IML 2003/part one: Pissies Not Sissies      2005

12 Minutes

"IML 2003-part one: Pissies Not Sissies" is the first installment of a trilogy exploring the International Mister Leather Contest, the largest gathering of leather S& M enthusiasts in the world. In three parts, we follow the "IML Boys" as they navigate the contest, the hotel, the theme parties and an endless stream of events.
"Pissies Not Sissies" takes dueling cameras into the contest men's room to raise questions of performance, embarrassment, desire and voyeurism in a confrontational and shocking display of fetishism. This invites an analysis of assimilation and conformity within subcultures that still demand an “acceptable” public face. In “Pissies Not Sissies,” “the IML Boys” dare to step into the stall, to see it, to taste it, and then show it to all!

One-Liner:  Dueling cameras in the men's bathroom raise questions of performance, embarrassment, desire and voyeurism in a frank display of fetishism previously unseen.

EXHIBITION HISTORY:


CineKink, Anthology Film Archives NYC
CineKink-SF, Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco CA
Out In Africa, Johannesburg/CapeTown   SOUTH AFRICA
“Phag Off” @ TekFestival: Augustus Cinema, Rome  ITALY
Flaming Film Festival, Minneapolis MN
Lisbon Gay and Lesbian Film Festival,  PORTUGAL
Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival  SWITZERLAND
London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, BFI Southbank UK
CineKink: LeatherPride, Pioneer Cinema  NYC