Vote for Jennifer’s erotic events to appear at SXSW 2020


Vote for Jennifer’s erotic events to appear at SXSW 2020

Fri, Aug 23 2019 @0:00 - 23:59

Help us educate the SXSW public about the hidden underground of lush ground-breaking modern erotic film...Vote online now!

SXSW PanelPicker 2020 voting


Vote for Jennifer’s ideas!

Located in the creative hub of Austin, Texas (Slogan: “Keep Austin Weird!”), the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival/conference celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries in an extreme cross-pollination  — gaining a cult following from creative professionals and tech futurists alike.


Jennifer has offered to come give two special events at SXSW 2020: A special presentation and her popular workshop. Please vote for them both before August 23, 2019!


PanelPicker poster for Jennifer Lyon Bell's SXSW 2020 submission - Explicit Intimacy: Sex as the New Frontier in Film
PanelPicker poster for Jennifer Lyon Bell’s SXSW 2020 submission – Explicit Intimacy: Sex as the New Frontier in Film


1. Explicit Intimacy: Sex as the New Frontier in Film

Erotic cinema, especially erotic cinema that incorporates explicit imagery into sex scenes, is nearly completely quarantined in the indie film world. For example, out of more than 8000 film festivals and screening events on FilmFreeway, only 25 mention that they accept erotic subject material. Not even half of 1%! Yet there’s a lush underground of ground-breaking modern erotic film which is aesthetically challenging, full of sexual diversity, and a hugely refreshing break from the clichés of sex and gender that pervade mainstream lovescenes just as much as they pervade the “adult” industry’s images. In this presentation, I screen several clips from the luminaries of this genre, and aim to highlight just what riches the festivals, video platforms, distribution channels are missing out on. Vote here for this presentation!


Poster for SXSW 2020 voting in PanelPicker for Jennifer' sidea: From Fantasy To Film: Erotic Movie Design Workshop
Vote for Jennifer’s SXSW 2020 idea: From Fantasy To Film: Erotic Movie Design Workshop


2. From Fantasy To Film: Erotic Movie Design Workshop

What makes a sex scene great? The best way to learn is to try and design your own. Everyone interested in cinema, from newbies through seasoned film professionals, can enjoy this intro to erotic filmmaking. In this unique workshop, Jennifer strives to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can explore your ideas and creativity. She gives psychology exercises to unearth your erotic imagination and help you decide what you’d personally love to see on film, no matter how soft or hard. She walks you through various erotic genres and styles to help you choose the aesthetics of how you want to express your idea. Finally, you’ll walk out with your own storyboard to take home. Not only will you learn about sexual cinema, you might learn something about yourself. (Workshop, 2 hours). Vote here for the workshop!


This would be an amazing opportunity for Jennifer to evangelize for erotic filmmaking, including drawing attention to the corporate censors ship that cheats everyday people out of understanding the amazing and rich range of sexual imagery that can entertain, educate, and liberate.


SXSW partially bases their decision on how many “regular” people vote for the presentations.


Vote now! Voting open from now till August 23

Will you pretty please vote for Jennifer’s two ideas?


  1. Go to one of the events:  Explicit Sex: Intimacy As The New Frontier In Film    OR     From Fantasy To Film: Erotic Movie Design Workshop
  2. On the left side, where it says “Cast Your Vote,” pick “Vote Up”
  3. It may ask you to create an account if you’re new to the site. It’s a long-running prestigious festival, so it’s OK to do it.
  4. Go back and “vote up” the other one of Jennifer’s events!

If you’re a SXSW lover, mark your calendars for March 2020 in Austin — fingers crossed!


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Other recent events


Contemporary Pornography talk at TENCLUB

Jennifer shows her work in a summer TENCLUB evening of sex-positive discussion about Contemporary Pornography -- in a steampunk mansion.

Wed, Jun 26 2019 @19:30 - 23:59

London roundtable: Who’s Afraid Of Porn? at Uncensored

Jennifer is pleased to be speaking on Uncensored Fest's roundtable panel, hosted by "Porn Studies" journal editor Clarissa Smith, about ethics, censorship, and feminism.

Sun, May 19 2019 @19:30 - 21:30

London workshop: From Fantasy To Film at Uncensored Fest


The new Uncensored art/porn/activism festival in London, England has invited Jennifer to teach her workshop “From Fantasy To Film: Design Your Own Erotic Film.”

Sat, May 18 2019 @13:30 - 16:30

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