CineKink panel: Adult in NYC
Thursday, October 12, 2006

NEW YORK — The CineKink Film Festival will host a panel about the current state of adult entertainment in New York City on Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. Lisa Vandever, co-founder and director of the festival, said the time was right to reevaluate her home city's role in the adult biz.

"We want to reclaim the title of Smut Capital of the World," she told XFANZ. "We took a blow when we got all corporatized, but we want to give L.A. a run for its money."

The panel, "The State of Smut: NYC," will examine New York's role as the hub of alternative erotica. Panelists will consider whether or not New York's adult content is any different from the adult movies made in Los Angeles, and if so, what it's like working in the adult biz in New York.

The panel will be moderated by Audacia Ray, a contributor to and an executive editor at Spread Magazine. She recently directed her first adult feature, The Bi Apple.

Other panelists include:

• Comstock Film's Tony Comstock, who primarily makes erotica that features real-life lovers.
• Lucas Entertainment art director Tony Dimarco, who produces high-end gay movies.
• Black Mirror Productions' Joe Gallant, who produces adult content in New York's East Village.
• Candida Royalle, founder of Femme Productions, which produces adult content mainly for women.

Anthology Film Archives will host the event. It's located at 32 Second Avenue in New York. Admission is $9 at the door, $8 in advance.

The CineKink Film Festival recognizes excellence in erotic cinema from both the mainstream and adult film industries, all with a focus on alternative sexuality.

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