Thursday, March 27, 2008

Beaver Time

Ok, so mark this one under random small-town occurences of smuttiness. On the drive back from New York this January my friends and I were hungover, bloated from far too much Italian food and in need of fuel to get us back to good 'ol Mtl. Having already taken a few unfruitful detours from the main road, it was one of those times where you slowly begin to fear that you may not reach petroleum before your car sputters to a bitter and defeated halt in the middle of nowhere.

Luckily, with just enough time to spare, we came upon the beacon of fluorescent light that is Betty Beaver's Truck Stop and Diner. And oh, what a sight she was! Reining over this shack-like establishment with her all-American poise and headlights as big as, ahem, headlights, Betty was not your average full-service gal and we knew it.

While I was catching beaver-fever by engaging in an impromptu photo shoot with Ms. Betty and our bedraggled driver experienced an unwholesome interaction of his own with the creepy service attendant, I was in awe at the happy-accident of finding such a blatantly pervy figure. As all my friends and vague acquaintances know, a passion to fuel up on beaver is certainly a base-line requirement for me when selecting lovers and to see such striking and random innuendo made me giddy as a school girl. Betty, you are my mascot. God Bless you, and God bless your American flag bustier!

D.I.Y. Porn Panel + Faggity Ass Friday "PAC-ASS" tomorrow!

Cum on out and talk about indie/D.I.Y. porn at McGill tomorrow evening (LS will be there) and then dance your panties off at Faggity Ass Friday- poster below!!! The panelists will definitely be there.

THINKING SMUT: A DIY Porn Panel Discussion & Screening Session

Friday March 28, 2008 - 6:30-8:30pm - Thomson House - McGill University - 3650 McTavish - Room 404

featuring:

Sharing is Sexy_San Diego, California

Pornopticon_Toronto, Ontario

Lickety Split_Montreal, Quebec

DIY Porn. Do you know enough to have an opinion?
It's the gender/sex/sexuality/desire matrix; it's the "it's complicated" drop-down label; it's the personal-is-political-is-so-called-lifestyle politics.

It's the space where the histories of our skin—its betrayals, its exotifications, its rejections, its presumed innocence, its so-called deficiencies and deformities—are called into question and laid bare.

For most DIY porn collectives, the act of making images is as important as the images they make. This 'sex' (erotica? art?) is produced and performed through collaborative, consensus-based work. At its best, it seeks to decolonize imaginations and build alternatives to the industry's exploitative economies, a space where sharing can be sexy.

DIY Porn. You might have an opinion. Maybe you also have an analysis, a collection, a habit, a fetish, a secret, a practice, an addiction, a worry, a desire, a vision.

Our invited panelists will share their projects and visions. These presentations will lead into an open discussion about 'thinking smut'.

This event will have a safe space policy. Please come with an open mind and open heart.

A GGFS-affiliated Event (Graduate Group for Feminist Scholarship)

Sponsored by Queer McGill & QPIRG Concordia

Further Information on Panelists:

Sharing is Sexy

SiS is a collaborative open source porn laboratory. We are a group of queer people, transgender people and people with othered bodies coming together to create a site for free porn that is licensed under Creative

Commons (BY-NC-SA 3.0). We are creating our own porn using photography, video, writing or any form that suits us. SiS is polyamorous so, we are open to new members and looking to collaborate. <sharingissexy.org>

Pornopticon

Our Collective, evolved out of a desire to give visibility to multiple forms of sexuality. Our main interest lies in redefining the sensing and the sensed sexual bodies, and in developing a new aesthetic language that pushes the body past the limits of its signification through atypical forms of expression. For us, desire is never a single line but originates from bodies that are already multiple, and the collective itself is a way of engaging with this multiplicity. We understand our art as a coming together of bodies in new molecular formations. Along these lines, the question as to whether this will ever become a new (micro)politics of sexuality is not as important as the actual experience of sharing and coming together to keep exploring.

Lickety Split

Lickety Split is a pansexual smut zine dedicated to encouraging sex-positive expression and thought. The zine promotes collaborative art making and encourages diverse contributions to climb into bed with one another, because one sexual expression just does not satisfy. Lickety Split wants to help make the masses cum with smutty photography and art, essays and stories in order to fulfill the whole human being and address the complexity of sex.

Weekly Video -- "Looks like you've been eating paste"

Here's a dirty, dancy video by queer rapper Cazwell called "All Over Your Face", featuring Amanda Lepore.



Whew! I'm exhausticated.

Thanks to Mike and Rob for the tip!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Weekly Video -- Scream

This video by Timbaland gets a pass because how often do you see a woolen ski mask worn as fetish wear?



Can I have some of your cookies? Maybe while I .... DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE!!!

Ummm, thanks Mike.

Oh yeah, ps: For a much better but less sexed-up video called Scream I recommend you click here.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Weekly Video -- Dolly Parton likes who???

Who doesn't love a little DP, right? Here she is making a cougar pass at -- Billy Ray Cyrus??!!



This totally confirms the lesbian rumors.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Weekly Video -- Ch-ch-ch-cherry Bomb!

Bringing the sexy (and the punk) to the West Coast way back when, here's Joan Jett's early band the Runaways with Cherry Bomb. My traveling companion tells me their skeezy manager affectionately billed them as "jail bait on the run."



Sweet outfit, right? Thanks Mike.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Thanks for Sex Talks! Part 1!

Just a quick note to say thanks to Daniel and Elizabeth from Concordia's University of the Streets cafe and the conversation they hosted tonight (Sex Talks! Part 1: Can we really say what we mean when it comes to sex?). I was honored to have been invited as a guest and was truly inspired by the exchanges the room of super interesting people had. What a thoughtful, creative place the back room of the Cagibi was and what a privvilege to be part of that! There are 2 more Sex Talks in the coming weeks, here are the details:
Date: 12/03/2008 - 19:00 - 12/03/2008 - 21:00
Moderator: Daniel Bouchard |

About the discussion

Ah, the buzzword of the ‘90s: safe sex. Whatever happened to that concept? A generation or so ago youth were inundated with information and scare tactics about how to have safe sexual practices. Currently, some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are among young people ages 15 to 24, the same age group where more than half of respondents in a recent survey believed there is a cure for AIDS. Not to mention a growing concern about seniors who are leading longer, healthier and more sexually active lives but who don’t see STIs as a concern. What kind of portrait does that paint for safe sex today? Is postivie sexual education even possible in today’s climate? Sex is going to happen so how do we create a culture of sexual health?

Guest:

Jocelyn Porter has several years experience working with youth of all ages in a variety of different leadership and educational settings. She is an outspoken advocate of sexual health and diversity. She brings her commitment to community, social justice and grassroots endeavours to the Sense Project: a two year pilot project, developed by Head & Hands, that aims to provide community-based sex education support for youth aged 13 to 16 at Montreal-area schools.

Christina Foisy, Sense Project coordinator, prevously worked in developing effective gender-specific violence-prevention programs geared towards young women. Christina has a strong interest in accessible sexual health and empowerment programs for youth and has created several “youth-friendly” publications on such topics. She is also interested in youth adult fiction that addresses sexuality in all of its nuance and splendor."

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Date: 19/03/2008 - 19:00 - 19/03/2008 - 21:00
Moderator: Daniel Bouchard |

About the discussion

For just a minute (or for two hours on a Wednesday night) let’s stop asking What is normal? and Am I normal? when it comes to sex (who gets to decide what’s normal by the way?) and ask ourselves: What constitutes good sex? Is it quantity? Quality? Is it technique? Intimacy? Communication? During this public conversation we will explore what it takes to have good sex, discussing issues such as peak experience, the role of taboos and shame, arousal and reward, and whether you can peak with someone you’re used to.

Guest:

Jim Pfaus is a Professor and researcher at Concordia’s Centre for Studies in Behavioural Neurobiology (CSBN.) His research generally deals with the physiological and psychological factors that influence sexual desire and behaviour. Jim is also a father and plays in the Montreal punk band Mold.

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Also, if yer interested in contributing to Audio Smut radio as I mentioned during the talk, e-mail us at audiosmut AT ckut DOT ca . Check out this post for more deets.

...And here are the deets for the Lickety Split #6 call for submissions.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Headlights Shine Like Diamonds



Yowza, are these babies dazzling or what? I can't tell whether it's the bling juxtaposed with the battlescars or that bouncy burly-q curl glinting from all the gold sparkle but something's definitely working right in this pic. Obviously, everyone now has two more reasons to wish the Dead Dolls luck when they take to the stage in Boston! Yep, that's an affirmative on whiping down the judges tables afterwards.

Sex Talks! Can we say what we’re really thinking when it comes to sex?

Hey all,
As part of Concordia University's University of the Street Cafe, LS's editor (that's me!) has been invited to be a guest for this discussion Sex Talks!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008,
7:00pm - 9:00pm @ Cagibi (5490 St-Laurent)

Here's the Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=8841054894

"We currently live in a borderline hypocritical culture when it comes to sexuality. On one hand sexually explicit media images bombard our lives, on the other hand sex still is a quasi-taboo subject that stereotypes, provokes judgement and moral panic. Let’s just say it hasn’t found a place as a dinner-table or water-cooler topic of conversation yet. How can we break through this polarized view of sexuality and create safe and open dialogues, with space for the occasional monologue? What does it mean to articulate our sexuality? How can we be safe and true when it comes to depicting our sexuality to others, privately or publicly. How can the sexual nature of our relationships be nurtured as a creative process?"

Guest:

Amber Goodwyn is a multidisciplinary artist working at Head & Hands. Amber holds a BFA in Film Production from Concordia University and is the founder of Lickety Split, a pansexual smut zine dedicated to encouraging sex-positive expression and thought. The zine promotes collaborative art making and encourages diverse contributions to climb into bed with one another.

Moderator:

Daniel Bouchard, regular moderator of University of the Streets public conversations, works as volunteer coordinator at Santropol Roulant. Curious about just about everything, he appreciates space for sharing, telling stories and the long-lasting effects of meaningful conversations. Daniel has recently learnt a thing or two about sex as he is about to become a new daddy.

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...on your way over to the talk, have a listen to Audio Smut on CKUT radio from 6-7pm.

++++ REMINDER: LS's deadline for the Risk issue is April 1st! +++++