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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Dan Savage's Hump! Film Festival Returns to the Capitol Theatre

Posted By on Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM

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Several years ago, syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage launched Hump!, a film festival designed to challenge his Pacific Northwest readers to "get their hands dirty" and create "good, old-fashioned homemade porn."

The results ran the gamut, representing straight, gay and transgender porn, made by amateurs. Until recently, HUMP!'s screenings were limited to the Pacific Northwest. Now a traveling fest, Hump! features porn that, as Savage says, takes people out of their comfort zones. Straight people watch gay porn, and gay people watch straight porn.

"The whole festival is a celebration of sexual diversity," Savage has said. Some 21 films made the cut this year. You can see the finished product tonight at 7 and 9:30 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $20.

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