Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Hop on The Porny Express
Did you know that this summer I celebrated my bike polo 10 year anniversary? It was AWESOME and it wouldn't be possible without the network of rad bikers the world over that understand that cycling has a benevolent cycle. The more of it we have, the safer it is, and the more people can do it.
For 7 of those 10 year I have curated DIY films for Bike Smut, a touring program of erotic bicycle films. We are quite possibly the most ethical graphic content anywhere and we are accepting new movies now!
Bike Smut works to create communication about sex, gender, identity and transportation in a positive way. Through workshops, dance parties, lectures, discussion groups, potlucks, craft nights, THEMED POLO TOURNAMENTS and naked/underwear/themed bike rides Bike Smut helps communities define obscenity. The shared experience brings the private matter of porn into the public, throwing the Victorian era taboos out the window.
Bike Smut is civic. Current political policies are designed to repress sexual expression and transportation choice. The Bike Smut film festival challenges that trend by enthusiastically displaying the quality of creative expression and the amount of fun inherent in both cycling and sex. Both actives are worth elements of a healthy lifestyle and a pleasant quality of life. -Jeff Jacobson
Submit to Bike Smut 7: The Porny Express
We dont put films online or on DVDs, the only way to see it is at a screening of consensual adults. You know, like the people who consent to you slamming them into a wall every weekend, only it would probably be a different kind of slamming.
Something special this year is that we may be doing the vast majority of our touring via bicycle. This is something we have not done since the original tour took us from Portland to Vancouver BC back in 2007. Please submit your ideas and start clamoring if you want us to come to your town; the squeaky wheel gets the lube.
We all deserve more joy and freedom in how we get around. Here's hoping inspiration comes on two wheels.