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LA Fetish Film Festival Plays to Packed House with Awards Ceremony

LA Fetish Film Festival Red Carpet Michael Simmons, Venus Prototype and Erik von Gutenberg

Erik von Gutenberg, Venus Prototype & Michael Simmons on the Red Carpet of LA FET awards

Hollywood, California– Saturday, April 16, 2011 Bar Sinister was rocked by the Awards Ceremony for the first annual Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival, and it was a night to not only congratulate the winners of this year’s event, but also a time for the city’s hottest performers and artists to converge in an outpouring of creative solidarity.

People of every artistic persuasion came to celebrate the first time The City of Angels has been treated to a public glimpse of the underground fetish movement that has been working its way around the world for the past decade. Devotees of the genre came from as far abroad as Europe to sample the cinematic delights of the highly stylized and deeply personal films.

Independent film reviewer and G4 regular, Chris Gore was exuberant as he quipped, “I see a lot of movies, and sometimes I feel abused watching them. I feel beaten down. . . and not in a good way. The Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival is the first time I actually enjoyed it!”

Gracing the red carpet were dozens of beautiful fetish models displaying the haute couture of latex virtuoso Venus Prototype. Among the divas modeling these stunning designs were Courtney Cruz, Emily Marilyn, Josi Kat, Iza La Vamp, Jesse Pagz, Goddess Sativa and Scar.

Also in attendance was a who’s who of LA counter culture performers and celebrities, including performance group Sex and Metal who blew away the audience with an elaborate stage show, director and producer Master Liam, actress Elizabeth Aston, director Penny Antine, bands Blood on the Dance Floor and Murder By Television, Fetish Master Simon Blaze, actress Nicole Nogrady of CSI and Live Free or Die Hard, Dissident Poet and author, Dennis Cruz and the American Fetish Nylon Girls.

Erik Von Gutenberg, publisher and front runner in the new fetish movement, was in high spirits as he worked his way through the crush of congratulations at the end of the evening. “When Michael Simmons came to me with this idea, I thought ‘Had this not been done before?’ It is obvious from the reaction of the people that are here tonight, that it is a huge success. There are hundreds of people in this club that are seeing this form of entertainment for the very first time.”

Event Producer Michael Simmons said, “I felt there was a need in this remarkably creative community for a festival that would embrace the very large, very intense fetish movement in contemporary culture. And we were proven correct by the sold out festival. This inaugural international celebration of fetish in fashion, culture and films was exceptionally well received by the community. You could not move in the club after 11 o’clock. This was a sold out event.”

Winners of the 2011 Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival are;

Best Short -‘A Woman Under the Veil, directed by Bobbie Kitchens

Best DocumentaryLove, Hugs & Kisses, directed by Mrs. G

Olivia’s ChoiceProject Morning Star, directed by Grant Wheeler

Directors’ ChoiceLick Me, directed by James Avalon

New Vision Award – Director Jee, for shorts The Client, Eisenhower and The Assignment

The Blue Movie AwardBlind Love, directed by James Avalon

Best FeatureIndetrio, written and directed by Vivian Darkbloom

Judges for the 2011 Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival were, Simmons, fashion fetish photographer Alejandra Guerrero, fetish photographer Eric Kroll, Master Liam, Dr. Susan Block and burlesque diva, Olivia Bellafontaine. The Official Media Sponsor for the event was von Gutenberg Media. Other esteemed sponsors included, American Fetish, LA Decadence, Gold Sponsor Stockroom, who provided the VIP gift bags, Extreme Restraints, FetBiz and KinkEvents.

All Photo Credits: Glenn Francis for Pacific Pro Digital, http://PRphotos.com

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Taya Parker and Tony Batman Bring Screaming O to Legz

Martinsburg, West Virginia – The Legz Gentlemen’s Clubs in West Virginia have hosted some of the biggest Adult Entertainment Events and Feature Entertainers in the area through the years, and April 28 through the 30th the Legz Clubs take that to an even higher level by throwing possibly the sexiest weekend party ever.

Penthouse Pet of the Year, and Bret Michaels “Rock of Love” winner, Taya Parker will be performing her award winning Feature Dance shows live on stage Thursday through Saturday at the gigantic Legz Club Martinsburg. Taya Parker,(www.TayaParker.com) is now one of the top Feature Entertainers and also arguably the most sought after Headliners on the Feature Circuit. Adult Personality and comedic actor Tony Batman will also be at the Legz Club hosting the sexy, award winning, Screaming O Club Show Contest.

The Screaming O Contest™ is an audience participation, crowd pleaser that has been the “bring the house down” headline feature at every major adult venue from Los Angeles to Australia, including, Miami, New York, Denver, Toronto and Las Vegas, and has been featured on TV’s Bad Girls Club and the G4 Television Network.

The Screaming O Show and Contest has three different ways to win, “The Sucker Contest” gives contestants a chance to show their oral skills on stage, “The Rodeo Ride” contest is for the couples in the crowd where they get a chance to ride their partner with passion, hoping to impress the judges, The Infamous Screaming O “Orgasm” contest lets contestants really scream off their sexual pipes on the microphone, hoping to win over the judges and maybe wake the neighbors! All contestants win prizes and the winners will receive a prize basket of Screaming O Sexy products valued at hundreds of dollars.

The popular A Entertainment News, which covers sexy events around the United States and Canada, will also be at Legz Martinsburg to do an article about what is sure to be the biggest event in Gentlemen’s Clubs that week, and possibly of 2011.

The A Entertainment News crew will also be giving out free prizes, including WET Lube samples, Safe Sex Kits, Free Adult DVDs and more, from the stage all weekend long from their sponsors: X-Play, Sugar DVD, and WET Personal Lubricants.

The Legz Gentlemen’s Club Martinsburg is located at, 80 Aero Street in Martinsburg, West Virginia. You can call the club for directions or more information 304-267-3813.

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LA Fetish Film Festival Announces Screening and Awards Schedule

LA Fetish Film Fest Saturday, April 16

Hollywood, California – View the video and film artists’ visual explorations of cinematic Fetish, as the Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival [http://losangelesfetishfilmfestival.com], screens the 16 finalist entries in the first annual event, beginning at 12:00 PM (PST), Saturday, April 16, 2011 at CineFamily Theatre. Winners will be announced at the official Red Carpet Awards Show, at Bar Sinister beginning at 8:30 PM, the same evening.

While “fetish” has become somewhat of a stereotypical buzz word, it is not relegated to visions of men and women wrapped in leather. Entrants of the Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival, explore many different aspects of fetish, beyond that limited view. World renowned sexologist, author and director, Dr. Susan Block explains the scope of fetish, “A sexual fetish is a profound erotic desire for ‘something’. That ‘something’ can be anything from high heels to hamburgers, from angora to airplanes, from money to mortuaries. One can even have a fetish for a concept, like fame, or a feeling, like love. Whatever the sexual fetish, the fetishist invests in it great sexual power.”

Categories to be awarded cash prizes in the final trophy round include; “Best Feature”, “Best Short”, “The Director’s Choice” and an award in honor of burlesque diva, Olivia Bellafontaine, the “Olivia’s Favorite” award. Front runners for the finalist division include Vivian Darkbloom’s, ‘Indietro’, and a documentary on the politics of fetish, ‘A Woman Under the Veil, directed by Bobbie Kitchens. As a special treat, the fetish driven psychological horror feature, ‘American Fetish’, written and directed by Michael Simmons, will be screened before the juried competitors entries begin.

Screening of the Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival contestant entries in both the short film and feature film categories will be presented at CineFamily Theater, located at 611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036. Tickets are available for the screening both in advance online at losangelesfetishfilmfestival.com and at the door. Entry is restricted to those 18 years of age and older. Screens will darken at 4:00 PM.

A red carpet arrival to the awards venue kicks off a night of deliciously deviant sensual overload, as live and recorded performance meet in the intimate sanctuary of Bar Sinister. Venus Prototype presents a special Fetish Fashion Show featuring her vinyl and latex creations. Erotic and scandalous performances will be presented by Sex and Metal and Miss Bellafontaine, while the Naked Catering team serves up temptation of another variety.

Judges for the 2011 Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival are festival producer and director, Simmons, fashion fetish photographer Alejandra Guerrero, publisher Erik von Gutenberg, fetish photographer Eric Kroll, film producer and director, Master Liam, Dr. Susan Block and Bellafontaine. The Official Media Sponsor for the event is von Gutenberg Media. Other esteemed sponsors include, American Fetish, LA Decadence, Extreme Restraints, who donates the Zeus Digital Power Box electro-stimulator to the grand prize winner, and KinkEvents.

The Red Carpet Entry for the Official 2011 Awards Ceremony of Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival opens at 8:30PM, with the Awards presentation beginning at 9:30. Bar Sinister is located at 1652 Cherokee Avenue, Hollywood, California, 90028. Bar Sinister is an 18+ venue. Flash your best fetish attire for this special event.

Advance tickets are available online through the official website, losangelesfetishfilmfestival.com. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door for those wishing to attend the official awards ceremony on Saturday, April 16. Press checking for the event opens at 8:15 PM. The VIP guest and press pass lists are now open. Please contact info@blackandbluemedia.com for more information.

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1st Annual Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival Unveils Dark Delights

LA Fetish Film Festival 2011 flier

Hollywood, California – April showers may bring an abundance of glowing color to the Southland, but the three day Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival [http://losangelesfetishfilmfestival.com], held Thursday, April 14 through Saturday, April 16, 2011, promises to eclipse nature’s vivid display with performance art and cinematic competition with a decidedly darker edge.

Featuring an eclectic selection of fetish films and imagery, this year’s competition includes the West Coast premier of director Vivian Darkbloom’s CineKink Award winning feature, Indietro. All will be showcased amid delightfully depraved venues, filled with live performance, photographic art galleries and hedonistic pursuits.

This dark journey of visual delights begins Thursday with a grand opening party at Club Monte Cristo, as guests preview the entries competing for the Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival’s top awards. Naked Catering will provide a selection of decadent goodies to sate the hunger of even the most ravenous night denizen, as the performance stage explodes with wicked explorations of fetishism, bondage and suspension by Sex and Metal and the Nylon Girls, culminating in cash prizes for those most elegantly bedecked in their fetish best.

Friday becomes more intimate, with an exclusive private party to let the festival contestants play the night away, before the Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival moves toward its glorious culmination on Saturday April 16, with a full day of screenings beginning at noon. Winners will be announced and presented with their trophies at the Awards show, held at Bar Sinister in Hollywood. The final evening will begin with a red carpet arrival to the awards venue, honoring the Fetish Divas, Dominants and submissives that fill the shadowed fantasy world of the fetish film movement. After the paparazzi has lit the night fantastic, the party will continue indoors, going deeper and darker into the night, weaving audio and visual dreams while a Fetish Fashion Show and performance troupe Sex and Metal and burlesque diva, Olivia Bellafontaine (pictured), bring the festival to an excruciating crescendo.

Simmons said, “This festival is Southern California’s gateway to the new wave of entertainment. The imagery that is defined as ‘fetish’ has become the spice people have yearned for to wake up their jaded cinematic palates. You see it in commercials for the Cosmopolitan hotel in Vegas, it pops up in Conan O’Brien’s monologs, as a recurring theme on CSI, and it is a rising force in all forms of entertainment. Everyone has a fetish. If you think you don’t then you just haven’t found yours yet! This is our first festival and I plan for it to grow bigger each year, as people embrace this element of their own personalities. I am very grateful to not only the directors and producers of these films and videos, but also to the performers, sponsors and my hardworking crew, who have stepped up to make our debut event everything I imagined it could be.”

Confirmed judges for the festival are Simmons, a director and producer in his own right, fashion fetish photographer Alejandra Guerrero, publisher Erik von Gutenberg, fetish photographer Eric Kroll, film producer and director, Master Liam, Dr. Susan Block and Bellafontaine. Sponsors for the first annual Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival include, American Fetish, LA Decadence, Bizzy B and KinkEvents.

Advance tickets are available online through the official website, losangelesfetishfilmfestival.com. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door for those wishing to attend the official awards ceremony on Saturday, April 16.

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