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San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival

Friday, May 20, 2011
9:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Carol Leigh
Location Details:
Kickoff at Roxie, 3117 16th on May 20th; Also at SOMArts, 934 Brannan and Million Fishes, 2501 Bryant St.

The San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival provides a forum for the accomplishments of sex worker performers, artists and video makers from San Francisco and around the world. The 10 day long 2011 Festival introduces a number of new events including "Roaming Hookerfest," (AKA Up Against The Wall: Sex Workers in Public Spaces); Whores Bath, a magical healing spa for sex workers; Get The Money Up Front Cabaret with Alotta Boutte’; and movies such as “Transfrancisco,” "Fridas Informal Economy" and “Devious, Inc." and much, much more.
Schedule of Events: 7th Biennial Event May 20-29, 2011

May 20 (Friday)- LOVE FOR $ALE: A Sweet Talking ~ Street Walking Burlesque Cabaret
Benefitting St. James Infirmary & Kicking-Off Sex Worker Fest 2011 ( Everyone welcome!

May 20th, Friday
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Roxie Cinema
3117 16th St -San Francisco

San Francisco's Best Male Escort 2011 Derrick Hanson teams up with SF's original "musical comedy cabaret porn star" Tom Orr to present LOVE FOR $ALE: A Sweet Talking ~ Street Walking Bawdy Burlesque Cabaret to benefit the St. James Infirmary and kickoff for the 2011 San Francisco Sex Worker Film Festival.

Award winning porn star & sex worker activist Derrick Hanson & Tom Orr, the creator of the smash hit musical parody revue Dirty Little Showtunes!, promise an exciting and arousing evening of hookers, hustlers, hussies and high class ho's as we celebrate the world's oldest profession. LOVE FOR $ALE boasts an all-star roster of some of the Bay Area's best and brightest cabaret and burlesque stars,TBA.

St. James Infirmary is the ONLY free health and social service clinic in the United States for current and former sex workers & their partners. It provides comprehensive health care from clinicians, nurse practioners & peer counselors offering testing, treatment, advice, counseling, holistic services and other crucial services to San Francisco's sex workers & adult film industry.

May 21st, Saturday

Roaming Hooker Fest, (AKA Up Against The Wall: Sex Workers in Public Spaces) outdoor screenings of select works.Locations TBA. Everyone welcome! out kickstarter is a great creative projects fundraising supporter! Please donate anything to- a dollar really helps!
Cost: No Charge

May 23rd, Monday-Webcamming Workshop

The Art of Webcamming: How to make money online and have fun doing it
for former, current and future sex workers
sponsored by Whore College benefit for SWOP, Sex Workers Outreach Project
Monday, May 23, 6-10 PM
Cost: $25-50, Scholarships available. NOTAFLOF
Contact: 415-671-6117 to find out more and sign up. Spaces are limited!

Advance Tickets:

Attendance by reservations only, email sexworkerfest [at] gmail.comThis interactive workshop will cover the basics of what you need to know to be a webcam model as well as share some tips on how to maximize your profits and fun in the business! We will discuss tech and supply needs for the job, popular hosting sites, free show and
tipping formats, webcam publicity, and any questions you might have. We will also practice ways to get clients to spend more money and time in your show. You will leave this workshop ready to get on the internet, get sexy, and make some cash!

May 24-28th, Tuesday through Saturday - Modern Day Asian Sex Slavery: The Musical by Mariko Passion (Center for Sex & Culture) 1349 Mission St. 415-671-6117 All are welcome!

Advance Tickets:

Cost: $15-25

May 24th Tuesday 8PM
May 25th Wednesday 8PM
May 26th Thursday 11 PM
May 27th Friday 8 PM
May 28th Saturday 12 noon

May 24th, Tuesday

Last Minute Mini Fest: A collection of video debuts
& great shorts by whores and friend

plus a reception for filmmakers in Person including Dee Dee Russell, Mariko Passion, PJ Starr and Meg Smaker.

10 PM Show; Admission is only $5.00 or free with entry to Mariko's play at Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission St. 415-671-6117 All are welcome!

Advance Tickets:

May 27th, Friday 11-6 PM
Sex Workers Skill Share and Workshops- Day of workshops 10am - 6pm

presented in conjunction with the San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival
Date: Friday, May 27, Friday
Location: SOMArts Cultural Center
Location Address: 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Location Telephone (if needed) (415) 863-1414 #105
Event Telephone: 415-671-6117
Event website:
Price: Suggested donations $5-$50 (NOTAFLOF) (Fest passes and advance tickets through Brown Paper Tickets)
Advance Tickets:
Sex Workers Only 10 am to 3 PM
General Public Invited 3 PM to 6 PM

Sex Worker Skill Share brings a series of workshops for sex workers, our friends, families, advocates and allies. The early workshops are specifically developed for sex workers but the later workshops are all open to the public. Please check the schedule or call for more information about specific workshops.

In addition to Fridays sessions, on Monday, May 23th, from 6-10 we will be offering a webcam workshop at a separate location. Space is limited.Email sexworkerfest [at] or call 415-671-6117

Workshop Schedule:
*Clients Are Not The Enemy (sex workers only)-Sabrina Morgan

*Meet The Neighbors -Kirk Read
11am-11:50am- focus on male sex workers (sex workers only)

*Lunch provided by the Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival

*Sex Workers Speak to Our Lovers and Family Lusty Day
1:10pm-2pm (sex workers , friends and allies)

*An Elephant in the Room: Sex work in the age of HIV- Cyd Nova
2:10-3pm (sex workers only)

*Green & Sexy!! Ecosex For Whores w/Annie Sprinkle Ph.D.; Plant Medicine w/Tara
3:10-4pm (open to the public)

*Real Feminists and Human Rights Activists Don't Buy Ashton: How Irrational Panic over 'Modern Day Slavery' Harms Women- Emi Koyama
4:10-5pm (open to the public)

*Sex Workers and Social Justice-Miss Majors and Cris Sardina-Panel - 5:10-6:10pm
(open to the public)

May 27th, Friday 8PM -Midnight

Get The Money Up Front Cabaret - SOMArts Gallery All are welcome!
Cost: $15-50

Advance Tickets Available:

May 28th, Saturday

Movies at the Roxie
Location: 3117 16th St.
Advance Tickets & Passes Available:
Cost: $8, $10

Movies all day and night at the Roxie

We will be screening 12 hours work including "Transfrancisco" by Glenn Davis features Nadia Cabezas (AKA Kitty Kastro), festival artist, who died in an automobile accident in 2007 as well as many others from our community. Fetish musical, "Devious Inc," "Mutantes: Punk Porn Feminism" features sex work sheroes Annie Sprinkle, Lydia Lunch, Scarlot Harlot and Michelle Tea (among many others); "Every Ho I Know Says So: A Resource for Lovers, Partners and Sweeties of Sex Workers," by Lusty day, Jackson and the Australian sex worker organization, Scarlet Alliance, was created "as a response to the lack of resources for people looking for advice on how to be good to a sex worker." "Titty Fuck Me" starring Trauma Flinstone is a San Francisco style musical montage of campy, sexy bliss. International work includes a number of videos from sexworkerspresent (on blip TV) including a new work from Asian Pacific Network of Sex Workers, Bad Rehab, a controversial new music video, protesting the use of raid and rescue as an anti-trafficking measure by Somaly Mam at AFESIP, an anti-sex worker foundation in the region.

May 29th, Sunday

- Closing event, Whore's Bath, our first ever magical healing spa day for sex workers (only) Location with reservation. Contact sexworkerfest [at]

Advance Tickets Available:
Added to the calendar on Wed, May 18, 2011 2:02PM
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