expected. It felt downright cozy.
The Stranger’s submission guidelines had minimal restrictions, and the filmmakers rose (literally- ha, ha) to the occasion for prizes in four categories, to be determined by audience ballot.
I won’t give away any film details, but I had a sweet spot for:
Hi I’m Pon (emotional/hot/funny-bitter)
The Nun and the Bum (hot/funny-sacrilegious)
Ad Man (hot/funny-classy)
The film festival lands in Portland next weekend, with tickets still available for two midnight shows at Cinema 21.
DO SOMETHING DIRTY and go vote for your favorites.