Adult film screening series debuts with Cheryl Dunye’s Mommy is Coming, a benefit for the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pink and White Productions announces the debut of a new screening series “PinkLabel.TV Presents,” inviting Bay Area porn connoisseurs to come together and enjoy erotic films like they did in adult’s golden days — at the cinema!
Hand-curated to pair diverse themes with altruistic pursuits, PinkLabel.TV screenings benefit community organizations and shines a spotlight on the site’s eclectic adult film catalogue.
“PinkLabel.TV Presents” begins on Sunday, November 18th at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland, California with Cheryl Dunye’s sex comedy Mommy is Coming. A sassy, raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy underground of Berlin, the film has been honored by the Feminist Porn Awards and has screened at Berlinale, Frameline, and other festivals worldwide. Mommy is Coming is preceded by short films opening the program: Tribute and Crystal Clear by Max Disgrace, Orgy #001 by AORTA Films, and Birthday by PinkLabel.TV’s very own curator, Shine Louise Houston.
“If you screen them, they will come.” (But let’s keep the sex on-screen only, please!) Following in the footsteps of local and international adult film festivals, and in the legacy of the San Francisco’s iconic Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre, the screening series aims to provide a place where creators and film buffs can appreciate creative works which challenge social preconceptions of porn and sexuality.
The New Parkway Theater (“Pizza, Pub, and Picture!”) is known for community-focused programming and its locally-sourced menu, craft beers, and comfortable couch seating. The venue welcomes the screening, having housed past presentations of festivals like Cinekink in addition to screenings by Dunye, Houston, and many other adult filmmakers over recent years.
Tickets prices range from $10-50, with proceeds benefiting the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project. Due to explicit content, attendees must be over 18 years of age to attend. For more information and to purchase tickets, see PinkLabel.TV.
Created by Pink and White Productions’ director Shine Louise Houston, PinkLabel.TV holds an impressive catalogue of independent adult films, offering content creators a viable, respectful adult video hosting platform with essential resources to support unique visions.
About Cheryl Dunye
Cheryl Dunye emerged as part of the 1990’s “queer new wave” of young filmmakers. Dunye’s work often examines issues of race, sexuality and identity. Her debut film, THE WATERMELON WOMAN, is recognized as the first feature to be directed by a Black lesbian filmmaker. Dunye has received numerous awards and honors including a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Presently Dunye is a Professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. For more, see CherylDunye.com.
The Queer Women of Color Media Art Project (QWOCMAP) creates, exhibits, and distributes high-impact films that reflect the lives of queer women of color and non-binary/transgender people of color (of any orientation), and address the intersecting social justice issues that concern our communities. QWOCMAP nurtures filmmakers as artist-activist leaders for social change. For more, visit qwocmap.org.