Soft-Porn Showcase Debuts This Morning At Annapolis Film Festival

Soft-Core Porn Showcase Annapolis Film Festival

The Annapolis Film Festival has grown steadily over the past three years as more varied, acclaimed, and controversial filmmakers have been attracted to this fledgling event in the sleepy town along the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. This year, a last minute Sunday showcase will test the mettle of the town’s gentry by highlighting films that are considered to be too risqué for most mainstream film festivals in Soft-porn Showcase on Sunday, the final day of the festival.

The Sunday feature will be limited to VIPs and special guests and will take place in the basement of St. Anne’s Church at Church Circle.

Soft-Porn Showcase

To manage the expectations of festival-goers, the organizers have emphasized that guests should not expect any full-length features such as you would see at the NYC Porn Film Festival, and that most entries are “shorts.” Ronald Jeremy, honorary chair for the showcase is certain that this new element to the festival goes a long way to recognizing a format that does not get respect.

“Soft-core porn is the stepchild of the film industry,” Jeremy lamented. “Name one soft-core porn feature that was nominated for an Academy Award or Golden Globe. You can’t do it. And there were plenty of movies that were worthy of consideration but, instead, they were relegated to the purgatory that is Cinemax or Showtime After Hours.”

A check of the Internet Movie Database confirms that no soft-core porn movie has ever been nominated for any major film award. It is that lack of recognition that some within the genre say has contributed to its slow demise.

“You just don’t see many soft-core projects greenlighted anymore,” said Chuck Barnaby, director of “Porky’s 4: Back in the Saddle,” a 1997 straight-to-VHS production. “It’s not just about [breasts] and [buttocks] when it comes to these movies, like a lot of people seem to think. There is a lot of highly-crafted storywork that goes into writing them with subtle layers of symbolism and metaphor. A believable plot has to be established. As directors we do all that. Plus, we add naked women.”

Soft-Core Porn Panel

After the showcase, a panel will take questions from the audience. Jeremy will lead the panel, which will also feature past and present soft-core porn actresses, Hyapatia Lee and Marilyn Chambers; along with Dominique Strauss Kahn, and former Anne Arundel County Executive, John Leopold. Audience members will be able to submit their questions on index cards in advance.

Soft-Porn Showcase Venue

The showcase is an 18+ show and will take place in the private viewing room in the basement of the parish right after the 12:30pm mass. The showcase has been sold out, and it is recommended that ticket holders arrive at least 20 minutes early to get a good seat.

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