Hello from the East Van Porn Collective,

We would like to invite you to come see us and our odd little movie when it comes to New York this month. We think you might like it.

It's called Made in Secret: The Story of the East Van Porn Collective, and it's about a group of arty, punky, queer-positive, bike-riding anarcho-feminist rabble-rousers who decide to make their own sexy little movies to combat the patriarchial, hetero-normative, exploitive garbage being cranked out by Hollywood and the porn industry.

But in a bigger sense, it's also about the collective process and consensus decision-making. The San Francisco Independent Film Festival described it like this:

"This enthralling movie is something of a minor miracle, tackling some very weighty subjects with an ease and humor that belies the importance of its concerns. It’s an unparalleled depiction of a collective at work; a vehicle for airing issues about sex and porn and representation and body image and consumption and filmmaking; and an inspiring portrait of a really smart, lovely, unlikely group of people pushing themselves way out into the unknown."

And it's just plain fun. How many movies have you seen where people talk seriously about the principle of mutual aid one minute and have a mud fight the next? It's got everything! Funny little songs, heart-wrenching meetings, bikes galore, and some of the sexiest films you'll never see.

So we hope you'll come. a bunch of us are coming out from Vancouver BC for the screening, and it's always nice to have a bunch of like-minded folks in the audience. (And we like meeting people, too, so please come talk to us afterwards!)

Here's the lowdown:

Made in Secret: The Story of the East Van Porn Collective
October 21, 7:00 PM, Anthology Film Archives.
32 Second Avenue, New York.
Part of New York's Cinekink festival: www.cinekink.com

More information and a short trailer is available at www.eastvanporncollective.org.