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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

HUMP Tour Ticket Giveaway!

Posted by on Wed, May 7, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Hey it's our last HUMP! ticket giveaway, and this time we're doing Saturday afternoon's 4 pm show! You know the drill: retweet for a chance to win! May the best retweets win!


Win a Pair of Tix to the Best of HUMP! Tour this Weekend

Posted by on Wed, May 7, 2014 at 10:53 AM

The "Best of HUMP! Tour"—featuring a curated lineup of some of the best dirty flicks from the last four years of HUMP! (reacquired from thrilled directors and performers)—comes home to Seattle this week. The HUMP! Tour screens at SIFF Cinema Uptown this May 8th-10th! Variety raves...

Simply put, it’s refreshing to see erotic films in which there’s actual chemistry between sexual partners, where the couples (or groups, as in “Dungeons & Dragons Orgy’s” horned-up nerd herd) appear to be having fun, rather than working. It also underscores the importance of screenwriting, even when it comes to dirty movies. By taking the time to plan things out in advance, these incredibly creative teams manage to capture and hold our interest, even when the “action” isn’t necessarily to our liking—like “Pie Sluts,” in which a stern mistress splats her clients in the face with cream pies.... That’s the beauty of Hump, and the best-of tour in particular. When cruising for porn online, people naturally gravitate to what turns them on. By carefully curating an eclectic lineup, Savage manages to expand his crowd’s horizons.

HUMP! screenings in Seattle usually SELL OUT. But I nabbed a few pairs of tickets to give away because I'm nice like that. If you want to make sure you get tickets, BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE. Otherwise, try the contest below to win a pair of tickets to the Saturday, May 10th, 6 pm HUMP Tour—and remember, if you tweet or Facebook the contest, you'll be given extra entries! GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway will start at 3pm today, May 7th, and end tomorrow, Thursday the 8th at 3pm. I will then draw one winner and contact them and email them the tickets.

Win two tickets to HUMP! on Saturday, May 10th at 6pm

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

HUMP Tour Ticket Giveaway!

Posted by on Tue, May 6, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Another one? Yes, and this time it's for #fridayNiteBaby. Remember, you have to retweet this tweet by 5 pm tonight for a chance to win!


Monday, May 5, 2014

HUMP Tour Ticket Giveaway!

Posted by on Mon, May 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Hey we're giving away more tickets to this weekend's Seattle stop of the HUMP Tour right now. This tweet holds the key to your potential victory.


Monday, April 28, 2014

HUMP Tour Ticket Giveaway!

Posted by on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Whoa! Hey! Ow! Wow! Whoa! Okay! We're going to be giving away like two dozen tickets to the Seattle stop of the HUMP Tour over the course of the next couple weeks. This is a Twitter giveaway, so keep both your eyes soldered to @strangersuggest. Just to give you a head start, here's the first tweet which you'd best be retweeting (by 5pm today) for a chance to win. You're welcome!


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Questions About the HUMP! Tour

Posted by on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

I have a concern about HUMP!, which now has a national tour component. Specifically, are you living up to your promise a performer in HUMP! can "be a porn star for a weekend—not for life"?

As a performer in a HUMP! film (with my face clearly visible), I feel like I have standing to raise these concerns. I'm in the process of adopting a kid, I work at a university, and I'm a parent, all of which make me particularly sensitive. So I would like you to please answer the following questions: Do you still have a copy of my film, Don't Call Me Missy? If so, are you planning on showing it at a "best of" or on the tour? (It was runner up in the "Best Kink category.) And when specifically did you change policies and start retaining films after the festival was over?

I'm not sure that the new model effects me. But even if not, I think these new policies are bad for HUMP! itself. I think the wider geographical distribution, and even more importantly, the retention of films beyond the original two-week run, will scare off potential performers. It is one thing to put on a show for friendly locals, then have the films destroyed two weeks later. It's quite another to allow your film to be shown more widely, and also kept across time. Surely down the years employees with access to these retained HUMP! films will come and go, and with a drawer full of brilliant porn right there, it would be tempting to take a copy when leaving. HUMP! can not survive a leak. Not even one.

Hope to hear from you.

"Missy"

Dear Missy,

We haven't changed anything about HUMP! There are no new policies. We have never retained copies of the films that appear in HUMP! after the festival is over and we have no plans to start retaining copies. And we are still honoring our promise to do all we can to make sure that the people who perform in HUMP! are porn stars for a couple of weekends and not for the rest of their lives. All the films being shown as a part of the HUMP! Tour were resubmitted by filmmakers and performers who wanted their films to go on tour.

In answer to your specific Qs…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Variety Reviews the HUMP! Tour

Posted by on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:19 PM

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Peter Debruge, Chief International Film Critic at Variety, recalling a time when mainstream film critics at his publication reviewed porn films like Deep Throat and The Devil and Miss Jones, caught up with the HUMP! Tour in Long Beach, California:

Simply put, it’s refreshing to see erotic films in which there’s actual chemistry between sexual partners, where the couples (or groups, as in “Dungeons & Dragons Orgy’s” horned-up nerd herd) appear to be having fun, rather than working. It also underscores the importance of screenwriting, even when it comes to dirty movies. By taking the time to plan things out in advance, these incredibly creative teams manage to capture and hold our interest, even when the “action” isn’t necessarily to our liking—like “Pie Sluts,” in which a stern mistress splats her clients in the face with cream pies. This isn’t a real phenomenon any more than the viral “Cake Farts” video it may or may not be parodying, but it’s plenty entertaining all the same.

I clearly wasn’t the only one who had checked my hangups at the door either. It was an incredibly warm room, as we all applauded each and every short, no matter how “amateur” the effort. That’s the beauty of Hump, and the best-of tour in particular. When cruising for porn online, people naturally gravitate to what turns them on. By carefully curating an eclectic lineup, Savage manages to expand his crowd’s horizons. It’s not that audiences are likely to leave the event having discovered a new kink (though the self-explanatory “Fun With Fire” certainly lives up to its name). Rather, it’s yet another way of communicating the same sex-positive message he preaches in his podcast: As long as you’re not hurting anyone, embrace whatever makes you happy, and accept the fact that your neighbors might be into something different.

Thanks, Peter, for coming to Long Beach and for really getting HUMP! Just one quibble: there are definitely people out there who get off on having pies smashed in their faces—it's a real phenomenon!

Read Peter's entire review HERE. Find out if HUMP! is coming to your town HERE. (The HUMP! Tour plays in Seattle and Portland in May! This is your chance, Seattle & Portland, to see HUMP! films you never thought you would be able to see again!) And info about making and submitting a film for HUMP! 2014 is HERE!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

We Are Looking For a Film From the Very First Year of HUMP!

Posted by on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 3:37 PM

It was in HUMP! in 2005... it was animated... it was black and white line drawings... and it was about giant vulvas on T-Rex style legs/haunches stomping around Seattle. They took turns using the Space Needle as a sex toy. It was short and sweet, disturbing and awesome. We want to include it in the upcoming HUMP! Tour—but we don't even know the film's name. (Three cities have been announced, many more cities being schedule now—tell your out-of-town friends who've always wanted to see HUMP! to keep checking back!)

Help me, Slog, you're my only hope. Anyone remember the film? The title? Anyone know who made it? Did you make it?

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Look at All These People That Got HUMP-ed!

Posted by on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Oh, so many people in Olympia and Portland let us just HUMP! all over them! Check out a gazillion fun time photos after the jump. Also stayed tuned to SLOG for the official announcement with the 2013 HUMP! Winners! We're still counting a gazillion (and one) HUMP! ballots...

HUMP! Olympia, the midnight madness!
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  • HUMP! Olympia, the midnight madness!

HUMP! Olympia, the 9:30 balcony stairwell!
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  • HUMP! Olympia, the 9:30 balcony stairwell!

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

How Was Your HUMP!?

Posted by on Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 8:31 PM

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Hey, Dan...

I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who submitted films to HUMP! this year. The films were all amazing. HUMP! consistently features the hottest, funniest, sexiest and smartest porn that has ever existed and I wish I could watch it all again. The past two years my partner and I have gone home after watching and had amazing sex! Thanks again!

HUMP! continues in Portland through tomorrow, with two more screenings tonight and three more tomorrow. I'm having a blast here at Cinema 21 meeting Portland HUMP! fans and listening to the crowd roar. Did you catch a screening of HUMP! 2013? What films were your favorites? Which films should win the prizes for Best Sex, Best Kink, Best Humor and Best in Show?

Friday, November 15, 2013

HUMP! Olympia Tonight

Posted by on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Washingtonians! Tonight is your last chance to see HUMP! 2013. There are two shows tonight at Olympia's Capitol Theater—one at 9:30 pm, and another at midnight. Advance tickets are available NOW and online only. Rush tickets will be available at the door, but these shows sell-out fast so there's no guarantee you'll be able to get a seat.

The midnight screening is $12, but we're offering a discount code ("greener13") that gets you 1/2 off of the midnight screening. That's only $6 a ticket!

The discount code can be used in advance sales only. Buy tickets right here. Screenings are 18+ only.

The gift that keeps on giving: The Official HUMP! thong
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  • The gift that keeps on giving: The Official HUMP! thong

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Tonight at On the Boards: HUMP! Begins!

Posted by on Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 10:40 AM

For full info on screenings and tickets, go here. For all who've already got tix, something to print out and take with you to the show.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

HUMP! 2013: The Lineup!

Posted by on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 11:14 AM

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Buy tickets and find full info on all HUMP! screenings here.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It's Hump Day! Have You Bought Your HUMP! Tickets Yet?

Posted by on Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:45 PM

This news, just in, from Stranger Promo HQ:

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On October 25th, at 10 am, all ticket holders for the midnight screenings of HUMP! in Washington (11/1, 11/2 or 11/8, 11/9 at On the Boards in Seattle, and also on 11/15 in Olympia at the Capitol Theater) will be automatically entered to win one of five pairs of free tickets to GREEN PORNO at The Moore Theatre (November 4th at 8 pm).

Isabella Rossellini's critically acclaimed and provocative online series, Green Porno covers both land and sea. The series features Rossellini as she acts out the reproductive habits of marine animals and insects, both scientifically accurate yet extremely entertaining.

Only people hardcore enough to enjoy The Stranger's amateur porno screening, during the traditional porn-watching hours of the early morn, deserve the glory of a show as uniquely, hotly bizarre as Green Porno!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Overheard in the HUMP Jury Room, Day Two

Posted by on Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

"Show the other Hillary Clinton Sex Monster one."

"Which was the other one?"

"The one with the bunnies."

"Oh, right."

"So the question is, Can one HUMP! have two Hillary Clinton Sex Monster videos?"

Monday, October 7, 2013

The HUMP Jury Is Meeting Right Now

Posted by on Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 11:24 AM

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Overheard in the jury room...

"Did the whole marching band approve this?"

"Does that guy have a rat tail?"

"Where can I pump?"

"Hitler!"

"He looks like one of those danishes with the criss-cross sugar icing."

"Another clarinet?"

"This one was made by bunch of pot cookies."

"It looks like two squirrels being ground together."

"I wondered what Enya was up to these days."

"And that's how they make maple syrup."

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

HUMP! Tickets Available Now!

Posted by on Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 1:37 PM

They sell out every year, so buy your tickets today!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's Hump Day! Have You Started Your HUMP! Film Yet?

Posted by on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Only 13 more days to finishing HUMP-ing! The deadline to enter The Stranger's Annual Porn Film Festival is Monday, September 30th at 3 pm. All the information you need is right here at thestranger.com/hump (including entry and release forms, rules, and this year's extra credit items.)

Win cash! LOTS OF COLD HARD CASH! A $5,000 Grand Prize!

Best Humor: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
Best Sex: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
Best Kink: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
Best in Show: $5,000 Grand Prize

Friday, August 23, 2013

Why Don't We Make Our HUMP! Video In The Road?

Posted by on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM

From a Slog tipper...

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"Saw these in April while on vacation in Namibia with my girlfriend and thought of you," writes Scott. "These are speed bumps in Luderitz, Namibia. Noun or verb? Feel free to use them as you see fit!"

It goes without saying that a HUMP! video made on HUMP bumps in Namibia—or anywhere else—would automatically make the festival. Also, a HUMP! video starring some fictional Christian protesters trying to "spoil" HUMP!—show us what's going on in their heads?—would also be a shoo-in for HUMP!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Potty-Mouthed "Christians" Threaten to "Spoil" Our Little Porn Festival

Posted by on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Originally posted yesterday at 3 p.m.

First things first: the deadline for submitting a film for HUMP! 2013 is getting closer! Details on entering HUMP! are here. Second things second...

From: XXXXX.XXXXX@yahoo.com
Date: June 1, 2013 1:18:25 AM PDT
To: "hump@thestranger.com"
Subject: hump spoilers

Hi. Just so you know. Christians are showing up to spoil the event. So, we'll start off with a big "Fuck you." I think Paul said that shit somewhere in the New Testament. Anyway, what you guys are doing promotes slavery, prostitution, child molestation, rape, incest, bestiality, and pretty much every gross and detestable thing that "men" can come up with. We can pretty much lump you guys in with Hitler.

We are planning a peaceful counter movement. So, I guess I should start by apologizing for telling you and your staff to "fuck off." My bad. I need Jesus and so do you. There it is bitches. See you in four months.

Jesus Is King

JIK's email popped into my inbox a couple of months ago.

We've had picketers at past HUMP!s—okay, we had one picketer at a HUMP! screening in Portland once—and it wasn't a problem. People have a First Amendment right to picket whatever they care to picket. And if JIK and his friends wanna protest at HUMP!, well, that's their right. They don't have a right to "spoil" HUMP! for the rest of us, however, and the beefy security guards we employ at HUMP! are there to make sure no one spoils HUMP! But I wish JIK had the courage to attend a screening of HUMP! before deciding that we're as bad as Hitler and that Paul sent us a "fuck you" in the New Testament. (I said there was bullshit in the Bible and religious conservatives were on Fox News crapping their pants for three straight nights. JIK's guy's a "Christian" and he says there are "fuck yous" and "shits" right there in the NT? My, my, my.)

There is a lot of terrible, misogynist, dehumanizing porn out there. One of the questions I'm constantly tackling on the "Savage Lovecast" is how to find non-terrible, non-misogynist, non-dehumanizing porn. (Pay attention to sex-positive, porn-positive feminist writers, bloggers, thinkers and filmmakers like Violet Blue and Tristan Taormino, and the whole gang at Our Porn, Ourselves. They know where the good, hot, and ethical stuff is.) But HUMP! is anything but dehumanizing. The short films we screen at HUMP! are very deeply human. Even the hardcore stuff—even the BDSM stuff we screen at HUMP!—was obviously made by small groups of friends and lovers who are having a blast making a little porn together. There are no slaves up on screen at HUMP! (except the pretend kind), no one is raped at HUMP!, no children are molested, no animals are harmed. (The first rule of HUMP!: "No poop, no animals, no minors.")

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

HUMP! Call for Submissions

Posted by on Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 12:32 PM

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

HUMP! Is Coming

Posted by on Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM

But HUMP! can't come if some of you don't...

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Get HUMP!ing, Seattle! Info about entering HUMP here.

Friday, May 3, 2013

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Posted by on Fri, May 3, 2013 at 1:09 PM

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Why not make some porn?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

HUMP! 2013 Call for Submissions!

Posted by on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 11:04 AM

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

If You're Thinking About Trying to Get Rush Tickets for HUMP! Tonight...

Posted by on Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM

We got everyone in to HUMP! who rushed for tickets on Thursday and Friday nights! But something funny always happens on the last night of HUMP!: people realize that this is their last chance to see HUMP! and rush the last two screenings and... we don't get everyone in. Your best bet, if you want to get last-minute rush tickets for HUMP!, is to get down here for the 6 PM or 8 PM shows. Don't wait for the 10 PM or Midnight shows. We almost always have to turn people away from the last two screenings.

And remember: we destroy our only copies of the films after the final screening. If you miss HUMP!, you'll never see the films that were made for HUMP!—unless the filmmakers decide to release them, of course, like PasteyBoy did. His E.T. 2: Dark Territory—after the jump and NSFW—was an audience favorite a few years ago. You can see it more of PasteyBoy's stuff over at Funny Or Die. But most of the films screened at HUMP! are never released online or anywhere else. If you wanna see HUMP!—all of HUMP!—you gotta get down to HUMP! tonight!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Rush Tickets for HUMP!

Posted by on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 5:28 PM

All of this weekend's HUMP! screenings at On The Boards are sold out—but there are usually about 20-30 rush seats available at each screening thanks to no-shows and returns. Tonight's screenings are at 6, 8, and 10 PM, and the earlier screenings are generally better for rushers. So.. if you wanna see HUMP!, get your ass down to On The Boards in the next half hour! (The video above is a HUMP! submission that didn't make it into the festival but the filmmaker gave us the okay to put it up on YouTube and share it with the world. Signed releases for the models are on file at our offices.)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

With You In Spirit, Olympia

Posted by on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

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I was supposed to make the treck down to Olympia for the HUMP! screening tonight at the Capitol Theater. But I'm not going to be able to make it. Sorry about that, Oly. Lindy West is covering for me. Lindy will be hosting the screening and reading the rules—no phones in hands! no assholes in seats!—in my place. (Thanks, Lindy!) Tonight's screening is at 9:30 PM and there were twelve tickets still available last time I checked. (All remaining Seattle screenings are completely sold out!) Join Lindy and the whole Stranger crew at a HUMP! prefunc at Le Voyeur—food! tequila specials!—from 7-9PM.

Sorry I can't make it, Oly. Next year!

Friday, November 9, 2012

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HUMP! 2012 Opens Tonight!

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Be The First to Get HUMP!-ed!

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HUMP! Takes Over Our State Capitol

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