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Featured Films at the Toronto International Porn Festival

Everyone loves a sexy short, but The Toronto International Porn Festival is also excited to have curated some deeper dives into diverse themes that are sure to make you think AND fire up those loins.  From intimate portraits of female sexuality to cerebral gay male romps, these featured films are not to be missed. You can buy individual tickets to these screenings by clicking the links below, but be sure to check out our all-access festival pass to save money and not miss a thing!

La Muneca Fea (The Ugly Doll) captures incredible women ranging from ages sixty to ninety-five who live in Casa Xochiquetzal, whose wrinkles, scars and deep-feeling eyes tell stories of pain, suffering and occasional joy. The intimacy that the filmmakers share with these women is evidenced by the shooting style – close-ups and extreme close-ups that allows the viewer to get near women who have built a lifetime of walls around them. Saturday, April 21 at the Royal Cinema.

My Body My Rules. Far from the dictates of current female beauty, My Body My Rules focuses on these other bodies, those who take up space, those that stain, those who devour, those who enjoy as they wish, those who are self-transformed, and those who are free and wild. Eight people reveal the magic, cruel, sensual, powerful relationship they have with their own bodies. The adventure of the film is multiple: the objective is to give voice and images to women whose body or sexuality is seen as non-standard, unseen or without speaking. By French filmmaker and Feminist Porn Award winner Emilie Jouvet. Saturday April 21 at the Royal Cinema.

 It is Not the Pornographer that is Perverse and Refugees Welcome, It Is Not the Pornographer That Is Perverse is an omnibus film comprised of four short films with interconnected themes and overlapping characters, written and directed by local hero and gay porn/cinema auteur Bruce LaBruce. In “Diablo in Madrid,” inspired by a Pasolini short film, a diminutive devil (Allen King) emerges from the underworld and begins to seduce all the men who are mourning in a large cemetery. An angel starts to observe his diabolical doings and finally confronts him, resulting in an epic battle between good and evil. “Uber Menschen” finds a professor (Colby Keller) visiting Madrid from Buenos Aires contemplating killing himself. When his young Uber driver (Calvin Banks) figures out what his fare is up to, he talks him out of it and offers him a very personal tour of the city instead.  In the near future, the titular “Purple Army Fiction” is a terrorist group formed to reduce reproduction in a dangerously over-populated world. “Fleapit” is an homage to those films that depict people making out and having sex in movie theatres. Sunday April 22 at the Royal Cinema.

Ages of Sex. Four directors create distinct looks at  sexual reality for women in their 30’s, 40’s 50’s and 60’s. In  “A Dating Girl”, the new ways that people have of meeting and flirting , and how the world of apps has completely revolutionized personal relationships is explored.  “Infidelity”introduces  a typical married couple and a protagonist who will soon discover that everything is becoming gradually unstable. In “Evolution” the life of a couple who have achieved their main life goals have started to realize that there are so many thi ngs for them to explore, like sexuality. “Awaking” is an endearing story between two women who finally free themselves from social burdens and are able to explore happiness and love as they had never before. Sunday, April 22 at the Royal Cinema.

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