Slog: News & Arts

RSS icon Comments on Unclear on the Whole HUMP! Concept


May not be practical for rights reasons, but what if submitters could choose whether to allow their entry to be preserved? Those entries alone could be compiled and sold as HUMP Lite DVDs. On the other hand there is something appealing about the ephemeral nature of the event.

Posted by Cedar | October 25, 2008 4:07 PM

I would think that if people want their films to be preserved and distributed, they can do it themselves, no?

Posted by Fnarf | October 25, 2008 4:14 PM

Most people don't have a platform to distribute beyond their small group of friends. Remember, these are all amateurs. This way, they could all be on on DVD sold by the Stranger. That said, The Stranger may not want to wade into the legal morass of becoming a porn distributor.

Posted by Cedar | October 25, 2008 4:29 PM

"Most people don't have a platform to distribute beyond their small group of friends. Remember, these are all amateurs."

Cedar, have you heard of this new-fangled invention called the internet? It's great! People make films and there are a million and one sites that they can post them to. You should check it out sometime!

Posted by jess | October 25, 2008 4:32 PM

Judging from that picture, the crowd is 95% white males, huh?

Posted by REM | October 25, 2008 4:38 PM

No, that picture is pretty much all white males. The crowd is mostly straight couples on dates. The picture presents you with a non-representative sample.

Posted by Dan Savage | October 25, 2008 5:31 PM

I'd love to get a copy of Zombie Tapioca Lovefest 3000 and the one with the couches from last years's Hump... they were so wonderful, I want to share them with friends who didn't go with us. Oh well.

Posted by Nic | October 25, 2008 6:31 PM

Nic, the star/writer/director guy of Tapioca Lovefest has a site with many other short films and articles. He hasn't posted TLF3000 yet because he's still showing it at festivals here and there, but he did post production pictures.

Posted by Chefgirl | October 25, 2008 8:25 PM

I saw that site couple months ago, thanks though. Hopefully he'll post it one of these days.

Posted by Nic | October 25, 2008 8:32 PM

I went to Hump! last night and I am proud to say that I knew 4 people in 3 of the films. That made me quite happy actually.

Posted by Lee | October 25, 2008 9:10 PM

How about the black-box o'censorship?

Posted by Y.F. | October 26, 2008 8:19 AM

@5, maybe guys are taller than the ladies you aren't seeing? It is a 50/50 crowd gender wise. Thanks Dan for sticking up for us tall whitey pervs!

Posted by Hi mom! | October 26, 2008 9:33 AM

Some of the entries are from people who DO want to distribute, though (I bought from Two Big Meanies because they were shown at HUMP! and mentioned here on Slog.) Maybe there could be a section on the site here where people who are selling could let potential purchasers know. An "As Seen at HUMP!" advertising feature.

Posted by kuzibah | October 26, 2008 12:25 PM

Two years ago, the day after the festival, the maker of "Getting a Leg Up in Porn" was right here in these fora polling for interest in DVD copies of his film. I bought several for gifts. It worked for him, it works for Two Big Meanies, it will work for anyone who wants it to.

Posted by Quinapalus | October 26, 2008 2:48 PM

The people who made Lawnboy several Humps back could sell many thousands of copies if they offered it for sale, I have friends that still talk about that movie.

Posted by humpfan | October 26, 2008 6:13 PM

Lawnboy is indeed legendary. They could definitely sell tons of copies.

Posted by MissyMiss | October 26, 2008 9:47 PM

Comments Closed

Comments are closed on this post.