Not Your Typical Porn

Not Your Typical Porn

Pratt Film Series
@ Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
March 15 + 17, 1998

Feminist and queer erotic films.

(This was one of the first programs of the Pratt Film Series.)

PROGRAM

Fuses, Carolee Schneemann, 1967, 22 minutes
Since the 1960s, Schneemann has been a key figure in the development of body art, performance, and installation. This painted-on, scratched film shows an intimate portrayal of sex between a loving couple. A beautiful visual and emotional experience.

Sex Fish/Sex Bowl, Shu Lea Cheang, 1993-94, 13 minutes
A furious montage of oral sex… “Verbal Masturbation is a required language… Power to the Pussy” + “Fingers & Kisses/Coming Home”
Heading down to Japan, these films show exactly where girls plant those fingers and kisses.

Anthem, Marlon Riggs, 1991, video, 9 minutes
A collage of erotic images and a call to arms, with a feverish hip-hop energy that celebrates the lives of African-American men.

Age 12: Love With a Little L, Jennifer Montgomery, 1990, Super-8 film, 22 minutes
“Raw 12-year old lesbian memories.. hidden stash of Playboys…staged scenes exploring mechanisms of power and submission..”

Downs are Feminine, Lewis Klahr, 1994, 16mm, 10 minutes
Seventies porn grafted onto Good Housekeeping, hermaphroditic inventions.

Taste it Nine Times, Jennifer Reeves, 1992, 16mm, 5.5 minutes
“Nine visually rhythmic film sketches depict the passions, fetishes and humor of various women characters- from Eve in her garden to an everyday pineapple goddess.” – J.R.

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