Dorianne chats with Marina Bychkova, who makes dolls in exquisitely haunting combinations of sadness and eroticism; Shelley Secrett who organizes Cliterature, a two-evening event that celebrates women's sexuality in Kitchener-Waterloo; and Kristy Boyce, the creator and photographer behind What Dyke Looks Like, a "big gay lesbian photography project."
Bryen discusses punk, peelers, piercings, and all things phallic, as we pay homage to our time on earth leading up to our demise on December 21st. With the impending apocalypse this Friday we’re taking a look at a round-up of sex toys, events and other tantalizing tidbits that will rock your world as we know it, with both Nina from Come As You Are and George from Northbound Leather. As well, we’ll be listening to some rocking tunes from a couple acts performing at an End Of The World Punk Party that will also feature our two guests, Paige Turner and Red Zeppelin, who will tell us all about how they’ll be shedding their clothes to rock n roll. The event will also feature videos from Punks and Rocks, as well as piercings and tattoos to go out with from Punk Ass Piercings.
Louise welcomes Glasgow-based performance artist Louise Brodie. We'll look at dimensions of her processes, in Palm to Palm: The Art of Holding Hands. This performance project, involves her invitation to you to take part in her challenge, to accept holding her hand for atleast 30 minutes. She has been doing this everyday, through 2012.
Dorianne speaks with Rae Spoon, whose first book tells short stories about their experience growing up queer in an evangelical Christian family in Alberta; Antoine Elhashem from the Inspire Awards, which are currently accepting nominations for people and organizations in the LGBT community; and Sinclair Sexsmith, the editor of Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica.
It was a wild night on Sex City! Vijaya from Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention talked about their organization and the upcoming Sweetest Taboo Fundraiser; Tereasa Jay Cee of Dirty Bingo Toronto brought the fun of her events into the studio (and spanked Jon!); Darryl of Darryl's Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival told us all about the event coming this weekend and Martin Lingnau surprised us with the details of how is erotic photography site got its name.
Louise speaks to Vancouver-based author Anakana Schofield, with her first novel, Malarky. This strongly stirring read, follows Our Woman, an older woman in contemporary rural Ireland. She oscillates between a number of men in her life, along her drive to achieve her own senses of empowered pleasure.
Dorianne speaks with Olga Marques, who will be appearing at the upcoming Playground Conference, about her academic investigation into women's use of porn. She also chats with Sherwin Sullivan Tjia, the mastermind behind such events as the Strip Spelling Bee and Queer Slow Dance, both of which are have Halloweeny editions coming up this weekend. Finally, she talks to Billie Black & Dew Lily of Les Coquettes, whose show Bone Orchard Follies is playing tomorrow night.
Bryen speaks with Jordan and William about their new Kensington Market cultural hub called Videofag, and John Mitchell about his forthcoming film, Portrait of a Serial Monogamist. On the second half of the show Samantha Fraser will bring us up to date on Playground, a three day event in Toronto November 9th to 11th that takes a multi-faceted look at all aspects of human sexuality and relationships, and we conclude with Stephanie White from the Ryerson University Athletics who will tell us about the Ryerson Rams hockey team who are hosting their first LGBT Awareness Game on October 27th.
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Louise speaks to Jeff Sterne, a Toronto filmmaker exploring his penchant for plus-sized women, while questioning society's beauty ideals in his new documentary, Chubby Chasers. The Rev. Phil and Anne Ridler will be discussing bike smut and their nearing Erotic Bicycle Film Festival at Cinecycle.
Dorianne spoke with JP Robichaud, a bondage rigger who will be performing rope demos at the Art of Restraint in New York City this weekend; Tony Maggs, the man who invented the Little Rooster vibrator alarm clock; and Jade Elektra, a fabulous female impersonator, singer, and Mistress of Ceremonies.
Bryen got back to the books with students from the Sexual Diversity Studies Program at University of Toronto joining us, as well as a chat with Roy Mitchell, Executive Director of Trinity Square Video who tells us about the programming at his organization and a recently published article addressing the merits of one particular program and a surprise talk about internet porn!
Jon had a jam-packed show! He chatted with:
-acclaimed author and sex educator Sheri Winston about her workshops coming up at Good for Her
-Will Craddock of The Pin Project and event and display coming up at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
-Ms Kitty joins us again to tell us about being a nudist, Dominant, and much more
-Cheryl Dobinson will tell us about discussion Challenging the Stigma of STI's
Louise talks with Tamara Faith Berger about her recent narrative Maidenhead. It’s a very provocative tale tracing the turns of sixteen-year-old Myra, who meets Elijah, a Tanzanian musician twice her age during a spring break family vacation and enters his worlds of porn, race and class. Louise will also look in to Jon Pressick’s upcoming prostate passion workshop, set for Wednesday, September 19th at Come As You Are.
Dorianne talks to Sandy Tomany, an artist who has a series of gay bear themed art and Rudolf Biermann, the producer of a sexy new movie called The Holy Quaternity which will be featured at TIFF. Unfortunately we couldn't reach Tony Maggs, the inventor of an alarm clock that's also a vibrator, but he'll be on in the future!
Bryen chats with George Petros, author of “The New Transsexuals: The Next Step In Human Evolution”, Trevor MacDonald about his activism work around male breastfeeding rights, Suzanne Reesor about her event to raise funds for her partner’s top surgery, and we close with a sexciting chat with porn star and gym bunny Ryan Russell.
Rani Rhinestone has done her homework for a sexy back-to-school edition of the show featuring:
-Queer singer/songwriter Kate Reid who has a new initiative to bring queer educational programs to Public Schools
-Post-Graduate researcher Laura-Mae Lindo, who has developed a new model for understanding "outness" at work
-Toronto Burlesque Icon Tanya Cheex who is shaking her tatas to raise money for the Burlesque Hall of Fame
-Our Resident "style guy" Max Macdonald who will tell us what not to wear when we hit the books and flirt with the coeds.
Bryen chats with Zack Russell about his directorial debut of the sexy and provocative Ajax (por nobody) at SummerWorks next month here in Toronto, followed by an inside look at Daddy Star’s CD release of “sex songs” titled XXSEX, and he gets close with the infamous and controversial writer/photographer/filmmaker and trouble maker Bruce La Bruce who will fill us in on his recent exhibition in Italy, as well as his future meanderings.
Dorianne talks strip clubs! There are controversial by-laws about how and where your favourite stripper can give you a lap dance, that are currently under review by the city. Tonight we will talk to Rudi Czekalla-Martinez, Manager of Policy and Planning Services with Municipal Licensing and Standards for the City of Toronto; Tim Lambrinos, the Executive Director of the Adult Entertainment Association of Canada, who is the force behind the legal action to amend the by-laws; and Charlene, a licensed dancer whose work is directly affected by these rules.
Jon welcomes a fantastic variety of guests to the show for smart and sexy good times! We'll chat with Jasmine Aziz, retired vibrator seller and author of Sex & Samosas; Bill Burke, the writer and director of Sweet Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot; and Hima B., director of the upcoming documentary License to Pimp about strippers and labour conditions.
Bryen celebrates all things Pride related with Venus de Mars who will be performing a couple times during this weekend’s events, Ramon who is with the group Hanau I Ka Hula Na Kane performing at the Clean, Sober, and Proud Place, Bert from Totally Naked Toronto will tell us all about his group’s weekend festivities, Luka from Pride Toronto will fill us in on all the transgendered stage programming taking place, and we will close by chatting with Daddy Star who recently released a CD of “sex songs”.
Dorianne chats with Stella Cade, who has created a series of paintings that deal with her experience in sex work; S. Bear Bergman, who has published a set of kids' books for and about gender independent children; and Kimberley Whitchurch who paints and draws nudes, fetish and burlesque scenes.
Jon chats with Glenn Blake from AIDS Committee of Durham Region about their upcoming Pride celebrations culminating in Queerstock. Myna Wallin joined the show to untie the erotica phenomenon 50 Shades of Grey (with a dramatic reading by Jon, Myna and the Narrator!). As well, the crew from Heat of the Moment Express come on to tell us stories about their bustling sex toy hustling (with special guests!) and an exciting new projects. See their gift to Jon below.
Louise discusses the novel Beauty + Pity, with its Vancouver-based author Kevin Chong. Chong's narrative follows Malcolm Kwan, who undergoes his first major heartbreak, in tandem with his father’s dying. He meets Hadley a younger half-sister for the first, along his father’s funeral. While he aspires to model, various sexual complexities arise from this succession of events.
Rani chats with Andrea Gunraj from Metrac about their upcoming May Be Me celebration to end violence against women and children; Kieran Turner, the director of Jobriath AD, a documentary about a nearly iconic 1970s glam rock musician which will be screening at Inside Out; and finally to Mysterion the mind reader who will apply his skills on the air.
Dorianne chats with Jim Tushinski, the director of Dirty Poole, a documentary about Wakefield Poole who made internationally famous erotic art films, which will be screening at Inside Out and Andrew Murphy, the head of programming Inside Out LGBT Film Festival about all the other sexy films they'll be showing.
Jon welcomes Sex City favourites Kids on TV who come to showcase their brand new single "Bobby" (a torch song floor filler about the closeted relationship between 20th century pop artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns). Jon will also chat with Lusty Day about her intriguing zine "I saw your ad online." And a great way to kick off May is to participate in Masturbate-a-thon 2012, and Sarah Forbes-Roberts from Come As You Are will help us kick things off.
Louise discusses the short film House for Sale, with its director Eisha Marjara and its Montreal-based trans lead, Atif Siddiqui. The film challenges traditional heterosexual concepts of home and desire, through the movement and recollections of a transgendered character, through a posited homespace. http://vimeo.com/30089402
Dorianne is all over the Feminist Porn awards, chatting with Jiz Lee, Courtney Trouble, N Maxwell Lander and Coco La Creme!
Tonight on Sex City we chat with Sauci Calla Horra from Skin Tight Outta Sight about Strip Search and the Great Canadian Burlesque Festival, Kat Tildenberg from the University of Talinn tells us about her NSFW research, and queer performance artist Ryan G. Hinds, brings glitter to the CIUT studio.
Louise talks with LA author Dodie Bellamy. Her recent narrative, The Buddhist is drawn from her blogs generated from the ending of an affair with a Buddhist teacher and the subsequent fall-out. She questions the complexities of her desire and rage, between nodes of public shame -what is personal, what is public.
Bryen chats with Naked Toni from Oasis Aqua Lounge about what goes on behind closed doors, while Mike Feswick gives us a brief update on his launch party for “Up and Coming” taking place at Oasis this Sunday, Jasmine Peterson chats about life, her writings, and her discovery of polyamory, and writer/lecturer Simon Levay, known for his research on the brain and sexuality, discusses his newest book “Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation”.
Rani chats with Miss Quincy who tells us all about her sexy new album; Sarah M discusses the connection between sex work and feminism, and the Canadian Wolfman will has us all howling with laughter.
Dorianne interviews the people behind hot sexy queer dance nights Transgressions and Lesbeaux; the organizers of Sins Invalid: 'An unshamed claim to beauty in the face of invisibility', performances exploring sexuality by artists with disabilities; and a founding member of a new arts and culture organization InQueery as well as a special guest they'll be featuring at their first event.
Louise discusses Will Munro's ecstatic artistic legacy with established curator Philip Monk, involving a show currently mounted at the art gallery of york university. It's a loving tribute to a gay artist, who worked widely as a dj, music promoter, community catalyst, through his handcrafted stitchery. Will's work involves sexuality, punk glamour and social freedom. His spirit is much missed.
Jon chats with Lee-Anne Poole of Halifax's The Sex Festival, Jacqueline Sinclaire of The X and O Show and Phil Anderson of Gallery 1313's The Sex Show.
Guest host Dorianne Emm talks to fabulous guests Caleb Nault and Drew Deveaux from the Trans PULSE Project and activist Morgan M Page all about trans sexual health.
Jon is joined by fantastic sex journalists Joanna Chiu, Andrea Houston and Sex City guest host Dorianne Emmerton to discuss 2011's biggest sex stories as well as a look ahead to 2012 and what happenings might dominate the sex world.
Dorianne talks to Holden Keys about his new fashion blog for transmen, Trans/spotting, Terence Go the facilitator of Outwrites queer-friendly writing group performs some very sexy spoken word, and rookie bathhouse attendee Amanda talks about her experiences at last weeks' Pleasure Palace (Pleasure Palace).
Louise chats with Adam Seelig, the writer/director of Like the First Time (One Little Goat) This play centres on Fulvia, a protagonist who experiences mutable sexual personas simultaneously, including marriage/motherhood and sexual freedom. Louise also gives a peek at the Commitment Issues, with its curator jess Dobkin, a performance art evening, investigating dimensions of bodily commitment in relation to social, community dimensions.
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Rean talks to Nancy Salgueiro about giving birth at home, in water and on live streaming video. Next up is Ryerson journo student Alicia Hayashi who is making a documentary about gender neutral parenting. We end out the show with a conversation with scholar, poet and sex advice columnist Shaikh Habeeb Alli, the author of "Intimacy and the
Sacred in Muslim Communities".
Louise chats with Matthew Pollack, the director of Run Run It’s Him a stirring autobiographical documentary, exploring his lengthy porn addiction, with honest detail. It involves carefully culled footage, reenactments, as well as interviews with his parents, ex-girlfriends, female friends, and a fellow porn voluptuary.
Jon chats with man-about-town Michael Erickson, Derek Forgie from Heterosexuals for Same-Sex Equality and Sarah and Elisha from The Sex Appeals.
Bryen chats with two drag acts who will be at Pride NEXT weekend. King Codi and Rani Rhinestone blend drag and burlesque, while Divinesque pays homage to the queen of cult.
We also hear from organizers of Stonewall TO to fill us in on what happened last weekend from a grass roots alternative to Pride.
Rean speaks to Paula David at U of T about Intimacy, Sexuality and Aging. Then she'll be talking to Rachel Epstein about the new doc, Dykes Planning Tykes: Queering the Family Tree.
Bryen and others share memories of the inimitable Will Munro.
Louise speaks with author Claude Lalumiere about his new book The Door to Lost Pages, which involves strange mythical arcana in sexuality.
Louise discusses the book Under the Poppy with its author Kathe Koja.
Bryen chats with a bunch of guests, including Frank Mondeose from the Everything To Do With Sex Show, Jessy Gauthier of the Exotica Male Revue, burlesque beauty Roxi Dlite and filmmaker Elizabeth Canner discussing her documentary Orgasm, Inc.
Leah McCallister discusses Female Sexual Dysfunction with Tara McKee.
A discussion between host Louise Bak and author Christopher Ryan on the book he co-authored with Cacilda Jetha, Sex At Dawn http://www.sexatdawn.com/
The narratives explores plentiful scientific and ethnographic data with the prehistoric origins of human sexuality, questioning a lot of what we thought we know about our current standard ideals of monogamy and fidelity.
This week Bryen chats with not one, but two sexy ladies. We begin with author, columnist, and playwright Claudia Dey who gives us a peak behind the scenes of her new novel Bush Pilot: A Field Guide to Getting Luckier, as well as her weekly Globe and Mail column, Coupling - Advice on sex and relationships. On the second half of the show we meet up with Cheri Michael, sexuality coach, educator and founder of Eros Fine Arts. She will tell us all we need to know about sacred sexuality.
Host Jon Pressick welcomes Fyrestarter discussing her attempt to set the Canadian gangbang record; Estelle Lessard LaCroix tells us about Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition at the Montreal Science Centre; Kim and Natalie discuss their Awkard Zine project; and Olga Wolstenholme lets us peak at her blog, Cunlove.
Leanne is joined by the fabulous Lolo Lovely ('Want' & 'How to Be a Princess'), Alison Lee (Feminist Porn Awards) & Joanne Loton (dir: Women Will Come).
We talk about the history of feminist porn, what we're talking about when we even put the words feminist and porn together, issues of representation and identity in porn and who is addressing these in their work, and the role the feminist porn awards play in rewarding this kinda good behavior!
Tune in and get yer porn on!
Music by Tomboyfriend & the New Pornographers
Louise speaks with Toronto-based film writer Christopher Heard about his latest book "Britney Spears—Lost Little Girl."