Last year, Row House Cinema rescued the Pittsburgh leg of the Best of HUMP! Tour after the Hollywood Theater had to cancel due to public pressure. This month, the event returns to the theater for a second year, bringing with it a whole new lineup of winning film shorts representing the full spectrum of titillation and fetishes.
Created by renowned relationship and sex advice columnist and It Gets Better Project co-creator Dan Savage, the HUMP! Film Festival originated in the Pacific Northwest, and showcased homemade sex-positive films produced by individuals throughout Portland and Seattle. Last year, the tour was born when Savage decided to take the show on the road and to the masses, where it played to sold-out audiences in 16 cities throughout the US and Canada. This year, the tour continues with an all-new program featuring recent winners from the 2014 Festival with past crowd favorites.
“We bill HUMP! as an amateur porn festival. But it’s more than that,” stated Savage in a press release. “At HUMP! straight people watch gay porn, vanilla people watch kinky porn, gay people watch lesbian porn. And people laugh, they gasp, sometimes they cover their eyes. But at the end of every film people clap and cheer. It’s moving and wonderful and newcomers don’t expect it. The whole festival is a celebration of sexual diversity.”
The 2015 Best of HUMP! Tour will take place at the Row House Cinema on October 15th and 16th at 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and on October 17th at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m., and 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available for purchase at Bold Type Tickets. As if you haven’t already figure it out, the program contains graphic sexual content – adults only.