'Power Erotic' directed by Lawrence Ferrara, and Safe Word directed by Todd Lilethun at Out Twin Cities Film Festival hosted by Theatres at Mall of America
Q&A with Lawrence Ferrara, director of Power Erotic, after the screening.
(USA) RT: 82 min.
'Safe Word' is on the same bill.
This documentary explores how power, dominance and masculinity influence human sexuality. Distinguished academics guide the audience through a maze of conflicting attitudes ranging from our evaluational instincts, to the psychological. Gay men speak out about the power dynamics that influence their sexuality challenging beliefs and reshape ideas. No effort is made to conceal their thoughts, beliefs and fantasies on what drives their sexual behavior. Candid conversations, some of which are captured after actual sexual encounters provide unusual access to the psychological aspects of sexuality. It is out of these insightful and revealing conversations that form the basis of this documentary. The final minutes of the film take a dramatic turn. Gay men confront their deepest, yet sometimes disturbing childhood experiences which influence their sexual identity.
'Safe Word' (USA) RT: 15 min.
A young gay couple engages in a role-playing fantasy in order to spice up their
relationship. Greg, the expert, seeks pleasure as a terrified sailor who is bound to a chair
when pirates hijack his boat. Billy, the novice, must overcome his squeamishness to
become a vicious buccaneer and extort Greg for the location of hidden treasure. When a
surprise guest changes the stakes, the fantasy turns into a twisted endgame with shocking
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