August 30, 2016

Where Vermont meets New Hamptire

At the junction of the Connecticut River, the Mascoma River and the White River is town called White River Junction. That is the next stop for Bike Smut!

Our last visit to WRJ was 7 years ago! Since we make an original 90-min program each year that's a lot of porn to choose from. What rare gems will we unearth for the unsuspecting denizens of this sleepy berg?



We have some pretty sexy bikes in some very sexy videos... a scant few are from Italy, where they really know a thing or two about bike porn!


There's also a few from the southwest, Beaus and Arrows shows women hunting for their bikesexual partners...




Then from Montreal, we have Brazen Saddles... an all fem bikepunx gang traps a queer bike cop and punish them with handcuffs and bike tube floggers.


or the immensely popular, Derailed, where professional porn star, Sebastian Keys shows Johnny Utah the importance of proper tension in your bike repairs!



Plus we get to make a special performance! We have so many! What a delightful choice to have available!!



Its a great problem to have and as many of you know, we are all about having better problems!


Wednesday August 31
Main St Museum
58 Bridge St. White River Junction
6:30-doors
7-8pm presentations and opening
8pm - films
End - performance
We will have a presentation from Dr. Victoria Hartmann, director of the Sex Museum in Las Vegas 

August 28, 2016

Ride As Bare As You Dare in Troy, NY!

This afternoon enjoy a Bare As You Dare ride!


 
This ride is clothing optional, which means express yourself however you like. Be creative! We are protected in our rights both constitutionally and within city & state codes to bike in as much (optional) nudity as we want since this ride falls under artistic, political, and educational expression.


Bare As You Dare Bike Ride!
Troy Bike Rescue
3280 6th ave 
FREE
4pm



We will meet at Troy Bike Rescue (TBR) to conduct bike safety checks, decorate, and get comfy before the ride. Any kind of non-motorized transportation is welcome. Helmets are encouraged.
Most of all, it is a fun and lively event that allows us to make bicycling super visible and celebrate our liberation on many fronts! Then great ready for the last ever Troy screening of Bike Smut!


 

August 26, 2016

Troy, Ready For the Bikesexual Future

Although it may not appear on the top 10 lists of any swanky magazines, Troy, New York has been keep their underground festive and lively, building their culture on their own. That kind of entrepreneurial spirit lends itself to appreciating other DIY kinda activities. So it is really exciting when we have talented hosts who want to actually take advantage of our presence and ACTUALLY *ADD* to the overall event!

It's like my excellent hosts in Milan once said, "Ya know, we a-love the Bike Schmoot, its great but the best part is not the films, its the pretext for our community to make our own bikesexual art"

Whew. When my people get it... they get it!



In the first year Bike Smut came to Troy was only two programs ago for The Porny Express. Reverend Phil was bike touring across North America and had to do some creating routing to grom from Montreal to Burlington back to the Capital District, then back to Boston, but they totally made it worth it and hosted a fun quick show... and The Troy Bike Rescue gave Rev.Phil one of the best, most confusing t-shirts ever!

srsly, there's a heart riding a bike, with a hypodermic needle as an eyeball... and some exposed rib cage, perhaps?


 The following year we had the right people lined up and sure enough they made sure to make it more involved with more people and more fun! Extra events and silly games were planned including a naked bike ride that was a series of Cop Cars following very slowly and creeping people out until we crossed the bridge out of their jurisdiction and all the drivers backed up behind them started passing us with great indifference to our well-being. The peril was no match for our optimism! As even as bikes were needing repair the team gathered and made it a fun time for all.


Now we have a community of sexy bike people, who are gonna make it a really exciting night!

Come celebrate liberation on wheels!



We will meet at Troy Bike Rescue (TBR) to conduct bike safety checks, decorate, and get comfy before the ride. Any kind of non-motorized transportation is welcome. Helmets are encouraged.






Bare As You Dare Bike Ride!
Troy Bike Rescue
3280 6th ave 
FREE
4pm

  

This ride is clothing optional, which means express yourself however you like. Be creative! We are protected in our rights both constitutionally and within city & state codes to bike in as much (optional) nudity as we want since this ride falls under artistic, political, and educational expression.

Most of all, it is a fun and lively event that allows us to make bicycling super visible and celebrate our liberation on many fronts! Then great ready for the last ever Troy screening of Bike Smut!



Bike Smut 9: Science Friction in Troy, NY
Sunday, August 28
The Ranch - 442 2nd St.
6pm
$7
with snacks, libations, and LIVE PERFORMANCES!

with beer from Rare Form
adult material from eXpressions
 intrigue va La Domaine Esemar



August 25, 2016

Cops, Violence & Porn: Peeling Back the Chamois

Happy news day to us! Bike Smut has had a few excellent media moments, basking in the sunshine of GQ Italy, being on the front page of Malmo, Sweeden's daily paper, and an excellent article in a publication in Spain. But while all of these are great for their own reasons lightning has just struck twice for one talented writer who intrinsically "get it"

Cops, violence & porn, Rachel Elizabeth Jones of Seven Days peels back the chamois.
(this is not the actual title, but it probably should have been because unlike in every other previous media engagements this was not the first time Bike Smut talked with this writer.


For the 2nd time Ms Jones has stepped up to the plate for Bike Smut and also the 2nd time she has knocked it out of the park. Her 1st article appeared in Bone Shakers Magazine in 2012, covering the fabled "Orgasm Trail" a choose-your-own-bikeporn-adventure.  It has long since sold out (Bones Shakers is an excellent publication; you should definitely subscribe to it) but the archive PDF is free here (go to pages 34-39, then read the rest) so you can see the article and also some fantastic photographs from Bike Smut in Madrid, Spain; Graz, Austria; Tucson, Arizona; Lyon, France and Bucharest, Romania (whew! that was a good tour!)
Bike Smut takes bike culture and the fetishization of the bicycle deeper than ever. Reverend Phil’s call for “better transportation and better sex” is irresistible, as are the Bike Smut pillars: joyful exploration, shameful flirtation, and radical honesty – after all, shouldn’t social change be orgasmic? Follow the tour here.
A shorter version of that boneshaker article is also still available on the Creosote Journal's website


Now Ms Jones is back! Due to her previous masterful handling of the topic we gave her more intimate access to our founder, Reverend Phil* for a more serious chat about the history of this plucky film and performance festival.

At first glance, Bike Smut could be easily dismissed as trite, and a mere distraction. We don't mind idea from individual viewers so much. There are a lot of ideas about sexuality and mobility (hello wheelchair porn!) presented during a show and viewers who want to think about them can. Those who want to just enjoy it as something silly and playful can do that too. Not every bit of artistic media has to have such complex flavors that challenge the mind. Sometimes you just wanna ride your bike and that's good enough.

We are not even that bothered by lazy media. We know how difficult writing can be and doing it under impossible deadlines can make for some slapdash work.  No what we really bristle at is manipulation of ideas to fit a perceived audience.  Our noble efforts can be easily twisted to appear as a freak show either by editors with an agenda (looking at you Vice!Mag). This is the kind of click bait that leaves readers feeling duped and wanting to avoid engagement altogether. Its an impossible scenario. Good journalism has been devalued in favor of high volumes of vapid stories and writers so often told that exposure will make up for the lack of actual compensation that doing good work has become a virtual impossibility.



Thankfully some writers care a little more,  dig a little deeper and the results show. In this article Ms Jones shows some of the challenges to running an ethical porn film festival on no budget and why it sucks being Tazered and arrested and prosecuted days before a World Premiere is a rough way to start things. Many of our strongest political leanings are not explicitly commented on but simply made into the structure of Bike Smut. Bike Smut's form of distribution, our not distaste for abuse of power, or the drive to keep our footprint (or tire tread, if you will) as small as possible while still having a significant impact!

Bravo to Ms Jones! Please tweet at the fabulous writer of TWO of the best articles ever written about Bike Smut:

* whose stories can verge on the epic... either being unbelievably overwhelming or just too fucking long

August 22, 2016

Feel the chill... the empty void without bike porn... Burlington

Following an amazing show in Boston, Bike Smut is getting ready to press on to the rest of the lucky parts of New England, Canada, the Rust Belt and Great Lakes. First up Burlington, Vermont!

We are fortunate the amazing venue, Arts Riot has played host to Bike Smut for the past 3 years. They have the space and equipment to make a show that lights a fire under the mostly mild-mannered butts of Vermont's capital city. Plus we have some really exciting local artists who are making some excellent live performance too!

the first time we blended enthuistically


Featuring: Songbird, Lauren Lauren Larken and Dj Beet Pilgrim, Steve Scuderi

This little blurb is a big part of why we are so excited Larken is partnering up with Bike Smut... again:
Larken creates art campaigns that initiate crucial dialog about gender issues and community building. As a founder of HollabackNYC and Radical Performance Group, she has designed, created, and performed on behalf of community groups such as The Alliance Against Sexual Assault, Times UP!, and Freegan Info. Intended to supplement her Danish Fulbright application, this short piece shows her using an interactive artistic approach to complex social issues, making activism fun, free and sexy.
 SO HAWT!

Plus one of the best writers that ever published an article that right is now working at the local weekly, 7 Days, which we assume will have people dancing in the streets!

blame this photo on Times Up, NYC

Get your advance tickets now and save 30% off the door!

Bike Smut 9: Science Friction
Thursday, Aug 25
Arts Riot - 400 Pine St
7:30 Doors
8:00 Show
$6 presale | $9 Day of
With Live Performance

ADULTS ONLY

http://sevendaystickets.com/events/35062788/bike-smut-9-science-friction-the-final-new-england-tour-or-something

So how much do we love New England? A BurlingTON!

THATS IT! MY LAST VERMOUNT JOKE! I WILL MOCK THIS NEW ENGLAND TOWN NO MORE FOREVER!

August 1, 2016

Bikesexual Boston: The End is Neigh

It is fitting that our final US/Canadian tour begins in the original cultural capitol of the United States. Boston has seen Bike Smut at its dazzling highs and depressing lows.

Along the way we have been blessed to have excellent help. Igniting the bikesexual revolution was a pair of local bicycle-fun activists we had met in Portland, Sara and Jamie.  Jamie would help connect the dots in various cities as she traveled the world; Sara would go on to organize Boston's World Naked Bike Ride and provided much needed comforts that are so rare when on the road.

The gender-queer dynamo, Aliza of Truth Serum.org provided unparalleled marketing power. We sold out The Brattle Theater on our very first screening! Richard Meek and a photographer Derek Kouyoumjian from The Boston Phoenix promoted and documented the extraordinary presentation of "Bike Smut 3: Cycle Bound" Ending with a live song and dance performance parody of Dirty Dancing's "The BikePorn of My Life" with a 3-person, full-Monty burlesque and stirringly infectious sing along at the end.










Whew. Hard act to follow.

That was 6 years ago, and a lot has changed. Touring with a team of radical queers is both as exhilarating and painful as it sounds. Then we learned our promotional powerhose Aliza had suffered a major accident that would leave her brain hemorrhaging and needing multiple surgeries to save her life. They survived but the damage had been done. The torrent of words that had once flowed from Aliza with such speed and clarity were severely debilitated. Truth Serum and the community of people who depended on it to provide access to quality gender-bending art were in limbo.

After trying for many years to recapture the magic without Aliz'a help Bike Smut had to rebuild.  Rev.Phil decided to bike tour with Bike Smut as a challenge to see if he could "walk the walk." He bike toured across AND around North America, presenting Bike Smut 7: The Porny Express in dozens of cities, riding thousands of miles from Minneapolis to Montreal to Mexico with all the necessary gear that used to fill a van.



Bike Smut found a comfort in more intimate venues. Teaming up with a tall glass of smart water, the typically-Boston-brilliant, bike punk, Q helped us secure and fill an underground venue space. It was packed with our fav kind of audience, curious and vocal perverts! They had excellent questions making an engaging Q and A session followed by a strip down naked-style dance party!  It was supremely rewarding to have some of our favorite organizers and filmmakers at that show, especially because we had worked hard on promoting Bike Smut and we all want it to fulfill that potential promise of being the catalyst for joyous celebration of our liberty and sexuality in motion. It was no small feet for Aliza to get up the 7 flights of stairs nor stick it out to the end as such an engaging show can be overwhelmingly taxing even to healthy grey matter. Brain damage is a real thing and healing from it takes a lot of patient work. We are exceedingly grateful to the community of people who have and continue to support Aliza. Thank you!

Last year we were delighted to find Aliza was starting to organize events again, this time creating space for people to create their own art while challenging taboos at Dr Sketchy's! Sara and Rev.Phil took the opportunity to be models for Dr Sketchy before the screening of Bike Smut 8: Come Again. More exciting performances and a rapt audience. More photos from Aliza.







Which brings us to today. This week we will present Bike Smut 9: Science Friction, our final screening in Boston. We have a series of movies and performances based on the theme including: interracial alien orgies, power-tool wielding lesbians, Mexican post-porn saddle squirting, polybikesexual queer trans babes armed with dildo flamethrowers, hunting for a mate in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and time traveling sex missionaries!

But before that we have a special event where Reverend Phil will make a rare powerpoint presentation called:
BIKESEXUAL REVELATIONS:  
 A DECADE OF DECADENCE IN 45 MINUTES

HOW I LEARNED TO STOP BULLSHIT PATRIARCHY AND LOVE RADICAL INTERDEPENDENCE

Its gonna be amazing!

Both events are hosted at Aeronaut Brewing Company  at 14 Tyler Street Somerville, MA

Wednesday, Aug 3rd
5pm bike workshop with SHIFT bike collective
6:30 Ken Smith of Rejjee explores safe, consensual BDSM with your bike by locking it up in public
7:15pm Bikesexual Revelations
FB event





Sunday, August 7
8:15pm, Adults Only, $9 donation
Live Performances
ONE NIGHT ONLY
FB event





Following this event we have screenings in New Haven, Troy, Burlington, White River Junction, Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Peoria, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and Minneapolis. Please connect us with other people along the way!


We need help finding people and venues in other New England towns. Help Providence, Northampton and Portland, Maine discover their bikesexuality!



Pics from Bike Smut 3: Cycle Bound by Derek Kouyoumjian, Tom Meek and The Boston Phoenix