11 MAY 2022

Beyond the golden screen. Porn’s transition from theatres to home video

in collaboration with Vinegar Syndrome and Helgi’s

UNCENSORED festival is proud to announce ‘Beyond the golden screen. P()rn’s transition from theatres to home video’ a talk and a screening (Sex World, A.Spinelli, 1977) in collaboration with Vinegar Syndrome and Helgi’s.

6PM – Front bar 
Classic porn and erotica soundtracks from the 70’s/80’s alongside a selection of cocktails inspired by iconic porn stars, to celebrate the Golden Age of the most unapologetic of art forms.

7:30 PM – Back Bar
Beyond the golden screen. Porn’s transition from theatres to home video

Talk presented by Nora Mehenni

The talk will explore the transition of porn from theatres to home entertainment through the birth of the greatest of equalisers: the VHS! Following the advent of this format, pornography reaches a much broader audience in the comfort of their own homes.

How did this shift affect the consumption and behavioural patterns of viewers? Is the relationship between porn and home entertainment a story of liberation or an unlikely partnership?

9:30PM – Back Bar
Screening of Sex World, directed by Anthony Spinelli (1977)

SexWorld is a luxury resort, advertised as the ultimate sex-themed getaway, where people travel to try and overcome their sexual problems. As the resort’s guests slowly become aware of their inhibitions, fears, and repressed urges, with the help of robotic surrogate lovers, director Anthony Spinelli’s camera paints a haunting picture of human insecurities set against a science fiction backdrop.

SEXWORLD is one of the biggest hits of the late 1970’s porn production. A thoughtful analysis of eroticism, punctuated with striking and at times abstract visuals. Featuring an all-star cast, including Annette Haven, Leslie Bovee, Kay Parker, John Leslie, Joey Silvera, and with Hollywood level production values, SEXWORLD remains one of the most significant and thought-provoking feature films ever produced.

Vinegar Syndrome presents this genre classic restored in 4k from the original 35mm camera negative!

Following the screening, more dancing and drinks in the front bar, with an X-rated psychedelic VJ’ing and heavy rock wet hits diabolically selected by La Strega.