SAN FRANCISCO – The groundbreaking independent adult film Marriage 2.0 will be screened on May 2 in San Francisco to raise funds toward the St. James Infirmary for sex workers and the Center for Sex & Culture. The screening marks the film's public premiere.
The Marriage 2.0 fund-raising event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. The evening will begin with Red Carpet arrivals, a VIP party, and the screening at 8:30 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow featuring Nina Hartley, Mickey Mod, Dylan Ryan, Andre Shakti, director Paul Deeb, and writer Magnus Sullivan. Author and cast member Carol Queen will moderate the Q&A.
"It's truly an honor to screen Marriage 2.0 to the public for the first time and raise funds and awareness of the work being done by San Francisco's St. James Infirmary and by the Center for Sex & Culture in the process," said Marriage 2.0 screenwriter and producer Magnus Sullivan. "St. James has been a key provider of medical services to sex workers while the Center for Sex & Culture has been promoting healthy attitudes toward sex for years."
Marriage 2.0 features performances from adult entertainment stars such as India Summer, Ryan Driller, Dylan Ryan, Nina Hartley, and Mickey Mod, along with appearances from internationally renowned sex and relationship experts, such as Emily Morse, Chris Ryan, Marcia Baczynski, Carol Queen, and Reid Mihalko. The film follows a couple (India Summer and Ryan Driller) on their search for personal freedom, as well as emotional and sexual bliss within the context of an honest and committed modern relationship.
"Marriage 2.0 strives to show the complexities and triumphs of modern relationships in all their varied forms," said Dylan Ryan, who plays Kara in the film. "I think it beautifully captures real intimacy, sex and connection in a way that few films ever have and it breaks the barriers of what we think of as porn and encourages development of the feminist porn genre."
Likewise, iconic adult star Nina Hartley, who plays India's mother in the film, said the movie gives filmgoers a fresh approach to portraying sex in cinema: "Marriage 2.0 qualifies as a 'feminist film' on many levels but most of all because it treats the emotional life and sexual satisfaction of both women and men as equally important and meaningful," she said. "None of this 'women feel more than men' or 'men don't want intimacy and women do' nonsense. It's a great film!"
Marriage 2.0 delves into the nature of commitment and relationships by weaving hardcore sex into a compelling, touching, and controversial narrative, which ultimately drives a film that challenges the portrayal of sex in cinema.
The film has received much acclaim in recent weeks, earning a nomination for the Feminist Porn Awards, scheduled for April 15 to 17 in Toronto. In addition, the un-rated version of the film, which received the Best Narrative award at New York's CineKink Film Festival last month, premiered February 26 on AdamAndEveTV.com, an Adam & Eve property powered by GameLink.com.
Produced by LionReach Productions and distributed by Adam & Eve, Marriage 2.0 features compelling sexual performances from adult stars, demonstrating the depth of human relationships and emotions.