Bike Smut comes to the UK

A film festival of radical bicycle pleasure makes rare visit to Britain

by VecchioJo   December 11, 2013  

Let’s get this straight right from the off, we’re not talking about rubbing our thighs over £8,000 Pinarellos here. Bike Smut isn’t about lusting after bikes, it’s about lust with bicycles. There might be some heartfelt desire over bikes somewhere in there, but probably not in the daydreamy way you and I know it. Let’s be frank: it’s porn, with bicycles in.

Bike Smut is an international touring film festival celebrating human-powered transportation and a sex-positive culture, it says here, in a somewhat justificatory way. It showcases a collection of short erotic films made by creative cyclists from all over the world, it’s clever, funny and aware rather than just being plain rude and dirty, although there may be a bit of that too, it’s a horny assortment of two-wheeled transport and sexuality.

The Bike Smut Film Festival has been going for seven years, has been shown in 24 countries and this week it’s visiting the UK for the first time in two years, showing “Back In The Saddle” in Bristol, Brighton and London. It’s a whole new program of cinema with 15 original short films of bicycle erotica from the last two years of programming, including films from 9 countries presenting countless expressions of sexuality.

The only way to see Bike Smut is when it plays in a theatre, bike shop or basement to a live audience. After more than 1,000 screenings Bike Smut have had no leaks, it’s a process that keeps filmmakers identity as safe as they desire. There is a video trailer showing a montage of what you might expect to see at a Bike Smut event, we’ll let you search that one out for yourself if your interest is piqued so as not to offend those of a more delicate disposition. Actually if you’ve ever been offended by anything it’s probably best you sit this one out.

At first you may not see the connection between sex and cycling. Some are attracted to the sleek designs, we all know that one. Some champion how bikes liberated women, while others think bikers are hot and want to do, um, things with them, with their, um tools. The films enthusiastically display the quality of creative expression and the amount of fun inherent in both cycling and sex. According to Bike Smut, both actives are worth elements of a healthy lifestyle and a pleasant quality of life. Try telling that to the other half.

Yup, you’ll be watching porn in a dark room with other people, but Bike Smut say theirs is a shared experience, they want to see more honesty in sexuality, sex happens, we can either ignore it or accept it. Watching Bike Smut in a social setting encourages talking about sex, gender and other topics considered taboo, like riding bikes.

If you’re feeling a little bike-curious then pop down to any of these venues to scratch that itch.

Thurs Dec 12, 2013. The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton. 8:00 pm.

Friday Dec 13, 2013. The Cube, Bristol. 8:00 pm.

Sunday Dec 15. Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London. 8.00pm.

www.bikesmut.com

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Bike-curious! Applause

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posted by Ghedebrav [813 posts]
11th December 2013 - 21:27

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Saddle-masochism!

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12th December 2013 - 3:01

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Sounds like an excellent and high-quality work. I might ask the wife... no, actually on second thoughts...

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12th December 2013 - 23:02

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