LAS VEGAS – The Erotic Heritage Museum is pleased to announce it will be hosting Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival April 19-21. The popular film festival is currently on a national tour of its one-of-a-kind adult film showcase, coming to Sin City for the first time ever in its 13-year history.
“We are excited to host three nights of one of the most notable film festivals currently touring the continental US,” says EHM Executive Director Dr. Victoria Hartmann. “This festival helps revives a 70’s era American phenomenon – watching and enjoying sexually explicit films in a communal space. HUMP! helps to create dialog between people face to face and normalize the pleasure in watching adult entertainment.”
For more information, including an overview of each film, the full list of tour dates, and to purchase tickets, visit https://humpfilmfest.com. To view the trailer for this year’s festival, visit https://vimeo.com/236467164. The HUMP! Film Festival may be followed at https://twitter.com/humpfilmfest and https://www.facebook.com/humpfilmfest/.
Since its inception in 2005, HUMP! has become a national phenomenon, selling tens of thousands of tickets. This year’s festival – with 21 new films – promises to make viewers laugh, gasp, sweat, and wriggle in their seats. Watching these amusing, thought-provoking, artistic, sometimes touching, and often outrageous films together in a theater full of friends and strangers is a uniquely strange and wonderful experience. The 13th Annual HUMP! Film Festival opened in Seattle and Portland in November 2017, traveling to over 35 cities across the USA and Canada throughout 2018.
“It’s hard to believe HUMP! has been going strong for 13 years,” says Savage. “We are always amazed at the variety of films we receive each year. Choosing the films that ultimately make it in the festival is a huge challenge! Audiences will be watching things that take them outside their comfort zones. Some of it is hilarious. Some of it is romantic. Some of it is totally raunchy. People laugh, they gasp, some even cover their eyes. But at the end of every film, they all clap and cheer. There’s really nothing like it. The whole festival is this great celebration of sexual freedom and diversity.”
Dan Savage, the prolific mind behind the Savage Love sex advice column, the popular Savage Love podcast, and the It Gets Better Project, is an author, pundit, and public speaker. The HUMP! Film Festival was created by him to showcase adult films made by creative, unabashedly sex-positive people from all over the world. HUMP! is, first and foremost, about acceptance, redefining conventional “porn,” one audience at a time as it tours the country. To read Playboy’s coverage of the festival, visit http://www.playboy.com/articles/dan-savage-hump-festival.
Dan Savage may be followed at https://twitter.com/fakedansavage and https://www.facebook.com/DanSavage/, as well as https://www.youtube.com/user/dansavage, https://www.thestranger.com/savage-love/, https://www.savagelovecast.com, https://itgetsbetter.org, and http://www.itmfa.org.
To contact the Erotic Heritage Museum, including location rental inquiries, workshop rates, upcoming events, and more, please email EroticMuseumVegas@gmail.com or visit https://eroticmuseumvegas.com/. The EHM may also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/eroticmuseumvegas and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/eroticmuseumlasvegas/, where an interactive Events Calendar shares all upcoming events and information on how to purchase tickets.
About Erotic Heritage Museum:
The Erotic Heritage Museum houses more than 24,000 square feet of permanent and featured exhibits, championing the wonders of erotic imagination, as depicted through artistic expressions of sex and love. The museum’s ethos is that sexual pleasure and its depiction are natural aspects of the human experience and that such celebrations of individual human sexuality (i.e. pleasure) must be made available to all, regardless of gender, race or belief. With so much of global erotic heritage undervalued, criticized or even lost over time the EHM is dedicated to the preservation of as much erotic heritage as is possible to display.
Scouring the world for their exhibitions, The Harry Mohney Erotic Museum’s furthers its purpose by providing space for scientific and literary functions relating to sexual, emotional, mental and physical health. As such, the EHM is as much an assemblage of some of the most important sexual artifacts, tableau and interactive exhibitions in the world as it is a one-of- a-kind lecture and classroom space. In addition to the Museum space, the EHM’s main theatre is home to the highly popular live show, Puppetry of the Penis, as well as film festivals, burlesque shows, and more.
As the Sexiest Museum in Sin City, and a rare North American museum dedicated to the study of sexuality, the Erotic Heritage Museum is a must-go attraction for any tourist visiting Las Vegas. The Erotic Heritage Museum is owned and managed by the Harry Mohney Erotic Museum LCC, a Nevada corporation, and is located at 3275 Sammy Davis Jr Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information, visit https://www.eroticmuseumvegas.com or call 702.794.4000.