101 – Film Screening – Made In Secret

At the Artel. 205 Sydenham St

MADE IN SECRET: The Story of the East Van Porn collective

(This film follows a discussion with SWAG at 5pm about Sex Worker Activism.)

“Forget for a second that the word “porn” is in the title – it’s the concept of “collective” that makes this doc extraordinary. Ostensibly a fly-on-the-wall look at the cuddly Vancouver creatives who work together to make “sexy movies” – i.e. DIY porn – Made in Secret is more compelling for its depiction of working by consensus instead of by majority rule. It’s fun watching the group members plan and film their latest opus (a “pan-sexual romp” dubbed BikeSexual), and everyone involved belies their cutesy nom de porn (Muffy, Mr. Pants) by being hyperarticulate. One member explains that the goal is to make “positive propaganda against the negative propaganda in the hegemony of porn.” But when another member creates a stir by suggesting BikeSexual be shown at an alterna-porn festival – which would mark the first time one of their films would be shown to a non-EVPC audience – the ardently fair approach the members take when dealing with conflict illustrates that a little bit of utopia does actually exist in the world.” San Francisco Bay Guardian

View the Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ8Yu9xI4Kw
The official website:  http://www.eastvanporncollective.org/

The Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#!/event.php?eid=168454806511540