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BAS Pride 2015- Hanky Code: The Movie in SoMa Wednesday (6/17)

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Ah, the hanky: Our community’s polychromatic tradition of flagging the way we like to fuck. Being a perv and a nerd, I’m obviously a fan, with it’s origins supposedly going back in the mists of time to square dances full of randy forty-niners and wayward sailors out for a hot one on the town that night, bellies full of hangtown fry and rotgut.

The custom is most famous for it’s 1970’s renaissance, but since has grown beyond into broader realms of gender and interpretation. Thusly, the Queer Cultural Center, Perwinkle Queer Cinema and the Center For Sex & Culture brings us Hanky Code: The Movie, which “brings Queer and Trans* filmmakers across a spectrum of genres, styles, genders, and locations to dissect the code in this epic anthology feature of more than 15 short films! Each filmmaker or filmmaking team tells a story of a different color/fetish of the code. Films range from narrative to experimental to erotic and animated, with many films redefining the traditional code with colors, patterns, and fetishes up to creative interpretation of the artist.”

How do you flag, buddy? Left, right? Piss yellow, ramrod-red or blow-job blue? Not sure? Not to worry! Just stop by the show and taste the rainbow.


Hanky Code: The Movie
Wednesday, June 17, 2015  @ 7:30 p.m.

The Center for Sex & Culture
1349 Mission Street (@ Grace)
[South of Market]
$7.00- $10.00
No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds

Image from Hanky Code: The Movie.

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Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
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