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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

At the Good Vibes Short Erotic Film Competition, a Lot Can Happen in Seven Minutes

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click to enlarge Yep. It's just what it looks like. Cherry Chapman's Barbie's Washday.
  • Yep. It's just what it looks like. Cherry Chapman's Barbie's Washday.

How sexy can you get in seven minutes? For most of us, that question lost its urgency as soon as we discovered kinkier games than Spin the Bottle. For the past six years, though, the Good Vibrations Independent Erotic Film Festival has encouraged filmmakers from around the world to make an art out of time-challenged porn. The IXFF climaxes Thursday night at the Castro Theatre with the Short Erotic Film Competition, when smutty cineastes Carol Queen and Peaches Christ emcee an evening of dirty movies, each seven minutes or less.

click to enlarge Erika Lust's Room 33
  • Erika Lust's Room 33

If you feel slightly guilty about watching all this filth, don't worry, the evening includes entries from Mexico, Israel, France, Britain, and Spain -- including Erika Lust's Room 33 -- and everyone knows you get a pass when it's foreign film.

A grand prize of $1,500 goes to the work that gets the loudest applause. The screening is preceded by a Barbary Coast pre-party that includes prizes at the "Wheel of Pleasure," a photo booth, and burlesque performers.

click to enlarge Erika Lust's Room 33
  • Erika Lust's Room 33

The Short Erotic Film Competition starts at 8 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro (at Market), S.F. Admission is $10.

For more events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook.

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