TIFF 07: No Sex In The Champagne Room… And No Champagne, Either

There wasn’t much in the way of sex in the offing at the party for ThinkFilm’s TIFF entry Young People Fucking at Toronto’s Club Wicked and once again I was reminded that I had missed the REAL fucking party two years ago. True, there were scantily clad women covered in cellophane and sushi, a couple of bored-looking pole dancers and a few of the club’s regulars walking around, but it was hardly a particularly erotic party and no one I know got even slightly moist. More’s the pity, because upstairs at Shlomo’s Penthouse, there was definitely the equipment for enjoying one’s self, including swings and cuffs, as demonstrated by the Sarasota Film Festival’s director of programming Tom Hall and the fest’s managing director Jen Weiss.
After the swing/cuffs alcove came the day beds with rubber sheets (ick!) the sweaty Jacuzzi area and the shower room. None of them, except maybe the Jacuzzi, prompted any thoughts of getting’ nekkid, although there were a few of us in the crowd (H.H., I’m talking to you) who are prone to disrobing at festival events. Alas, there are some rules to be followed that are definitely buzz kills.
But then again, does “Shlomo’s Penthouse” REALLY made you wanna strip down, oil up and start rubbin’? As an aside, how many films with “Fuck” in the title has Mark Urman released @ Think, anyway?

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