This annual traveling sex and body positive queer erotic short film festival stops in Baltimore for 2 nights only to celebrate queer and trans pleasure and desire as one part of the path towards empowerment, healing, connection, and liberatory self- and communal-love. A different line up each night to arouse and inspire! From first time DIY filmmakers shooting on their phones to high production value films by artists and porno companies with budgets and crews you will see a range of genres from experimental, documentary, comedy, and hardcore xxx from amateur to professional career sex workers. These films from around the globe re-write the alienating categories defined by the mainstream commercial porn and sex industries of who/what is desirable and what queer sex and desire looks/feels like. Come for creative visions of full spectrum sexuality and all-over sex- and body-positivity. The festival celebrates the work and sexual healing of QTIBIPoC (Queer/Trans/Intersex Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), sex workers, survivors of assault, trans and cis women/femmes, fat folks, HIV+, folks with disabilities, witches, aliens, and other marginalized folks.
www.hotbitsfilmfest.com | Must be 18 years or older to attend.
* all seats are handlebar/armrest free
* there will be priority seating for folks with disabilities and the venue is wheelchair accessible (entrance is street level and there is a small ramp to the theater)
* all films are subtitled and an ASL translator will be present for speaking portions
* gender neutral bathroom
Hot Bits is offering discount admission to QTIBIPoC (Queer/Trans/Intersex Black, Indigenous, People of Color). The discount code to use at check out is QTPOCLUV (This code is for Black and Brown LGBTQI folx only)
Friday Night is the Highlandtown Art Walk | 5-9pm
Hot Bit's Vendors in the Marquee Lounge - Mama A's Bath and Body Products | Come On Strong | Pussy-Whipped Leather | Sex Worker Outreach Project | Hot Bits merch (t-shirts, buttons, stickers) | Shanti Flagg visual art
6-8pm | The Book Club: Tryouts Exhibition Opening in the Main Gallery
6-8pm | McKinley Wallace III: Respond Under Blue Exhibition Opening upstairs
LOOKING TO ATTEND BOTH NIGHTS? PURCHASE A TWO DAY PASS AND SAVE! ($20, $17 MEMBERS)
THU & FRI MAY 2 - 3 | 8PM | $12, $9 MEMBERS (+$3 at the door)