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My life is complete! For now! Because we have now been to HUMP! 2013!
Here is/was the line-up (the festival is in Portland next weekend):
My favorites/points of interest/etc.:
-I voted The Legend of Gabe Harding as Best Humor (J voted this way
as well). I love that it featured male porn stars’ performance issues remedied via a male fluffer. Other favorite “humor” pieces included Mouthpiece, Japanese
Catholic Lesbian School Girls in Love, and Raiders of the Lost Arse.
-I voted His as Best Kink. It was fucking spectacular. One, I absolutely
adore “Crave You” (Adventure Club remix, obvs); the movement in the
piece was beautifully synchronized with the song. Two, rope = sexy.
Three, the D/S component to the relationship was represented gorgeously.
I can’t say enough lovey things about this one. It gave me shivers.
Second runner-up for Best Kink was Fun With Fire. Both J and I enjoyed
this one because it showed the real interactions between the couple,
including shock, laughter, hesitance, trust, and comfort. It was also
pretty great. J voted for Fun With Fire as Best Kink.
-For Best Sex, I voted Sex House. I loved the raunchy, sweaty,
drug-filled atmosphere and the desirous, hot sex between the two lesbian
couples. Surprising to J and our sexy friends, I also loved Daddy’s
Dolls. I thought the lead person was hot as fuck, and the sensuality
radiating between her (using female pronouns because I don’t know what
is most appropriate) and the other person was super hot for me to watch.
I almost voted Ouroboros as Best Sex, but then decided to vote it as
Best in Show; J did vote Ouroboros for Best Sex.
-Best in Show: Ouroboros. It was such a well-done piece. After
showing the sex scene between two gay men, the film rewinds scene by
scene, back to the hallway and the club and the drinking and the dancing
and finally back to a scene of one of the men laying down to masturbate
to porn featuring him and the man we see him with at the beginning of
the film (a little confusing to relate via text, but it was
[Consider the definition of Ouroboros, in case you weren't aware (from Wikipedia):
"The Ouroboros or Uroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent
or dragon eating its own tail. The Ouroboros often symbolize
self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something
constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things such
as the phoenix which operate in cycles that begin anew as soon as they
end. It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to
something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force
or qualities it cannot be extinguished."
J voted for Raiders of the Lost Arse as Best in Show- he thought it
was really clever because of all of the movie and copyright references
Other pieces that are so noteworthy but just didn’t make it into my voting:
-Fuck: Also phenomenal. Slam poetry about fucking narrates over
gorgeous images of Black women in the nude. I loved the representation
of women of color and the representation of fat women. And, the slam
poetry itself was powerful.
-Art Primo: I loved the sensual and slow nature of this one. It
reminded me of ArtPorn- the stylized nature reminded me of boudoir
-Inspired Surreality: Yay! We totes know these rockin’, smokin’ porn stars! Well done, you two! Super sexy.
This year’s bonus props were bowling balls, butt plugs, and Hillary
Clinton, so there were quite a few pieces with those props. Other common
themes: come shots (soooo many come shots this year). And there were
two pieces that featured instruments (Mouthpiece and Beethoven’s Stiff).
There was also quite a bit of both gay and lesbian sex. And, I was impressed and happy to see the number of pieces that showed condom use.
Yay HUMP! We even got Dan Savage as our MC and I EVEN bought myself a HUMP! shirt. Because I am cool like that ;)