As the synopsis of the innovative new film Marriage 2.0 says, “Our relationships, romantic and otherwise, are in many ways beginning to reflect… new realities.” BaDoink has been following the changing trends in sex media and technology, and the most recent flick from the creative minds at Adam & Eve, the company responsible for Pirates and other award-winning contributions to adult cinema, explores these themes in this unique piece of cinematic artistry. And it’s screening at the CineKink 2015 film festival this very Saturday evening.
So far, we’ve only seen the trailer, but if it’s any indication of the film’s story and scope, viewers are in for an intimately breathtaking look at relationships and sex. “Relationships are changing,” suggests the trailer, and through emotional writing and performances, and hardcore sexual content, the audiences gets to experience those changes narratively.
The film features India Summer as the lead navigating fluctuating relationship standards and definitions, as well as performances by Ryan Driller, Dylan Ryan, Nina Hartley, Mickey Mod, and Emily Morse and Reid Mihalko making appearances. Driller plays the other half of Summer’s couple; the movie’s finds its center in their attempt to balance personal freedoms, unconditional love, and honest commitment. The trailer gives a glimpse into this incredibly emotional, and often challenging, journey, wetting the proverbial whistle to watch the film on the big screen.
For those interested in sneaking a peak at a film that tries to break down barriers and confront how sex is shown in cinema and other media, CineKink 2015 is that and then some. The NYC film festival features performances, short and feature length films, and panels from experts, all in support of depicting sexuality and kink in a positive light throughout the mediums of film and television. Marriage 2.0 is one powerful offering at a vibrant event rich with other media that urges understanding and sex positivity, dramatic, comedic, and otherwise.
Who’d want to bother with 50 Shades of Grey with Marriage 2.0 and CineKink 2015 gracing the Big Apple?
Marriage 2.0 was written and produced by Magnus Sullivan and directed by Paul Deeb. Sullivan is the artistic brain behind LionReach Productions, as well as the film “An Open Invitation.” Both this film and the one coming were heavily influenced by the Bay Area, and according to Sullivan, San Francisco is a revolutionary place for relationship evolution. India Summer won the 2012 AVN Awards Best Actress award for “An Open Invitation,” which can only bode well for the upcoming film.
CineKink was founded in 2003 and offers a range of programs, most notably their NYC film festival, all of them in celebration of the massively broad range of sexual experience.
The film will be shown Saturday, February 28th at the Anthology Film Archives in the East Village, and Sullivan, Deeb, and Shakti will take audience questions at a Q&A session after the screening. Tickets are available at the event’s Eventbrite page, and it’s totally free entry if you have a festival pass. So, readers from New York and communicable distance from New York, swing on down to this screening and more at CineKink. The festivities kicked off Tuesday, but will be running until March 1, so there’s still time to enjoy the show.
And stay tuned for future coverage about the imaginative folks behind both the film and the festival.