It is Not the Pornographer That is Perverse...

It is Not the Pornographer That is Perverse...
Bruce La Bruce, DE/CA/US, 2018
70 min., OmU
A devil that comes straight from hell to a cemetery in Madrid to seduce mourning men. A Uber cab driver who talks his passenger out of suicide to give him a rather unusual city walk. A terrorist group that rewires heterosexual men to the gay cause to prevent the world from overpopulation. A group of young men that find themselves right within the porn movie they were just watching in a shabby cinema. In this allusive film whose title itself reminds of Rosa von Praunheim’s emancipatory classic, Bruce La Bruce combines four quite different episodes that together create a furious tour de force through gay subcultures and the madness of our present times.
The Porn Film Festival Vienna was brought into existence in 2018, and started with posing an easy (yet strangely hard to answer) question: "What is porn?" 2019 sees the festival return on 4-8 April, still with the challenging objective to showcase and celebrate the colorful diversity of porn, and stimulate an open, societal debate. Its mission is to bring a genre back into the public sphere of the cinema that is usually locked away in private quarters. Its prime directive is to present the creativity and political possibilities of a defining (yet always hidden) part of society. The goal is to challenge prejudices and stereotypes.

The festival offers a film and theory program that breaks the monotony boring cheesy mainstream porn - to proudly presents feminist, queer & LGBTIQ* positions. The Porn Film Festival Vienna wants to create an open and welcoming space for reception, discussion, and reflection and to challenge and broaden horizons. Because porn can be: lustful, honest, friendly and self-determined!The festival's second edition will take place April 4-8 2019 in various venues in Vienna. It will devote itself extensively to the daring question: "What is shame?"