After screening for the fine folks at CineKink, the indie erotic flick Marriage 2.0, a sex positive and lovingly crafted film about exploring relationships, is finally having its public premiere. As part of its mission to open up discussions about sex and relationships of all kinds, the film screening will act as a fundraiser for the Center for Sex and Culture, and St. James Infirmary.
This will be another in a growing list of progressive successes the film has enjoyed thus far. Recently, the film was nominated for the Feminist Porn Awards, the fate of said nomination coming in April when the ceremony takes place in Toronto. As well, the unrated cut of Marriage 2.0 won the Best Narrative Award at CineKink.
“I think it beautifully captures real intimacy, sex and connection in a way that few films ever have and it breaks the barriers of what we think of as porn and encourages development of the feminist porn genre,” said Dylan Ryan, one of the performers in the film.
According to the legendary Nina Hartley, another star of the film, “it treats the emotional life and sexual satisfaction of both women and men as equally important and meaningful.”
Having seen the film, it’s readily apparent that Ryan and Hartley offer apt praise for a very meaningful, emotional, and often challenging piece of cinema. Marriage 2.0 focuses on relatable characters navigating all manner of relationships, while folding in layers of hardcore sex to a complex and enriching narrative. It’s meticulously crafted and offers the opportunity to think about relationships and sex in a more open-ended, communicative manner.
The flick stars such names from adult media as India Summer, Ryan Driller, Dylan Ryan, Nina Hartley, and Mickey Mod. Sex and relationship gurus and experts of note appear in the film as well, such as Emily Morse, self proclaimed shame exorcist Chris Ryan, Marcia Baczynski, author Carol Queen, and Reid Mihalko.
The screening will occur at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco on May 2nd, and will feature a red carpet rollout, a party for VIPs, the film’s screening itself, and finally a question and answer event for anyone interested in delving more into the minds behind the film. The Q&A, moderated by Queen, will feature Hartley, Ryan, Mod, as well as Andre Shakti, and finally director Paul Deeb.
Magnus Sullivan, the writer behind Marriage 2.0, also appearing at the Q&A, as well as the creator of LionReach Productions, which produced the groundbreaking film, commented on the charitable efforts around the event, saying in the press release for the screening, “St. James has been a key provider of medical services to sex workers while the Center for Sex & Culture has been promoting healthy attitudes toward sex for years.”
Whether you are a resident of San Francisco or not, this is not an event to miss. Tickets are on sale at the event’s Eventbrite page, and you can learn more by using your Facebook stalking powers for a sex positive good cause. All this so long as you’re over the age of 21. Not sure you want to make the trek? Check out the trailer for the film and try not to immediately flip to your nearest cheap airline, or you could watch the film on adult media distributor Adam & Eve’s site.
For a healthy dose more information on St. James Infirmary and the Center for Sex & Culture, head on over to www.StJamesInfirmary.com and www.sexandculture.org, and keep your carnal embrace as healthy and enjoyable as possible.