San Francisco
San Francisco
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
View other events for the week of 9/24/2009
Movie Night with $pread Magazine
Date Thursday September 24
Time 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location Details
3030B 16th Street (Station 40) Across from the 16th & Mission BART
Event Type Screening
A special movie night (September 24th @ 9PM) after Food Not Bombs!
$5 suggested donation to benefit one of the best independent magazines out there! No one turned away due to lack of funds.
Screening of "In Our Own Image: Sex Worker Made Media and the Story of $pread Magazine"

The mainstream media's tendency is to gravitate towards sensationalism when covering the sex trade, while simultaneously denying the voices of sex workers themselves. News stories that allow only for victim-criminal portrayals of sex workers help enforce and perpetuate damaging stereotypes. What happens when sex workers become not just the subjects of media gaze, but the authors, reporters, and publishers of sex trade news? This documentary short takes a look at $pread Magazine, one example of sex worker-made media, and discusses its aim to change the way that media itself approaches sex work. (US, 19 min.-2009)

A discussion with editor William "Will" Rockwell after the film

Stick around for another film screening afterward, TBD!
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Sep 23rd, 2009 4:14 PM

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


donate now

$ 577.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network